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Bill Chawke's Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
+353 61 396 160
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Went here for a few drinks and saw numerous people complaining that they had been short-changed. We were not short-changed but we're charged €5 for a pint of lager (slightly more than other places) then charged €10 for another pint of lager and a large...More

4  Thank carol53
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Chawke's bar is just brilliant, everything about it is top notch, staff, the bar, the food , the toilets are spotless . All in all its really lovely. It's great to see a place where the visitors and locals are treated as one. Highly recommended

4  Thank Niall O
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We had a few pints on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The beer garden was a sun trap with plenty of tables. The pub itself is very nice and the staff were very friendly.

2  Thank Mwalsh777
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this place our first night on vacation and we're going to have a hard time going anywhere else. The music on Tuesday is fabulous and cannot wait to come and see the gentlemen play again Thursday. This place is hands down amazing.

2  Thank Tenneil M
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Grand Irish music, great beers! Loved our table in the corner, had a fantastic time! Every pub in Adare is great and a must see!

2  Thank pegsmith59
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We arrived in Adare and were in Bill Chawke's Bar on Tuesday. We had a great chat with Brian, one of the owner-bartenders, as well as some of the Locals. He, like all of the people we met there were very warm, friendly, genuine and...More

Thank Dan_Diers
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great lunches. Love Big Al. A great place to relax, have a drink and a meal. We love the outdoor space. Kid friendly.

1  Thank cfitzgibbon
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Great Irish Pub atmosphere, with wonderful music. Locals here are friendly and welcoming. If your looking for a pub to have a few drinks with the locals, this is the place.

2  Thank MinnTraveler3693
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Food was good, atmosphere was great! Live Irish music was delightful! We came here a few nights when in Adare . . .plenty of locals gathering around to listen to music or watch sports. Really fun place!

2  Thank averefiducia
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Stopped by at the bar and they were closing but the bartender ( I think his name is Brian) accomodated us. He gave us great travel tips for Dublin. We only had drinks so I could not tell you about the food. Great service!!

2  Thank skid8t
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Mark F
11 December 2017|
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Response from itchyfeet2014 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we were only passing through one afternoon. Maybe email the bar? They were very helpful. Good luck.
Joe H
11 July 2017|
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Response from WendellB532 | Reviewed this property |
Please check with the actual pub. Each pub in town has music on a different evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rathkeale Road, Adare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Adare
  • Phone Number: +353 61 396 160
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Established in 1846 Bill Chawke's Bar, located in the heart of Adare Village, Co. Limerick is a fine traditional bar with a great reputation for providing some of the best hospitality around. Our recently refurbished bar is an excellent place to watch our local Adare GAA heroes and all the other major sporting events live on our LCD High Definition TVs. Our live weekly traditional music sessions are famous and bring a wealth of musicians and music lovers through our doors. Our kitchen serves delicious traditional fare every day and customers keep coming back to us for a bite to eat or simply relax with a pint or glass of their favourite tipple. We have a truly superior beer garden which is the envy of every pub in the county; we just wish we could 'serve up' good weather for our customers to relax in it on those soft Irish summer days and not need one of our waterproof parasols. Our beer garden also has state of the art BBQ facilities and is a favourite with locals and visitors who like to dine and entertain al fresco whatever the occasion. Good quality service, delicious food and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is what we are all about and we think we deliver, in spades! Awarded the Prestigious Licensing World Country Bar of the Year 2010!
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