There shouldn't be any need to pay for this field. It's gonna be mid day on a friday, and short of playing at a school, everything should be fair game. The prudent thing to do is to schedule this game on a subway route so that people can get out, get showered and get to the bar for 4. A 1pm start is smart. I really wanna play but being at the bar for 3:30-4 is job 1 for me.
The bar was good enough to take us in and give us a spot, so if we plan other things, let's make sure we treat them right.