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The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant

544 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6926 (Downtown)
+1 619-232-9840
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Ranked #79 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Join us in our turn of the century Irish pub, shipped piece by piece from Ireland and relocated in the heart of San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter.As soon as you walk through the door you will be enveloped by the warm relaxing atmosphere of an old Irish country pub. Irish people the world over have earned a reputation for their friendliness and hospitality, so our crew will make you feel welcome and relaxed as soon as you meet them.Our menu includes all of your Irish favorites, like shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, Guinness beef stew, boxty dishes and full Irish breakfast served all day.The Field is happy to offer discounted food and drinks during happy hour, from opening until 7 PM Monday - Friday and from opening until 5 PM Saturday and Sunday.The air at The Field is filled with the buzz of people engaging in the art of conversation, savoring the homemade food, enjoying the traditional music and of course the clink of glasses as revelers sample one of our many imported draft beers. If you prefer something a little stronger, we boast one of San Diego's largest selection of single malt and blended whiskey. Irish, Scotch, Bourbon, and Rye are all available, with over 50 different labels in all.
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Temecula, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

had a blast at this place. Live music, Jameson and some great pub food. To be honest I never really got into irish food untill this place. Definitely my favorite pub in SD. Go with friends, eat drink and have a good time.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad we could be your introduction to Irish food -- you picked a great place to try it, if I do say so myself. Our food is as authentic as we know how to make it, and I'm really happy you're a fan. I look forward to your next visit! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More 

Gretna, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Irish Dancers perform on stage next to the bar, authentic fare was very good and filling. We stopped in after a Chargers win and had a great time.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much! Authenticity is just what we aim for, so I'm happy you thought your food hit the mark. I hope we'll see you again next time you're in San Diego! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More 

South Pole
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I really liked the atmosphere of The Field, but the food and even the beer selection could have been much better for a pub that I thought was more highly rated. In the end, it turned out to be a good pub, but one that I would have expected to be equally good in any number of cities.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here, but I'm disappointed that we weren't what you were hoping for. I hope you'll consider giving us another chance -- we really pride ourselves on our extensive beer selection and authentic Irish food, and I'd love to show you why we're as highly rated as you mentioned. I know we can show you... More 

Orange County, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stopped here, on our Pub-Crawl back to the hotel...had a delicious Irish Coffee, and then...had to have several more. :-) Our waitress was as sweet as they come, and we enjoyed the atmosphere. We ended with some complimentary birthday cheesecake, also very good. What a nice little Irish gem of a place. Loved it.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

That Irish coffee is a real specialty of ours, so I'm really glad you were such a fan! Thanks so much for taking the time to write up this terrific review -- it really does mean a lot. I hope we'll be seeing you around again soon! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More 

PACIFIC
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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Typical dark wood and hard seats. Good food though. Had a boxtey for the first time - kind of a potato pancake tortilla filled with chicken, white sauce, mushrooms, etc. Very good. The lamb shepherds pie was tasty with a good lamb flavor. And, of course, good beers.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it, Hobbes! I appreciate the kind words. Great choice on the boxty, too -- it's one of our most authentic traditional Irish dishes, so I appreciate the kind words about it. Here's hoping we see you again soon so we can earn that fifth star! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More 

San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Wee bit of Ireland right in downtown San Diego. Most of the decor and many of the staff are direct imports from the olde country. Music and dancing in the evening adds to the charm. Shepherds Pie is the best!!!

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

You really summed us up! Thanks so much for all the kind words. Great choice on the Shepherd's Pie, also -- it's one of our biggest specialties. Hope we'll be seeing you again soon for more! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More 

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We don't live in the area and hadn't been back in over a year, but the food at The Field borders on the ethereal. We had the irish sampler and the boxy sampler and with each bite, it was a mix of joy for the great and amazing food to anguish that it would soon be over and there wasn't... More 

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much for this amazing review! This might be some of the highest praise we've ever gotten, and I was really happy to see it. First off, authenticity is exactly what we aim for, so it's great to hear you think we really hit the mark. "Ethereal" is not a word I've ever seen used to describe our... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband had the Guiness beef stew boxty and he loved it. My daughter and I shared the boxty sampler. A boxty is a potato pancake so for a beef stew boxty they wrap a pancake around the stew. Yummy! Not a fancy place but good food and serve.

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your meals so much the other day, Carol! I appreciate hearing from you, and I hope you'll be back again sometime. I see you're in Winnipeg now, but next time you're in San Diego, you'll know where to find us! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More 

Winsford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Travelled quite a far way out of town to try this pub. Met a lovely couple to chat to who made our night. Food was ok but nothing to write home about. Shepherds pie does not have cheese on top in Ireland. Everything here has cheese and more cheese!! The waitress who served us was abrupt and plonked everything down... More 

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Marie, I appreciate hearing from you, and I'm sorry we didn't quite meet your expectations. First off, I apologize if your waitress was anything less than courteous and friendly to you -- that's actually fairly unusual for us, so we'll do our best to make sure it doesn't happen again. Also, if your shepherds pie had cheese on it, that... More 

Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As authentic as you can get! The food is fantastic. They serve the traditional pub fare, as well as lesser known dishes, like boxty (which was awesome!). The staff were amazing, Highly recommended!

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Daniel D, Owner at The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

What a great review, Tara! Authenticity is what we aim for, so it's great to know you think we hit the mark. I'm especially happy that you like our boxty so much -- it's definitely one of our tastiest specialties. I hope you'll come see us again next time you're in San Diego! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More 

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Additional Information about The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant

Address: 544 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6926
Phone Number: +1 619-232-9840
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25

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