A Historical Irish Pub in Leavenworth, KS
Marfield’s roots began back in 1889. The building at 312 N 2nd Street originally served as a carriage house for the Ward Mansion. A portion of the building was torn down and in 1903 the building standing today was converted into a neighborhood tavern. When Esplanade Tavern opened its “doors” it was necessary to provide two separate entrances, one for the non-drinking patrons and one for the imbibers. Richard and Margaret Dubac took over in 1940 and operated a successful, well known, family business until 1981. The Dubac’s influence can still be felt here today. The chef is still using their house dressing, and the customers continue coming back for it.
When Dave Spangler took over as proprietor he completely remodeled and added special touches everywhere. The handcrafted bar, copper table tops, and unique wall decor have enticed a new generation to eat, drink, and be merry within these walls.
The original Marfield’s menu consisted mostly of barbecue and smoked meats. Slowly, Irish Pub Grub found its way on the menu along with the fun and lively atmosphere that anything Irish brings with it. The friends, characters, and customers of Marfield’s have shaped the carriage house of yesteryear into the fun and friendly atmosphere that you find here today. Of course, the beer has helped too!