Hula Bula Bar
Located in the heart of Perth city, the Hula Bula Bar offers the ultimate south pacific tiki experience. Enjoy good vibes in it’s cosy space while listening to groovy 50’s and 60’s music and sipping on one of their 240 exotic rums or infamous cocktails. Whether looking somewhere to wind down after work or to have a night out with friends, the Hula Bula Bar is definitely a go-to destination.
Established in 2005 the Hula Bula Bar is Perth’s tropical paradise in the heart of the city. Tucked away on the right of Victoria Avenue, as you approach St. Mary’s Cathedral from Adelaide Terrace, you’ll see a wooden door guarded by a carved tiki totem with ‘Hula Bula Bar’ engraved above.
Upon entering you’re senses will be hit with the undeniable groovy vibes of the south pacific. The cosy space is finished beautifully with wooden floor boards, weaved reed wall and roof panels, and bamboo trims. All of which catch the vivid coloured lighting in different ways creating an incredibly unique mood. Leopard print and leather seats, along with wooden tables and tiki totem stools only add to the vibe.
With tiki bar culture being very popular internationally after originating in Polynesian restaurants in the United States, many overseas artists, big and small, regularly hit up the Hula Bula Bar while they’re in town. A popular tourist destination, the Hula Bula Bar hosts all types who’re looking for a chilled out good time where you can meet interesting people while enjoying a drink. The local music scene also has a strong representation here with a couple of local bands playing live south pacific inspired music on specific events nights. Notable recent attendees include Neil Diamond and Bruno Mars!
Along with the groovy setting and interesting people, the Hula Bula Bar completes it’s experience by providing arguably some of the best cocktails in Perth. While also providing a stable of alcoholic beverages from beer to wine to spirits, rum is the life-blood of this Tiki Bar and it offers an impressive range of over 240 rare and exotic rums.
Experienced and budding rum enthusiasts can take advantage of the staff’s specialty knowledge. The Hula Bula Bar runs rum tasting nights where you get to taste a wide variety of rare and unique rums from around the world. These monthly meetings are accessible via the Rhum Club Membership and you can also keep up-to-date with the coming events by signing up to the newsletter.
Hula Bula is the beez kneez. This place kicks some serious ass with it’s amazing jungle tiki aesthetic, cruisy but extremely fast and talented staff and TASTY TASTY cocktails. Like walking into a whole new world where the only danger is possibly overestimating how many cocktails you can manage! I’ve been when there is live music, Dj’s or simply chill nights with their playlist of sweet island tunes. This place is great, cannot speak highly enough about them!
Super kitsch tiki bar with kick a#%^ cocktails served with umbrellas and plastic monsters and truly scrumptious ice cream. (Try the rum and raisin) Icecream and cocktails – I mean, really, what’s not to love?!!
Address: 12 Victoria Avenue, Perth WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9225 4457
Hours: Monday Closed, Tuesday 4pm-12am, Wednesday 4pm-12am, Thursday 4pm-12am, Friday 4pm-1am, Saturday 6pm-1am, Sunday 4pm-10pm
Trip Advisor: tripadvisor.com.au/hulabulabar/