Tio's Cervecería

Cocktail Bar and Bar
4-14 Foster St., Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 4:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
Happy Hour
Beer, Cocktails
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What do you get when you cross a couple of Shady Pines barkeeps with a metric eff load of tequila and a whole lot of owls? You get Tio’s – Sydney’s newest (and only) Northwest Guatemalan owl bar.


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    Andrew M.
    "... prices, nice music & free popcorn? What more could you want ?"(4 Tips)
    Ryan S.
    "Great spot to grab some fresh made, really good tequila drinks."(7 Tips)
    Rose C.
    "Amazing tacos!! Also love the Rio Brava beer with salt & lime!"(2 Tips)
    Jon P.
    "Try the jalapeño margaritas"(2 Tips)
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  • tequila
  • popcorn
  • margaritas
  • tacos
  • cocktails
  • beer
  • mezcal
  • micheladas
  • good for singles
  • good for a quick meal
  • staff
  • lime
  • music
  • juice
  • chicharrones
  • ginger beer
  • Elliot C.

    Now you have to order the tacos at the bar and they are a fraction of the size. Can the original owner please come back?

    Elliot Chance · 1 week ago
  • Greg C.

    You can smell the tequila as soon as you walk into this great little bar

    Greg Cal · April 28
  • Mat A.

    First time I've tried a michelada, effectively a Bloody Mary meets a beer and quite delicious too

    Mat A · February 10
  • Michael L.

    Beef Nachos, pork tacos and Chicharon are excellent for sharing. Try some mezcal, it'll complement the ginger beer cocktail. Get there early to get a table, otherwise be a hawk.

    Michael Lagon · January 24
  • Sophie A.

    The best margarita I've had in a long time. Muy bien.

    Sophie Anderson · January 2
  • Janey E.

    Best tacos from Akira, beats Norfolk hands down. 2 for 1 tacos on Tuesday's! $5!

    Janey Elmgreen · December 9, 2014
  • Little Impertinent

    2 for $5 Taco Tuesdays

    Little Impertinent · October 28, 2014
  • Annabelle M.

    $5 tinnies of Rio. Holla.

    Annabelle McMillan · October 12, 2014
  • Andrea D.

    Mini margaritas but they're pretty delish.

    Andrea Duchon · September 13, 2014
  • Andrew H.

    Grab yourself a jalapeño Margherita.

    Andrew Harvey · September 11, 2014
  • Frenchj

    It was good, cause Royden said it would be. Ask for the popcorn. Royden dogged it like a fairy and we got angry about it

    Frenchj · June 21, 2014
  • K

    shirtless bartenders

    K · May 24, 2014
  • Rachael C.

    $5 Rio Bravos w/ salt n lime, winner.

    Rachael Currie · February 3, 2014
  • William P.

    They give you an extra chaser shot to go with your tequila. And there's free popcorn!

    William Pham · January 29, 2014
  • Andrew M.

    Cool atmosphere, great location, reasonable prices, nice music & free popcorn? What more could you want ?

    Andrew Moore · January 11, 2014
  • David R.

    2x1 tacos Tuesday, mega-tasty ones!, like being in Mexico, or close by

    David Roca @daroit · December 17, 2013
  • Ivan V.

    The barman has a shot gun. Don't fuck with the lights.

    Ivan Vanderbyl · November 8, 2013
  • Simon W.

    Jalapeño Margarita and chilli-laden popcorn: the best way to start a Friday night.

    Simon Wright · August 2, 2013
  • Rose C.

    Amazing tacos!! Also love the Rio Brava beer with salt & lime! The free bags of popcorn are a nice touch too.

    Rose C · July 20, 2013
  • Ryan S.

    Great spot to grab some fresh made, really good tequila drinks. Ask the bartender to make you something special and you won't be disappointed.

    Ryan Sarver · March 30, 2013
  • Jon P.

    Try the jalapeño margaritas

    Jon Pliske · January 29, 2013
  • Jim W.

    Hot freaks ask for the under the counter hot sauce. The Blairs is insane.

    Jim Wild · January 24, 2013
  • Andrew K.

    Can't believe no one has mentioned the tattoos (on staff & patrons) & the bras hanging from the roof of the bar! So much character!

    Andrew Kemp · December 30, 2012
  • Andrew K.

    $5 beers with lime and salt! Interesting! Oh... & free popcorn.

    Andrew Kemp · December 30, 2012
  • Simon C.

    A Mexican bar manned by a whole load of guys who have never been to Mexico, but don't hold that against them, the margaritas are pitch-perfect and the tacos tantalisingly tasty. Ole!

    Simon Crerar · December 10, 2012
  • Marianne F.

    Free popcorn is yum. Love the salt rims & lime slices in the beer cans, nice touch.

    Marianne F · October 5, 2012
  • Karin C.

    Asked the bartender for a recommendation and he suggested El Roberto Especial. It tastes fantastic, like something I would make at home in the blender, but with a healthy dose of tequila!

    Karin Chiu · September 28, 2012
  • Scott

    Ask for the gun loaded with tequila

    Scott · August 31, 2012
  • Julian D.

    Leave a good tip and dance.

    Julian Dadgostar · June 17, 2012
  • Taufiq K.

    Chasers taste like pineapple pizza

    Taufiq Khan · May 4, 2012
  • Kimberly N.

    Rad tequila cocktails

    Kimberly NotHoeschle · April 22, 2012
  • Nicole S.

    Benched like Oktoberfest, but not the same

    Nicole S · April 13, 2012
  • D S.

    Get here early as they close at midnight.

    D Smith · March 31, 2012
  • Raechelle C.

    Try the cocktail with 'Especiale' in its name.

    Raechelle Cremer · March 30, 2012
  • Peter S.

    Get served by an ex con or ned Kelly look alike.

    Peter Scobie · March 23, 2012
  • Warren

    Some of the best bar staff in Sydney!

    Warren · March 10, 2012
  • TimeOut Sydney

    This is a bar where you can actually meet your hangover before you’ve even had a drink. Chances are it’ll be hanging out over by the arm-wrestling bench downing a tinny crusted with salt & lime. Read more

    TimeOut Sydney · March 1, 2012
  • Richie T.

    Free pop corn. Good vibe but the music is a little too loud.

    Richie The · February 25, 2012
  • Rhys P.

    awesome tequila cocktails, all the juice is fresh squeezed!

    Rhys Platts · January 28, 2012
  • Elif D.

    Chilli popcorn and a margarita always goes down a treat - brought to you by the guys that run shady pines.

    Elif Durur · December 29, 2011
  • Julie M.

    Rio Bravas beer can rimmed with salt and lime

    Julie M · December 23, 2011
  • Kae Yen W.

    The margarita really hits my spot.

    Kae Yen Wong · December 18, 2011

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