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Bar on Locke

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178 Locke St S, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4B3, Canada
+1 905-521-9116
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Hamilton, Canada
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We sat down for a casual lunch in what looks like a very trendy retro restaurant. The service was OK, the prices were average, but both of our meals appeared to be reheated from leftovers they had a day or two earlier. Since we were short on time, we just moved the food around on our plates and wrote it... More 

1 Thank digitalpics
Oakville, Canada
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were in a bit of a rush, on our way to a concert. The waitress couldn't have been more accommodating. The four of us ordered different items from the menu and were concerned that the meals would arrive at different times. Not so. We all enjoyed our lamb, curry, meatloaf, salads etc. and without rushing.

Thank 1Donna511
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I am writing a second review only because I like this place so much the first time, but not so much the second time. I still like the atmosphere and the service was very good again. The mussels were also once again fantastic. The problem was in the main course. I went with simple fish and chips. The fish had... More 

1 Thank Thomas S
Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Just went there with my family and we received excellent service. The lady serving us did a excellent job and also did bartending. She had six other tables and still did a job well done! She was kind and friendly and very funny! We will be definitely returning to this place. Clean washrooms too! Thank you 😁

Thank fatima a
Hamilton, Canada
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130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a comfortable, retro venue with pleasant jazz playing. The old photos of Hamilton add atmosphere also. The front of the restaurant opens onto the lively street, and on a lovely summer evening with the fans running it's just 'cool' all around. There's so much competition between venues on this street it was hard to choose this place which... More 

Thank edukate50
Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I've had many lunches and dinners here. The food is always excellent, especially their daily specials. Their french fries are legendary throughout the city. The waiters are all delightful, and there's always excellent, classic jazz playing in the background. Great food, great ambiance, great people working there.

Thank DocStreiner
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The owners are always there and happy to be of service which is refreshing. They have an open air restaurant on summer nights by rolling up the "garage" window. They have very good specials and lots of choice. I almost always get their mussels and they give you a huge helping. Really nice people and good food.

Thank Alisa15
Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you're looking for a quaint place have a relaxing dinner for two, this is a great spot. The owner is hilarious and the food is always good. If you're looking for a quick snack, check out their fries in the alley. I'd recommend get one to share as the portions are big.

Thank Hamontrocks
Penrith, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Stayed just round the corner, but avoided this place on our first night as to us it did not click! Shouldn't go by appearances! Tried it the second night - great food and welcoming staff. Yes, it's cosy, but that's part of the ambience. And jazz too! Great place!!

Thank 662garethc
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Even with the a/c not functioning on this particular night we had a great time. Small intimate setting with lots going on around you. The food and service was delicious. Almost felt like being in New Orleans. A real gem on Locke.

Thank Martin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Locke St S, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-521-9116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?