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Today: 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Offers outdoor seatingWheelchair accessibleGood for groupsServes alcohol
(619) 561-1158Map & Directions8203 Winter Gardens BlvdLakeside, CA 92040Write a Review

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Parking: Free, Private

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Bike Parking: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes


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Laura F.



I was there Sayirday Night. The fire was beautiful in a great fireplace. Amy was our Bartender and she was a positive, cheerful, and all around great choice for keeping the mood fresh. The pool tables were great and there are 3. The patio was clean with an additional fireplace outside. Although it rained harder than this Natuve San Diehab has seen in a long time, we stayed perfectly dry outside and the large table out there worked well with the additional personal tables. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The juke box was playing the best "Rain" songs including the one from Clint Black with that name. Whoever was manning the juke box was killer. I have been in and out of the Coo Coo for about 25 years. I have been there maybe 3 times in 11 years because it used to be a bar from the "school of hard knocks." As someone who has seen this San Diego Landmark go thru some hard times, I can totally see where the new owner is going with it. He needs to keep it up and he wiil find an increase in his customer base..... substantially. I had a great time and I always do when I'm out but I must say I am definitely going back and will be a big supporter hoping that it keeps heading in the same direction. I always knew that one day the right owner would know it's full potential. This is a fabulous neighborhood bar. The locals are loving it so far. Signing off ....The Native San Diegan



Fun place. A person goes ther...

Fun place. A person goes there to relax, have fun and watch people. Keep in mind it's an East County dive bar. People who don't have a good time at the Coo Coo Club don't belong there. The person who wrote the bad review was drunk or on drugs.




"This place is a dump. I went here with 5 of my friends and we all had a terrible time. The drinks are weak. The bar and patio outside is so filthy we were afraid to sit down or lean up against anything. It looks like a junk yard. The Karaoke host is loud and obnoxious and the sound system sucks. I watched about 10 different people sing and there was feedback and sound problems with every song. The owner is a big fat slob who is obviously hated by all the patrons. When he arrived I heard half of the bar say "Big Joe is here now, let's all leave and go somewhere else". To top it off the bartender behind the bar got so drunk by 930pm she could barely stand up and one of the customers (who obviously had no bartending experience and had never worked there before) ended up working the bar and charging a different price for everything, while the drunk bartender proceeded to dance the rest of the night on the dance floor. Our glasses were dirty when we got our drinks and one of the shot glasses had spoiled milk or old Baileys Irish Cream all over the rim. Mind you we were drinking shots of Patron. When I brought it to their attention they poured it from the dirty glass into a clean glass which left pieces of spoiled milk floating in my $8.00 shot of Patron. They also were out of limes and lemons. This is the worst bar I have ever been in my life and I go out every night. I will not be returning here. EVER......."


Phone: (619) 561-1158

Address: 8203 Winter Gardens Blvd, Lakeside, CA 92040

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