Urge American Gastropub

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Urge American GastropubUrge American Gastropub
BA SCORE
97
world-class

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: n/a
Taps: 51
Bottles: 80
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

16761 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, California, 92128-2584
United States
phone: (858) 673-8743

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @urgegastropub

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(Place added by: HalfFull on 09-21-2010)
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Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

It is what the name says it is. Good food, good beer, a solid establishment.

Napa valley nouveau: stone, concrete floors, high ceilings. Like many things in Rancho Bernardo, Urge is located in an upscale strip mall. Not the easiest place to find once you get to the address (approximately) but worth the trouble. The food is upper end pub food, well prepared, tasty, and possibly a bit on the pricey side. The local seafood appetizer in beer was excellent. The shellfish were fresh and the broth was very good. Unfortunately, no bread was provided to soak up the left over liquor (I'm sure if I had only asked, I would have had some). The rabbit burger was excellent. A nice balance between the rich and savory rabbit, smoked gouda, and slightly sweet bun. If you get it, make sure to ask to have it done no more than medium. Any longer cooking might render it dry and less appealing. Service was excellent, although a better understanding of the beers would have made for a nicer experience. The beer selection, while not the biggest or best, was very passable. Plenty to choose from around the SD area and a few CA and other standards. The biggest problem Urge has is that it's located in a part of San Diego County that is out of the way. Far enough from greater SD to make it a bit of a haul, and just south of Escondido and San Marcos. Regardless, if you're close by, it is worth a trip.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Rothobinide
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of HopHead84
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of FlyingBull
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Went there for the first time for a San Diego Beer Week event. The food was great, the service in the bar area was great. Despite being super busy, the servers and bartenders were all very helpful. One negative - the hostess crew. Kind of bratty/snotty and not very helpful. Told us the wait would be 1 1/2 hours at least. Yes they were super busy - but we counted 5 open tables through the restaurant. We bypassed them and went into the bar area and sat right down and had drinks within 5 minutes. They didn't even mention or offer that we could wait in the bar area if we wanted. They both need a spankin and a dose of real life.

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of tally
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.7/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of SDRedDevil
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of craft_is_king
4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Its cool to see a place with such a diverse tap list, and by that I mean breweries outside sd like Nobel, Bells, and Ritual. Had a couple beers and tasters. great selection.

Food was very good. muscles served with french fries and Dakota Chislic. Cant wait to go back and try more of there food.

Overall great impression.

Photo of BreweryRun
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mabermud
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

A - Nice atmosphere. Clean, pleasant, and upscale.
Q - Very good quality food, drink, and location/atmosphere.
S - Service is good. Good staff.
S - Very good selection of beer.
F - Good food.
Value - Beers are too expensive.

I always have a dilemma whether or not I should come here. The beers are expensive, yet they sometimes have some hard to find beers on tap...

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mulletgrab
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MickeyHops
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BeerMeCJS
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of dwagner003
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of JerseyHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere: Modern Pub, welcoming, friendly, the kind of place you want to have a beer and dinner

Quality: Very good quality in both food and beer.

Service: Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable, and very good at being attentive even when busy

Selection: Beer selection is mind boggling. I never even considered the bottle list because 51 taps is guaranteed to have what you are looking for. Food selection is shorter and more to the point, but still likely to have something to please

Food: Excellent quality, tastes great

Value: Reasonably priced for the area. Never felt I got away cheap, but never felt like I overpaid.

Overall, if you are looking for somewhere to eat and try a new beer, this is a great place to go. It can get a little crowded, but I never had to wait for a table. When crowded, it can be hard to get a seat at the bar though. Highly recommended in the Rancho Bernardo area.

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of HoppingAlong
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

When it comes to craft beer and great food in North County, San Diego, URGE is the hands down the best establishment out there. Seriously. Owned by the people that own The Barrel Room (right next door), Brother's Provisions (a bottle shop down the street), and a soon to be brewery/bowing alley! in Vista, URGE is amazing. While the food alone is worth tasting (I usually go with the Vegan burger Fahrenheit style), the tap list is awesome (they update it every day online). Every growing, expanding, and rotating, URGE's lists of beers is incredible. They have had some great tap takeovers, from Stone and others, and have done some great collaborations with Mother Earth, the Bruery, and others. They do brunch/breakfast on weekends, have plenty of TVs in the bar, and a wonderful patio. Their anniversaries (in July) are always wonderful-- beer lists that would blow just about anyone away.

When in Rancho Bernardo, North Country San Diego, San Diego, or even Southern California, check out URGE-- you will not be disappointed.

Photo of heavenlyStash
4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Out working in the area with a couple of friends and we decide to grab a pint and lunch, started off with a great greeting & Welcome. family Oriented place with a great authentic GastroPub look. Lets not forget about the Amazing service that all the employees provide & to a great tap selection if your ever in North county or Rancho Bernardo Stop in and check em out ...

Photo of vfgccp
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

A- Nice atmosphere, good bar seating, and a nice outdoor patio area. Being that it is in So-Cal the outdoor area is pretty much opened year round.

Service- Great, the managers all the way down to the bar tenders, they are all friendly and knowledgable.

Selection- Great selection of both beer and food, and the menus are always rotating.

Food- AMAZING!! Wild Boar Burger, Homemade sausage corn-dog lollypops (yes you read that right), seriously great eats.

As I travel a lot for work, I am always on the lookout for a great gastropub. There are few places I've been that compare in food quality/selection, and beer selection. Urge really is an incredible place.

Photo of notchucknorris
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I live in Carlsbad, so this place is a bit of a drive, but it was well worth it. A friend who was down for the weekend wanted to check this place out, so we made the trek over there.

The place looks unassuming enough. It's in a shopping center, tucked behind a grocery store and a few other businesses. If you don't drive right past it, it's well worth checking out.

The food was really solid and the tap list was equally good. I don't remember exactly how many taps they had, but I remember being pleasantly surprised. If you happen to be in the area, check this place out.

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Urge American Gastropub in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.