Dobson's Owner Takes Over Longtime The Dubliner Space In San Diego's Gaslamp For New Irish-Mexican Pub Concept

April 15, 2021

The owner of downtown's historic Dobson's Bar & Restaurant has taken over the former The Dubliner space in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter and will open The Patricios, an Irish-Mexican fusion restaurant, cantina and pub.

The Dubliner shuttered last summer after nearly two decades serving San Diego's Gaslamp, although the Irish Pub promised it would return in a new location. The longtime partner of Dobson's Bar & Restaurant, Marcos Luciano, has taken over the expansive space to bring a fresh concept to downtown. 

Dubbed The Patricios, named in honor of the Los Patricios (St. Patrick's) battalion of Irish immigrants that fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War, the incoming eatery will meld a Mexican cantina with an Irish pub to create a unique bar and restaurant. The menu will be created with the help of Dobson's Executive Chef Martin San Roman, a Mexico City-native that was classically trained in Paris and has cooked all over the world. There will also be a full bar with Irish, Mexican and craft beer, as well as cocktails and wine. 

The Patricios is expected to open as early as this summer at 554 Fourth Avenue in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.