Urge American Gastropub | San Diego, California
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Urge American Gastropub
Excellent based on 21 ratings
Type: Restaurant

16761 Bernardo Center Dr, Ste M-1
San Diego, California United States 92128 [ print map ]
858 673 8743

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Hours: Mon - Sat 11:30 - Close Sun 9a- Close

Mayor: skmikeg (19) | Affiliated user(s) here urge_gastropub | Taps: 51 | Bottles: 120

Urge American Gastropub

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SKA Buster Nut Brown Ale 29, Mother Earth Brew Witness , Great Divide Nomad Pilsner 48, Ritual Art of Dankness , Drakes 7 x 70 IPA , Avery Anniversary Twenty One 97, Legacy (CA) Daily Stout , Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday 99, Bells Porter 97, Pizza Port Black Seabass German Schwartz , Logsdon Seizoen Bretta 99, Lost Abbey Road to Helles 66, Bear Republic Apex 99, Logsdon Kili Wit 96, Three Floyds Gumballhead 99, Bells Kalamazoo Stout 100, Ironfire Outcast Dead Imperial Red Ale 71, Port Brewing Grommet 74, Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA 98, Monkey Paw Cornelius 85
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21 reviews for Urge American Gastropub
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  84%
 Selection  90%
 Food  85%
 Value  80%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (849) Orange County, California | March 2, 2014
Stopped in for dinner and a few rakes. This place is hard to find using your typical maps app, so make note of the address and follow the numbers on the buildings. For the record, if you enter the main shopping center entrance, itís off to your right near the Pizza Hut.

Nice patio area and some dining room seating off to the left with the bar to your right when entering the restaurant. Sat at the bar and perused the beer menu. They do small pours/flights, which is always appreciated. Grabbed a handful of new beers to taste. Food is I guess a bit along the lines of fancied pub food. Didnít feel like ordering a burger and fries, so I got the seared Ahi tuna. Wasnít bad, but kind of bland if you didnít use their sauce. Wouldnít order it again.

Service was great and friendly, particularly from the one woman who I ordered my beer from. Overall, pretty good pricing on everything. Would come back.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (598) San Diego County , California | September 3, 2013
Sort of out of the way in a random strip mall. Sunken interior with a separated bar and smaller main dining room. Large tap list with focus on local southern CA stuff. Food menu looked amazing and couldnít decide what to get. Wife got the rabbit burger, which was very interesting and tasty. I got the Burger of the Gods, which was yummy though the tough bacon was difficult to eat with the soft burger. Hawaiian macaroni salad was okay, probably would go with a different side next time. Service was friendly, attentive. Custom tasting flights available is always a bonus. Was able to find some oddball beers here you canít get really anywhere else like Allagash Midnight Brett. They also have some special beers made just for their anniversary. Overall, good food (not as great as I expected but will need to do some more menu sampling), great beer selection, just out of the way location wise. Not expensive is a big bonus.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (588) Denver, Colorado | July 6, 2012
Urge has a typical gastropub ambiance. Itís spacious and clean with some cool art on the walls and cool music on the speakers. The beer list is extensive with full pours and smaller pours available for everything on tap. There are a lot of interesting and rare drafts and bottles with emphasis on west coast brews, specifically local stuff. The food. . . Iím not sure I can find the words to describe how delicious the food is. We ate the garbage burger which is a beef/smoked wild boar patty with beer cheese and sauted mushrooms and onions, a beet and goat cheese salad, mind-blowing ale-cheddar soup, with a side of some kind of broccoli hybrid. "Delicious" does not do justice to what my tastebuds experienced. Come here to have a great beer and make sure to come hungry.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | February 13, 2012
Urge works the upscale gastropub vibe well. Their veggie burger easily falls apart, but the beer selection is good and they are pulling together some good events. Not a bad spot for a more beer-empty part of town.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | December 28, 2011
A decent spot in an out door plaza in RB. Nothing particularly special about the ambiance, and the service was more or less average. The food was a little above average, but not quite as awesome as the menu promised from the descriptions. Decent selection of beers on tap, which tended toward reliable sellers like Duchesse de B. and St. Bernardus and a handful of west coast ipas and Stone brews. All in all, there are better craft beer bars in SD.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
PaulUnwin  (117) Pinellas Park, Florida | September 4, 2013
Nice bar, kind of like an upscale sports bar, food was good, and so was the beer selections, worth a visit!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
iacopino_IpA  (111) , | March 18, 2013
Visited on October 12.Huge Selection Of Both draft And bottles. Had a wonderful Russian River Supplication.Remeber they had a big selection of Stone on tap that day.The food was pretty Good and the guy at the bar was very helpful. For sure I will return
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ  (100) San Diego, California | October 12, 2013
Upscale sports bar atmosphere, which isnít really my thing, but the beer selection is good, with a few interesting hard to find beers. Friendly bar tenders, and not too expensive. I havenít tried the food, but the menu looks good. I will be going back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Naven  (90) Poway, California | October 23, 2010
Awesome place. When you walk in, you are immediately greeted by rows and rows of glorious, beautiful craft beer taps. They have a tap list on their chalkboard, but it only listed about half of the actual beers they had. So, you have to find one of their beer menuís, which is laid out much like a wine list. Thatís about where my complaints end. Prices were pretty good, and I actually liked that some of the higher abv beers were served in half pints. I kind of like trying different things. They have 50 taps and nearly 100 bottles. I counted 10 things on the tap list that I had never had. The menu items are all based around beer. I ordered the "burger of the gods" which was killer. We also had a scallop appetizer that was tasty. Service was quick and efficient. It was busy, but didnít feel cramped. I reckon that the beer geeks havenít invaded this spot yet, and I kind of hope it stays off the radar. Itís a little fancier than most places - akin to say, Stone World Bistro. This place is easily in the top 10 as far as SD county beer bars.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitasfan  (66) San Diego, California | August 4, 2010| Updated February 6, 2011
First rating of this location. Itís been open less than a week, so Iíll give it some time and rerate once theyíre settled in. The pub is in an upscale strip mall just off the freeway. Itís owned by folks who own a wine bistro next door. Tap list and bottle list are extensive. Lots of Belgians and American craft brews. Lots of local San Diego taps, but also lots of taps (and bottles) from across the country. I canít compare their prices for the special Belgians because Iíve not seen these beers on tap before, but some of the prices were very high. Service was great, especially because I was with a decently obnoxious guest and a group that couldnít decide what they wanted. The kitchen closed before we got there, but the burgers I saw looked fantastic. Iíll definitely go there again. RERATE. Moved score up. Iím there regularly. Prices are good for rarities they offer. Service is great. Very knowledgable staff. Food excellent.

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