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Basic Urban Kitchen & Bar

Basic Urban Kitchen & Bar

Pizza Place, Bar, and Lounge$$$$
East Village, San Diego
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  • This place is famous for their pizza. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • charlie s.
    "Mashed potatoes pizza is amazing!"(7 Tips)
    Dougie F.
    "Try the Red Pie W/Meatballs, Mushrooms And Red Peppers - Great pie!"(4 Tips)
    Ms. Jenkins
    "Tuesday for the Sweetest Art show in the SD Downtown District"(3 Tips)
    Pete L.
    "Must try the mashed potato and bacon on white pie...Amazing!"(3 Tips)
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  • Nico R.
    Nico RoldosJuly 22, 2015
    open late, white & red pizzas excellent beer on draft #urbn #craftbrews #thincrust. Beer & pizza, entertainment, great service, positive vibes, convenient hours & location; location is king #petcopark
  • Crystal Z.
    Crystal ZhengJuly 3, 2013
    An amazing spot, wide open gallery loft space with live performing painter and djs. Awesome idea! Strongly recommend you to stop by at least once if you are a visitor like me.
  • Miss K.
    Miss KristinJanuary 20, 2013
    Saturday 90s to current hip hop. Easy to get in - no dress code or cover, line moves fast (even during a match.com event whether u knew about it or not). Plenty of seats. Acoustics are balls though.
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoApril 22, 2013
    Calling a 1912 warehouse home, the original brick walls and industrial garage doors put you on notice that this is the spot to relax and enjoy the best pizza in the city. Read more
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LivecchiOctober 26, 2014
    This is some of the best pizza in San Diego. Stick with the basics. White 5 cheese or a pepperoni with red sauce. You can't go wrong!
  • David
    DavidAugust 28, 2013
    Best Bloody Mary on this planet IMHO! The pizza is pretty good to! A must visit when in San Diego!
  • Ms. Jenkins
    Ms. JenkinsSeptember 8, 2011
    Try the thanksgiving pizza... w/ white sauce~ You will be pleasantly surprised! Come on Tuesday for the Sweetest Art show in the SD Downtown District !<3 Harmoney
  • Todd W.
    Todd WJanuary 31, 2015
    Excellent pizza and drinks at reasonable prices. Great music and cool industrial vibe.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 7, 2011
    Killer margarita pizza! Reserve the inner lounge area for your private party, as this pizza joint turns into a club on weekend nights.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AbramowitzAugust 2, 2014
    The pizza -New Haven style- was delicious. The place is gorgeous! A must go to place in SD.
  • Ercan V.
    Ercan VarolNovember 3, 2014
    Great pizza, variety of ingredients and delicious pizza
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle ReimerMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The music they play here is a teriffic mix of indie and mainstream altrock. Come here on a weeknight for a chill night of drinking. Though sometimes they do host special events that pack the place.
  • Eatosaurus Rex
    Eatosaurus RexDecember 26, 2014
    Get @barbasicpizza's white pie. It's got mashed potatoes and bacon. If that doesn't sound good to you then I'm sorry you're just dumb.
  • Mary D.
    Mary DonoghueJune 21, 2011
    Love the casual, relaxed vibe at this create your own pizza pub! Made my list of must visit when in San Diego. Read more
  • Dougie F.
    Dougie FreshJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Red Pie W/Meatballs, Mushrooms And Red Peppers - Great pie! Just what the doctor ordered.
  • Heather T.
    Heather TJanuary 21, 2016
    Veggie pizza came with thin crust. Very flavorful. Great customer service. Pleasant atmosphere.
  • David S.
    David ScottJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Red pie with mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, and cherry peppers - finish it off with a Mule. Dang.
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LigockiMay 2, 2011
    Thot the pizza was excellent. Great crust and flavorful red sauce and toppings. Have arti hearts and mushrooms
  • Taylor D.
    Taylor DavisAugust 4, 2011
    Music is loud but great if you like rock just off the main stream. Pizza is also great of course!
  • Candi .
    Candi 🌷March 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Seriously the BEST pizza I have ever had. Try the salad too. You will leave this place extremely happy.
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HackstockApril 19, 2014
    Half Meatball special, and half Ricotta, Artichoke Heart + Pepperoni is the perfect close to forty one being official
  • Sandro A.
    Sandro AlbertiJanuary 25, 2014
    Basic, dark, urban, modern. Check this place out!
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HwangJuly 20, 2014
    Come here on a Sunday with your friends. Grab some drinks, eat some pizza and shoot some pool.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CostaApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Free pizza during happy hour, 5-7 (not on game days) and a great bartending staff
  • Luke Kash Y.
