The LuWOW Tiki Cocktail Bar
in Melbourne CBD
The Lure of The LuWOW
The Luwow Tiki Bar well known for it’s eye-popping cinematic décor, sensational long lost sounds and above all, their amazing tropical cocktails has re-opened it’s doors in a prime spot in
Melbourne’s cbd on Little Collins Street.
The Luwow has been recreated by Skipper Josh Collins and Barbara Blaze Collins in a more intimate space, relax in a cosy booth or hang at the bar surrounded by an oasis of colourful kitsch with huge tiki totems, all carved by Skipper Josh himself, leopard lounge suites, a jungle of plants and bamboo and a plethora of insane and wonderfully trashy souvenirs from the South Pacific and beyond. Josh & Barbara have kept to their retro OTT design ethic on this new venture. Their previous bars have been The Luwow(Fitzroy), Hula Bula Bar(Perth), Devilles Pad(Perth), South London Pacific(UK), Tikis(Belgium).
Adding to the retro Tiki vibe of The Luwow the background music is hand curated from the owners’ huge vinyl collection of exotica, rhythm n blues, ska, soul, surf, 60s garage, beat & rock n roll.
The Luwow’s cocktail menu features refined and perfected tiki classics, blending the original vintage recipes with ideas gained from years of mixing cocktails at the former Luwow, Hula Bula Bar and Devilles Pad, Josh Collins’ previous cocktail bars. The Luwow introduces some up to date elements such as organic coconut blossom nectar (packed with goodness) as the main sweetener and biodegradable garnishes making our cocktails unique as well as disposable pasta straws. You’ll often find Skipper Josh himself shaking the drinks behind the bar.
The LuWOW welcomes and encourages diversity
The signature Mai-Tai is the house favourite, a perfect blend of sour, strong and sweet, one is never enough.
The Pain Killer is a robust punch of pineapple, dark rum, coconut and nutmeg.
Bo-Na-Na, a banana daiquiri blended with Plantation 3 Star rum, fresh lime and passion fruit, delicious and more-ish.
Voodoo Volcano is a complex brew served in a bowl to share, complete with a flaming shot.
The Don Zombie is made with full strength aged rums and a home-made syrup of pink grapefruit, star anise, pomegranate and cinnamon not for the faint hearted!
And for those who have not yet appreciated the joys of fine rum…Waku-Aku, a tropical twist on gin with lime, coconut blossom syrup, pineapple and apricot brandy.
Hurricane Hula is for lovers of aged bourbon, and the frolics of New Orleans’ Mardi Grass. It’s fruity, heady and refreshing.
The Luwow is grilling up delicious California Tiki Tacos. We have just upgraded or menu.
Choose from Flame Grilled or Slow Roasted succulent meats or colourful vegetables.
Love cheese? Go for our delicious
Griddled Melts: Quesadillas & Mulitas.
Can't decide? Order one of our Platters to get a taste of everything!
Vegan options available and delicious!
Monday is our chef's day off, but we still serve Cornchips with home made Salsa
THE LUWOW booking
We take table bookings until 10pm(9pm mon-thur) See below
Walk-ins are welcome any time if we have space
7 people max per booking
Bookings held for 15 mins only
Please let us know if you will be late
Please let us know advance if you need to cancel a booking
Cancellations can be done online before 2pm
We do not accept larger bookings or do private functions