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The Lobo, Sydney, AU-NSW

The Lobo

4.7
4.7
90 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
The Lobo is without a doubt, one of the coolest places to drink and be (very) merry in Sydney.
Inspired by Julio Lobo, the last Cuban sugar baron, we are a stylish and charming bar that is all about rum, good vibes, high-quality cocktails, and moreish small bites inspired by Cuban, Central and South American cuisines.
Tucked away on Clarence Street in the CBD, you’ll find The Lobo located in a basement where the cocktails are creative, fresh and mostly rum-based. Our rum selection is 300-bottles strong and the cocktail list goes perfectly alongside.
If all this sounds up your alley, grab your crew and head to The Lobo. It’s a cosy and intimate spot though, so reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment. No minors permitted.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Caribbean, Cuban

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    0484 916 067

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We are a Cuban inspired rum and cocktail bar. We boast a proud collection of 300 rums from all over the world, and our in-house cocktail list focuses around letting the rum shine. Our ambience can be described as classy, energetic, fun & romantic. We pride ourselves on our cocktails, and also offer a limited snack menu if you're feeling peckish.

  • Private party facilities

    Lobo is suitable for cocktail style functions of up to 100 people. For a regular trading day (Tues-Sun), you'd need to start before we open at 5pm and you'd be welcome to stay on once we open to the public. Exclusive use on other nights is on a case-by-case basis. All exclusive hires require a min spend + a 10% service charge. Damage bonds apply.

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Rivera: 0437 233 009

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Cross Street

    Market St

  • Parking Details

    There are several parking garages located nearby in the CBD. The closest is located right across the street on Clarence.

  • Public Transit

    Getting to Lobo is easy. We are located halfway between Town Hall Station and Wynyard Station for Trains (roughly a 7-minute walk from both).There are also several bus stops along the surrounding streets within seconds of our front door.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Sydney

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Sydney

    Late Night Find

  • Sydney

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Sydney City

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Sydney City

    Hot Spot

  • Sydney City

    Late Night Find

  • Sydney City

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. ST

    SoheilT

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I personally love this place for dates, has a warm and cozy vibe, great cocktails and very friendly staff. always a good time. My last booking was on Friday which is quite a busy night, so the two hour booking limit does actually happen and you might have to move tables or sit at the bar, otherwise definitely recommend and will go again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Drinks good; food basic but OK; nice place and good vibe
  3. J

    Jacko

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot for a date or catching up with friends. Drinks and banana chips were top shelf.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great evening and the staff were amazing. Thanks for making my birthday night so great.
  5. H

    Heidi

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lobo has a fun vibe and exceptional service. There's a great selection of tasty cocktails, definitely something for everyone. We really enjoyed the experience and will be back
  6. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Was forced to have a Tab created as I had a booking of 20 people. When booking, it states minimum $30 per person spend which would have equated to $600. However I was only able to close off the tab when it nearly hit $1000.
  7. A

    Alexandra

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere, a fantastic selection of unusual cocktails
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lobo has a nice atmosphere- went for a date night with my husband. Ww got a nice table, as we pre booked so was a nice spot. The food menu is very limited- but what we did get was yummy. We could have stayed longer if they had more food to offer. The cocktails are amazing! 🍸 we will be coming back for sure.
  9. RC

    RachelC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The limited food menu was a little lacking but the delicious cocktails and ambience was well worth the visit. Friendly and attentive service.Had a lovely time.
  10. CS

    CameronS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Was like a sauna table service guy did not even pour my drink
  11. JL

    JLee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I am not sure where do we start . We had booking at 8:30 and then we went there. We were asked by the security guy that someone will assist us . We stood up there for awhile thinking that someone will assist us to table . We were completely ignored . We found a staff who was on a front desk near the bar, walked towards her and asked her about our reservation. She takes us to the table and says some other couple will join us on the same table. Weird . Still we didn’t have any issues. The same staff comes to take our order and as the time we ordered our drinks she just turns around and walks off. We hadn’t even order our food . I understand it is busy weekend but that doesn’t mean the staff can be rude and in so much hurry that they can’t even take the order for food. We left as soon as we finished the drinks. Never had such experience before . We felt completely ignored. Will definitely not recommend this place.
  12. TM

    TomM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Didn't have any food but it looks fantastic. Drinks were fantastic and if you don't know what to get, the servers were more than happy to help pick out some of their favourites for you. Overall, fantastic. Definitely coming to visit again
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were amazing and the service was just as good. The staff were friendly and even went out of their way to find a similar rum to the one that we requested as it had sold out.
  14. KS

