||Mickey Finz, Las Vegas, NV (restaurant)
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
|Posted: 2006-04-11 9:42 pm  Permalink|
Street:Freemont Street Experience (across from Neonopolis)
Tiki returns to Vegas!
Mickey Finz is a neo-tiki bar & restaurant, featuring the following tiki attributes:
1. A large moai on the corner,
2. Tiki torches on the corner
3. Fire pit with adirondack chairs
4. 2 large Hawaiian-style tiki hangings
5. Carved poles
6. Palapa covered patio
This light & airy tiki restaurant is very similar in vibe to Purple Orchid (El Segundo) or the Hukilau Island Grill (Sacramento).
There are specialty cocktails, although not necessarily the standard tiki favorites.
The menu emphasizes pizzas, burgers & sandwiches. The chicken nachos are very tasty.
Cocktails are not served in tiki mugs, however.
Joined: Jun 24, 2002
|Posted: 2006-04-12 10:15 pm  Permalink|
Grand Member (2 years)
Joined: Apr 12, 2006
|Posted: 2006-04-14 8:47 pm  Permalink|
Ooh. I'll have to check it out in Vegas next week.
Joined: Feb 09, 2003
From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
|Posted: 2006-04-17 06:51 am  Permalink|
We just got back from a trip to Palm Springs and Viva Las Vegas 9. We went to Oceanic Arts last Tuesday, had a great time talking with Bob & Leroy, when we told them we were headed to Vegas, they said they had been doing a lot of work recently for places there. Mickey Finn's is definitely one of those places! The food was fab, the prices were right, and the decor is very cool, complete with outside fire pit, gas tiki torches, and a huge Moai right at the doorway as you enter the bar. I know Coalbe took some photos, so we will try and post them soon.
BaMbOoLoDgE...where the South Pacific meets the Great White North!
Joined: Jun 24, 2002
|Posted: 2006-04-19 09:22 am  Permalink|
Good to hear you liked it.
[ This Message was edited by: Tiki Diablo 2006-04-19 22:30 ]
Joined: Dec 28, 2005
From: Mission Beach, CA
|Posted: 2006-04-19 10:19 am  Permalink|
You folks were enjoying Tiki Diablo's handywork!! Check out moreof his awesome work on the following thread...
Danny, I can't wait to stop in there on my next trip to Vegas. A little So-Cal surf style is just what Freemont needed!
[ This Message was edited by: hodadhank 2006-04-19 10:23 ]
Joined: Jun 01, 2002
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
|Posted: 2006-06-25 07:13 am  Permalink|
Just got back from 3 days in Vegas. MrsBaliHai and I stopped by Mickey Finnz for an afternoon cocktail and snack. The joint was empty except for a couple of hipsters at the bar. The waitstaff all appeared to be hawt Russian expats who were probably moonlighting as strippers. Other than the giant Moai out front, and the thatch umbrellas with carved posts, the decor can only mildly be described as tiki.
I ordered a Mai Tai for benchmarking purposes and was served exactly what I expected: flavored rum and sweet/sour mix in a brandy snifter with an umbrella. We shared a plate of calamari in a spicy sauce that was excellent.
So, I can't really recommend this place for either the decor or drinks, but the puu-puus were okay.
Joined: Jun 24, 2002
|Posted: 2006-06-27 11:59 pm  Permalink|
Like I said, not traditional TIki but more "So-Cal Surf ". Hope the 8ft palmwood tiki I carvedout front are still there. Great food and nice peeps there but not Tiki place, just tiki's in there.
Joined: Jan 13, 2006
From: las vegas
|Posted: 2006-06-28 08:28 am  Permalink|
well, i think it's pretty great. the moulding and detail work inside is fantastic. the outrigger lamp is really nice, too.
the outside tikis are still there.
Joined: Jul 16, 2006
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2006-07-16 2:30 pm  Permalink|
I was just there two weeks ago. I was fairly surprised to see something decorated and done up so nicely. The large outrigger lamp inside was awesome!
The wife and I sat down at the poker machines inside because the bar was full, and I walked up to the bartender to get a few cocktails - he gave us everything for free and we hadn't even put any money into the machine yet. Now that's service!
Still no tiki mugs to be found, but otherwise fun!
Joined: Aug 17, 2005
From: Riverside, CA
|Posted: 2006-08-22 5:22 pm  Permalink|
I second the outrigger tape bamboo canoe thingee! Awesome!
Joined: Sep 11, 2006
|Posted: 2006-09-17 3:59 pm  Permalink|
One of my friends live in Vegas and he said the vibe was grand, here!!
Joined: Aug 06, 2007
|Posted: 2007-08-07 11:43 am  Permalink|
Definately added to my list. TV Las Vegas is currently slated for Sept 07...I hope it is open before I get there Sept 10 (course, it looks like that has been the hope of many a TC'er, all dashed. Well, here's hoping).
All Things Designed.
Joined: Aug 04, 2006
|Posted: 2007-09-30 2:46 pm  Permalink|