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The Golden Tiki Celebrates Grand Opening

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The Golden Tiki Celebrates Grand OpeningThe Golden Tiki Celebrates Grand Opening

The Gods were smiling Wednesday night as The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas’ new Polynesian tiki bar and gaming lounge in Chinatown, celebrated its official grand opening with an evening of festivities. Entertainment by the legendary King Kukulele and The Golden Tiki house DJ Rex Dart filled the air with the sounds of the tropics while hula dancers passed out leis and performed traditional (and not-so-traditional) dances blessing the new establishment. Guests donned tropical print attire, pirate hats and kukui nut necklaces while enjoying signature tiki cocktails and Dole Whip samples. Joining the celebration were notable locals Monti Rock III, Chippendale Ryan Stuart and Dirk Vermin from A&E’s “Bad Ink.”

The Clark County Commissioner’s office issued a proclamation welcoming the establishment and Managing Partner Branden Powers thanked the crowd for coming before cutting into a four-tier volcano cake complete with dry ice created by Showboy Bakeshop. Other diversions included Ms. Redd the mermaid snapping “shellfies” with guests, a live tiki carving by noted tiki artist Billy the Crud, the Son of Lord Baltimore greeting guests and leading tours, and The Golden Tiki’s resident animatronic skeleton Captain William Tobias Faulkner telling his shipwreck tale of woe to all who would listen.

The Golden Tiki Celebrates Grand Opening
Grand opening crowd. Photo credit David Carter
The Golden Tiki Celebrates Grand Opening
Dirk Vermin. Photo credit David Carter
The Golden Tiki Celebrates Grand Opening
Proclamation presentation. Photo credit David Carter

About The Golden Tiki

Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, as well as a traditional Martinique ti service and a special treasure chest VIP experience. Boasting original works by renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also features an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Open 24 hours a day, The Golden Tiki offers a multitude of experiences and can host private parties up to 145 people. For more information, visit or call 702.222.3196. Like us at

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