About Us

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

Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille
is changing to
The Hooley Pub & Kitchen.
Same owners. Same family. Same fun.
The Hooley Pub & Kitchen Est. 2008

Our Story

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

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 four locations throughout the northeast Ohio area.

John, Ward and Richie set their sights on operating the best sports bar in the area.
As it turns out, they've been successful in achieving their goal.
The Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille has been voted
BEST SPORTS BAR by Cleveland City Voters from 2011 through 2020, consecutively.
Thank you, voters.

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're building a better brand.
Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille is transitioning to
The Hooley Pub & Kitchen.

Same owners. Same family. Same fun.

MORE from our president

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.

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

We're building a new Hooley
with a change to
The Hooley Pub & Kitchen
and we're opening a new location.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Richie Reece, President

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