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. The Bar is also a cocktail hotspot offering a wide selection of wines, draught and bottled beers, scotches and, of course, our traditional martini. More...

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Well, I've read the other reviews and wish I could add my two cents but my wife and I were denied entry. Apparently because we had our 3 month old baby sleeping in her car seat, we aren't allowed in. Something to do with liquor license? How a 3 month old would risk a liquor license at noon on a Friday is beyond me. They seem a little pretentious there. Need to remember they are in Hamilton, not Buckingham Palace. Charging for tap water? The only time Ive put up with that was in Paris, France.

Price Range: $25per person

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This was the worst restaurant visit I have ever had. The server was nice enough at the beginning but when three out of five in our party ordred alcololic beverages and the two others did not order anything our server turned snarky and quite rude. We recieved our meals and she didn't once come to check if our food was alright AND we had to wait at least ten minutes after we had finished everything to finally get her attention so that we could pay. On top of that the $2 charge for tap water is outrageous. I would never recommend this restaurant.

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We just visited Bar on Locke for a birthday dinner or a friend and was having a fairly pleasant time as normal (been there about 4 time? food has never blown me away) until one friend who did not order a drink wanted to take a sip of another friends water (2 dollar charge for tap water) to wash down some medication and was immediatly stopped by our server and was threatened with a 2 dollar charge if he took a sip! We all let it slide as we were about to leave and it wasn't a very big deal until we asked the server to split our bills and she said VERY snarkily "you want FIVE separate bills??". She told us to all come up and tell her what we each wanted to pay for and at that point we were all so dissatisfied with the service there was not going to be very much tip (but I at least was still going to leave one). Then our first friend didn't leave much tip and the server THREW it at our friend as she was leaving. It goes without saying non of us left any tip after that... All in all, some of the absolute worst service I have ever experienced.

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I'm not sure why Restaurantica's star rating...

I'm not sure why Restaurantica's star rating system goes from "adequate" to "great overall". I can't give this place four stars for service because the owner has a "soup Nazi" attitude towards running his establishment (he charges $2 for tap water). Having said that, the service is attentive and friendly. Bar on Locke has a wooden floor, booths along the sides and a cool old wooden refrigerator in the corner. There's nary a television to be seen and music emits from classic speakers. This place has personality. The food is good too. Much of the menu is bar food with a twist, but there are surprises on the menu and on the daily special board. There's always a veggie special of the day for those so inclined. One thing though, don't order the coffee here. I guess with all the coffee places on Locke St they figure it's not worth the effort to offer decent stuff.

Price Range: $25per person

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