The team behind Urge Gastropub and Mason Aleworks will open a gigantic dining, drinking and gaming destination in San Marcos in 2017. Urge Gastropub & Common House will transform a 21,000 square foot former-warehouse in the new North City urban oasis and offer seating for nearly 500, as well as bowling, bocce, games, a 15 barrel in-house brewery and a 5,000 square foot outdoor patio and beer garden.
"North City will be the first truly walkable community in North County and we can't wait to be a part of it", says Grant Tondro, co-owner of 3LB Restaurants. "It's been a dream of ours for many years to bring all of these things under one roof and we can't think of a better place to do it. With the success of Mason Ale Works, it was necessary to add to our brewing capacity and this location was an obvious fit."
|Rendering of North City Block C, where Urge is opening|
Urge Gastropub & Common House will have three bars, including a "White Russian Bar" serving the bowling alley and a comprehensive list of craft cocktails for the main bar. There will be two private rooms (for parties of 25 and 50 respectively), as well as 8 competition sized Brunswick boutique bowling lanes. The 15 barrel, premier stainless brewhouse with have capacity to brew up to 5,000 barrels of beer annually, and there will also be a beer barrel aging facility for the Mason Snale Works program. There will be 2 crushed oyster shell outdoor bocce ball courts as well as picnic-style tables featuring other outdoor games like giant jenga and giant connect four. The menu will be about 75% the same as the other Urge locations but will reflect the local tastes with the other 25%.
"We're beyond excited to have the opportunity to be expanding Urge and our brewery production for Mason Ale Works into San Marcos", says Zak Higson, co-owner of 3LB Restaurants. "It's a fantastic community and we're very happy to be part of the North City development project to bring something new and fun to the area."
Urge Gastropub & Common House is expected to open as early as March 2017 and is located within Block C of North City - a new 200 acre residential and commercial mix-use community being developed by Urban Villages San Marcos, who is also responsible for the award-winning The QUAD student housing project located nearby. Block C will also house a new incarnation of sister concepts Halcyon Coffee Bar and Stella Public House, which currently have a location in San Diego's East Village.
For more information on Urge Gastropub, visit urgegastropub.com.