The Barrel Room To End Run In San Diego's Carmel Valley With Sister Concept Brothers Provisions Also Set To Shutter In Rancho Bernardo

September 25, 2019

Fresh off the recent closure of their Oceanside Urge location, the hospitality group behind Urge Gastropub and Mason Ale Works has confirmed it will soon shutter the second location of The Barrel Room Restaurant concept, which opened last spring within the Merge mixed-use complex in San Diego's Carmel Valley, as well as Brothers Provisions in Rancho Bernardo

Established in 2007 with the opening of The Barrel Room in Rancho Bernardo, 3 Local Brothers Restaurants was founded by brothers Zak and Nate Higson, along with business partner and longtime friend Grant Tondro. The group followed up the opening of their first restaurant with two more Rancho Bernardo sited concepts - Urge American Gastropub in 2010 and Brothers Provisions in 2012. In 2015, the group opened Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank in Oceanside, which shuttered last month to make way for a new Temecula location. In 2017, the expanding restaurant group opened a gigantic, 21,000 square foot Urge Gastropub & Common House in San Marcos, which offers seating for nearly 500, as well as bowling, bocce ball, games, a 15 barrel in-house brewery and a 5,000 square foot outdoor patio and beer garden. The second area outpost of The Barrel Room Wine Bar & Bistro and the first tasting room for Mason Ale Works opened within Merge plaza in Carmel Valley in May 2018.

The 3LB crew will officially shutter The Barrel Room Carmel Valley after end of service on September 28. The neighboring Mason Aleworks Tasting Room & Kitchen will remain in business for the time being, as will the original Barrel Room in Rancho Bernardo. Brothers Provisions in Rancho Bernardo will also close for business after 7 years on September 29. A social media post by the company states that "in order for us to focus on our upcoming projects, we have decided to shut our doors." Rumors are swirling that 3LB is working on an Urge location as part of East Village's incoming Park 12 project

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