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Golden Tiki, Las Vegas, NV (bar)
Loki-Tiki
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From: Like...The Valley
Posted: 2015-05-21 2:46 pm   Permalink

Name: Golden Tiki
Type: Bar
Street: 3939 Spring Mountain Rd
City: Las Vegas
State: NV
Zip: 89102
Country: USA
Phone: 702.809.3636
Website:
http://www.thegoldentiki.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/thegoldentikivegas
Status: Opened August 22, 2015

Description:
http://govegas.about.com/od/Things-To-Do-in-Las-Vegas/fl/Las-Vegas-Bar-Turns-Tiki-Drinks-Into-Tropical-Gold.htm
http://vegasseven.com/2015/05/20/branden-powers-new-bar-brings-tiki-chinatown/
http://lasvegasweekly.com/nightlife/2015/jul/07/golden-tiki-bar-chinatown-cocktail-spring-mountain/

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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-05-22 06:58 am   Permalink

This is great news! The spread of tiki (and hopefully accompanied by good cocktails) is reason to celebrate!

I can see doing a 3-day weekend in Vegas after this place opens.


 
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finky099
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2015-06-11 11:55 am   Permalink

Saw this on their Facebook page. Seems promising from purely an aesthetic perspective (I like the Enchanted Tiki Room-inspired style tikis with drums above the center), but still kind of skeptical what the whole concept will be like once it's live.



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Ragbag Comics
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From: The shores of Lake Michigan
Posted: 2015-06-11 1:13 pm   Permalink

I'm a little skeptical of the fact that they straight lifted their header photo from The Foundation in Milwaukee's website...
you can see that's their Mai Tai glass in the front of the photo (it has been cropped out on Golden Tiki's FB header...) and
that photo is taken right on the bar at Milwaukee's Finest...



That image used to be the primary one on the Foundation's web page (before they updated their site a little while back),
and is on their FB page as well...

If this place is even half of what their promising, however, it ought to be quite a spectacle... though when I read
they'll be playing some "trip-hop and acid jazz, tropical house music and chill and ambient" I may or may not have
retched a little bit.

--Pete


 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2015-06-11 9:16 pm   Permalink

Supposed to open July 17.


 
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finky099
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Posted: 2015-06-12 2:15 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I saw that too, Pete. Kinda wondered about it but "assumed" maybe someone had a soft spot for Foundation as part of the inspiration? But, you should do that kind of thing with at least a shout out to them.

I dunno, it's Vegas, so I don't expect much. Even with all that "show" and décor, locals and tiki enthusiasts will still pick Frankie's 10 times out of 10 over what this place may end up being. Flashiness not > quality drinks in a small vintage joint.


 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2015-06-12 2:54 pm   Permalink


The Headhunter's Village - complete with 20 foot magical waterfall - Seamen Falls

Heh, heh, Seamen Falls.
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Muskeg
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Posted: 2015-06-23 2:28 pm   Permalink

I've got fingers crossed that this July opening actually happens. Anyone in Vegas care to do a drive-by and get an inside scoop on the opening?

 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2015-06-24 8:37 pm   Permalink

It should be open on or close to the scheduled date. I'm carving a tiki that will go on the waterfall, and they are expecting to have it the first week of July.
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2015-06-24 10:10 pm   Permalink

Tiki Diablo is doing the build-out !!

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2015-06-24 10:20 pm   Permalink

It sure does look promising. 2 Tiki bars in Vegas...now that is sweet!!! I may need to plan a trip in the near future.

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finky099
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Posted: 2015-06-25 6:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-06-23 14:28, Muskeg wrote:
I've got fingers crossed that this July opening actually happens. Anyone in Vegas care to do a drive-by and get an inside scoop on the opening?


Did a drive-by last Tuesday, but the single window at the entry was papered over.


 
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The Golden Tiki
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Posted: 2015-06-27 10:42 pm   Permalink

Aloha -

Thank you for your interest in The Golden Tiki .

I am so sorry we have been so busy working 18 hours a day, to build this tropical oasis , I haven't had a chance to reply til now . Good eye on the Facebook photo . I take full blame. We haven't had time to shoot our own images . I wanted am image that conveyed how serious we were about our drinks. I searched Google and that image came up at the time . Much love to the originators , I meant no harm. I will gladly buy them a barrel of rum or two when they come to Vegas . We finally got original art by Doug Horne and will be putting it up shortly. Let me also tell you that you need not worry about us "Vegasing" out this bar. A lot of attention to detail has gone into well every detail. I am an old school punker and lounge Dj. I used to promote the original Hanalei Hotel tiki lounge and restaurant - San Diego in 1993 until they tore it down and destroyed it . One of the saddest days of my life. Our music will stay faithful to lounge standards plus all of the Martin Denny , Les Baxter and Arthur Lyman you could possibly want. We are 24 hrs so once we establish our sound I will be bringing in Surf Rock, Punk Rock, Rockabilly , Big Band and yes maybe some other intelligent experimentation only if the room allows it . Our cocktails will also be on point . We are aging our own rum in barrels , and will stay true to all of the original receipes . We will even offer table side Tea Service. We are also working tirelessly to create the Worlds Best Mai Tai. I think we almost got it! Our concept is truly special . We are 4000 sq ft. We have a Headhunter's Village. A Mermaids Cove and a Pirates Lair. We have original carvings by Bosko , Taboo Island , Bill (as noted above) and of course Tiki Diablo (who is our main designer) Plus we will have an Animatronic Talking Golden Tiki by Irk , a Skeleton Pirate , LED Stars , Fireworks and Shooting Stars. Plus a 20 foot Waterfall and a Lava Cave Entrance. Again , we are trying our best for you. We have the history , the chops , the right team, and we promise it won't be douchey at all . Tours depart daily beginning July 17th ( weather permitting ) we welcome all explorers to The Golden Tiki * please forgive any typos . I am sending this to you from my coconut phone on Skull Island . It's dark here and can't see a thing


 
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The Golden Tiki
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Posted: 2015-06-27 11:05 pm   Permalink

P.S. In response to above. We LOVE Moss and Frankie's. As soon as we decided to partake on this journey, I personally reached out to Moss before even telling my own girlfriend. I did it out of respect for a person who has single handedly carried the torch of coolness in Las Vegas for many years . We will never talk bad about him , we will even sell his books in our Trading Post. Frankie's is Frankie's and they are and will always be awesome. We are us and will work hard to earn your respect .Two can live together in harmony. We hope you enjoy us both in a booze filled night . You will see our staff supporting his spots as well. Vegas needs more things like this and less obnoxious nightclubs with Raft Riding , Cake Throwing Dj's . See you all soon at The Golden Tiki - Chinatown , Las Vegas

 
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finky099
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2015-06-29 9:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-06-27 22:42, The Golden Tiki wrote:
Aloha -

Thank you for your interest in The Golden Tiki ... We have the history , the chops , the right team, and we promise it won't be douchey at all . Tours depart daily beginning July 17th ( weather permitting )..."



Golden Tiki, thanks for joining the TC crowd and welcome. How about teasing us with a few "behind the scenes" photos? Few sneak peeks to get conversation going?

It sounds like you've got quite a lot planned for The Golden Tiki and we all look forward to checking it out once it's open. I, personally, want it to blow my skepticism far, far away once I've been able to experience The Golden Tiki for myself,

Mahalo and kampai!




 
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