Raised by Wolves

4.6
231 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
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(619) 629-0243
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 231 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
3.5
food
4.3
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom was visiting from out of town and she had a blast! Thanks for getting us a table. The drinks were fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here to celebrate two birthdays. Had a great time! Will definitely come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Great place for date night, girls night or a friends catch up. The cocktails were super... rainbow cup, was my favorite of the night.

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San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In love with this place! The attention to detail in the design/ambiance is stunning. It is really a nice treat! The drinks aren't incredibly expensive (unless you select from their reserve list $$$). The service is also wonderful. Everyone was very nice, and made sure we enjoyed our drinks!

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K
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t recommend having a reservation enough. The wait is long without one, but now we go for date night only if we have a reservation since they are spot on and fast about getting you seated right on time. Also, a reservation allows seating at a table whereas it’s only standing or open bar seating without a table. The service was great as usual; when I waited over 20 min for a drink, the waitress took it off the tab since they were out of the drink I wanted and got me something else complementary which I greatly appreciated the gesture. Would always recommend this place for a fun and not too pricey date night! A good excuse to wear heels with nice jeans and take the boyfriend out.

Also, I put 5 stars for food but they don’t serve food...review required me to give a rating.

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JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

The decor, ambiance and entrance absolutely delivered. However, we waited 40 minutes after ordering to receive our cocktails. This was after we traced our server down to inquire and he stated that the tray had been sitting at the bar for quite some time he just had yet to bring it to us . After that we were told he was off for the Night when in fact he was serving other tables so he repeated the process with another server . This was a reservation that took quite a while to get due to large number in our party and was meant to be a special birthday celebration for my husband . We were virtually ignored by the staff, who more concerned with following myself and my friend to the bathroom after we had walked towards one of the exits to try and ask us to leave thinking we had snuck into the place rather than just got lost trying to find the restroom. We practically had to serve ourselves. Honestly you’ll have much better service at the bar . It’s a shame because the dacor is amazing and the entrance is pretty cool but I would never recommend this for more than a party of two who are sitting at the bar .

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NY
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its a great experience for something different to do for sure! Nothing is more fun than the 'turn chair' into the wall experience to get in. What fun! Don't come here hungry, there is no food at all. It is designed to focus on the unique bar experience, that intimate speakeasy feel and fine cocktails. It does a great job at that. The servers (mine was Israel, Luv him!) are very patient, and they try to cater to your tastes and don't rush you. I like that fact that they only let in so many at a time, it maintains the spirit and 'library' feel of the place. If you are looking for a craft beer tavern or a wine house, you should spend your time elsewhere. This is great fun and unique all its own. Sit back and go back in time!

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

There were only crafted cocktails, beer and wine - no food. Don't go hungry or you will still be hungry when you leave. But other than that, The place is beautiful and really a nice place to relax and and enjoy a crafted cocktail.

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JE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband here for a surprise Anniversary date. We both were absolutely in love with the atmosphere, and he told me he was impressed I found this joint. Although it’s quite a drive for us from Chula Vista, it was absolutely worth it. The cute and little free beverage that came for our anniversary was welcoming and appreciated. We’ll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Love the place, great experience. No food, just a bar

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 2ambience 5

Service is much too slow. There should be at least some nuts or munchies.

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience very loud but overlooked because everything else was perfect.

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome cocktails and amazing ambiance. Highly recommend for a good time.

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f
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday here. The menu is so thought out & delicious and I cannot wait to return! Service was outstanding and our server knew every drink! You hire strong staff who appreciates the business as their home.

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j
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

I have been there twice and enjoyed it both times. Hard to find a drink that is not fancy...but I do like one or two of your fancy ones. Only complaint - noise level is extreme. THere is NOTHING like any kind of insulation to keep the voices from bouncing all around....wood everywhere and glass...why didn't the builders figure out a way to add insulation to keep the noise down? I could not have heard my friend at all if I had sat across table from her..otherwise a fun place.
No food so no way to rate it. Put a N/A in the food review area.

