The Scoop: DC is a city with many crossroads: cultures coming together to coexist, bringing not ...The Scoop: DC is a city with many crossroads: cultures coming together to coexist, bringing not just their cultural and culinary heritages but also their unique spin on boozing. And no city’s cultural melange would be complete without its share of the quintessential staple that is the Irish Pub. Ireland’s Four Fields of Cleveland Park is happy to fill the niche...but not without a few surprises mixed into the beer and pub-grub theme.
If you’ve been around the DC block a few times, you might know this place by its old name: Ireland’s Four Provinces. Originally opened in 1976 under that name, it became Ireland’s Four Fields after a change in ownership. And while the owner, Frank Hugues, might be afraid of copyright infringement, he’s certainly not afraid of the British. “The north of Ireland is still under British rule, but all of Ireland's got four provinces total, so the name is a bit of a kick in their ass.” As hard as it is to put politics aside in a city like Washington, a few beers should help: Stop in for happy hour, where you can snag one (or five) of their 20 draft beers for three bucks each. Pitchers are just $14 from open to close, every single day, too.
Most nights of the week, you’ll find Frank somewhere in the bar. But Wednesday night, featuring the Pub Quiz, is his favorite. Trivia not your style? Haven’t made it to confession in a while? No worries. Every Thursday night during the summer, the bar hosts “Theology on Tap” with 25 cent wings all night. There’s a full menu, too, with bar favorites like wings and sliders and some Irish classics like Shepherd’s Pie, Guinness Stew and potato soup. But if you’re feeling fancy, you can always order a salad and sip on Francis Ford Coppola’s take on sparkling white wine (it comes in a can with a built-in bendy straw).
20 beers on tap, $14 for a pitcher from open to close
“Sofia” champagne in a can, $6
Irish Nachos (made with crinkle-cut fries instead of chips), $9
Irish chips with curry sauce, $9
Bangers and mash, $15
Monday - Thursday, 5pm - 2am
Friday & Saturday, 4pm - 3am
Sunday, 1pm - 2am