Apr 11, 2019 09:28PM
● By Debbie Hall
Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s created the ultimate classic mid-century tiki bars, and The Golden Tiki brings that experience to Las Vegas.
Located in Chinatown, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land with shrunken heads (along with celebrations) and an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Legend tells the tale that he stole the only existing map to the elusive Skull Island.
Renowned artists Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins, and Oceanic Arts have recreated what could be Skull Island inside the establishment. Once inside the doors, you are no longer in Las Vegas but some mysterious island. The shrunken heads surrounding the room include Vince Neil, Travis Pastrana, Rod Stewart, Rich Little, Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael, Carrot Top, Marky Ramone, Tom Green, Vinnie Paul, Playboy Playmate Claire Sinclair, Disney legend Bob Gurr, and, in memoriam, Robin Leach, Evel Knievel, and Hunter S. Thompson.
Of course, what is an adventure in the islands without a drink? The handcrafted cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, alongside a strong list of craft beer and rum selections. The tropics call with a hint of danger.