The Compass

300 Carlsbad Village Dr (Btwn Lincoln St & Washington St), Carlsbad, CA 92008, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Wed
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • Noon–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 108 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    "pint of Port City Shark Attack West Coast Double Red."(2 Tips)
    Lance Z.
    "Shark attack double red ale was wicked."(2 Tips)
    Vickie M.
    "Great beer selection, fun menu and awesome service."(3 Tips)
    Pamela R.
    "Best bar menu in carlsbad."(8 Tips)
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28 tips and reviews.

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  • beer
  • double red
  • shark attack
  • corn dogs
  • cocktails
  • french fries
  • mac & cheese
  • bacon wrapped dates
  • short ribs
  • lively
  • good service
  • wine
  • great value
  • chicken & waffles
  • good for groups
  • burgers
  • casual
  • music
  • brussel sprouts
  • portobello mushrooms
  • Michael J.

    Usually busy on the weekends but has the best Craft Beer selection in Carlsbad!

    Michael Jones · 1 week ago
  • Karen P.

    Bacon wrapped dates & sweet potato fries

    Karen Powers · July 30
  • Denette

    Cool little place downtown by Vinaka and Coyote! Great food good cocktails and beers

    Denette · July 28
  • B3r

    Guy asked bartender what IPAd they had on tap. Bartender said, "just look at the board, we have at least 12"...there were 3 listed...

    B3r · November 22, 2014
  • Muddy

    Craft beer, cocktails, truffle fries! No tv for those who don't want to miss a game

    Muddy · August 12, 2014
  • Ryan S.

    Awesome place.

    Ryan Schwenkner · August 9, 2014
  • Joe S.

    Great service!

    Joe Smith · July 20, 2014
  • Shannon D.

    Drinks were heavily watered down. Quinoa burger was Disappointing. Nice atmosphere though & good beer selection

    Shannon D'Orsi · July 5, 2014
  • Vickie M.

    Beyond delicious. Great beer selection, fun menu and awesome service. Highly recommend the chicken and waffles appetizer and the short rib entree.

    Vickie McMurchie · June 28, 2014
  • Tim K.

    Corndogs are the best

    Tim Kline · February 9, 2014
  • @SocialSweet S.

    Horrible all around, guy I was there with had bartender STEAL money from him, I had waitress STEAL money from me, and the food was disgusting...but I'm sure "it was all just a mistake" sure honey sure

    @SocialSweet Spot · January 25, 2014
  • Brent H.

    If you like mushrooms, try the portobello fries. Very good!

    Brent Haughey · December 15, 2013
  • Ashleigh L.

    Happy Hour 4-6pm daily! $2 off craft beers, $2 off beer flights, $3 off well cocktails, $2 off wine by the glass, and amazing food!

    Ashleigh Leavell · November 23, 2013
  • Seth R.

    From their drinks to the food everything is excellent. The environment is very comfortable and inviting.

    Seth Rockwell · November 8, 2013
  • Inga I.

    It gets pretty crowded on a Friday night. They serve food pretty late, after 11pm. Good looking crowd. Cross between hot hipsters and surfers. I like it ;)

    Inga Intriago · July 27, 2013
  • Dom Z.

    Such a small bar with too many kids! Call the fire marshal !!!!

    Dom Z · July 26, 2013
  • P.

    Ok, we admit that we love this place for the very sexy servers. :-) Beers are great too!

  • Nikki Q.

    Service is average at best, Brussels prouts, mac and and hangar steak were good!

    Nikki Q. · October 2, 2012
  • Vincent

    Friday night was busy, but had a good vibe to the crowd. During our visit they played Deltron 3030, AND Blackalicious! Great music and good vibes.

    Vincent · September 15, 2012
  • Gary Y.

    Great place and great people. Try the bacon wrapped corndogs or the hanger steak.

    Gary Yashian · August 29, 2012
  • Lance Z.

    The previous tips were all accurate. Excellent burger place cooked EXACTLY as ordered. Shark attack double red ale was wicked. Mac and cheese was very good.

    Lance Ziegler · August 3, 2012
  • Jan N.

    The macaroni and cheese is incredible!

    Jan Neff-Sinclair · June 16, 2012
  • Michelle B.

    Try the burger. Best one I've had in long time! Cooked perfect.

    Michelle Brady · May 15, 2012
  • Nathanael Z.

    If you like real hiphop & good beer this is is the spot. Old school gems!

    Nathanael Zamir · February 5, 2012
  • Thrillist

    Navigate yourself to this spot & let your mouth 'discover' a pint of Port City Shark Attack West Coast Double Red. Soak it up with a bacon-wrapped corndog. Read more

    Thrillist · January 19, 2012
  • Ronda U.

    Love the brussel sprouts and beers

    Ronda Ussery · January 15, 2012
  • Pamela R.

    Best bar menu in carlsbad. Quinoa burgers, gourmet mac n cheese etc

    Pamela Rouse · January 6, 2012
  • Maureen T.

    Lots of local brews.

    Maureen Taylor · January 1, 2012

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