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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.

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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 Cocktail Menu


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. 



A taste from the islands of the world.

'Mambu Spias' are delicious flame grilled skewers all freshly made to order.


CREOLE CURRY GOAT - marinated with flavours from the Caribbean & Louisiana

CANCUN CHICKEN & MANGO -  crispy Mexican bites

JAMAICA JERK TURKEY - spiced ground meatballs


Seasonal vegetable and fruit skewers seasoned and spiced and served with a dipping sauce.

Can include Indian Eggplant/Lemon Mushrooms/Jerk Pumkin & Pineapple/Fried Okra or Pipinos


Love cheese? Go for our delicious



Make it a meal with our sides





Vegan & gluten free available

Kitchen is open Monday - Saturday

4pm - 9pm

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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

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