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 (21) | Affiliated user(s) here urge_gastropub | Taps: 51 | Bottles: 120

Urge American Gastropub

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Beer Available At Urge American Gastropub (arranged by most recent)
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 95, Three Floyds Gumballhead 99, Bells Kalamazoo Stout 100, Ironfire Outcast Dead Imperial Red Ale 71, Port Brewing Grommet , Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA 98, Monkey Paw Cornelius 85, Deschutes The Abyss 100, Ninkasi Single Hop Series - Mosaic 62
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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 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
gimmeabeer  (10) , | April 12, 2012
Very good new gastropub in a strip mall right on the outskirts of San Diego. The selection is pretty solid. I tried the Angry Panda from Airdale and a Hoptimum from Sierra Nevada, and my girlfriend had a Curiuex from Allagash and Pere Jaques from Goose Island. Food was really good, and the chef was experiementing with different hamburger pattys (half bacon, half sausage, half wild boar, etc). The appetizers were great as well. They seem a bit understaffed, but they were very happy to se us. I would definitely go back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
rhartogs  (11) Arlington, Virginia | March 8, 2012
Amazing food and beer selection. Follow them on Facebook for constant updates. I had an amazing burger there. Burger of the gods. Even my picky family finds great things. Wish I lived closer. 3,000 miles doesnít cut it for me.
  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 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD  (45) Lakeside, California | July 7, 2011
Visited this place the other day. The tap list was amazing, they do a great job with beer and this place is a must for the bierophile. But I thought the layout was a bit weird and distracted from the ambiance. No complaints about the service, the staff was friendly and courteous. I did not try the food this trip. I will visit again sometime soon.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger  (49) Lake Arrowhead, California | June 21, 2011
Stopped by this place for the first time after the Alesmith BA Speedway release. The tap list was great, service was great, food was great. Canít complain in any way. The beer cheese fries with the medium rare steak on top were amazing. This place is a must if you love craft beer and/or food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
JohnCoctosin  (7) California | June 5, 2011
The best bar within at least 20 miles. 51 great brews on tap and about the same number of bottles. Always a good selection of SoCal craft beer as well as personal favorites like Maui Brewing, DFH and Avery. Bartenders are the best; friendly, personable and knowledgeable. Burgers, salads, beer cheese soup and pork cracklins are outrageous. There is a different beer used in every dish. They use interesting meats too like rabbit burgers and rabbit sausage. Overall a perfect beer and wine only bar experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
HopMasterFlex  (9) Carlsbad, California | April 19, 2011
Urge is the top spot in North County. The only problem with Urge is that it isnít coastal. 51 taps and they try for rare or small batch stuff as often as possible. The events are killer and the food is even better. The burgers are truly gourmet at chiliís prices. Bob is the best bar keep in the biz and will talk beer and wine with you as long as it isnít crazy busy.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
acurtis  (7) New Jersey | January 3, 2011
Urge. Bar: What can I say? I wish I had an Urge to visit on the east coast. 51 beers on tap, they go through over 40 kegs a week. I visited Urge 5 times in the 8 days I was in Rancho Bernardo. Each time there was at least 2 new killer beers on tap that I needed to try. I was lucky enough to try fresh pours of 2010 Abyss, Oaked Yeti, Speedway, Mikkeller To Via From, Youngís Double Choc on nitro, Matilda, Yakima Twilight, Victory at Sea and many more. Unlike some other SD bars which have mostly Cali beers, Urge has a good mix of beers from each region. Meet the owner and he was very cool and a huge stout lover. The bar area has about 6 high tables, a nice long bar with several TVís. I was happy to catch some of the nfl games while meeting Naven there for lunch. They also have a very extensive bottle selection nicely listed in a menu with abv, style, location and price. Only thing I had that was not on tap was the Maui Coconut Porter in can. They also offer tasters of each beer on tap. Most tasters are only $2 and they give you a nice pour, at least 3oz. One day I stopped in and tried 6 tasters of 6 different brews on tap and the bill was only $14 with tax. I was able to try a few beers that I have in bottle at home but havenít wanted to crack open. So for $2 I was able to try the beer and keep it in my cellar. Food: Food is a bit pricey and I only ate there once but everything I tired was excellent. This is a beer destination although there was a 45 min wait for a table at 6pm on a Thurs night, so someone is going there for the food. During my last visit Jack White and his gang where in the dinning area enjoying some food and drink. Only complaint I have is that while dinning at the bar I didnít get any silverware until 5 minutes after my food arrived. While this was annoying, i was drinking Black Market from cask at the time so I was entertained with the beer. This was by far my favorite place to drink while in San Diego this trip.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Naven  (89) 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.

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