Welcome to Hooleys

We welcome you to our Irish Pub, where you can enjoy authentic Irish fayre, delicious traditional Irish dishes, friendly service and a warm barstool. Cheers!!.

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Welcome to our Pub
Irish are known for bringing many wonderful gifts to the Western world, such as Guinness Beer, Irish Whiskey and Boxty Dishes.

Ireland is saturated with small pubs throughout the countryside. These pubs have a unique charm and brilliance. People from all over the world come to relax with wonderful music and great conversation.

We welcome you to our Irish Pub, where you can enjoy authentic Irish fayre, delicious traditional Irish dishes, friendly service and a warm barstool.


Hooleys I

Thursday 9/19
Wood N Lips Open Mic - 6:30

Friday 9/20
Jamacha Project - 8:30

Saturday 9/21
King Taylor Project - 8:00

Click Here to view this month's live music

Hooleys II

Friday 9/20
Tony Cummins - 9:00

Saturday 9/21
Surf Farmer - 8:30

Click Here to view this month's live music


Happy Hour

Week Days. 3pm - 6pm

  • $3 OFF Bottles of Wine
  • $1 OFF All Draft Beer, Wine, and Cocktails
  • $1 OFF All a la carte Tacos
Late Night Happy Hour
Sunday-Thursday 9pm - Close
  • $1.50 OFF All Draft Beer, Wine, and Cocktails
  • $1 OFF Appetizers and Tacos


Monday Madness

  • $6 and Up Burgers

Taco Tuesdays

  • $3 and Up Tacos

Wing, Wine & Whiskey Wednesday

  • Whiskey, Wine and Wing Specials
  • Wee Folk eat free
  • With an Adult Paid Entree. Not valid with specials or discounted items

Irish Thursday

  • $5 Irish Beers
  • Boxty Specials All Day

Friday and Saturday

  • Late Night Entertainment
  • Prime Rib Dinner Special

Saturday and Sunday

  • $4 Bloody Marys
  • Brunch until 2pm
  • Bottomless Champagne(Sundays Only)
Latest News and Events

Thursdays is Open Mic night at Rancho San Diego

Join us for Wood 'n' Lips Open Mic Thursdays on the Patio. Sign-ups from 5:30 until 6:15, drawings for time slots at 6:15, and music from 6:30 to 9:30

Check out our segment on Lifestyles San Diego

Click the link below:
Lyle and Grace Caddell with Craig MacDonald on Lifestyles San Diego

Hooleys Gift Cards

Makes the perfect gift. Gift cards available in any denomination.
Contact the Manager for more information by Clicking Here or visit either location.

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Book your next Party/Event with us

Hooleys is a great venue for private parties and events with large banquet rooms at both locations. Click Here to download our Party Information form. Fill it out and email it to katherine@hooleys.com.

Join Our Team

Do you love Hooleys and wish you could be part of our amazing staff? We’re always looking for friendly, hardworking and energetic people to join our team! Click Here to download our application. Fill it out and bring it in to either location.

Are you a Musician?

Hooleys is always welcoming new musical talent. If you would like to perform at either of our locations just email us here. hooleysbooking@gmail.com

Media Kit

Hooleys Logo Black(PDF)
Hooleys Logo White(PDF)
Hooleys Mission Statement (DOC)


  • Saturdays and Sundays Until 2pm

    Our Brunch Menu features a variety of breakfast menu items. Choose from traditional Steak and Eggs or Cinnamon Raisin French Toast to items with an Irish flare like our Almost Irish Breakfast or Breakfast Boxty. We also offer a variety of Specialty Drinks and of course, Champagne

    Click Here to view our Brunch Menu

  • Weekdays Until 3pm

    Chose from selected items featured on our Full Menu only served in lighter portions and at a smaller price.

    Click Here to view our Lunch Menu

  • Available All Day

    Our Dinner Menu offers a range of items featuring Steaks, Seafood, Sandwiches, Salads, Traditional Irish Fayre and of course, our award winning Corned Beef Tacos.

    Click Here to view our Dinner Menu

    Clicking Here to check out our new Kids Menu

About us

About Us
Best Pub of the year

Hooley [.poss Hidust. Hoolie - a hindu festival, brought back by Irish soldiers].

Extended celebration, usually involving the consumption of alcohol.

In the mid 1980s while touring Europe, Craig MacDonald, owner and founder of Hooleys, made his first visit to Ireland. So taken was he by the Pub Culture of the Emerald Isle he decided there and then that he would one day import the warmth and charm of an old Irish Pub to his hometown in San Diego, California. With the help of two great friends (now partners), Craig realized his dream, and on Saint Patrick's Day of 1999 the doors to Hooleys Irish Pub & Grill first opened in Rancho San Diego.

As many Irish natives will attest, Hooleys Irish Pub & Grill captures the true magic of an authentic Irish Pub. From the polished brass whiskey still to the old church pews supporting the bar, all the interior was shipped from Ireland to Rancho San Diego. Ten years later, Hooleys in La Mesa was established, bringing a piece of old Ireland to the heart of Grossmont Center. Much of the decor and character also comes from the old country, which defines Hooleys as one of the premiere Irish Pubs in San Diego County.

Our menu, of which we are extremely proud, offers you a taste of homemade traditional Irish fayre, bringing the experience of Irish cuisine and hospitality to San Diego. Thank you for dropping in, and as the Irish would say:

"Cead mile Failte"- One hundred thousand welcomes!

"Slainte" - Cheers!


Hooleys I

Hooleys I
2955 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
Information: 619-670-PINT (7468)

Monday 4pm to 11am
Tuesday thru Thursday 11am to 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am to 1am
Sunday 10am to 10pm
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Live Music

Thursday 9/5  Wood N Lips Open Mic - 6:30
Friday 9/6  Michael J Dwyer - 8:30    Saturday 9/7 No Live Music

Thursday 9/12  Wood N Lips Open Mic - 6:30
Friday 9/13  Tony Cummins - 8:30   Saturday 9/14  Jimmy Lewis - 8:00

Thursday 9/19  Wood N Lips Open Mic - 6:30
Friday 9/20  Jamacha Project - 8:30   Saturday 9/21  King Taylor Project - 8:00

Thursday 9/26  Wood N Lips Open Mic - 6:30
Friday 9/27  Dave Bramley & the Vagabonds - 8:30   Saturday 9/28  The Stilettos - 8:00

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Hooleys II

Hooleys II
5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #277
La Mesa, CA 91942
Information: 619-713-6900

Monday thru Thursday 11am to 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am to 1am
Sunday 9:30am to 10pm
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Live Music

Wednesday 9/4  Highland Way - 7:00
Friday 9/6  Ron's Garage - 9:00   Saturday 9/7   No Live Music

Friday 9/13  Raney/Butler - 9:00   Saturday 9/14  Black Market III - 8:30

Friday 9/20  Tony Cummins - 9:00   Saturday 9/21  Surf Farmer - 8:30

Friday 9/27  Emergency Exit - 9:00   Saturday 9/28  King Taylor Project - 8:30

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