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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 #37 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I discovered the Field on a trip to San Diego in 2008. I made about a half dozen trips to San Diego between that time and the end of 2010. Each of those trips out, I made sure to hit the Field at least once. I hadn't had a chance to get back out to between 2010 and last week.... More

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

What a fantastic review, Casey. Even though you live halfway across the country, I'm so glad to hear that you always put in the effort to pay us a visit whenever you get down to this corner of the country. I'm also proud to hear that the boxty was just as good as you remember it. I hope you won't... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

So pleased we chose to eat at this place - very friendly service, delicious food and very generous portions (fish and chips highly recommended!) and a great lively atmosphere with some cracking music in the background. Highly recommended.

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

I'm glad you chose to eat here as well, AF! Sounds like you had a great time, and I'm glad to hear it. Great choice on the fish and chips, by the way -- they're one of our specialties. I hope you'll come back and visit us again next time you find yourself in San Diego! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Everything here, including a lot of the staff has been shipped over from Ireland. All the décor, the tables, the recipes, everything is very authentic. Food was awesome.

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

You're absolutely right, Laura! Authenticity is our number one focus, and it sounds like you really enjoyed it. And I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the food, as well! I see you're based in Virginia, but I hope you'll come see us again next time you're in San Diego. Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Food was delicious, service was fast, cost was great, servers were wonderful. Everyone was happy and full.

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

Just what I love to hear, Suzanne! Thanks for this great review. It sounds like you had a terrific time here, and I couldn't be happier. Here's hoping we see you again next time you're in San Diego! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

Endicott, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were informed by friendly wait staff, that the entire restaurant was transported from Ireland by the owners. Food and beverages were fantastic. There is a small stage near the bar for musicians and irish step dancers.

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

Authenticity is our top priority, and we're glad you were so happy with your visit here, Valerie! I hope we'll see you again next time you're in San Diego. Thanks for the great review! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

Cheshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I can't believe, but it's 10 years since I was last in the Field. In this time the Gaslamp Quarter has changed, but thankfully The Field has maintained its standards and feel. Unlike some of the larger (too large) bars, there is a close friendly atmosphere inside and no need for someone persuading customers through the door. The bar staff... More

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

We hope it won't be another 10 years before you're back, too! Especially since it really sounds like you enjoy it here so much -- no point in denying yourself, right? I just wanted to thank you for all the compliments. We've really done our best to keep everything authentic and welcoming, despite all the changes in the Gaslamp, and... More

Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A very small pub in the Gaslamp,apparently the interior was dismantled in Ireland,shipped over to San Diego and reassembled inside this place.They have a small area out front on the street with about a dozen seats and that's a good place to sit and watch the chaos.They have live Irish music there a couple of nights a week,I tended to... More

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

You got us exactly right, Nick. Just about everything inside the pub was shipped here in the '90s, from the floorboards to the furniture -- I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! I'm also happy you liked our drink selection and the great people-watching, also. If you should ever find yourself back in San Diego, I hope you'll stop in... More

Omaha, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I'm from Wales and it was a taste of home... loved it, great atmosphere, good food what more can you ask for.

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

You really can't ask for much more than that, Izlander! I'm happy we were able to provide a taste of home so far from home. I see you're based in Nebraska, but if you should find yourself back in SD, I hope you'll pay us another visit! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

New York
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195 reviews 195 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Field has the rare distinction of being both an excellent restaurant and an excellent bar. The room itself is supposedly crafted entirely from reclaimed wood and artifacts from Ireland, and it certainly looks the part! A bit dark, but a nice contrast from the open, breezy San Diegan vibe. I had the pleasure of stopping in for lunch late... More

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

You're right about the bar, MKB -- all the decor, from the floorboards to the stools, was shipped over from Ireland itself. Glad you like our vibe! Sorry you had to return your meal the first time, but I'm glad we were able to replace it for you so quickly. Great choice on the corned beef, and particularly the champ... More

Bellingham, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Terrific pub atmosphere. My wife and I really enjoyed our conversation with the bartender, Dermot. Great selection of local beers on tap and for people watching on the patio.

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

I'm happy to hear you were so pleased with our pub, Rick! We do our best to keep things authentic and genuine, and it's great to know you think we're doing a good job. I'll be sure to let Dermot know how you felt, as well -- I'm sure he'll be glad to hear it. I see you're based in... More

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