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“A must in Hamilton”
Review of Bar on Locke

Bar on Locke
Ranked #109 of 1,342 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: Canadian
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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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.
Reviewed 24 October 2013

I have been an irregular patron of the Bar from its beginning. Irregular because I live elsewhere but return to Hamilton to visit family and a return to Hamilton would not be complete without a visit or two to the Bar. I have come to know the owner, Ray, and I Iike his uncompromising and somewhat idiosyncratic attitude as to how he presents his place.

I am not a foodie, I just know what I like: a laid back atmosphere, great food, great booze and great service in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

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Thank vvilla
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Reviewed 3 September 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.

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Thank Gord S
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Reviewed 13 June 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!

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Reviewed 12 June 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.

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Thank HAPPY088
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Reviewed 23 March 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 .

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