Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
The Golden Tiki opened in Las Vegas' Chinatown on July 24, 2015. The man behind The Golden Tiki, Branden Powers, has been part of the nightclub scene in Las Vegas for some time now (he was Creative Director at the Hard Rock Hotel), but is himself a longtime lover of Tiki, having spent some of his youth DJing Exotica tunes at the Islands Restaurant in San Diego's Hanalei Hotel.
The Golden Tiki is in a large space, 4,000 square feet, and split into four different zones. The interior design and build out were done by Danny "Tiki Diablo" Gallardo. The bar has a thatched roof, and is topped by an animatronic talking tiki head, named Goldy, created by Erik "Irk" Hedman. A loveseat-sized artificial giant clam is popular for photos.
A flaming pu-pu platter is available on Friday and Saturday nights.
First real tiki bar! Tons of fun and really kicked off my love of this!
Visited here with Ilene while we were in town with my son to take part in the Las Vegas Archery Shoot.
1 visit summer of 2020, wow, this place is fantastic. Better than Frankie's, also more expensive. But damn, will hit again.
Best Tiki bar in town, best Tiki bar I've been to (out of 12). Awesome entry, awesome decor, awesome drinks, good food. Some of the decor is "tongue in cheek" and/or "adult" which some tiki-philes might not like, but I think they pull it off beautifully. The place is packed with art and other conversation pieces to catch your eye. There are several different rooms or areas where the theming shifts. They had a DJ the night we were there, and it was '80s night, so no exotica music - but the place and the energy is so awesome that you don't care. My only critique is that they didn't sell or serve from mugs while we were there - but apparently they do now. Can't wait to go back!
On vegas anniversary trip with Gwen
Shrunken Head Mug - First Edition - Green - by THOR - for The Golden Tiki
The Siren - First Edition - Blue - by THOR - for The Golden Tiki
The Pygmy Headhunter - First Edition - Red - by THOR - for The Golden Tiki
The Flaming Goddess - by THOR - for The Golden Tiki
Captain William Tobias Faulkner Pirate Skull Mug - by THOR - for The Golden Tiki
The Golden Tiki Mermaid mug - Blue
The Golden Tiki Mermaid mug - Green
The Golden Tiki Maori Cyclops Head In Ghastly Green
The Golden Tiki Poison Maker
The Golden Tiki Second Edition
The Golden Tiki First Edition
The Golden Tiki Slanted Two-Ring Bamboo Mug - Brown Edition
The Golden Tiki Maori Cyclops Head In Black