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McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon

#3,011 of 4,285 Restaurants in San Diego
$Irish, ,
731 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6917
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible22%
Sep 14, 2018
“Security just pushed me down the stairs. DONT GO TO THIS PLACE!!!”
Aug 17, 2018
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Irish, Bar, Pub
731 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6917
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This actually happened. There was a fight at the bar and they thought my husband was involved. While we were going out, the security pushed me, a woman, from her back, down the stairs. I wasn’t even drinking, I wasn’t doing anything. He just pushed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lb2018298
Reviewed August 17, 2018

So as an Irishman abroad you must always have to check out the local establishments This is not an Irish bar by anyone's imagination completely soulless and devoid of any smiles or welcoming staff Guy at the door asked me for iD - I am...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank H7015AQdavidc
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

As an Irish student travelling and working in San Diego for the summer on A J1 visa, this was the go to place for all Irish students every monday night during the summer! The place would be packed with people with long queues outside with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank AshleysReivew
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Went here with a group on a Thursday night. The owner went against his word saying we got in for free but then said we had to pay. He also lied saying that he was doing us a favour as only us would get free...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Rachel G
Reviewed June 16, 2017

This place had average bar food and cheap drinks if they like you. If you misunderstand the drink deals they will kick you out without explanation. Some of the bartenders are nice some are verbally abusive. Come expecting little and you will be fine.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank R0BYM0
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Do not bring friends or family here. This is where you bring your close friends for cheap drinks. This place has a good night life if you like noisy, sweaty, wild, dingy clubs with a generic DJ on the stand. Central location with a patio...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Ezra C
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours here with some Mets fans before walking over to the game. Food and drinks were much better than I expected.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank dennis1027
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

You're wondering why the drinks are cheep? Security guys making money by saying randomly you did something wrong (like you where standing in their way?!?) take you out and tell you, you can enter again by paying them 20$ what is ridiculous! Thats just rip-off...More

Date of visit: April 2016
1  Thank PascalB2800
Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Excelent option to drink before parties or happy hour! Cheap drink with good selection! Music is also nice and danceable!

Thank Guilherme G
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Bartender Carl was professional! He suggested items to eat and he made me "special" drinks all evening! They were all delicious!! I will go see Carl again when I return to San Diego!!

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank ckfoody
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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Seating, Television
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 731 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6917
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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