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Draft Republic- La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Draft Republic- La Jolla

4.5
4.5
76 Reviews
$30 and under
Pub
In beer we trust! Draft Republic is an American inspired gastro pub featuring innovative American cuisine with 38 beers on tap.

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Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    La Jolla
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

76 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my go to spot, close to home, great food, amazing beers and other drinks! Great experience every time!!

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  2. Bdub

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great beer selection. Delicious food! TVs everywhere!

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  3. JohnA

    San Diego

    71 reviews

    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun, active sports/brewery bar and pub. Too noisy for older folks, food is worth it though.

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  4. Cliff

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Madison was terrific! If you go there, ask for her!

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  5. GiGi21

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Host staff was not friendly or welcoming. I think the manager was in the hostess stand and she was the least friendly and had a frown on her face the whole time. Our server was not attentive at first but then improved however she did not mention that the steak on the steak salad is served med rare and when we told her she said that’s how it’s served. I feel servers should always ask for temp on meat. The restaurant seemed dirty and I would have hoped for better service. The food overall is good.

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  6. 07302021

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was friendly and very responsive. Loved the food, especially the pretzels and cauliflower bbq!

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  7. SpecialOccasion

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to watch Sports while enjoying good food and drinks

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  8. DonaldB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and fun environment. Lots of unique food options, with beer and cocktails choices for the most diverse tastes.

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  9. DanL

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I always have as good time here. Good food and friendly staff.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was really knowledgeable and friendly, and had the perfect balance of checking in enough and making sure we were taken care of without being overbearing. Food was awesome too

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Erick was our server and he was amazing… There were about 30 of us all together with multiple tabs and he managed to take care of all of us with no issues.. He made sure we all had our drinks, food and water right away. Such a nice person and was happy he was our server. Would definitely go back and request for him. THANK YOU ERICK!!

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  12. RachelT

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spent the week celebrating my husbands 70th birthday with family. Food was great! Fun fir the kids!

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  13. AlexaV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food, will be going back again soon!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came in to meet some family. Food, drinks and service were very good. Like the games. Would visit again.

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  16. JillM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    pleasant surprise to find a "Brew Pub" with a chef! The food was all outstanding and the service excellent. Wish they would open one in Roseville CA

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  17. Mexx

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    You would think good manners get you far in the food industry but sadly it doesn’t… I noticed our waitress was training someone and the trainee was doing a better job than our waitress. I believe her name was Jordyn… she could be nicer and not ignore her customers. Felt like she was just trying to avoid us and she wasn’t even around most of the time. Kept having to call other waitresses and waiters to grab us boxes, our check and just to get someone to get her attention for us. I get it your training someone but this is where you improve your skills and show the trainee how to improve to be better. You want others to succeed!

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  18. Prana

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent good and service, good ambience, will be back.

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  19. oscarmrtz

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful waiter!

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  20. KristinC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fun evening! Reasonable specials and lots of access to fun activities (ping pong, shuffleboard, etc) during and after eating!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not great to be hinest

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  22. LJOncRN

    San Diego

    118 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not many GF options but a nice selection of pub fare. The ambience is weird with a pool table in the middle of dining. Would have enjoyed the patio but it’s on the side of the restaurant where you get car traffic & exhaust. Would be nice if they had heaters as well as it’s often cool in the shade in SoCal. Loved the deviled eggs & brats but the potato salad was really bland. Service was mediocre but we were the oldest people in the place & 2 women dining w/ a dog…

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  23. Deidre

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I only had medium expectations from a boisterous sports bar, however the service was great and our waiter was SUPER friendly and awesome. The food was also way better than I had hoped for. My burger was cooked perfectly to my specification (rare) and the fries were delightful. Really great food and service.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was good! The seating is not the best especially if you are sitting on their enclosed “outdoor” patio on their bench tables - not very comfortable and almost claustrophobic. Other than that, we enjoyed a happy hour drink and food which was yummy. Would come back with a larger group for sport viewings.

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  25. JessicaL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very kind waitress who was super attentive to our needs and delivered quick service. I have to say she went above and beyond to ensure an excellent service. Also, the food was quick and making a reservation was easy. Thanks!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday went well for a group of 5 Food was amazing beer was great Overall I loved it as my new favorite sports bar

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  27. MichelleS

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had a large group and it was easy to book online. we went for lunch and the staff were friendly. our food was delicious…the portions were just right. most of our food came with salad and fries. the kids enjoyed playing games as well. would definitely go back again.

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  28. 07302021

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best server! Very friendly, accommodating, and had a good laugh with my group.

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  29. AndrewR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment is great, especially right now. The tables are spaced out and precautions are in places between parties. My server was excellent and got me a water and my drink super fast, he actually asked me what kind of drink I usually go for and made recommendations. I didn't even look at the menu. I got my drink and he was ON POINT! The rest of my party came and everything was exactly as I wanted it to be. I couldn't be happier. Hot food, quick service and we all had drinks. Good times.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good! The bartender was polite , efficient and knowledgeable .

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  31. AmyT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service! Would definitely go here again!

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  32. KristinaH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for a burger and beer and it was delicious

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  33. NatalieA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The front host was rude from the beginning when she asked if we had a party. Then told us that we couldn't sit inside because there was a party coming in, which was in that section. After she sat us outside and while we were watching the basketball game, she turned off the tv while there was less than 2 minutes left and walked away without saying anything. As we left there was a bunch of people inside playing games and watching sports, which she was part of but didn't say anything to those people. JUST RUDE!

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  34. Labu

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great happy hour food choices. It was very clean. Cold to eat outside and they were fine to moves us inside definitely would recommend to a friend

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  35. Kerrye

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Perfect place to take a bunch of college students for a nice evening.

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  36. PenickPack

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is super yummy with a fun flare. The ambiance is fun & energetic. Great place for groups of people. The bathrooms are so cool!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely less crowded due to Covid restrictions, but great service!And as always, great food

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  38. MaryB

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ate here for Easter Brunch. Excellent food and service. Quite an eclectic menu, with great specials, and full bar!

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  39. Brent

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great ice cold beer and the food is always pretty good. They are very shorthanded like everyone else. You cant be in a hurry to get your drinks but if you have some patience its a good place to watch a game and have some snacks and cold drinks.

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  40. sbroder1

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We're sad that CRG restaurants no longer accept the passport dinning card, but we understand why. We really enjoy the food and the service that we receive while dinning at CRG restaurants. Bravo!

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Draft Republic- La Jolla offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 450-1400.

Draft Republic- La Jolla is rated 4.5 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Draft Republic- La Jolla

4282 Esplanade Court, San Diego, CA 92122

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Beer Garden, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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