Brewing in North County

Bruski Burgers & Brew
92131 Magazine | January 1, 2015

Bruce Nguyen, Owner and Founder of Bruski Burgers & Brew, is proud to offer some of the best burgers and craft beer in North County, but is even prouder of how he serves them. He designed Bruski as a spot where Scripps Ranch residents can feel at home. “When you enter our restaurant, you will be greeted with a smile and treated like family,” said Bruce. As a longtime Scripps Ranch resident himself, he found a sense of belonging in the welcoming community, and he works to promote that sense of belonging through his restaurant.

“Our approach is to use the freshest ingredients available,” shared Bruce. “We are strong supporters of ‘buy local.’ Our beer lineup is proof of our strong relationship with local breweries.” He includes larger local breweries like Ballast Point and Stone Brewing Co. as well as supporting smaller, newer breweries.

The Bruski tap list is also tailored to suit San Diegan tastes. “IPA is king in San Diego, so we feature as many IPAs as possible,” explained Bruce. “On any given day, we will have at least a third of our taps pouring an IPA or an IPA variant like a red IPA, black IPA, or double IPA.” The lineup updates constantly to provide the perfect combination of new choices and old favorites.

Bruski’s local involvement extends beyond the tap. As Bruce said, “It makes us feel good to be able to give back to our community. We support our local schools, sport teams, and organizations through sponsorships, donations, and fundraisers.” He has provided mentoring opportunities to guide students pursuing hospitality management degrees, as well as hiring local students and sponsoring fundraisers for local organizations.

Learn more about Bruski Burgers & Brew at, and look forward to the opening of Bruski’s second location in Poway, scheduled for spring 2015.


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