When One Door Opens, Another Closes | Urge Gastropub To Open In Temecula & Shutter North County San Diego Whiskey Bank

August 25, 2019

Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank will shutter its North County San Diego location next week, while at the same time gearing up to launch its first restaurant outside San Diego, Urge Common House in Temecula.

Owned and operated by 3 Local Brothers (3LB) Restaurants, the group was founded in 2007 by brothers Zak and Nate Higson, along with business partner Grant Tondro. The group opened its first restaurant, The Barrel Room followed by Urge American Gastropub and Brothers Provisions, in Rancho Bernardo, CA. In 2015, the group opened Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank, located in Oceanside, which also houses its craft brewery, Mason Ale Works. In 2017, the team opened Urge Gastropub & Common House - a 21,000 square-foot gigantic dining, drinking and gaming destination in San Marcos. Last year, 3LB brought its second location of The Barrel Room Restaurant neighbored by the company's first standalone Mason Ale Works tasting room to San Diego's Carmel Valley.

The Urge team recently took to social media to announce that they will be closing their Oceanside Whiskey Bank on September 2. It appears that the team is merely trying to cull their less popular locations, as 3LB will also bring its first restaurant outside San Diego County next year, with a 16,000 square foot Urge Common House location opening in Temecula's Promenade Mall. Like the San Marcos outpost, the Temecula Urge will have numerous bowling alleys, arcade games and an outdoor area with gaming and a stage for live entertainment. There is also rumors swirling that Urge will open a location as part of downtown San Diego's Park 12 apartment complex

For more information, visit 3localbrothers.com.