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Lock & Key Social Drinkery

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Address: 11033 Downey Ave, Downey, CA 90241-3710
Phone Number:
+1 562-822-8281
17:00 - 01:30
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Sun 23:30 - 01:30
Mon 17:00 - 01:30
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 14:00 - 02:00

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Downey's best gastro pub

Best gastro pub in Downey! Great food, cocktails and craft beers. Good looking staff & clientele. A little pricey! No kids after 9pm!

Reviewed 15 March 2016
downey, ca
via mobile

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Temecula, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed everything! Old Fashioned with the Pastrami was incredible. Also tried the chicken and waffles, Brussel sprouts and candied bacon. All were spectacular and we will be back.

Thank Rob33Rich
Downey, California, Usa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This place has a pretty cool atmosphere and usually has a crowd. The bartenders are great and pretty attentive. The drinks are well made. The beer selection changes and there is always something interesting on the menu to try. I've tried a few of the appetizers and they're pretty tasty!

Thank Joseph G
Downey, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This place is hit n miss. Not a good selection of spirits.. Food is so so and a bit pricey. Went 2 times in 1.5 years. They do though have a great french dip sandwich ..

Thank Bavilesny1
Downey, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I live nearby and decided to meet a few friends here for a couple of drinks and something light to eat. I figured why not support local businesses right? The restaurant is dim lit and has a decent sized bar. We were seated right away which is always nice especially since it wasn't busy and during the middle of the... More 

Thank 381humbertos
Marc S, Owner at Lock & Key Social Drinkery, responded to this review

Humberto, Sorry to see that your experience was less than stellar which is the opposite of much of our reviews. Can you give me a little more information to work on so that I can look in to this. Date, time, seat location and most importantly what you ordered. I hope to hear from you so that I can manage... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have not been to this restaurant in a few years but I returned a couple weeks ago and I have to say that it has definitely improved. I did not have any food this visit but the drinks were delicious my friend had one of their specialty drinks and I had my usual and the drinks were good and... More 

Thank Raysa N
Downey, California
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61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

you do not go here for food.. this a place to go with your friends and shoot the breeze....bartenders are good mixologists..

Thank Jordan D
downey, ca
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Best gastro pub in Downey! Great food, cocktails and craft beers. Good looking staff & clientele. A little pricey! No kids after 9pm!

Thank Nest47
Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

The candied bacon burger was amazing!!! The beer selection was awesome..loved the pear hard cider! My girls loved the chicken and waffle sliders soooo good!

Thank JennNluis
Orange County, California
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

I saw that this place gets good reviews and I understand why. They have a large selection of beers. I wasn't sure what to choose, but my server gave me a few recommendations and descriptions. The food was also really interesting - you can add a variety of proteins including duck confit. Since I rarely order duck confit (especially at... More 

1 Thank USCMBAGirl
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is pleasant with wood and heavy metal dominating the decor. The selection of craft beers on tap is exceptionally good. There are menu items that are quite unusual, but tasty.

Thank Mark W

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