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Bill Chawke's Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
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Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 160
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10:00 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 am
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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for lunch and I had the sea food chowder with Brown bread. It was excellent especially on a cold day.

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1 Thank Gemma M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place! People are so friendly and we came during the time where there were not many tourists and it was cold so not many people were out and about but everyone was so friendly! Food was great and drink as well. By far our favorite had to be the live music!! Thursday nights Locals playing and enjoying themselves. Ethnic... More 

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2 Thank Julia H
Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had drinks and a late dinner here. The bar was full of locals with a classic Irish feel. Laughing and singing from them as the night went on. Warm and cozy near the fire. This place has a large outdoor area but not used at this time. Reasonable prices for food and drink. Great service from Bryan who took care... More 

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1 Thank RogerChubin
Marshfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brian the bartender was a great host. Made a few Boston guys feel right at home. They pour a good pint of Guinness and have a great lively atmosphere

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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204 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am glad there was traditional Irish music here the night we spent in Adare. We sat at the bar and had some great conversation with other Americans and some locals while we enjoyed our drinks. We got hungry and split a chicken and stuffing panini that was quite good. The music was great and we really enjoyed this place.

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1 Thank Bob H
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at Bill Chawke's Pub in Adare Was not disappointed. Had the pleasure of being waited upon by Brian, wonderful man, knowledgeable about the town, helpful and very friendly. ..food was amazing as was the drink and the atmosphere- a definite pub to visit

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1 Thank Natalie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic afternoon with great food and drink. Bryan the bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the Adare area, irish whiskey and traditional irish pubs.

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Chawkes is the place for some great craic in Adare! Often ate the steak sandwich here while listening to music and enjoying a "few" Jameson and gingers as well! Great staff and a cheers environment! Walk in like a local and holler "BIG AL" to the tall fellow behind the bar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Bill Chawke's bar is an outstanding Irish pub. We had a large group of friends and family in Adare for a wedding, and they were positively tremendous hosts. Our group ended up there every night of the trip. They had great service, fantastic Irish music (some of the locals serenaded the bride and groom) and of course great beer. One... More 

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1 Thank Tristan W
New Port Richey, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We went twice because they had Irish music on the nights we were in Adare. Loved the atmosphere of the place, very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $21
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Adare
  • Phone Number: +353 61 396 160
Description
Established in 1846 Bill Chawke's Bar, located in the heart of Adare Village, Co. Limerick is a fine traditional bar with a great reputation for providing some of the best hospitality around. Our recently refurbished bar is an excellent place to watch our local Adare GAA heroes and all the other major sporting events live on our LCD High Definition TVs. Our live weekly traditional music sessions are famous and bring a wealth of musicians and music lovers through our doors. Our kitchen serves delicious traditional fare every day and customers keep coming back to us for a bite to eat or simply relax with a pint or glass of their favourite tipple. We have a truly superior beer garden which is the envy of every pub in the county; we just wish we could 'serve up' good weather for our customers to relax in it on those soft Irish summer days and not need one of our waterproof parasols. Our beer garden also has state of the art BBQ facilities and is a favourite with locals and visitors who like to dine and entertain al fresco whatever the occasion. Good quality service, delicious food and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is what we are all about and we think we deliver, in spades! Awarded the Prestigious Licensing World Country Bar of the Year 2010!

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