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Golden Tiki, Las Vegas, NV (bar)
Kraken007
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Joined: Nov 18, 2015
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-12-23 06:12 am   Permalink

Does anyone have any word on their Mug situation? I want to get some MUGS!
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-12-23 11:33 am   Permalink

when I was there earlier this month, the bartender said she heard February for a mug.

 
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davidphantomatic
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Joined: Aug 25, 2013
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From: San Antonio
Posted: 2016-01-15 5:18 pm   Permalink

They just told me, from their Instagram, that their new mugs are on the way.

Hopefully I can snag one when we're there in two weeks!
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Cavemoai
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From: Reno
Posted: 2016-01-16 04:37 am   Permalink

Coming this February:



 
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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2016-01-17 01:02 am   Permalink

Has anyone seen what their new mug is going to look like?

 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2016-01-17 8:54 pm   Permalink

we're working on the new mug now and it will be based of my interpretation of the logo tiki.
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Kraken007
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Joined: Nov 18, 2015
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-01-18 04:54 am   Permalink

Awesome Diablo! Any word on if it's a "set" of mugs (like Frankie's) or just one mug?
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TongaT
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Joined: Jul 26, 2015
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From: Los Angeles/San Francisco
Posted: 2016-01-18 9:40 pm   Permalink

This sounds like its still pretty early on in the process....So I guess if I go to Vegas to try out Golden Tiki Again for my birthday the first week of Feb. I won't be able to get a signature mug?

 
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bamalamalu
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 915
Posted: 2016-02-09 9:11 pm   Permalink

We had a chance to visit Golden Tiki this past Weekend, so figured I'd add a few more pictures and our 2 cents.

We really liked the room and the overall look of the place. We'd heard some reviews about it being too large and a bit sparse. There are different areas, but we thought it all tied together pretty well. We like places with separate nooks and crannies, so that wasn't a negative. It looks like they're still working on filling it up more; there was a guy there (owner? I should've asked!) adding some cool new pieces during our visit. The music was a mix of Hawaiiany stuff, 50s stuff, etc. I wasn't crazy about the Reggae numbers, but overall it was unoffensive.

We tried 5 different drinks between us, but unfortunately were disappointed. The menu had several appealing options but the execution was a little off. The Mai Tai was overly sweet and somehow the lime flavor didn't taste quite real; it really reminded me of a lime Popsicle. I think our bartender may have been new - when we asked about mugs, she brought a tray of about 10 different ones over. We were surprised to see so many and asked if they were all exclusive to Golden Tiki, she said she had no idea. It also took a bit longer than expected for our drinks to be made since we were the only customers and ordered duplicates. So maybe still getting up to speed (we did later recognize some of the mugs but I don't recall whether their own mug was actually there yet; sorry.) Certainly not the worst drinks we've ever had, but not nearly the best either.

The employees were very friendly and it was good to visit (bonus: it was darn near smoke free in there during our early afternoon stop.)
We'll give them another visit next time, but with the hope that the drinks have improved.












 
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davidphantomatic
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Joined: Aug 25, 2013
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From: San Antonio
Posted: 2016-02-21 10:08 am   Permalink

We visited a couple weeks back, here's what I posted on /r/tiki(if there's any redditors on here):

From the get-go, the decor was on point.

The drinks were great too, but my girlfriend and I agreed we still prefer Frankie's for the originality in their drinks and the intimacy.

The Golden Tiki is still a sight to see. As you walk in, you're greet with a dark waterfall and Yo Ho. It definitely puts you in the right mood.
Now tonight, to me anyway, the music was ok. Wasn't really what you'd expect for a tiki bar, as their DJ played mostly 80s and 90s hip hop.
I like the music, but again, not what I had in mind for a tiki bar.

For a Sunday night these folks were still slammed.
We chatted with the bar back briefly, but only because he didn't stop running around the entire time we were there.

I tried The Golden Tiki, which was delicious! And their Navy Grog, which they claim, on their menu, that it comes with the ice cone but mine didn't and the drink left something to be desired.
And their Painkiller with the Dole Whip, which was one of the best Painkillers I've had the pleasure of drinking.

I was disappointed to see they didn't have their signature mugs yet, so I left here empty handed.
But I snagged all the swizzle sticks from my drinks, so those will be a nice addition to my growing collection.

Overall we enjoyed The Golden Tiki, but Frankie's is still our #1.

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The Golden Tiki
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Joined: Jun 27, 2015
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Posted: 2016-03-14 10:55 am   Permalink

Hey Guys this is Branden with The Golden Tiki . Thank you all for your reviews.

