Urge American Gastropub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

18 Reviews
Reviews: 18
Visits: 39
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: n/a
Taps: 51
Bottles: 80
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Place added by: HalfFull on 09-21-2010

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Reviews: 18 | Visits: 39
Reviews by LittleDon:
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4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
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. (1,393 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of domdomdomdom
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jackcub87
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Rothobinide
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of HopHead84
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of FlyingBull
4/5  rDev -9.1%

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. (640 characters)

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tally
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of craft_is_king
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (324 characters)

Photo of BreweryRun
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mabermud
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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... (367 characters)

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mulletgrab
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of MickeyHops
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BeerMeCJS
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dwagner003
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JerseyHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (904 characters)

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Urge American Gastropub in San Diego, CA
95 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.