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The Locke

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
3 George's Quay, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 413 733
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 George's Quay, Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in Limerick for two night (We’d/Thus) and The Locke was recommended by our airbnb host. We walked the fre blocks and got a nice table. Live music was already going and they played for another hour. Food was great, service great and we...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 4 days ago

8of us visited this pub on a Sunday night in October. While it was not full it was quite busy. They had a fiddler and accordionist playing Irish music. They also had Irish dancing. The food was regular pub but it was quite good. Service...More

Thank obrienlm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I are running around Ireland with my parents. We had this charming pub recommended to us by our hotel concierge. The traditional Irish food (and the common stuff too) as well as the traditional Irish music did not disappoint! We loved everything,...More

Thank andylarz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had such a good time here last. Great atmosphere with the live music and dancing girl. The food was very good, my plaice was really large and juicy. The dauphinoise potatoes were fantastic. My wife's lamb stew was also very good,...More

Thank Eelpie55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had tea here with my hubby and sons yesterday. Found the place bit noisy when we walked in with trad music blaring at 5.30. got seated well away from it. Menu wasn't very interesting so opted for mushroom and asparagus tartlets. It consisted of a...More

Thank brune1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, location, music/dance, drinks, atmosphere. I was lucky enough to join my husband on a business trip last week. We tried many pubs and we stopped going anywhere else after finding The Locke. :) The staff was great -- honorable mention to SARAH :)...More

1  Thank shannonlerae
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sisters and I were staying in a hotel close by and they recommended this resturant. It was in walking distance across the river. It was wonderful. Music and the dancer were really enjoyable. We ordered the special and the food was pure Irish Fare....More

1  Thank Nana992011
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was wonderful. Music and a beautiful girl dancing to wonderful Irish music. The food was awesome and the waiter was always checking on us to make sure everything was taken care of.

1  Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good session of fiddle, bango, guitar and dancing. Sevice was very good. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. I recommend this place for a nice and fun evening

1  Thank Denise T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Limerick , at a hotel just 3 blocks away from this pub. Hotel suggested this eatery and we decided to give it a try. The food was delicious, the entertainment was local and all Irish and the staff were exceptionally friendly. We...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Questions & Answers
17 June 2015|
Response from Jack C | Property representative |
Hi Kate, yes we have - we have live trad and Irish dancing 7 nights a week - Sunday to Thursday 5pm-7pm Irish music and Irish dancing , and again 9pm - 11pm Live trad Friday Saturday - 5pm -7pm Irish music and Irish... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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! Winter 2017 timetable for Irish dancing - Our traditional Irish music 7 Irish dancing kick off at 9pm - 11pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday . Friday & Saturday 7pm -9pm 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 .
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