A stone’s throw from the beach, Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas is a neighborhood-friendly dining and drinking destination found in North County San Diego. Stylish but not stuffy, Union Kitchen & Tap is warm and inviting and boasts three separate dining areas, all of which share a craftsman theme of reclaimed wood accents and modern furnishings. Open garage doors invite all who pass by into the lively main bar & comfortable dining area. Upon entering, a quiet intimate room resembling the inside of an oak tree beckons to the right, while the Dart Room hides in a cozy nook of the southwest corner – look for the flashing vintage arrow to point the way.
Inventive American cuisine. Our product-driven menu showcases the quality and purity of the ingredients, letting both the flavors and the passion from our chefs shine through. Our seasonal menu reflects a repertoire of new and traditional cooking methods enhanced by the best ingredients available from land and sea. We proudly encourage craftsmanship and the revival of traditional practices.
We take the same care with our wine and cocktail list as we do with our dining menus, emphasizing interesting, artisanal winemakers and showcasing house-made cocktails and craft beers. Our creative mixologists serve up classic and progressive cocktails that shine with a broad spectrum of specially selected spirits and liqueurs. While paying homage to barkeeps of the past, we have designed a program rooted in science and tradition yet fueled by a passion for discovery. Sessionable local, regional, and international craft brews can also be found on our drink menu.
We pride ourselves in providing a unique dining and drinking destination that includes local flavors, signature cocktails and unique brews to satisfy the local community and visitors alike. Our staff are locals who know and love the area and who appreciate the bounty of what Southern California has to offer.