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Bill Chawke's Bar

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
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Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396160
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 am
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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

Thank Natalie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Traveling_Wilburrys
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank Tristan W
New Port Richey, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

2 Thank LMBrown-13
California, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the ambiance of this bar, but the food was just average. The steak sandwich was overdone and the panini was soggy somehow.

1 Thank CA7777
Limerick, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and the service was awesome. Great music. We could walk there from our B&B. Which was Coatesland B&B

2 Thank sanric302
Limerick, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

following a great meal in the dunraven arms we seeked a few sociables in the town .on a friday night in september with nothing special on we had a great night in this bar with the drink flowing we enjoyed the music and the craic with good facilities we really enjoyed it.

1 Thank _aldyman1
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

It seems each pub has a different night for live music. We were on a night when this pub offered music. The musicians appeared to be local and got right down to business at 9pm. They seemed to really enjoy playing and the crowd seemed pleased as well. It was nice to hear Irish music and not just current day... More 

1 Thank seesterdelmundo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice people and a fun environment! Wish we could go back. Very relaxing and good music. Had the common beer choices. Every bar in Adare had their own flare! Not a bad choice on the main strip!

2 Thank Michelle G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $22
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 1:30 am
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 396160
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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