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The Compass

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American, Bar, Pub
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300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-434-1900
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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218 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the second floor of the Village Faire shopping center. This is a smaller place with 6 high tables, 6 booths bar seating and outdoor seating. Lots of craft beer choices and spirits too. A varied menu that offers some bar staples and some unusual items. Service was good until they got real busy but not an issue. We... More 

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San Diego
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, I'll be honest. I actually live near this restaurant and had never had the opportunity to visit until recently. Sorry I waited so long. An friendly if not intimate atmosphere at the intersection of Hwy 101 and Carlsbad Village Dr. just a short walk from the beach. Great selection of local and not so local micro brewed beers along... More 

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Del Mar, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

If you enjoy discovering off the beat, unassuming places... you have to check out The Compass! Okay, not quite 'off the beaten path' but it is located in a little shopping area that I never would have expected to find a gem like this place. A friend recommended this place and I am so grateful for the invite! There is... More 

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Thank James92014
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice during recent visit, once at lunch, once at dinner. Delicious food options with interesting range of choices. Good choice of craft beer and prompt efficient service. Busy on a January weekday evening.

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Thank James H
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289 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Plenty of tasteful beers and good place for the last drink before surrender to the night. Been there several times and great beers

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Thank Santi T
Bend, Oregon
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here after a day of driving and flying. One of the retailers in the village made this recommendation for good craft beers. The Compass did not disappoint. They had a great selection of local craft beers on tap. I'm not a mixed drink person, but it was entertaining to watch the bartenders make the drinks. The drinks... More 

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Grimes, Iowa
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had a great lunch there, interesting choices not just typical food, all of our choices were very good. Good wine list, beer selection too. We stopped in there for drinks and appetizers one evening also, loved the atmosphere!

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League City, Texas
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Between joey the bartender and Adam who made the most awesome short ribs I've ever had. Don't leave Carlsbad without coming here, you'll regret it.

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Thank Celticpoo
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

What is the essence of a great gastropub? Bartender Levi and chef Chris really surprised me with their flexibility- setting me up with a pear based caponata ans a custom made vegetarian dish based on a halibut entre ... Lindsey , one of the servers , really made me feel at home... Very chill spot - superb food , extensive... More 

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Thank jonathan n
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a couple of appetizers & wow! The crudo was amazing! Served on a salt block, it was absolutely delicious! We also had the bacon wrapped corn dogs & they were great too! Will definitely be back, great selection of wine, beers & craft cocktails.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-1900
Description
Gastropub new to Carlsbad, excellent food and large selection of beer

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?