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Union Kitchen & Tap

1108 S. Coast Hwy. 101 (W. J St.) Send to Phone
High-energy modern beer hall with a hit-or-miss menu, craft brews and fun social hours.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Acoustic Guitar Wed.
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Union Kitchen & Tap, Encinitas, CA

Union Kitchen & Tap Restaurant Review

: Locals appreciate the scene at Union Kitchen & Tap, as it's a good place for people-watching, with gourmet bar food and more than 20 rotating craft beers. Many dishes boast a few too many ingredients; stick with the flatbreads, like the fig and goat cheese or smoked chicken with pesto and bacon. There's also a nice watermelon salad and roasted beets with mint and fennel. The Union burger failed to impress, despite bacon and tomato jam --- it lacked flavor and oomph. A better choice might be the fisherman's stew, with its medley of shrimp, clams, mussels and salmon, or the shepherd's pie with braised beef cheeks and celery root. Beers lovers will rejoice in the savvy selection of IPAs, ambers, ales and lagers. Many are a salute to San Diego’s accomplished craftsmanship, though we’re still reminiscing about the Tequila Blackberry Fizz with fresh berries.

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