Urge American Gastropub

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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
urgegastropub.com

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Added by HalfFull on 09-21-2010

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
42
pDev:
9.01%
 
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Reviews by acurtis:
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4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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, Young's 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 TV's. 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 haven't 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 didn't 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.

Value should be $$ for the beer and $$$ for the food.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

good selection. large friendly location.good stop if in area such as the safari. most choices from north san diego.

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Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dddddddd
4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jackcub87
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of HopHead84
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of FlyingBull
4/5  rDev -9.9%

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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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.7/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of craft_is_king
4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mabermud
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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Urge American Gastropub in San Diego, CA
Place rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 42 ratings