About Us

The Hooley Pub & Kitchen
is a family owned
and operated local concept
born in Mentor in 2008.

Formerly Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille.
Same owners. Same family. Same fun.
Brand new look!

The Hooley Pub & Kitchen Est. 2008

Our Story

What's a Hooley?
Hooley is Irish slang for a lively party or celebration, usually a home kitchen party.

Hooley Pub & Kitchen, formerly Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille, was founded in 2008 by John Reece and Ward Lawson, two thirty-year veterans in the food service industry with a passion for great tasty food and legendary service. Together, with the support of their families, they created a family friendly, party-like Irish-American sports bar. Supported by a pool of investors comprised of family and friends, they have expanded their privately owned, unique concept to five locations throughout the northeast Ohio area.

Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille has evolved over the years
to meet the changing needs of our guests and the experiences they search for.

With that in mind, we've built a better brand.
Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille is now
The Hooley Pub & Kitchen.

Enjoy your time at The Hooley!


Our Mission

Together, we culture respect.
Respect for each other,
respect for our business and its success,
respect for our guests,
respect for our communities.

Our Owners

John Reece

John Reece

Co-Owner, CEO,
Managing Member

Ward Lawson 5-2022

Ward Lawson

Co-Owner, VP,
Strategic Consultant

Richie Reece; Co-Owner, President

Richie Reece

Co-Owner, President