I am a little perplexed as we never spin 80's or 90's music unless it was a guest Dj like Daniel Ash of Love and Rockets. It could also be my resident Dj Rex Dart sometimes does spin a little different on Sundays' so maybe it was one of those days. I am a hardcore purest having been a lounge and exotica record collector and Dj since 1992. I have over 15,000 records in that genre. So , music is very important to us and well thought out. My employees do like to mix a little reggae into the mix as our place is quit large and they try to keep the energy up. If we were smaller and more intimate lounge , exotica and sleepy music works better. I personally think we offer the best , most knowledgeable Dj's in Las Vegas. Our guys spin real vinyl even on 45's. You won't find better music anywhere in Vegas I guarantee. Occasionally we experiment. We have recently brought in Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls, Matt Tong of Bloc Party, Daniel Ash of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. I have Marky Ramone of the Ramones coming out in a few weeks for my birthday. I'm also working on Jerry of Devo , Jello Biafra and Capt Sensible of the Damned to do guest spots. So know although we may not play the continual Martin Denny , Les Baxter, and Lyman hits over and over like so many other bars do to be safe we will definitely take you on a musical journey. As far as drinks go, yes we are 4000 sq feet. Yes we sometimes do 1000+ people in a night. So consistency has been an issue. If you came during the day its been hard to keep quality bartenders when business is a lot slower so there may be a consistency issue there and for that I apologize. We are working on it. We are actually working on something really top secret that will put this whole Drink thing to rest once and for all. We are still very young in our first year of business. We are working tirelessly to move into the forefront of the tiki world in Cocktails . We want to be the best. We aren't some corporate non caring bar. We are very much a mom and pop operation and are very proud of our hundreds of 5 star reviews and being named one of the hottest new bars in the world by Barchick.com . I am looking at expanding an additional 2,500 sq feet next door to add a bigger LIVE venue, a full retail (with shirts, hats, trinkets and of course mugs..finally) Plus we are adding a sideshow where you can see a REAL 10 foot tall Cyclops skeleton discovered on Flaming Skull Island by Lord Baltimore in 1923. And, within the next 6 months we are working on a adding a fully animatronic talking bird show. Just like the Enchanted Tiki Room. So lots of surprises. I welcome you all to explore. If for some reason your experience isn't 5 stars please text me direct and I'll make sure it is. My cell is 7028093636 . Mahalo - Branden


 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2016-03-14 11:15 am   Permalink

Branden, keep up the good and hard work! Your place is on my list for my next trip out to Vegas. I don't care what happens, I know I'll have a good time at your place.

Cheers!
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3955
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2016-03-14 3:55 pm   Permalink

I am also looking forward to visiting your place in the near future, see you soon I hope.

 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 249
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2016-03-14 4:37 pm   Permalink

We were thinking of circumnavigating the Grand Canyon next year, flying in and out of Vegas. But with our dollar being the way it is, we might have to hold off. That doesn't sound so bad though, if it means seeing all the stuff that you guys have in store! Singing birds? Cyclops skeletons? Sign me up!

 
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davidphantomatic
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Joined: Aug 25, 2013
Posts: 24
From: San Antonio
Posted: 2016-03-20 8:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-03-14 10:55, The Golden Tiki wrote:
Hey Guys this is Branden with The Golden Tiki . Thank you all for your reviews.

I am a little perplexed as we never spin 80's or 90's music unless it was a guest Dj like Daniel Ash of Love and Rockets. It could also be my resident Dj Rex Dart sometimes does spin a little different on Sundays' so maybe it was one of those days. I am a hardcore purest having been a lounge and exotica record collector and Dj since 1992. I have over 15,000 records in that genre. So , music is very important to us and well thought out. My employees do like to mix a little reggae into the mix as our place is quit large and they try to keep the energy up. If we were smaller and more intimate lounge , exotica and sleepy music works better. I personally think we offer the best , most knowledgeable Dj's in Las Vegas. Our guys spin real vinyl even on 45's. You won't find better music anywhere in Vegas I guarantee. Occasionally we experiment. We have recently brought in Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls, Matt Tong of Bloc Party, Daniel Ash of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. I have Marky Ramone of the Ramones coming out in a few weeks for my birthday. I'm also working on Jerry of Devo , Jello Biafra and Capt Sensible of the Damned to do guest spots. So know although we may not play the continual Martin Denny , Les Baxter, and Lyman hits over and over like so many other bars do to be safe we will definitely take you on a musical journey. As far as drinks go, yes we are 4000 sq feet. Yes we sometimes do 1000+ people in a night. So consistency has been an issue. If you came during the day its been hard to keep quality bartenders when business is a lot slower so there may be a consistency issue there and for that I apologize. We are working on it. We are actually working on something really top secret that will put this whole Drink thing to rest once and for all. We are still very young in our first year of business. We are working tirelessly to move into the forefront of the tiki world in Cocktails . We want to be the best. We aren't some corporate non caring bar. We are very much a mom and pop operation and are very proud of our hundreds of 5 star reviews and being named one of the hottest new bars in the world by Barchick.com . I am looking at expanding an additional 2,500 sq feet next door to add a bigger LIVE venue, a full retail (with shirts, hats, trinkets and of course mugs..finally) Plus we are adding a sideshow where you can see a REAL 10 foot tall Cyclops skeleton discovered on Flaming Skull Island by Lord Baltimore in 1923. And, within the next 6 months we are working on a adding a fully animatronic talking bird show. Just like the Enchanted Tiki Room. So lots of surprises. I welcome you all to explore. If for some reason your experience isn't 5 stars please text me direct and I'll make sure it is. My cell is 7028093636 . Mahalo - Branden



We're not done with y'all yet.
We're heading back for VLV and plan on stopping for another go 'round.
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