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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 #121 of 4,125 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I popped in with a friend after an evening out elsewhere. It was everything I would expect in an Irish pub.

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

Hi Shaun, We're happy to hear that you had a nice night cap with us! Thank you for your positive feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon (maybe for some Irish Fayre!). Thanks again for your review. More 

Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This place was literally shipped from Dublin, Ireland. Dark and wooded with brick just like a pub you'd find in IRE. Only thing I wasn't crazy about was the amount of cigarette and cigar smoke coming from outside which stunk up the joint. Friendly staff, great pints, and good appetizers. Definitely worth checking out if you're into Irish culture.

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

Thank you for the feedback! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the authenticity of our pub and appreciate your compliments. We hope you'll be back soon for a pint of Guinness or some authentic Irish tunes. Thanks again for the review! More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

absolutely what they advertise, complete with the beaten up furnishings. live entertainment, which was pretty good and Irish tunes during breaks. Had both dinner and lunch would recommend anything on the menu. Authentic.

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

Thank you for your kind words! We take pride in offering an authentic Irish experience to all of our guests and are pleased to hear that this was your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again for the review! More 

Vancouver, BC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We ate with a group of 6 a few nights ago and overall the food was pretty good but if they used less salt it could have been even better. I enjoyed their banger burger which was a nice take on burgers with beef, sausage and an egg on top. I like how they have Irish samplers so you get... More 

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

Hi Ruby, Thank you for sending over your feedback. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the Banger Burger, but are disappointed that you did not receive the warm service we are typically known for. We appreciate your suggestions, and will pass them along to the appropriate managers so we can improve. That being said, we hope to see you... More 

Glasgow
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We chose to eat at The Field because of the many good reviews on Trip advisor. We were seated upstairs and then left without drinks or an order being taken for about 15 minutes. If you go I would ask to be sat downstairs as the heat upstairs was oppressive. I had the Boxty sampler which I was really disappointed... More 

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

Hi There, It sounds like you came to see us on a very busy day, and we would like to apologize once again for the issues you experienced. Although you already spoke to a manager, we will discuss your review with our staff again so that your experience is not repeated. We take pride in providing a welcoming atmosphere for... More 

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97 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We dined here with a group of meeting attendees. The service was a tad slow despite the waitress's efforts. I had the house specialty: the Shepherd's pie. Not bad, but I had better Irish food. Maybe worth a visit if you feel daring.

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

Hi Marco, Thank you for sending over your feedback. We're disappointed to hear that the service was slow, as this is not what we strive for. We're a little surprised you didn't enjoy the Shepherd's Pie; it's usually one of our most talked about dishes, so we think you might have come in on an off night. We'd like to... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to the field for lunch. For appetizer, we got sausage rolls and fries with curry sauce. Both were great. For lunch, i got the new item, chicken and mushroom boxty which was very good. The chicken was a bit dry, which kept it from being great. Hubby got shepherds pie, which he enjoyed. We chose this place because... More 

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

Hi Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to send your feedback! We're disappointed to hear that your chicken was dry, as this is not the food quality we strive to serve to our guests. We will relay your comments to the appropriate managers to ensure our meals consistently reach their full potential. We're happy that your husband enjoyed our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our first night in San Diego and we were looking for a casual bite. We found the positive reviews on trip advisor abc decided to give this place a try. What a gem. All the staff are from Ireland and the food is amazing. Not what you would expect in Southern California. I have never been to Ireland but after... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Field. We hope to see you again soon for some authentic Irish music and fayre. Thanks again! More 

Temecula, California
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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 

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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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