Oh, the misery of spending those sunny days indoors at work. How are you expected to get anything done with those warm rays beating through the window, beckoning you to the beach?
As soon as December 1 pops around there'll be a remedy — and it's in the form of a tiki bar, taking over the now-closed York Trading & Co. space right in the middle of the CBD. Lost Luau is born out of a string of successful tiki nights at Burrow Bar. Burrow's owners Chau Tran and Bryce McDonough have decided to make it semi-permanent, collaborating with rum aficionado Tom Bulmer (Sydney Rum Club), who'll be running the bar. Expect timber and hessian decor, coconuts, umbrellas, beach vibes and plenty of rum-based cocktails.
The pop-up is also open for coffee each morning (except Sundays) from 7am till 4pm, with lunch running from 1–4pm. Dinner will kick off from 5pm with a Caribbean-inspired menu by chef Phil Spence and the kitchen team from Factory Theatre, before picking up at night for a tiki beach party until late.
Lost Luau will be open from 7am till midnight Monday to Saturday until the end of summer.