Lucky Winkles

Exterior of Lucky Winkles, as depicted in GTA IV.
Lucky Winkles interior.

'Lucky Winkles is well worth a visit, and not just for the old skanks trying not to slip off the shiny stools. A classic Purgatory dive bar, marinated in the blood, sweat and urine of drunken labourers for over a century. A 'Hidden gem' and 'neighbourhood secret' that is in all the guidebooks.
-- Grand Theft Auto IV manual description

Lucky Winkles is an Irish pub featured in Grand Theft Auto IV.


Located at Galveston Avenue and Hell Gate in Purgatory, Algonquin, Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV, Lucky Winkles is probably owned by the Irish Mob. Lucky Winkles shares the same interior as the Steinway Beer Garden, down to the portrait of Derrick McReary near the door to the toilets. The pub is featured in in the "Bars & Restaurants" section.

Strangely, when you first enter the bar, the bar icon on the radar never shows up. Just as the Steinway Beer Garden, Blarneys Stout is served here.

When on a date or hanging out with friends, it will show up on the radar as a bar, but the player can avoid the yellow marker and walk right into the door to play darts. Strangely enough, the darts icon does not show up on the radar either. However, in later installments such as The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, the darts icon shows up when entering the bar.


  • The Lucky Winkles logo is reused for the Leprechaun's Winklepicker, a bar located at Babbage Drive and Farnsworth Road in Berchem, Alderney.
  • Most likely, The Lucky Wrinkle is based off of the Sunbrite Bar, which was where the real-life Westies organization operated out of. Since the Irish is mostly likely based off of the Westies, the bar is also located in Purgatory which represents the real life neighborhood of Hells Kitchen.