    Luke Kash YunDecember 29, 2015
    great vibes, great pizza, great place to cry over your ex
  • Big Ass Fans
    Big Ass FansMarch 23, 2011
    Great food and great drinks. Not to mention great ambiance and comfort thanks to the Big Ass Fans. Read more
  • tyrone s.
    tyrone spencerJuly 13, 2010
    Come for Basic's art Tuesdays: indie | alternative electronic | hip-hop music with local art as the back drop. Refreshing & locally supported...
  • Tiffany J.
    Tiffany JonesAugust 8, 2016
    Great DJ playing 80's and 90's classic hip hop and pop. Danced all night!
  • Maria P.
    Maria PerezApril 27, 2010
    The name says it all-Basic. try a mason jar cocktail, or a slice of mash potato, coal fired pizza. This spot is geared to the locals. Read more
  • Reese N.
    Reese NewellNovember 28, 2013
    Awesome pizza that is unique, great vibe of young professionals
  • Jen M.
    Jen M-EMay 13, 2016
    The Mashed (mashed potato & bacon) pizza...order that!
  • Jean M.
    Jean MAugust 21, 2011
    Try the white pie pizza with whatever toppings you prefer.... its yummy! :)
  • NAVA F.
    NAVA FERNANDOSeptember 18, 2013
    Simply the basic salad and vegie pizza are awesome!!
  • Kathleen N.
    Kathleen NgoAugust 18, 2012
    Mashed potato pizza is so overrated. Mary pie with eggplant is the way to go.
  • Denise C.
    Denise CourterFebruary 5, 2012
    Try the house special Bloody Mary, it's very spicey and delicious.
  • Shery
    SheryDecember 24, 2013
    Don't forget to come here when you visit San Diego, is a great restaurant!
  • Frank A.
    Frank AMay 14, 2013
    The cloth on Basic's pool table is stained, dirty, & needs replacement; but it's a 10' long Brunswick and playing is free :-)
  • c
    cOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Thumbprint Gallery has art shows on select Tuesday nights and they are awesome!
  • Joe G.
    Joe GagsApril 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Its the best pizza in San Diego hands down, dude they make their own meatball and sausage toppings
  • Susan O.
    Susan O'ConnorAugust 20, 2011
    I had the white pizza and added tomatoes. It was amazing.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMarch 26, 2015
    Grab a pizza before they get too noisy and become a dance floor later into the evening
  • Foodie Diva B.
    Foodie Diva BAugust 10, 2014
    The pizza is really good but be careful with your bill and suggested tip.
  • Morena_jojo
    Morena_jojoFebruary 24, 2016
    Pizza pizza pizza🍕🍕🍕 & crowd🍺
  • Aiyana S.
    Aiyana SphereAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Gluten Free Crust is YUM! I is happy.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WrightNovember 13, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Challenge the bartenders to a margarita stand-off. Cheryl versus Mike. Tell one that the other's is better, and have him/her try to "out-do" the other one. And have a great night.
  • Erwin G.
    Erwin GreenApril 22, 2016
    Pizzas are awesome! ! Get the meat lovers pizza.
  • Jesse G. S.
    Jesse G. SalasApril 30, 2011
    Great happy hour special. Buy a pizza and get a growler for free!
  • THE K.
    THE KIDAugust 10, 2011
    Im from brooklyn and i know good pizza...basic deff has good pizza!!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MountJune 16, 2011
    Mashed potato pizza...you're thinking, "huh?" TRY IT. Amazing pizza and a pretty cool vibe.
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PetersonMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Red pie with mashed potato and meatball is the best!!!
  • Ray E.
    Ray ElkinsOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The pizza is okay, the bar during normal hours is okay. The after 10:30pm scene on a Saturday night is pumpin' though; great DJ. The women here tend to be very friendly (your mileage may vary).
  • Abi P.
    Abi PanickerOctober 3, 2015
    Good bar, nice seating options
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia CettoJuly 28, 2016
    For some reason these " build your own pizza " places end up being super expensive and utterly unsatisfactory to me. Crowded , noisy and uncomfortable
  • Kate
    KateMay 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you live close by, ask about delivery
  • Iam S.
    Iam SheppardJuly 25, 2012
    I can see why it's called basic. Red sauce is warmed tomato paste. Pizza was bland. Can't see why everyone raved over mashed potato pizza. Meatball pizza was ok. Overpriced.
