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The Lobar Restaurant and Lounge - CLOSED

303 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-0480
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Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Sushi
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Description: LOBAR got started in 2004 under the guise of being Crested Butte’s only night club, but the ruse only lasted 8 days when we added Sushi to our menu and things really took off. We’re renowned for serving great sushi, and for throwing better parties.Our restaurant is inspired by creative Japanese cuisine, and pop art from the 50′s. You’ll find the video monitors around the restaurant projecting old Godzilla movies, snowboard videos, and an occasional kids cartoon. But its not visual entertainment only, as our sound system playing anything from Chicago Blues, to contemporary drum and bass, and you’re sure to find hip-hop on the weekends.This season be sure to stop by for our happy hour from 5pm – 6pm Mon – Fri. Our happy hour menu is full of excellent selections from our regular menu, and if you find a seat at the sushi bar the chef may throw in something even better.Were open 10 months a year. We like to close on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the whole month of April, when the staff ( along with most of crested butte ) splits for a well deserved holiday.Stop by and check us out. – Kyleena

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English first
Crested Butte, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We are sushi snobs. We are fortunate to frequently dine at Nobu, but we enjoy Lobar almost as much. Fun to sit at the sushi bar when it's just the two of us, but the tall tables are fun for four. For a large group, the big corner sofas are perfect. They do have plenty of cooked items for the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a really fun place to go for drinks, to hear music, or for karoake. People rave about the sushi but after having eaten there 3 times in the past year, I still think it's only average.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Excellent, creative sushi with fresh fish despite the mountain locale. Delicious cocktails. The lounge/bar setting is enhanced with the low couches, creative decor & low key beats in the background. The service was super-friendly. We went with our kids, & while it would be fun to come back at a later hour without them, they were right at home, sinking... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Exotic interior and exceptional menu make for an excellent dining experience. While the sushi is delicious it is the crack fries that are incomparable- DO NOT MISS THEM! All of the servers were extremely kind to our table of adults and kids ages 8-15

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Lake Tahoe, NV
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

My husband and I were incredibly disapointed in this resturant. It had such great reviews and may people suggested we try it out before we left. However, we did not find the staff that welcoming. The food was average at best. I did not care for the flavor of my meal at all. Overall we felt out of place here,... More 

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

This place is also owned by the people who own secret stash and sweet spot..... Lobar's atmosphere is right on par with the other two! Fun, interesting, intriguing atmosphere. Live music. Large bar. Neat seating areas. The food is average. I've been twice and was stuffed both times but never in awe by any flavors. The best thing I have... More 

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Alamosa, CO
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I love sushi. I'm not a sushi snob, but I love it, and so does my 13 year old daughter. My wife, not so much. So we had to work hard on her to get her to come to the Lobar, which the Inn at Mountaineer Square recommended. She thought it was great! Some of the dishes were a little... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We ate here during our Labor Day weekend visit and were not disappointed. Great atmosphere and the wait staff hustled the entire night. The hostess worked the hardest seating, bringing out meals, cleaning up and she was a young high-schooler (daughter of owner?). We sat at the bar and enjoyed chatting with another Midwestern couple and had wonderful sushi and... More 

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Frederick, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I ordered the surfer girl roll and my husband who's not a sushi fan got the fish tacos (which might have been the special that night). He was very pleasantly surprised to see that they had some great non-sushi options for him. Both were outstanding dishes. The service was great! We love the atmosphere of this restaurant and the karaoke... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The place came highly recommended by a personal friend and had good reviews online. I wen in alone on a Sunday night was was told the bar was the best place for internet access. I ordered a few dishes from the bartender and waited. And waited. A dish came out - hamachi with the flame and garlic kicker - not... More 

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Kyleena F, Owner at The Lobar Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Benjamin B, boy oh boy sounds like we screwed up and didn't leave you with a great taste in your mouth! We apologize that you didn't have an amazing experience and we'd like to offer you a gift certificate so that you can try us again on us - you'll be impressed I promise! Send us a private message and... More 

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Additional Information about The Lobar Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 303 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Phone Number: (970) 349-0480
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Sushi

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