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Basic Urban Kitchen & Bar

Basic Urban Kitchen & Bar

Pizza Place, Bar, and Lounge · East Village
410 10th Ave (at J St), San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 298 votes

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  • What you need to know
    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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  • pizza
  • art shows
  • red pie
  • white pies
  • happy hour
  • good for a late night
  • mashed potatoes
  • Bloody Marys
  • lively
  • DJs
  • good for dates
  • good for a quick meal
  • beer
  • great value
  • casual
  • vegetarian food
  • authentic
  • wine
  • music
  • salads
  • Nico R.

    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

    Nico Roldos · July 22, 2015
  • Miss K.

    Saturday 90s to current hip hop. Easy to get in - no dress code or cover, line moves fast (even during a event whether u knew about it or not). Plenty of seats. Acoustics are balls though.

    Miss Kristin · January 20, 2013
  • Crystal Z.

    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.

    Crystal Zheng · July 3, 2013
  • Kyle R.

    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.

    Kyle Reimer · March 23, 2010
  • Hotel Indigo

    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

    Hotel Indigo · April 22, 2013
  • Ray E.

    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).

    Ray Elkins · October 10, 2010
  • Ms. Jenkins

    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

    Ms. Jenkins · September 8, 2011
  • Joshua L.

    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!

    Joshua Livecchi · October 26, 2014
  • Iam S.

    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.

    Iam Sheppard · July 25, 2012
  • David

    Best Bloody Mary on this planet IMHO! The pizza is pretty good to! A must visit when in San Diego!

    David · August 28, 2013
  • Michael W.

    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.

    Michael Wright · November 13, 2009
  • The Feast

    Killer margarita pizza! Reserve the inner lounge area for your private party, as this pizza joint turns into a club on weekend nights.

    The Feast · June 7, 2011
  • tyrone s.

    Come for Basic's art Tuesdays: indie | alternative electronic | hip-hop music with local art as the back drop. Refreshing & locally supported...

    tyrone spencer · July 13, 2010
  • Todd W.

    Excellent pizza and drinks at reasonable prices. Great music and cool industrial vibe.

    Todd W · January 31, 2015
  • Maria P.

    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

    Maria Perez · April 27, 2010
  • Eatosaurus Rex

    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.

    Eatosaurus Rex · December 26, 2014
  • Robert A.

    The pizza -New Haven style- was delicious. The place is gorgeous! A must go to place in SD.

    Robert Abramowitz · August 2, 2014
  • Kimberly L.

    Thot the pizza was excellent. Great crust and flavorful red sauce and toppings. Have arti hearts and mushrooms

    Kimberly Ligocki · May 2, 2011
  • Candi .

    Seriously the BEST pizza I have ever had. Try the salad too. You will leave this place extremely happy.

    Candi 🌷 · March 8, 2011
  • Taylor D.

    Music is loud but great if you like rock just off the main stream. Pizza is also great of course!

    Taylor Davis · August 4, 2011
  • Heather T.

    Veggie pizza came with thin crust. Very flavorful. Great customer service. Pleasant atmosphere.

    Heather T · January 21
  • Big Ass Fans

    Great food and great drinks. Not to mention great ambiance and comfort thanks to the Big Ass Fans. Read more

    Big Ass Fans · March 23, 2011
  • Frank A.

    The cloth on Basic's pool table is stained, dirty, & needs replacement; but it's a 10' long Brunswick and playing is free :-)

    Frank A · May 14, 2013
  • Dougie F.

    Try the Red Pie W/Meatballs, Mushrooms And Red Peppers - Great pie! Just what the doctor ordered.

    Dougie Fresh · June 19, 2012
  • David S.

    Red pie with mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, and cherry peppers - finish it off with a Mule. Dang.

    David Scott · January 28, 2013
  • Mary D.

    Love the casual, relaxed vibe at this create your own pizza pub! Made my list of must visit when in San Diego. Read more

    Mary Donoghue · June 21, 2011
  • Ryan C.

    Free pizza during happy hour, 5-7 (not on game days) and a great bartending staff

    Ryan Costa · April 15, 2012
  • Kathleen N.

    Mashed potato pizza is so overrated. Mary pie with eggplant is the way to go.

    Kathleen Ngo · August 18, 2012
  • Lindsay C.

    If you come for dinner on a weekend make sure you mke reservations ahead of time!!

    Lindsay Corgan · February 20, 2010
  • Jean M.

    Try the white pie pizza with whatever toppings you prefer.... its yummy! :)

    Jean M · August 21, 2011
  • Ercan V.

    Great pizza, variety of ingredients and delicious pizza

    Ercan Varol · November 3, 2014
  • Sandro A.

    Basic, dark, urban, modern. Check this place out!

    Sandro Alberti · January 25, 2014
  • Andrew H.

    Come here on a Sunday with your friends. Grab some drinks, eat some pizza and shoot some pool.

    Andrew Hwang · July 20, 2014
  • Joe G.

    Its the best pizza in San Diego hands down, dude they make their own meatball and sausage toppings

    Joe Gags · April 7, 2011
  • Denise C.

    Try the house special Bloody Mary, it's very spicey and delicious.

    Denise Courter · February 5, 2012
  • Nathan H.

    Half Meatball special, and half Ricotta, Artichoke Heart + Pepperoni is the perfect close to forty one being official

    Nathan Hackstock · April 19, 2014
  • Shery

    Don't forget to come here when you visit San Diego, is a great restaurant!

    Shery · December 24, 2013
  • Susan O.

    I had the white pizza and added tomatoes. It was amazing.

    Susan O'Connor · August 20, 2011
  • _

    Thumbprint Gallery has art shows on select Tuesday nights and they are awesome!

    _ · October 29, 2014
  • Timothy R.

    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

    Timothy Reese · September 15, 2011
  • NAVA F.

    Simply the basic salad and vegie pizza are awesome!!

    NAVA FERNANDO · September 18, 2013
  • Pete L.

    Must try the mashed potato and bacon on white pie...Amazing!

    Pete Lark · April 9, 2010
  • Roger

    Grab a pizza before they get too noisy and become a dance floor later into the evening

    Roger · March 26, 2015
  • Foodie Diva B.

    The pizza is really good but be careful with your bill and suggested tip.

    Foodie Diva B · August 10, 2014
  • Adam B.

    Great pizza. Good lunch spot, open air, good bar.

    Adam Bennett · January 25, 2010
  • Jesse G. S.

    Great happy hour special. Buy a pizza and get a growler for free!

    Jesse G. Salas · April 30, 2011
  • Tom M.

    Mashed potato're thinking, "huh?" TRY IT. Amazing pizza and a pretty cool vibe.

    Tom Mount · June 16, 2011
  • Reese N.

    Awesome pizza that is unique, great vibe of young professionals

    Reese Newell · November 28, 2013
  • Michael N.

    Try a red pie with artichoke hearts, basil and sun dried tomato..yum!

    Michael Nelson · August 15, 2010
  • Kyle P.

    Red pie with mashed potato and meatball is the best!!!

    Kyle Peterson · March 25, 2011

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