    KSKSKS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Despite make a booking for a table, when we got there we were told therer were no tables available when we arrived. Apparently it was given to another group????
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience + cocktails !! Loved it. eat all the banana chips.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks guys, for an awesome evening. Everything was perfect. Great customer service, drink’s & snacks.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place excellent service
  18. AM

    AmarilisMN

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    They should had advised in their website that their menu was offering only empanadas. I got there hungry with my friend to celebrate my birthday. Very disappointing.
  19. JA

    JoshuaA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good place- great ambience and would definitely be returning.
  20. SM

    SamMary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing range of rums, fantastic service and delish food. Well worth visiting, I will be going back!
  21. JP

    JoshuaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I didn’t try the food but the drinks were fantastic, the service was top notch and the vibe was fun and lively.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful when recommending drinks. Will go back again! :)
  23. SS

    SonieS

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb cocktails in a most divine setting; I feel like I could be in Cuba. The sour pina colada is fabulous, and the plantain chips are a nice touch. Excellent staff.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe and decor, great range of cocktails. The empanadas were good although the sandwich was average.
  25. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartenders were extremely friendly and welcoming and were always on top of their service. The ambience was so relaxing and beautiful. I will definitely go back again.
  26. DL

    DeeL

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, friendly waiters who interacted with us, had a few laughs with us. The drinks were outstanding.
  27. HN

    HazelN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our servers were fantastic, friendly and helpful! It was very loud and noisy which was a bit tricky to have a conversation but still a really nice place to check out
  28. TR

    ThomasRB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, amazing ambiance and cocktails to die for.
  29. A

    Anya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my second time at the lobo and it did not disappoint. The drinks were amazing!! The service was on point, especially our waiter Sam, he gave us awesome recommendations that we all enjoyed. It can be a bit loud but overall had a nice ambiance.
  30. l

    lylyb

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We spent a great night!just go and experience it yourself and enjoy!
  31. NA

    NatalijaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the venue was beautiful. It was just hard to find because the address is wrong on google maps. Had to ask another bar where the Lobo was located. Other than that, we will be back!
  32. ML

    MarioLA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    awesome place, some of the most skilled cocktail makers i’ve seen and the floor staff were super nice & helpful
  33. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, and great vibe. Lovely spot for drinks and catch up with friends.
  34. US

    UshieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All time favourite place. The staff are always lovely, the space is amazing and the cocktails are out of this world!
  35. ST

    SoheilT

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful and cozy place with a great vibe, have visited through the years and always left with a good feeling.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing servers! Amazing banana chips! Enjoyed our night immensely
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the friendly vibe of this place!! Drinks are creatively curated for the best experience that match the ambience of the place. My fave is the classic rum-based Old Grogram. Will definitely come back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great place for a few drinks before or after dinner
  39. SK

    SarahK

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location to relax with a bottle of wine and a couple of cocktails. Super friendly and quirky staff and the softly lit room and the odd flaming cocktail really created an intimate yet exciting ambiance. Not to mention the cool music vibes and we definitely Appreciated the complimentary Cuban snacks too.
  40. PF

    PeterF

    Tasmania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Atmosphere, cocktails and service were excellent. More food options is needed. Music was nice but a bit predictable.

FAQs

The Lobo is rated 4.7 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Lobo

B Lot 1 209 Clarence St, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Market St

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Caribbean, Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There are several parking garages located nearby in the CBD. The closest is located right across the street on Clarence.

  • Public Transit

    Getting to Lobo is easy. We are located halfway between Town Hall Station and Wynyard Station for Trains (roughly a 7-minute walk from both).There are also several bus stops along the surrounding streets within seconds of our front door.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

  • Phone number

    0484 916 067

  • Catering

    We are a Cuban inspired rum and cocktail bar. We boast a proud collection of 300 rums from all over the world, and our in-house cocktail list focuses around letting the rum shine. Our ambience can be described as classy, energetic, fun & romantic. We pride ourselves on our cocktails, and also offer a limited snack menu if you're feeling peckish.

  • Private party facilities

    Lobo is suitable for cocktail style functions of up to 100 people. For a regular trading day (Tues-Sun), you'd need to start before we open at 5pm and you'd be welcome to stay on once we open to the public. Exclusive use on other nights is on a case-by-case basis. All exclusive hires require a min spend + a 10% service charge. Damage bonds apply.

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Rivera: 0437 233 009

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