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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 #58 of 4,042 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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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I'm sure I can take Irish Pub off my bucket list. Warm staff, low lighting, exquisite whisky, beer and pub fare. Irish (with distinctive regional accents) was the primary language.

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

Glad you feel we met your definition of a great, true Irish pub! Authenticity is our top priority, so it's great to know you thought we did a good job. Sounds like you loved just about everything about us, so I hope we see you again soon. Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

Dundalk, Louth, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This pub was recommended to my husband and I by a friend. We walked past the pub a few times and although it looked pretty dark and dingy, we felt duty bound to call in on account of his recommendation (just to say we had been). It was early evening on a Saturday or Sunday, so it was pretty quiet... More

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

Sara, I truly apologize for the rude treatment you received when you came to visit us the other day. I'm sorry you didn't get a chance to see what we're all about, because I have a feeling you would have enjoyed it here. I want to assure you that if our doorman came across as anything less than polite and... More

Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Field is a unique Irish pub that reeks of old Ireland. The moment you step inside, you feel as though you've stumbled upon a set for an Irish film. But you don't have to be Irish to appreciate what the pub has to offer. For dinner my wife ordered the Halibut fish and chips, which she said was the... More

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Ernesto. This is the kind of feedback I love to see the best. Authenticity and great customer service are our two top priorities, so it's good to hear you thought we succeeded at both. There's so much high praise in this review that I don't even know where to begin, and all... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went here on our last night in San Diego and cant say we were disappointed. The food and portion sizes were great, staff very friendly and Guinness not bad either.

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

Glad to hear it, Kaz. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the great review! Hope we see you again while you're in town. Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Everytime I am in San Diego this is the first bar I go to. The atmosphere is friendly and bar staff are really pleasant.

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

Glad to hear that! Thanks for being a longtime fan, and for the great review. Hope we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was dragged here years back. It soon became my addiction. Had to ho back for the delicious fish'n chips again and again. Good ambiance and good service. Excellent place if you're into brews.

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

Glad you're a fan of ours, Robyne! Sounds like you love just about everything we have to offer, and I hope we'll be seeing you again really soon. Cheers, Daniel D, Owner More

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