Cocktail Bar * Tropical Vacations

Tiki Decor * Retro Events

Melbourne & Sunshine Coast, Australia

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The LuWOW Tiki Cocktail Bar


in Melbourne CBD

Aloha Oe...Farewell for now 

We have decided to close for a few weeks for the health and safety of our staff and our families.

We hope it won’t be for too long and you’ll be the first to know when we are welcoming back our fabulous customers.

Until then stay well and stay in touch…we’ll be on all our social media daily and we’d love to hear from you all.

Mahalo for all the support and "a hui hou"….see you later.


The LuWOW Tiki Bar now open in Melbournes CBD.

Come and escape to Melbourne's true Tiki Bar.

Floor to ceiling Tropical decor all created by Skipper Josh Collins & Barbara Blaze.

Cool vintage music.......Top notch cocktails.......Tiki Tacos......Escapist mid-century atmosphere

Top notch Tiki cocktails


Delicious Tiki Tacos  


The LuWOW's happy hour every day 4pm - 6pm.

Choose from Mai-Tai, Dark & Stormy or Tiki Punch....just $10

Plus Red Stripe on tap....only $7 a pint


Hungry?  The Luwow is grilling up delicious Tiki Tacos for only $5!!!

Choose from Carnitas(crispy pulled pork), Vegetal(in season spiced veg) or

Taco del dias(special of the day)

Plus Quesadillas served with salsa de casa.

And new on the menu.....

MULITAS...don't know what they are? Come in and try one...delicious!


Every Wednesday from 4pm. Top shelf rum at sailors prices.

Learn about and taste the myriad flavours of Rum.

Rare and top shelf rum from around the world at specially discounted prices.

Rum tasting shots + cocktails with rum for connoisseurs and enthusiasts.


The Lure of The LuWOW

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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, this time 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/reusable garnishes making our cocktails unique as well as pasta straws. You’ll often find Skipper Josh himself shaking the drinks behind the bar.


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. 


Proving very popular is a good range of low and no alcohol options for those that like the flavour without the fuddle! Fancy some ‘Saffron and Passion’ or the mega coconutty ‘Spongebob’?


The Luwow kitchen offers a changing variety of Tiki Tapas, currently delicious Tiki Tacos for only $5.

....Can you resist the lure of The LuWOW....

The Nitty Gritty...

The Luwow is an intimate cocktail bar seating 50 people. There is no standing room.

On busy Friday & Saturdays we might not be able to cater to large walk-in groups.

It is advisable to book a table in advance if you wish to have a group celebration.

To book please email us with your name, date and time, no of people and reason.

Maximum for a single table booking is 10 people.

We have a no cake policy and you cannot bring your own decor or props.

We use Pasta Straws so if allergic to wheat or have any allergies please let us know.

We strongly suggest you visit The LuWOW before making a booking. Mahalo!