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The Compass

300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-434-1900
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“corn dogs” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, on the healthy side but tasty, recomend the biscuit and gravy and the poached eggs. Not too big, downside only one bathroom

Thank Maritza H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a large place but that contributes to a very hip vibe...there is a lot going on with interesting and out of the ordinary mixed drinks being concocted and different flavors being tasted. Mix of bar seats and some sit down tables. maybe...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food. A Very loud place and busy. Service could have been a little faster but hey.... Good beer selection. Drinks were good. Good was good

Thank dulovi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the bar. Craft cocktails were amazing. Food was better. Very impressive staff. Just the place I was looking for.

Thank D D
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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...More

Thank SigEpGov
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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...More

Thank Halfman1
Reviewed 17 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....More

Thank James92014
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank James H
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

Thank Santi T
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...More

Thank MaureenMatt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
Gastropub new to Carlsbad, excellent food and large selection of beer