The Lobo Plantation

13 reviews
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$40 and under
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Top tags:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
The Lobo Plantation is primarily a premium cocktail bar with a deep and abiding love for all things rum. Don't worry though, we do stock all other major spirits as well as beer, wine, cider, etc. We have a bar menu available if you're feeling hungry however food is definitely not our major focus - we're all about the awesome cocktails and great service!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuban, South American
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday - 4pm - 1am
Kitchen operating hours: 5pm - late
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Phone number
0437 233 009
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Lobo is suitable for mostly cocktail style functions of up to 100 people. We take exclusive hire bookings only on Sundays or before we open Monday - Saturday. So for a day when we usually trade (Monday - Saturday), you'd need to start before we open at 4pm and then you'd be welcome to stay on in the space once we open to the public. For Sundays, you can have the space exclusively until 10pm. All exclusive hire bookings would require a minimum spend plus a 5% service charge. In some cases, a damage bond may apply.
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Private Party Contact
Natalie Rivera: 0437 233 009
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Cross street
Market St
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Parking Details
There is secure parking near us on Clarence St and Market Sts.
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Public Transit
There is a bus stop directly out the front of Lobo on Clarence St. Closest trains stations are Townhall or Wynyard.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 13 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Cool bar, great lighting, excellent cocktails, good service. Hit the spot!

4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Fun, lively underground bar. Kinda loud, but I'm kinda old! Cool and quirky.

4.0Dined on 2 May 2018

I chose Lobo for a weeknight catch up with two work friends because I knew it would be atmospheric and casual. This was a great decision after previously visiting Lobo on a crowded saturday night. The cocktails were delicious, with excellent friendly bar staff who made us feel welcomed but I'm afraid the food didn't meet the same standard. We were most disappointed by the size of the portion of the chicken wings that did not reflect the price. Otherwise a marvelous evening.

4.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Have the chocolate chocolate and the delish sandwich

5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Lobo Plantation is a wonderful place for people to gather together and enjoy a variety of wonderful cocktails. I have taken plenty of people there because the staff treat you warmly and with respect.

The drinks may be a little pricey but the quality of the drink and the service makes it all worth it. This is a place you bring friends or a hot date to. the atmosphere is so distinct you feel like you are being swept away to another world like Alice travelling to wonderland.

You have not tried a properly made cocktail till you have been to Lobo Plantation. From sweet passionfruit drinks to the tastiest of rum cocktails, there is something for everyone.

The only thing I would suggest is that the sound be turned down, it makes it difficult to communicate with a group when the music is too loud. HAving said thaat, they play some beautiful music that you just have to listen to! I will be returning to Lobos soon!

3.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Everything was wonderful as per usual, I have been here approxiamately 5 times the past 6 months and every time i have been amazed at the high level of friendly service. I came on Saturday to celebrate a friends 21st and the waitress *clearly on a trial i hope* I found to be very dissapointing, did not serve our booked table for 15minutes and we were the only table in the service area! Thanks, Mia.

4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

great atmosphere for catching up with friends. nice cocktails options available plus great wine choices. It's definitely a hidden gem in the CBD.

5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Amazing rum selection, great cocktails, awesome atmosphere! While the food menu is limited, everything we had was delicious.

5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Very funky bar. Could think you were in Cuba. Staff very friendly and experienced knowledge of cocktails being served. Great for catch up drinks with friends or a special date.

5.0Dined on 30 January 2018

Fantastic bar - love the look of it; very professional and helpful staff that knew all about the menu; nice food, cocktails and wine. Will definitely come back - 10/10.

2.0Dined on 14 December 2017

The place is great but we had terrible service, the waitress was knocked a glass of Moet over one of my clients and said she would give us a complimentary one which we had to chase her for. As we had already bought a bottle and didn't want any more alcohol we asked if they could comp one of the food plates instead we were about to order at the same price. Apparently this was not possible as food and drink was separate. We then had to complain again as nothing was followed up only to be given $15 in cash! First of all this does not cover a glass of Moet and secondly we were not too impressed with the attitude , it felt as if it was our fault rather than theirs -overall feeling very disappointed

4.0Dined on 8 December 2017

A little too noisy for the size and an overzealous doorman unaware of the reservations to hand (I had 7 empty table seats whilst a 'one-out-one-in' policy was in force). Otherwise, great cocktails.

4.0Dined on 1 December 2017

Really liked the ambiance of Lobo Plantation. It's casual but bit classy