Urge American Gastropub
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Taps: 51 / Bottles: 80
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LittleDon:
4.3/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
It is what the name says it is. Good food, good beer, a solid establishment.
Napa valley nouveau: stone, concrete floors, high ceilings. Like many things in Rancho Bernardo, Urge is located in an upscale strip mall. Not the easiest place to find once you get to the address (approximately) but worth the trouble. The food is upper end pub food, well prepared, tasty, and possibly a bit on the pricey side. The local seafood appetizer in beer was excellent. The shellfish were fresh and the broth was very good. Unfortunately, no bread was provided to soak up the left over liquor (I'm sure if I had only asked, I would have had some). The rabbit burger was excellent. A nice balance between the rich and savory rabbit, smoked gouda, and slightly sweet bun. If you get it, make sure to ask to have it done no more than medium. Any longer cooking might render it dry and less appealing. Service was excellent, although a better understanding of the beers would have made for a nicer experience. The beer selection, while not the biggest or best, was very passable. Plenty to choose from around the SD area and a few CA and other standards. The biggest problem Urge has is that it's located in a part of San Diego County that is out of the way. Far enough from greater SD to make it a bit of a haul, and just south of Escondido and San Marcos. Regardless, if you're close by, it is worth a trip.
04-22-2011 22:18:28 | More by LittleDon
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
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...
07-02-2014 18:46:54 | More by mabermud
Urge American Gastropub in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.