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Maloney's Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub
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777 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-232-6000
15:00 - 02:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

My friends and I were walking around Gaslamp when we found Maloney's. The 1st floor was dead... maybe 6 people. It was easy to get a drink at that bar. Downstairs has the dance floor and pool tables. They play great music. A lot more people downstair having a lot of fun.

Thank Betravel1
Alta Loma, California
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252 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

More like a dorm rec room with a bar attached. Irish in name only. If you want the Irish experience and great food and drinks with the Irish flavor go to 'The Field" or "Dublin Square Irish Pub & Grill" this place is not up to the quality level that the Gaslamp District has going on ! C&H

Thank ahdiii
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The door guy said it was a $10 cover charge per person but that all drinks were $1. He lied. The dollar drinks were of the cheap stuff and didn't include red wine, scotch or Crown. When I mentioned it to him, he snapped at me and called the manager over. We basically stayed for 1 drink, that cost more... More 

Thank D C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

This place is in a great location. Located on a lower level, It's perfect if you're looking for a quiet place to drink, relax, and escape the outside world for a bit. The drink list is extensive, and the bartenders friendly. The atmosphere is fun, and there are pool tables and a dart board. Love this place.

Thank NikEnnis
Becker, Minnesota
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356 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

In spite of having an awesome name, this place is obviously trying to close. The entrance on fifth street was open, but the entrance on the adjacent street was a locked with no signage. We walked down the dark stairwell 6:30 PM. There was a lady at the bar and someone at a pool table, other than that the place... More 

Thank curioustravelor2010
Becker, Minnesota
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349 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

We stopped here for drinks and their overall selection was on the small side. It seems like mostly a college aged bar although it was dead in the early evening when we were there. Our bartender was an extremely nice young lady who answered all of our questions about the area and college life. She made us stay longer than... More 

Thank FamilyDad2013
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

My friend & I were visiting from Australia & we were very impressed with the bar man. The place itself was a dive- but ended up being fun. We had "around the World" drinks- DEEEELICIOUS & super cheap!!!

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Del Mar
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Went here to be at an Irish Pub for Bloomsday. Chose Maloney's at random from the 5 Irish Pubs in the Gaslamp. A mistake. At 6:30 PM the place was empty. We two were the only customers. We left at 8 PM and they were up to a total of six customers. This place is huge but only 6 customers-... More 

Thank catatthebeach
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Ok, sure, I can see how this is a college bar and a nice hangout because of the billiards and the dance floor. However, that doesn't excuse the fact that EVERYTHING seemed to be sticky (seats, floor) and that drinks were unreasonably expensive ($25 for 2 gin and tonics), especially considering that they seemed to have absolutely NO gin in... More 

Thank Napoli-phile21
Portland, Oregon
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

This place made me feel old! Dollar drinks on a Thursday night were pretty awesome, but I didn't appreciate seeing barely 21-year-olds grinding on each other like they just discovered the opposite sex. I had a fun time with my friends - this is a good place to go if you want to go buck-wild, but not great for having... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-6000

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