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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
US$10 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was recommended by the Hotel and is was perfect.location on the River. Food was great, Service was good and they have great local Irish entertainment including a step dancer!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our bartender Lawrence was extremely helpful and brilliant! This is my new local, best bartender in town!!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 16 April 2022

Management are intuitive and responsive, staff are helpful polite and engaging. From Jack to Ria and everyone in between, what this establishment has to offer is incredible service amazing food and a copious selection of tasty drinks. No idea how they do it on busy...days and especially big rugby games but they manage to pull off that individual table by table approach that makes you feel at home. Needless to say we are customers for life. Thanks everyone for everything you do. Whether you come here on a random Tuesday or a thriving Saturday you’ll be happy you did. So happy we live 10 mins away from Limericks bestMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 26 March 2022

We enjoyed the food so much, along with the live music and dancing, that we came every night whilst in Limerick. Exceptionally friendly and efficient staff, and exactly the atmosphere we imagined an Irish pub would be like. We definitely go again on our next...trip to Ireland!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 23 March 2022 via mobile

Fabulous food, highly recommend the chips! Burgers out of this world and I'm coeliac! Lovely location and amazing service! Can't wait to go back!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 18 March 2022 via mobile

We met the owners, Richard and his wife, at The Rock in Cashell. He was kind enough to offer to take mine and my husband's photo at the castle ruins. Started talking and he saw we were to be in Limmerick. He invited us to...stop in and we did. There were 6 of us and we wanted to hear Irish music and that we did. Had a great time and the food was some of the best we had while on our trip. We all had the traditional Irish fare but the table next to us had this amazing looking chicken sandwich. Unfortunately I left my purse there and went back the next day and they had saved it for me. Thinking of those sandwiches we made reservations to go back that night. We were not disappointed. The soups and stews are delicious, the service is great, Ajean, our server was precious and always smiling. We gave her a hard time in jest and she smiled all the way thru. The atmosphere is that of true Irish pub. If you are in the area you must stop in for a bite, you won't regret it.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 14 March 2022 via mobile

11 of us had lunch today - 14/03/2022-and it was excellent. I opted for the steak and kidney pie and it was mouthwateringly delicious. We were served by Val, Julie and Ciarán who were friendly, highly efficient and with great senses of humour, especially when...I asked Julie " what is the difference between the small glass and the large glass of wine", she replied - with a twinkle in her eye-" there is more wine in the large glass". Many thanks Val, Julie and Ciarán for an excellent and memorable lunch.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, great selection,generous portions, nice warm clean atmosphere , great staff, super friendly,good spot for a match and drinks also,

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

Oran’s service is unparalleled. She never once failed to deliver exactly what was ordered in impressive time and friendly service. Couldn’t have done more for us and would highly recommend as a regular customer. #InOranWeTrust

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 3 March 2022

Couldn’t find the Castletroy restaurant chain Locke burger but let me tell you. I absolute loved it! We had a server called Hollie and she was lovely!! I had a chicken burger with these tiger fries and it was a small bit on the expensive...side but well worth the money. I also shared a cookie pan dessert for my friends birthday because we didn’t want a full one and it filled us both it was gorgeous. Would 10/10 recommend ❤️More

Date of visit: February 2022
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1 July 2019|
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Response from Rob R | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it is. They have an upstairs but below is plenty of seating. Enjoy!
17 June 2015|
Response from | 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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Yes, The Locke offers takeaway services.

The Locke is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5