About us

Mission West was born in 2019 after 30+ years in operation as "Ye Old Watering Hole."  Change in ownership and much needed renovations brought light to what was simply referred to as "The Hole."

While most of the community still knows us as "The Hole," we have earned an additional title... "Five Star Dive Bar." We take great pride in serving quality booze but don't take ourselves too seriously. Our mission... Offering a friendly, welcoming environment to all... Unless you're an asshole.

In keeping neighborly, we made it a focus to expand our base to welcome new faces.  We ask everyone to grab a barstool with one universal rule: Respect thy Patron.

Our small operation is located on the Westside of Santa Cruz at the edge of town. We look forward to seeing you!

Our drinks drink menu



2405 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA


Fri, Sat
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM