San Diego is known for being a go-to destination for craft beer lovers and now with the rise of gastropubs throughout San Diego County, you can enjoy delicious food paired with great craft beer and craft cocktails!
What is a Gastropub you ask? The name is a combination of gastronomy and pub, coined in 1990 by David Eyre and Mike Belben, when they took over The Eagle Pub in Clerkenwell, London. Gastropub’s have become one of the fastest growing restaurant trends, pairing a casual dining experience with an upscale, imaginative, high standard for food.
Read on for 3 Hot New Gastropub’s in North County San Diego.
2002 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
URGE, established in 2015, combines great comfort foods, wines, and an eclectic and extensive beer and whiskey selection. URGE takes pride in using the best local products, while providing great drinks and friendly service, creating the ultimate modern American local hangout!
The large, open space interior gives off a lively and trendy ambiance, with Edison Lights hanging amongst vibrant blue, wooden chairs. Locals have been raving about the Fried Cheese Curds, Bourbon Barrel Shortrib, Carrot Cake, and much more!
721 S. Santa Fe Avenue
Vista, CA 92083
Partake Gastro Pub is all about creating an inclusive, comfortable atmosphere to bring together friends and family over tasty food and tasty libations. Open for lunch, dinner, dine-in or take-out, partake in Partake’s Duck Fat Fries, BBQ Pulled Pork or satisfy your sweet-tooth with their decadent Brownie dessert, served in a skillet! Whether you’re in the mood to try a Cult Wine or a Craft Beer, you will not regret partaking in the non-pretentious, urban vibe of Partake!
641 S. Coast Highway
Encinitas, CA 92024
Originally built in the shape of a T-bone steak in the late 1940’s, this historic building was home to Tyler’s Steakhouse… the floor, ceiling and kitchen hood are all still original! Upon entering you will get a California coastal and local, bier infused cuisine vibe, catering to quality conversation and time with the ones you love. A few things to consider trying while you are there… The Chicken Chilaquiles, one of their Burgers, or something off of their Biggs menu, such as the Bier Cheese Sauce – Crushed Cheeze-Its – Mac N’ Cheese! 32 Bier Tap Handles, one of the best Bloody Mary selections you’ve ever witnessed (you get a 4 oz. Bier shot with every Bloody Mary ordered), and much more… The Bier Garden, is an Encinitas experience you must try!