The Limbo is a performing arts venue disguised as a tiki bar...

The Limbo is a performing arts venue disguised as a Tiki Bar. The Limbo aims to have live entertainment 7 nights a week, including live music, DJs, Burlesque, drag shows, variety acts, magicians, spoken word, string quartets, and karaoke. Supporting artists and the performing arts while being an all inclusive venue where everyone is welcome no matter their background, gender identity, or sexual orientation.


Olivia Griffin moved to Kentucky from San Francisco in 2014 and realized there was no tiki bar in Louisville. Having spent her 20’s experiencing the wonders of classic Bay Area tiki bars like Smuggler’s Cove, Forbidden Island, and Trader Sam’s, she has always sought out unique, themed bars in every city she has visited.

With a background in theater, design, and event production, Olivia will be booking entertainment nightly for the stage at the Limbo featuring vinyl djs, burlesque shows, string quartets, swing dancing, and live bands ranging from Surf Rock, Hawaiian Swing, Latin, and Calypso.

Olivia is an ambassador of the South 4th District, owning and operating hat and apparel shop “The Mysterious Rack” at 558 S. 4th Street for 3 years. Transporting people to another space and time and creating a 360 degree memorable, one of a kind experience is the desire and objective of the staff and owner of the Limbo. Swing by our “Tiki-z” tucked behind Crafts Gallery across from the Louisville Palace, and have a night you will never forget.