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Bar on Locke

$$ - $$$,
178 Locke St S | Hamilton, ON, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4B3, Canada
+1 905-521-9116
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (3 reviews)
“arugula salad” (2 reviews)
“pasta special” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian
$$ - $$$
178 Locke St S | Hamilton, ON, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4B3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I wrote an excellent review in 2015, but with the change in ownership and menu I decided to write a new review. The staff are still friendly, helpful, pleasant, and efficient....couldn't be better. The items we ordered were top-notch, same quality as before. The crab...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Our favourite place to eat on Locke and a top 3 in the city! We LOVE going here. We love the moody atmosphere, spectacular service and delicious classic menu items. We did hear in December that new owners were taking over and have not been...More

Thank designertrista
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We had tickets for Hamilton Place for 8 pm and this restaurant came up on a Google list of nearby food venues. We arrived at 5.30 on a Saturday evening, and the restaurant was less than half full, but soon started to fill up. As...More

Thank SBDriver
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Bar on Locke has great food and one of the best servers around (Shawn). If you like crab cakes, you won't find any better. Even though it's listed as an appetizer, 3 good size crab cakes (with a fantastic sauce) and a side salad, makes...More

Thank jacquie962
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Our thing is to go out for lunch on weekends. Rarely do we do dinner. Unfortunately a lot of restaurants are either not open for weekend lunch or they serve brunch (expensive eggs). This is one of our 'go to's' for a good meal, great...More

Thank sandybeach12
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We were visiting Locke Street today and decided to get some lunch. All of the other restaurants seemed to be quite busy, yet, there was no one in this fine establishment. So in we went. We were quickly followed by quite a few others who...More

Thank mmrf57
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I came here as a party of five - if there are that many of you, I would call ahead. Our server was lovely and had a great sense of humour. There is a good selection of beer (and since it was the first steaming...More

Thank SLT1962
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I guess the name "Ray's Place" was already taken? No matter Ray and his crew will provide you with one of the nicest meals and environment that you'll come across. Always interesting specials - consistently excellent food and of course..Ray.

Thank byehammertown2
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and myself dropped in here tonight on a whim. I am so happy we did. It was one of the best meals that I have had in a long time. My fiancé enjoyed his meal immensely as well. The server, Sian was extremely...More

2  Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We got some gift certificates to try the restaurant and actually loved the experience - it's small, intimate and you have access to the owner who's a cool and inviting kind of guy. Our server was quite attentive. I had a really tasty dirty martini...More

1  Thank RBeccaRoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Bar, Canadian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Locke St S | Hamilton, ON, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-521-9116
  • E-mail
For more than 19 years now, the Bar on Locke’s unique ambiance, exceptional food and professional service have established “The Bar” as a welcome home-away-from-home for neighbourhood locals and a hidden gem, for visitors alike. Bar On Locke Hamilton is located in the heart of the newly-minted “Locke Street Dining District” since 1997, the Bar on Locke serves up something for everyone from Pad Thai to steak together with daily soups, pasta, fish and vegetarian features, all prepared in-house and made-to-order right down to the mayo, salsa and dressings. Not hungry? The Bar is also a cocktail hotspot offering a wide selection of wines, draught and bottled beers, scotches and, of course, our traditional martini.
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