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“a hidden gem”
Review of Bar on Locke

Bar on Locke
Ranked #138 of 1,223 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Canadian
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Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a hidden gem”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

i really like this place. a good selection of draught beer, imports and domestic. the food is awesome. probably some of the best nachos in town. the curry chicken is fabulous, and the stuffed chicken breast is absolutely mouthwatering. i like the atmosphere, it is a small place and the lighting is intimate. service is excellent and never too imposing. the only problem i have ever had there is that there is that it is so busy, sometimes it is hard to get a seat but if you go early or later, it will not be a problem.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Gord S
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English first
Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Little Restaurant, Big Enjoyment!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

The Bar on Locke fits nicely into the atmosphere that Locke Street Hamilton puts forth. It's small, but large sized booths and tables, so, no sense of being hemmed in. Waitress was just the right person to answer our questions about the street in general, and the menu in particular. She was warm, involved, conscientious and professional!
We went in for lunch, it was after 1:30, so on the quiet side. Both of us ordered the Portobello mushroom burger, had different sides--the greens and the German potato salad soup. The burgers were moist and juicy, well appointed with lovely tomatoes, sprouts and cheese. Perhaps a slightly harder bun might be a suggestion to keep the burger intact. Soup was excellent, greens were topped with a tasty dressing. Kudos all around. Saw other patrons with mussels, and they were very happy campers.
Washroom is small, but clean. Booths are high up and need new upholstery.
Quick and satisfying lunch on your shopping trip? This is the place! Well done, Bar on Locke!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank zenitlady
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TORONTO
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“Great neighbourhood bar and restaurant”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Bar on Locke is a great neighbourhood restaurant and bar. It's very cozy and on the nice warm days the owner opens the garage style door at the front so you feel like you are on a patio, it's a great place to people watch from. There are lots of great shops in the area, especiallly antiques. We really like the relaxed atmosphere and the server Annie is very freindly. You must try their crab cakes and the hamburgers are amazing. Each time we have a girls night out everyone votes for the Bar on Locke! We all order a martini to start. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank HAPPY088
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West New York, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“A bit disappointed”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We had been looking forward to trying this restaurant because we had heard and read good things about it . Maybe our expectations were too high because we found it at best average . The food was really the issue. Everything else was ok . We went with a number of friends and everyone had an issue with the food they ordered . Either not hot enough , too salty , or simply flavorless . A number of us had a fish dish and everyone had the same reaction.....no flavor , not fresh , tasted like it had been thawed and then left out too without refrigeration too long . Maybe an off day for the chef and restaurant? We may give it another try to see if in fact it was only an off day .

  • Visited March 2013
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