Urge Gastropub and Common House spans 21,000-square-feet of drinking, dining, brewing and gaming in North City, San Marcos. Originally a 1960’s old tilt-up warehouse, the inspiration for design was to create a modern play on industrial architecture, featuring highlights of reclaimed wood, iron works and raw/rusted steel.
The entry portico was a week long passion project, interlacing authentically varied depths and cuts of reclaimed wood from a barn carried in from Washington state. Corten steel dresses the exterior for a raw and rusted vibe. The original roll-up doors from the 1960s were methodically replaced throughout, either with new roll-ups to help join the inside & outside or fashioned with custom angle iron and glass to create large format window walls, adding a rich sunlight feature through most of the day.
The exterior patios feature custom concrete fire tables, infused with light blue glass rocks for a warm communal glow. Wrapped in ivy, iron trellis accents run overhead, while custom patterns of old chicago bricks run underfoot.
For patrons that come hungry, the inside dining tables are custom cold-rolled steel, distressed with a fire engine red, topped with black walnut – 100% hand-made in North Carolina. Larger groups can saddle up to the family style, community tables made from iron wood showcasing a living edge along one side. To help control sound levels, recycled cork tree bark from Miramar’s own CaliBamboo sits overhead.
For those who come to grab a beer, the bar features comfy leather couches paired with flat screen TVs. Overhead, just for a little juxtaposition, are London style street lamp fixtures for a proper touch. The full bar is wrapped in cold rolled steel and library ladders to take advantage of the high ceilings.
There are three individually unique private rooms for events, large groups, and plain good ol’ fun.
Just in case bowling isn’t your cup of tea, the East side outer patio features two bocce courts, plus large format Jenga & Connect Four games. The family friendly patio includes large picnic tables for a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
It’s a lot to digest. I suggest visiting personally, grabbing a fresh beer brewed onsite and taking a stroll around the property.