El Loco @ Slip Inn FAQs

Venue FAQ’s

What is the address?

111 Sussex St, Sydney, NSW.


Is there Happy Hour?

6pm – 8pm | 6 days a week | $6 schooners, house wines, house spirits and $7 pints


What’s the dress code?

Casual, but come as you please (just no beachwear).


Is there wheelchair access?

Yes – to Slip Bar only. The Sand & Garden bars are not accessible.


Is there a smoking area within the venue?

We have a dedicated smoking area in the courtyard during the evenings. During the day smoking is only permitted on the balcony in Slip Bar.


Are minors allowed?

Yes, until 10pm. All minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.


Do you have high chairs available?

Yes, we have limited High Chairs available


Can I BYO?

BYO Is not permitted.


What is the style of music/entertainment?

In El Loco we have a collection of live bands and DJs on hand from Thursday to Saturday nights until the late hours.
Chinese Laundry plays high energy bass, house, tech, hip-hop and drum and bass. Check the Chinese Laundry Facebook page for specific nights.


What time does the kitchen close?

10pm Monday to Thursday
Friday and Saturday nights a snack menu is available until midnight


I have guests with allergies, will they be accommodated?

Our menu contains allergens and is prepared in a kitchen that handles nuts, shellfish and gluten. Whilst all reasonable efforts are taken to accommodate guest dietary needs, we cannot guarantee that our food will be allergen free.


Where do I order on the day?

If you have paid for a dedicated host, you will have someone allocated to look after your group and take orders. For casual bookings with no paid host, you’re welcome to order from the various bars.


Are there Pokies?

Yes. However there is no TAB or bottle shop


Do you have pool tables?



Who do I contact regarding Chinese Laundry guest list enquiries?

All guest lists must be submitted by 8pm on the Friday or Saturday you wish to attend.


When is lockout?



What is the address for deliveries?

Chinese Laundry, Slip St. Rear of 111 Sussex St.


What career opportunities are available at El Loco?

Visit our Careers page to hear about the many exciting opportunities

Group Bar Booking FAQ’s

Can I make a Group Booking?

Yes. You can make a Group Bar Booking for a casual reserved area within the bar. Seating is allocated as a mixture of sitting and standing, best suited for a casual drinks and nibbles style of event. We don’t rope off areas exclusively, or allocate a seat for every guest.


Are deposits required to book? Is there a minimum spend?

No deposit is required to book and there is no minimum spend.


If I have a Group Booking, what do I do on arrival?

On arrival, please see one of our friendly bar staff who will accompany you to your reserved area.


If I have a Group Booking, what happens if I arrive early?

If your reserved area is free you’re welcome to use the area earlier. Otherwise, our staff will find you a suitable alternative until the dedicated space becomes free at your booked time.


What if I am running late for my reservation?

It is important to let us know if you are running late, as your table may be booked for another reservation after your seating. Please call us to advise delay, otherwise we will hold the table for a period of 15 minutes.


If I have a Group Booking, will all of my guests have a seat?

No. Seating is allocated as a mixture of sitting and standing.


How do I cancel a Group Booking?

If you would like to change or cancel your reservation, please contact us on +61 2 9114 7327 or email groupbar.bookings@merivale.com.


Can we pre-order food or beverages?

Yes! We encourage bookings to pre-order food and beverage in advance. Please speak with your Bookings Coordinator to discuss options. Please note 3 days’ notice and full pre-payment is required.


Can I bring decorations?

All hanging decorations, balloons and streamers are not permitted, but speak with your Bookings Coordinator if you have any further questions.


Is there AV equipment for speeches?

We don’t have A/V available, but we think an old-fashioned cheers is just as good.


Can I bring a cake?

Yes, and no cakeage fee will apply.

Parties & Events FAQs

Can I book the venue exclusively?

Yes. Feel free to contact our sales team for a quote.
Corporate Enquiries +61 2 9114 7353
Weddings +61 2 9114 7352
Private Parties +61 2 9114 7354