Urge American Gastropub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

18 Reviews
Urge American GastropubUrge American Gastropub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

16761 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, California, 92128-2584
United States

(858) 673-8743 | map
www.urgegastropub.com

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Added by HalfFull on 09-21-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
41
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
7.37%
 
 
Taps:
51
Bottles/Cans:
80
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 41
Reviews by AylwinForbes:
Photo of AylwinForbes
2.88/5  rDev -33.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4

The only urge I felt after spending about half an hour here was one to flee as fast as possible. I have to admit to great disappointment after much anticipation derived from other reviews. Perhaps it is just not my vibe. The location should have served as a warning. The GPS brings me to a nondescript mall but the precise location of Urge is a total mystery. After much fumbling around I finally find it. The second warming should have been the plethora of plasma screens; places should make a decision as to what they are: beer destinations or sports bars; the two don't mix in my view. I am perhaps too old for this, but settling down at the bar sandwiched among tanktop-wearing youths shouting at basketball games is not conducive to pleasure.

I cannot deny the selection and I gave this aspect a fair rating. Certainly some I would never find back home in Chitown. The first barman was polite and prompt in his delivery. Then it all went downhill. I was contemplating a second, but the next barman was way too concerned with chatting with his tanktop buddies to notice my dwindling glass. Then it was taken away without any enquiry as to my needs. I even had to demand to settle up.

I cannot speak to the food as I did not try it. This passes itself off as a gastropub. I don't believe it for a moment. For one thing it is a chain. At best moderate I would guess; but I am unlikely to ever venture to find out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of dmorgan310
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.73/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jackcub87
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Rothobinide
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of HopHead84
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of FlyingBull
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

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Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of tally
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of craft_is_king
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of BreweryRun
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mabermud
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
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...

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Photo of Bwagner1122
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mulletgrab
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MickeyHops
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BeerMeCJS
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of dwagner003
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Urge American Gastropub in San Diego, CA
4.34 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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