The Lobo Plantation is named after Julio Lobo, the Caribbean’s last Sugar Baron, who dominated the industry from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, before he was exiled by the Cuban Revolution. Its decor of rich reds, greens and florals indeed plays up to the decadent and excessive tastes of Mr Lobo.
Truth is, The Lobo Plantation is quite large for a small bar, with plenty of seating and nooks and cranny’s to enjoy. The lighting is dim in this Cuban jungle, but the real star is rum – and they have over 150 bottles of the stuff from across the globe.
The barmen, decked out in braces and bow ties, are your new best friends and you’re made to feel at right at home the moment you step up to the bar. Just mention you’re not a rum fan, and they’ll take it upon themselves to convert you. Chances are, they will.
Along with their impressive rum selection, you’ve got a multitude of cocktails to sample, plus good old fashioned wine and beer for the less adventurous. Made all the more enjoyable alongside your plantain crisps.
Feeling peckish? Their Caribbean inspired food menu will surely fit the bill.
We think The Lobo Plantation is a great spot to kick back after a hard days grind. It’s also a great spot for groups.
If you like The Lobo Plantation, you should check out their sister venue Kittyhawk.
Address: 209 Clarence Street, Sydney
Phone: +61 415 554 908
Hours: Mon – Sat – 4pm – 1am
Website: The Lobo Plantation