Draft Republic- La Jolla

4.7
58 Reviews
$30 and under
Pub
In beer we trust! Draft Republic is an American inspired gastro pub featuring innovative American cuisine with 38 beers on tap.

Experiences

  • Trivia @ 6:30pm

    Multiple dates available

    Trivia by Sunset Trivia @ 6:30pm. Socially distanced and on our heated patio . Enjoy our Tuesday Special of $5 Drink Specials.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 58 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came in to meet some family. Food, drinks and service were very good. Like the games. Would visit again.

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JillM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

pleasant surprise to find a "Brew Pub" with a chef! The food was all outstanding and the service excellent. Wish they would open one in Roseville CA

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Mexx
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

You would think good manners get you far in the food industry but sadly it doesn’t… I noticed our waitress was training someone and the trainee was doing a better job than our waitress.
I believe her name was Jordyn… she could be nicer and not ignore her customers. Felt like she was just trying to avoid us and she wasn’t even around most of the time. Kept having to call other waitresses and waiters to grab us boxes, our check and just to get someone to get her attention for us.
I get it your training someone but this is where you improve your skills and show the trainee how to improve to be better. You want others to succeed!

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DominiqueD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and service, good ambience, will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waiter!

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KristinC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really fun evening! Reasonable specials and lots of access to fun activities (ping pong, shuffleboard, etc) during and after eating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was not great to be hinest

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Deidre
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I only had medium expectations from a boisterous sports bar, however the service was great and our waiter was SUPER friendly and awesome. The food was also way better than I had hoped for. My burger was cooked perfectly to my specification (rare) and the fries were delightful. Really great food and service.

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JessicaL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very kind waitress who was super attentive to our needs and delivered quick service. I have to say she went above and beyond to ensure an excellent service. Also, the food was quick and making a reservation was easy. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday went well for a group of 5
Food was amazing beer was great
Overall I loved it as my new favorite sports bar

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MichelleS
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a large group and it was easy to book online. we went for lunch and the staff were friendly. our food was delicious…the portions were just right. most of our food came with salad and fries. the kids enjoyed playing games as well. would definitely go back again.

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05142021
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server! Very friendly, accommodating, and had a good laugh with my group.

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment is great, especially right now. The tables are spaced out and precautions are in places between parties. My server was excellent and got me a water and my drink super fast, he actually asked me what kind of drink I usually go for and made recommendations. I didn't even look at the menu. I got my drink and he was ON POINT! The rest of my party came and everything was exactly as I wanted it to be. I couldn't be happier. Hot food, quick service and we all had drinks. Good times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good! The bartender was polite , efficient and knowledgeable .

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AmyT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service! Would definitely go here again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came for a burger and beer and it was delicious

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NatalieA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The front host was rude from the beginning when she asked if we had a party. Then told us that we couldn't sit inside because there was a party coming in, which was in that section. After she sat us outside and while we were watching the basketball game, she turned off the tv while there was less than 2 minutes left and walked away without saying anything. As we left there was a bunch of people inside playing games and watching sports, which she was part of but didn't say anything to those people. JUST RUDE!

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Labu
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour food choices. It was very clean. Cold to eat outside and they were fine to moves us inside definitely would recommend to a friend

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Kerrye
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perfect place to take a bunch of college students for a nice evening.

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PenickPack
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is super yummy with a fun flare.
The ambiance is fun & energetic. Great place for groups of people. The bathrooms are so cool!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely less crowded due to Covid restrictions, but great service!And as always, great food

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MaryB
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ate here for Easter Brunch. Excellent food and service. Quite an eclectic menu, with great specials, and full bar!

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sbroder1
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We're sad that CRG restaurants no longer accept the passport dinning card, but we understand why. We really enjoy the food and the service that we receive while dinning at CRG restaurants. Bravo!

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GregD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice sitting by the heaters. Waiter was very friendly and helpful. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food and drinks at incredible prices!

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vipCarlosA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good, food & drinks were good. Would return again

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vipSDCreole
San Diego
61 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

First time here...World Series night, welcomed by a lovely hostess- "Jasmine" , she was delightful, professional and welcoming.
Happy to be out, a bit breezy with all the doors and windows open but I guess pretty okay with the Covid....Menu was interesting, bar food, but tasty with a pastrami burger, very spicy cauliflower (warning!), chicken Caesar, and tasty fish and chips. I don't remember out servers name, she was fine, not fantastic nor overly friendly...

We would come back.

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vipClassicman
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was a little rough and food could be a little better. Our server was still pretty new but didn’t seem that well trained didn’t know all the food items. Food came out at all different times and one plate incomplete.

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MarqueV
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation to help my son celebrate his birthday. It is difficult to find a place that will seat a large party right now, but Draft Republic was incredibly accommodating (they even allowed us to add one more seat to our table for our designated driver at the last minute), the service was EXCELLENT, food was delicious and came out quickly, and again, our service was amazing. We didn't have to wait long for drinks (and with a large party, that is worth it in and of itself). I would definitely recommend for large parties, or even a smaller group.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service is always good! It's a bit loud but it's fun

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food quality has gone down since COVID. Sad as this was a really fun place for HH

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DanielleO
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere to watch some Sunday football, food was delicious

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DettaG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunday - early birthday brunch and Football! Our servers were fantastic, we sat in the outdoor parking lot seating to watch the Patriots/Raiders game. Mimosa flights, breakfast burrito and avocado toast. Great service, fun personalities and everything was set up perfectly for social distancing from others! We will be back soon! Thank you!!

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MrsBro
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun watching football at Draft Republic. The food was a bit on the pricey end but it was worth the money for the first normal feeling meal since coronavirus started.

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JonH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab a drink and some amazing grub!

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vipWonderful
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Watching football and we had a perfect location for the TV. We had great service and the food was excellent!

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RySk35
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was good, the prices were a bit on the expensive side based on what was ordered but it will not stop me from returning.

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

RECEPTIONIST WAS TERRIBLE !!
Told us it would be a 30 min wait told us to wait outside. Made a reservation outside while waiting for 6:15pm we got there at 6:00pm and were seated at 6:14pm by another male server. Receptionist was rude and asked if we would like to be taken off the waiting list as we were being seated. OBVIOUSLY!! Concerns me that she’s been leaving people on the waiting list who have already been seated and making new guest wait longer because she never takes people off the waitlist. Almost left because of her attitude. But every other server and worker was GREAT!! They totally made up for the first impression made by the rude receptionist.

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vipBruce
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Good selection of beer and food. We both had burgers that were great!

FAQs

Draft Republic- La Jolla offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 450-1400.

Draft Republic- La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.