Farm-to-Table • Craft Cocktails • Live Jazz


The hospitality and service industries are particularly susceptible to income instability. As an organization, Pablo Group, the management company behind The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely, seeks to provide value to our community through Experiences, a collection of hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, and bars throughout Eau Claire. The coronavirus pandemic has provided Pablo Group with a unique opportunity to review and evaluate the state of those endeavors. As we reflected on the compensation model, we came to the conclusion that we can and will do better. Every employee within Pablo Group is now making at least $16 per hour and those working more than 20 hours per week are offered benefits, including healthcare and a 401k. Concurrently, we have altered our menu pricing and tipping is no longer necessary. Any tips will be directly redistributed to employees, but tips are not anticipated. Removing reliance on a flawed and archaic tipping structure has been shown to help reduce the economic exposure and risk to those workers. It is Pablo Group’s hope that our new structure improves the wage stability and creates better working conditions for employees throughout our organization.


The Lakely is a restaurant, bar, and a venue. A place to gather, hang, and absorb the culture. A place to feel at home whether you’re a local, a traveler, or something in between.

The Lakely boasts a locally-sourced, seasonal menu. We serve casual Midwest modern comfort foods, including our famous Koldtbord, from open until bar close. Behind the bar we feature a cleverly curated list of craft cocktails and local brews on tap and in bottles.

Evenings are reserved for our signature stage hosting local and touring jazz and other live music. Our generous courtyard patio has outdoor lounge seating, high-top tables, two fire pits, a yard game lawn, and more.

“The Lakely has a farm-to-table focus with gourmet dishes rooted in the midwest — and they’re absolutely fantastic… Terrific craft cocktails, too.”

Minnesota Public Radio

Video for our Supper Club Celebration - Jan. 2018

Lakely Hours

On rare occasions, the Lakely is sold out or closed to the public for special events such as holidays, our Lakely Loves dinner series, full-property weddings, Lock Inns, etc. Please refer to the list below for those special dates:

November 6, 2021
December 5, 2021
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Years Day


The Lakely is currently only available for private lunch events. To book the Lakely for a lunch event, visit the Private Events page.


Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday - Closed


Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday - Closed


The Lakely strongly recommends reservations for dinner. Please call the Oxbow Hotel main line at (715) 839-0601 and ask to make a reservation in the restaurant.