Best 12 Irish Pubs in San Diego

Are you on the lookout for the most sophisticated Irish Pubs in San Diego?

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Keep in mind, this article is in ascending order. We’ve saved the best Irish Pubs for last. Enjoy the list!


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San Diego has some of the most excellent Irish Pubs in the United States, and there are plenty to choose from. Irish pubs are the place to go for guaranteed fun, delicious food, live music, and an overall good atmosphere, but you don’t have to be in Ireland to be in Ireland to visit one. Irish people the world over have earned a reputation for their friendliness and hospitality, so their crew will make you feel welcome and relaxed as soon as you meet them.  Get ready to experience the luck of the Irish with a pint of Guinness and a bite of traditional Irish grub at any one of the best Irish bars in San Diego. Irish Pubs in San Diego are known for live bands playing great drinking songs, fantastic creamy pint of Guinness, great music- occasional traditional music, range of delicious Irish cuisine, extensive drink and food menu, and chic decor.

12. Hennessey’s La Jolla

Hennessey's La Jolla

Hennessey’s La Jolla is a Irish-style pub chain serving breakfast, bar bites, burgers and more in a casual, traditional space. Great little tavern. Your neighborhood meeting place in Gorgeous La Jolla.

11. The Harp

The Harp

The Harp is an easygoing Irish sports bar offering classic pub fare. A hundred thousand welcomes to The Harp Irish Pub and Restaurant in Ocean Beach, San Diego. Great location on Newport in Ocean Beach.

10. O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub

O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Friendly service, authentic Irish fayre and traditional Irish music are the staples of O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub. O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub creates an experience that will transport you to another time and place.

9. McP’s Irish Pub

McP's Irish Pub

McP’s Irish Pub was founded in 1982 by former Navy SEAL Greg McPartlin, Mc P’s Irish pub has served Coronado & San Diego area with the heartiest food, drink, and entertainment for almost 40 years. They have the best entertainment and bar scene in Coronado as proven by their repeated Best of Coronado Awards. What a popular Irish spot featuring local talent and traditional pub fare along with stunning beers & spirits.

8. Poway’s Irish Pub

Poway's Irish Pub

Are you looking for an amazing Irish spot in San Diego? Poway’s Irish Pub is the place for an amazing experience. Formally known as Patrick’s Irish Pub, this long-standing local watering hole was brought out by Rob Jenkins and Rob Goforth. Jenkins has been bartending at this location for years and gladly made the transition to part-owner with Goforth, who seems to collect bars for fun.

7. Hooleys Public House

Hooleys Public House

Looking for a quality Irish pub? Just head east to Rancho San Diego. Welcome to Hooley’s Public House pub, where you can enjoy authentic Irish fare, delicious traditional Irish dishes and warm barstool. Just a short drive from downtown San Diego, Hooleys is an Irish pub you can’t just leave. Hooleys Public House is a Irish pub in San Diego that has pints, plates of Irish fare and daily drink specials offered up in a roomy, woody space. A nice Irish pub with an impressive menu. Cozy in among beer-themed, rustic decor while you try your hand at the beloved dartboard. And if you’re looking for something to sip on, the Irish Maid with Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey, honey simple syrup, lemon juice and muddled English cucumber is a must.

6. Dan Diegos Pub

Dan Diegos Pub

Dan Diego’s Pub is a family owned Pub which prides itself in our homemade dishes, traditional flavors, and welcoming environment. Dan Diegos opened in March of 2013 by Chef Ryan Fulton. The restaurant embodied the culmination of his vision to not only provide simple, heartly, and made-from-scratch meals to the Bay Park community which he grew up.

5. Blarney Stone

Blarney Stone

If you’re looking for a good time at this Irish pub, seek out Blarney Stone in San Diego. Great neighborhood bar! Old-school Irish pub for beer and cocktails in an upbeat atmosphere with live entertainment. There Blarney Stone is such a fun place to be with friends or just to listen to Old Stormy or The Fooks play. While the Blarney Stone’s strip mall location may not look like your standard Irish pub, the flowing pints of Guinness and a live band that is known to play rowdy Irish drinking songs will quickly have you singing its praises.

4. Stout Public House

Stout Public House

Stout Public House is downtown San Diego’s neighborhood Irish Pub. Stout offers a large selection of fresh starters, soups, salads, and entrees. Hours of operation include Monday through Tuesday from 4pm to 1am, Wednesday through Friday from 11am to 2am, Saturday from 4pm to 2am, and Sunday from 10am to 2am.

3. The Ould Sod

The Ould Sod

If you’re looking for a quiet place, this is what you want. Nice Irish Pub. Casual Irish pub featuring imported draft beer, local craft brews and a weekly karaoke night. If the name alone doesn’t scream “Irish”, we don’t know what else will. It’s just the kind of place that feels like home as soon as you walk in the door. The addition of a back bar area really opens the place up from its 1970s style dive bar schematic to incorporate more types of activities that bar customers expect these days.

2. Long Story Irish Pub

Long Story Irish Pub

Are you looking for an amazing Irish Pub in San Diego? Long Story Irish Pub is the place to be! Traditional Irish fare along with some creative takes on classic pub favorites. Long Story Irish Pub hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 4pm to Close, Friday through Saturday from Noon to Close, and Sunday 11:59 am to Close. Long Story offers a menu of Irish-inspired eats like corned beer stuffed egg rolls, Reuben fries, corned beef tacos, a St. Patty Melt burger, Shepherds Pie, bangers & mash, and a full bar featuring Irish whiskey and beers. The concept also has a sports bar ambiance with 14 flat-screen televisions playing daily competitions, including soccer.

1. The Field Irish Pub

The Field Irish Pub

Looking for something unique while visiting downtown San Diego in the GasLamp District? The Field Irish Pub is a genuine bit of Ireland in San Diego’s Downtown Gaslamp Quarter. Get there to experience Irish food and drink in an award-winning ambiance and don’t be surprised if you stay for our live and lively environment. Cozy pub, literally shipped over from Ireland, boasts hearty fare, draft beers and traditional tunes. The Field Irish Pub is beautiful and spacious inside – The inside of this Irish Pub features architectural items from a pub in Ireland; neat doors and history.  This place takes you across the pond with some authentic Irish flavor in a classic pub style.

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In Conclusion

Overall Irish Pubs are great spots for a truly wholesome, welcoming vibe. You’ll definitely love the warmth and familiarity of drinking in an Irish pub. Don’t wait to be told of the experience in Irish pubs in San Diego, head to one of the pubs and have a worthwhile experience for yourself.

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