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DT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very fun friends get together and the drinks were great. Unique setting and decor was awesome

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R
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

We have been to RBW a couple of times with friends. The ambiance and decor are incredible, and pricing isn’t too bad considering where it is located and it being a new establishment, but it is also A BAR. And, being A BAR of this caliber, I expect qualified mixologists who make better and tastier cocktails with more alcohol content and less ice. Our waiter (and waitress last time) were excellent, but the orders took tooooo long to arrive after placing, on both occasions. Don’t get me wrong, we want very much to return to RBW but we will wait to see how future reviews comment on it’s improvement.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great drinks, amazing place. Overall great experience.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Honestly the only thing that saved this from being truly terrible were the drinks. Horrible service though. Did not really enjoy my stay there.

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VA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambiance. We were early by almost an hour of our scheduled appointment time, but they were able to accommodate us. No food is served. The drinks were good and well worth the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great time with knowledgeable workers and staff

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DS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my friend's birthday at Raised by Wolves. I made a reservation online and corresponded several times with the manager to arrange for a larger table. Raised by Wolves staff treated our group with outstanding service. From the unique entrance, to helping us select the best drinks, to taking group photos, the staff went above and beyond to make sure our friend had a special celebration. Each drink is unique as is the interior decor.

Raised by Wolves should be on everyone's list of San Diego bars.

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P
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

the drinks are awesome! love the ambiance...great service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicest employees ever.

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LW
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Our 1st time going there place was unique and different. Would i go there again? No reason why is there's no music, no tv and just didn't have a bar feel as in people meeting new people there, everyone is just off in they're own space/seats it just didn't have that vibe of a fun place to be. There's not enough diversity in there for me. Overall the workers are great and very polite love the service i honesty would only recommend this place to people who are more conservative and like to keep to themselves or dont wanna meet or talk to people.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Was referred by a friend. The decor was unique and original. The lighting set the tone. The music was subtle, but loud enough to keep the energy at a good flow. Servers/service? Outstanding. Drinks? Tasted good and presented well.
Definitely coming back for another visit

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P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere....unique drinks. It's a great time!

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EC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bar in San Diego by far! They have the best shooting 151 in town!

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S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I thought the ambiance was very cool and a unique concept. Drinks were fun and interesting. It would be a great place to go with one or two other couples pre-dinner but isn’t really romantic for a date night out due to energy and noise level. Fun though.

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CP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They do not serve food but it makes you put something there. I put outstanding because I did not want them to get dinged for poor food when they don't serve food.

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C
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The employees at Raised By Wolves always make you feel like you've come home to the evening. Welcoming, warm, educated on their craft, a cut above any other bar in UTC. The Island Old Fashion is one of the best old fashions I've ever had. Their redneck Riviera is a fun strong drink for two, not too sweet. They have a short but select wine list. Friendly staff, great ambiance, awesome drinks, and a great selection of barware, alcohol, and tiki mugs in their retail shop.

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ET
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service was lacking—hostess cant seem to balance reservations versus walk-ins. Had major attitude problem and had face to match.

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HB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

The place was cool inside, but extremely loud. Not necessarily a speakeasy vibe, except for the revolving fireplace to enter, which isn’t much of a “secret entrance”. The place was so loud, I could barely hear my date talk. And it took a long time for the waiter to take our order and then to actually get our drinks. And no food, not even appetizers! (Thus the 1 star for food). We had one drink and left. That being said, the manager was very nice and the decor was opulent and appropriate for a speakeasy. Drinks were ok. Eh....

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JH
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Review requires a rating for food, but there is no food available. Just a place for drinks.

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

The ambiance & drinks were great. The service was awful. Our waitress provided less than stellar service and was very rude & condescending.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

A really cool concept and design, but not really a speakeasy. More like Disneyland. There was a long line outside, and you literally watched each group go through the "secret" entrance. Inside was too crowded and loud for what I'd expect from a speakeasy experience. The staff wasn't knowledgeable. More touristy than speakeasy. Still a cool bar for being in a mall.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 1ambience 5

Took 15 min to get a second drink so we left.

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TK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

Super fun girls night out. Drinks were fun. Didn’t care for the Painted Lady cocktail. We will be back for sure.

Not sure why it’s asking for a ranking for food... you don’t serve food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

You forget about the stress just sitting outside the walls, such great ambience

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Such a fun find at UTC mall. Front of the store is nice and when you go into hidden bar area it has such a wow factor. Nicely designed and the drinks are great! No food whatsoever but that’s ok because there are plenty of food places nearby you can go to beforehand. If you go with a group make sure you have everyone bring cash as they can only do three cards and can only apply for the drinks you had.

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