Urge Gastropub

4.2
86 Reviews
$30 and under
American
CONTACTLESS SERVICE AVAILABLE ON OUR OPEN-AIR COURTYARD SPACE.

Founded in 2010 Urge Gastropub is the American reinterpretation of the traditional English Pub. Great comfort foods and wines are accompanied with an eclectic and extensive beer list that changes DAILY!

Our philosophy is to prepare our take on American bar food classics using the best local products while providing unpretentious and friendly service… with great beer to wash it all down.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 86 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance outside on the patio and it was nice to be able to choose from both Urge and Barrel Room menus. Server was great. The Brussels sprouts were so good! Only negative was my burger was very undercooked. I recommend ordering well-done.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at urge. Whether it’s date night or friends getting together.

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Scurvy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for lunch and the service was good . Two people ordered the short ribs with pasta and said it was great. I ordered a salad with goat cheese and chicken. The goat cheese and salad were good but the chicken was overcooked and tough. Someone else ordered chicken with pasta and that chicken was overcooked and tough also

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The good people of Urge made several extra efforts for Mother’s Day! It was so nice! Our crab cake Benedict’s were wonderful, mimosa and complimentary sangria appreciated, photo and a rose extra special! Service was almost a 5, just a little slow with the monkey bread and check, but not overly slow by any means. We will be back with friends soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had breakfast for Mother’s Day. They didn’t seem to be prepared as it took them sometime to get the heaters to work and then was only able to get one working. The waitress was not ver attentive but nice. She could have stoop by our table a few more times.

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vipFood
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good selection and great value on Mother’s Day! Thank you.

LJ
vipLifeJurnee
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, good food, pandemic service. Understandably slow due to less staff. It would be nice if some form of signage was placed nearby in the parking lot, not easy to find.

RB
RBJeanne
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great local place for friends to meet & eat. Lot's of outdoor dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and a wonderful night with my wife.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 10th Anniversary Brunch was amazing! You had to make a prepaid reservation but totally worth it! The Nutella & banana stuffed French toast paired with Velvet Speedway was a great way to start the brunch. It was followed by short rib mole chilaquiles paired with Goose Island BCS, then pork belly sweet potato hash paired with Firestone Walker Sucaba, and lastly, a tart strawberry crisp paired with Beechwood Brewery Strawberry Provence. Drooling yet? The anniversary weekend only comes around once a year. Don’t miss it next year!

LC
vipLeticiaC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place! So happy we get to enjoy some good beer and food outside again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is incredible! They can easily accommodate larger groups. The value is great. I honestly can’t say enough good things.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beer options are great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 10th Anniversary Burger was so good! It was a Wagyu beef patty topped with Wagyu brisket and crispy onions. It also came with pickled jalapeños on the burger, but I asked for them on the side. So tasty and delicious! Can’t wait for the 11th Anniversary Burger! Until next year!

DN
DaygoNiner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting pizza options and a good variety of beer on tap. Friendly staff obeying all covid related precautions. Ambiance was good, could use more lighting in the patio. Had a good time on date night.

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vipAustinvisitor
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom and husband sat outside. Delicious beers and food and awesome cheerful server. I had the quinoa veggie bowl which was really tasty and flavorful - they shared a burger and onion rings. Everybody happy. When I visit my mom in San Diego we always go here at least once!

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vipkabu
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat in the bar for the tv.
The beer selection was good and food very good bar food.

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vipTodd
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening and our sever was too notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We wanted a safe outdoor place to celebrate a family birthday. I could only see 2 servers attending to what became a pretty full capacity. They handled it well, but they could have used a busser to keep things moving a bit faster.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! They were so accommodating to our rambunctious toddler and the space was gorgeous. Food and beer, even better!

JT
vipJeannieT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to the San Marcos Urge and decided to check the RB location out. It was even better than SM.

JW
vipJohnW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good but food was cold when first served
Waiter took care of it

AB
AmyB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved urge!! Food is so yummy!!!! Truffle burger omg

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vipBarb
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stephanie did a great job food was great 🤗

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, nice location, a bit expensive.

T
vipTimfin2
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the once of year run of Pliny the Younger!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Got a large group in at the last minute. Service, food and beer selection were great. Told them on OT that it was a birthday, but no recognition of it. Only flaw in the entire experience.

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vipkabu
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local pub with great food and craft beers.
Try the shepherds pie. It’s not just potatoes.

L
vipLouise
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am on a special diet and wasn't sure which items I could eat. The server asked the chef who came to my table to talk to me. He asked what I was hungry for then made the most wonderful meal for me. I was touched by his concern and thrilled with an superb meal. I felt satisfied and I felt cared for. We will definitely return!!

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bandman39
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cory is always an awesome server and the fish and chips perfectly prepared! Look forward to returning soon!

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food is no longer cooked to order. I was served cold, dry lifeless food. I asked that it be reheated and that is exactly what they did.....the outside was warm but the inside was still cool. My friends food was very greasy. Too bad I really liked this place.

DS
DanielleS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, fun Saturday evening. :-)

HD
vipHDPR
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant we go to a lot. It can be noisy inside so we often choose to sit at the outdoor tables. Service is always excellent; food always great and consistent.

CG
vipCindiG
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We’ve been to the Urge location in San Marcos and tried this one for a weekend brunch with a friend.

It was quiet when we first arrived, we were the only table outside. The food options are great, we had the carrot slab (think carrot cake deluxe) calamari which was tasty but to salty for my preference, beet and goat cheese salad, (perfection).

Service wasn’t stellar. There were food items on a separate menu we weren’t made aware of until after ordering, the waiters forgot a few things we had to remind them of, one of the items we ordered (chicken wings) was never brought out to the table and neither of us realized until we got home. They brought us items for other outside tables. All servers were polite, so maybe it’s a system process/issue?

The food was great, ideally we should have sat inside as there were flies all over the table and food as soon as it heated up outside. Recommend this place and will come back again.

VT
VanessaT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except the restaurant was freezing and when asked they wouldn’t fix it.

WM
vipWildMan
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow but she was trying
Food was not hot
Beer was good

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Fireride
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Excellent food, service and brews!! Order the boar burger or street tacos. You won’t be disappointed.

BR
vipBenR
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Nice to know we can count of them for a positive eating experience. Thanks

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Shelly
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I've eaten here many times, but usually with just a few people. This time, there were 7 of us. The place is really noisy, so it was hard to interact with the whole group. One of the shared plates I've had before- (something) poutine was not very good. I was really disappointed as this was something I'd been looking forward to eating. It was too busy to try to send it back. They have a great beer selection. They are a beer and wine only restaurant which my husband was disappointed with since he wanted a margarita.

MS
MeganS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Urge was fantastic as always. Great food, great service. This was Urge's 9th Anniversary weekend, so there were beer & menu specials to celebrate.

FAQs

Urge Gastropub does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Urge Gastropub also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 673-8743.

Urge Gastropub is rated 4.2 stars by 86 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.