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The Locke

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3 George's Quay, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 413 733
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 23:30
Fri 09:00 - 00:30
Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After experiencing much of Limerick's sites, I wanted to find an Authentic Irish Stew...even though it was extremely busy as it was "Mum's Day", we were seated promptly and treated like royalty. Our waitress, Siobahn, was kind and helpful. The other staff was great too. The owner even greeted me. The Irish Lamb's Stew was phenomenal! The hamburger was perfect,... More 

Thank NFureyofSHIELD
Sauk Rapids, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal, great service and it was super busy. Got in and out faster than you would think (we were off to the Cliffs of Moher). Great atmosphere. Irish lamb stew and cheese burger were excellent!

Thank boomercostello
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the burger and chip and it was the best burger I have ever eaten , really enjoyed it , staff are very friendly with a lovely atmosphere

Thank jane q
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited twice in one day. Great food, very quick service even though it was packed, very friendly and great atmosphere. Irish music and dancing upstairs and Ireland v Wales downstairs. Lovely location on the river Shannon. Have the wings they are awesome.

1 Thank TracyMet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here many times, the food is amazing, the staff are the best! Diarmuid the Irish dancer in the evenings is absolutely fab! Never seen Irish dancing like it in my life!! The musicians were out of this world! Sean behind the bar was fantastic,we ended up buying the whole cocktail menu and all we came in for was... More 

Thank Liz M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

excellent service good food , great time was had by all. short walk from our hotel and worth the walk.

Thank mbanker54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Traditional Irish music and dancing can be seen every night of the week here. Glad we happened upon this spot down the street from our hotel. Friendly staff and good food too!

Thank Noel S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family and I have been in Ireland for about a week now. We have traveled north, south, west and east, spending so much in the car and trying new restaurants. Out of every single restaurant we have tried, this was by far the best (I ordered the chowder for an appetizer and entree). We come from America, Siobhan said... More 

2 Thank Zachary Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were staying nearby and visited The Locke for dinner/drinks/trad music the first night and came back on night two! Delicious, fresh food with a good menu variety. The bar served the regular Irish standards but also Killarney Brewing Beer that we had discovered earlier in our stay. The music was wonderful!

Thank KenningtonColorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were out walking to see sights close to our hotel, the Absolute, as we were nervous driving the rental car. Ended up being an awesome day. We were pleased with ending at the Loche to warm up by a cute little fireplace and great food! Ray had lamb stew and Carol had seafood chowder with soda bread. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 George's Quay, Limerick, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Limerick
  • Phone Number: +353 61 413 733
The Locke Bar is one of Limerick's best loved traditional Irish bars and seafood restaurants in the heart of Limerick City's medieval quarter. The Locke is synonymous in Limerick as well as further afield for its genuine Irish hospitality, incredible atmosphere and unforgettable music sessions. If it's traditional Irish music that you're after then The Locke is just the right place for you! Our traditional Irish music sessions kick off every evening from 7.30pm and everyone is welcome! Food is served 7 days a week until 10pm, with a full range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options available throughout the day. The Locke is Limerick's finest gastro pub, situated on the site of one of Limerick's oldest pubs dating back to 1724. Our traditional Irish pub is situated beside the city's most historical landmarks: St. Mary's Cathedral, King John's Castle & The Hunt Museum. This Olde World pub lies on a tree lined quay overlooking the Abbey River. Old wood panelling & open fires make it the perfect place to snuggle down in the winter & in summer you can sit outside in the beautiful riverside setting. No visit to Limerick is complete without a visit to The Locke. The Locke Bar is Limerick's number one Private Party venue for all occasions. With 5 private bars available including Limerick's newest entertainment venue, The Loft, we can cater for up to 350 people, whether it is birthdays, corporate functions, family gatherings, engagements, weddings, hens & stags or something else - all occasions are catered for. We have a wide variety of fresh finger food selections to suit all tastes and all occasions. Whether it's a few mates or a large birthday celebration The Locke Bar Limerick is there to help. And with our heated balcony/smoking area all on the one level, smokers can relax in comfort. Here at The Locke Bar we have traditional Irish music & dance 7 days a week! Our Irish music with Irish dancing sessions take place daily at 5pm-7pm. Our Irish musicians then return for a later music session from 9pm-11pm on Sunday - Thursday.

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