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LocklinOctober 10, 2014
    Absolutely amazing pizza. Excellent!
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WeissSeptember 7, 2011
    Happy hour here is legit! Buy a $3 beer and get free pizza!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DAugust 6, 2014
    Connecticut style pizza, cool space
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CorganFebruary 20, 2010
    If you come for dinner on a weekend make sure you mke reservations ahead of time!!
  • Heather G.
    Heather GjerdeFebruary 9, 2013
    Big fan, enjoy the breeze.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AmansecMarch 22, 2016
    Get the mashed potato and bacon pizza!
  • Nicki S.
    Nicki SabatinoJuly 24, 2016
    The happy hour is great
  • Pete L.
    Pete LarkApril 9, 2010
    Must try the mashed potato and bacon on white pie...Amazing!
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CunniffMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite bar. BEST happy hour!
  • Michael N.
    Michael NelsonAugust 15, 2010
    Try a red pie with artichoke hearts, basil and sun dried tomato..yum!
  • Vlad K.
    Vlad KentJuly 22, 2013
    They can do a cheeseless pizza!
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelNovember 28, 2016
    The pizza is AWESOME!!!
  • mate late
    mate lateDecember 17, 2013
    Just normal pizza, I was expecting much more..
  • San Diego Reader
    San Diego ReaderMarch 10, 2011
    Bartender Christina Daley shares Basic's Clementine Cosmo recipe in this week's Reader! Read more
  • Adam B.
    Adam BennettJanuary 25, 2010
    Great pizza. Good lunch spot, open air, good bar.
  • Julian S.
    Julian Saint IIISeptember 16, 2010
    Art shows on Tuesdays! Support local artists and have a mashed potato pizza while yer at it.
  • @PetteLov w.
    Big a big smile you always have better service :D
  • D R.
    D RenaudJanuary 7, 2012
    Mash*ed potato pizza. cant go wrong
  • Em Pinky D.
    Em Pinky DangJanuary 31, 2014
    Smashed! White pie and salad
  • Dan C.
    Dan CritesNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Jamie will give you free high fives!
  • matt b.
    matt buckleyJune 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If your a bartender or server drinks are 5 bucks
  • John F.
    John FOctober 21, 2013
    Best meatball pizza.
  • Gretchen H.
    Gretchen HoltzAugust 17, 2011
    Interesting setting. Pizza is pretty cool.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CorganFebruary 20, 2010
    Be nice to the hostess and she'll be nice to you!
  • Jonathan "Dante" L.
    Jonathan "Dante" LeeSeptember 2, 2010
    Get some mashed potatoes on white pizza. Too good.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MathisSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love their pizza!!
  • Gem V.
    Gem VJuly 29, 2016
    All the pizza!
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KitsonApril 26, 2015
    Mashed potato pizza
  • San Diego Reader
    San Diego ReaderApril 10, 2011
    Bartender Christina Daley shares Basic's Clementine Cosmo recipe on SDReader.com Read more
  • Lilovelyone
    LilovelyoneFebruary 13, 2011
    Ladies: try the Urban Iced Tea!
  • charlie s.
    charlie suarezJanuary 9, 2011
    Mashed potatoes pizza is amazing!
  • 30 Minutes Or Less
    30 Minutes Or LessJuly 5, 2011
    Blame the fifth slice on your glaucoma medicine. #DontBlowIt
  • Tim E.
    Tim EisenhauerSeptember 7, 2011
    Whisky & Ginger.
  • Bort R.
    Bort RJuly 14, 2011
    Fireball shots!
  • Richmond P.
    Richmond P.September 15, 2010
    Giant ceiling fans and cheese-stuffed olives in a dirty, dirty martini.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChartierJuly 17, 2012
    Sub par pizza seriously over priced!
  • Timothy R.
    Timothy ReeseSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    No drink specials midweek. :( No way Im spending the same price for a drink as a Saturday night when there are 10 people in the place. Epic Fail
  • Matt T.
    Matt ThielApril 25, 2013
    Don't go here. This place is a joke. Bouncer is an asshole. Pizza tastes like cardboard.
  • Guillermo F.
    Guillermo FloresJuly 12, 2016
    Buenas pizzas. Un poco caro por la zona. Ambiente agradable. Servicio frío e impersonal. Comida de calidad adecuada. Solo si se está turisteando por la zona.
  • Julia F.
    Julia F.July 29, 2013
    Große und leckere Pizza! Eine reicht locker für 2 Personen.
  • Williet
    WillietNovember 4, 2013
    Pizza pequena é suficiente pra 3.
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