About Us

The multi-award winning Locke Bar sits picturesquely in the heart of Limerick City’s Medieval Quarter, where the Abbey River meets the Shannon. Its beautiful riverside setting, featuring a hugely popular outdoor seating and entertainment area, brings a unique offering to the city of Limerick.

As a gastro pub, serving food 7 days a week, it is particularly renowned for its Ocean Fresh Seafood Menu and choice of Fresh Daily Specials as well as many other dishes to suit all tastes.

The Locke Bar has a history and resonance to its premises that is a rare find anywhere in Ireland. It can be found on the original site of one of Limerick City’s oldest pubs dating back to 1724. Nearby are some of the city’s most historical landmarks such as St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle & the Hunt Museum.

Traditional Irish Music and Dance, 7 Nights a Week

We are Limerick’s only traditional Irish music and dance venue with a lively ‘seisiún’ every night of the week!

The Beer Garden

Here at The Locke Bar we are proud to have Limerick’s biggest outdoor beer garden which provides breathtaking views overlooking the river Shannon.

Visitors can enjoy our al fresco dining while taking in the surrounding beauty or relax with friends and a few drinks on a sunny day.

Limerick’s largest, outside dining area along with our friendly staff and unforgettable food are just some of the many reasons our customers return time and time again.

Whether you’re looking for a beer garden in Limerick or a cosy, outside dining area where you can take in some of the best views Limerick has to offer, The Locke Bar is the place for you.

The Locke Beer Garden also plays host to some of our popular summer BBQ parties. Our expert BBQ chefs love nothing more than cooking up a storm of delicious, mouthwatering food on a warm summers day, so what are you waiting for?

Traditional Irish Music & Dance

Here at our Limerick based pub, we bring an entertainment offering unique to the city! The Big Limerick Seisiún is Traditional Irish Music & Dance Session seven nights a week!

Every evening the traditional Irish musicians and dancers strike up a session and get the ‘craic’ started. You can treat yourself to delicious food from our award winning kitchen while soaking up the lively atmosphere of the Seisiún!

While every session is unique there are different Irish musicians and a variety of traditional Irish music instruments, along with our professional dancers. Hence this experience makes each visit to The Locke one to remember!

Our Irish Music and Irish Dance schedule is available here.


“The Locke was recommended by our hotel desk clerk and it was wonderful. The pub atmosphere is cozy, the food was excellent, and our waitress (Dove) was helpful and so friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would love to go back. It was one of the most fun evenings in Limerick!” - Margaret W

“Great food and beer. The staff are very welcoming and ready to help any way that they can. Reasonable prices.” – WanderlustGR

“Great service and wonderful food on a wet cold night I felt warm and welcome. Our waitress Dove was amazing and kept us happy all night!!! The beef stew was very good and the chicken wings were the best I’ve had. Best selection of beers or whiskey or whatever you felt like drinking that night.” – Turbo9723

“Yes literally the stew is to die for. It was no sooner put up and it was gone. Wish I could start all over again. Must hold back until another evening. Looking forward to the apple pie. One of the best locations and estuaries in Limerick. I’m only looking forward to trying another dish tomorrow evening.” – Donieg G

"The Locke bar is a kind of restaurant that makes you want to plan an entire trip just to eat there. The atmosphere is lively, with a live Irish band playing and it’s relaxed lighting. The food is wonderful, and the potatoes (much like any restaurant in Ireland) are fresh and delicious. Their cheesecake for dessert is a must have, and unlike the Cheesecake Factory, it’s fluffy and light, and it changes every night! I give this place five stars. It’s definitely one of the best restaurants in Ireland." - Kyle C. Decker Prairie, United States

“This is a really nice pub with a great atmosphere. The food was amazing: we had burgers with fries that were delicious! The food arrived really fast and drinks kept on coming! I would say, this is the best pub in town for a real Irish experience in Limerick!” – Juliane M

"The Locke bar is situated on the edge of Kings Island (The Bridge) & the edge of the town centre. A great pub type atmosphere can be found both inside & outside with extensive seating. The food was great with a good variety of choice. A great spot to dine or just for a drink." – Angmering, UK