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Which tiki bar is better???

Discussion in 'Vegas Nightlife' started by tagac27, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. tagac27

    tagac27 Low-Roller

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  2. Scotchguy

    Scotchguy Tourist

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    That’s like asking which child is your favorite.
     
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  3. timtanium

    timtanium Tourist

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    I prefer golden tiki.
     
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  4. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Brady, The Goat

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    Golden Tiki.
     
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  5. FSU2626

    FSU2626 Tourist

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    Golden Tiki
     
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  6. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

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    I have it on good authority that it's not me.

    But yes, I would also go with Golden Tiki.

    As an aside, when I was a much tinier person, my grandmother would take me to King Yum in Queens, which unfortunately closed a few years ago, but was a tiki-themed Chinese restaurant. I miss that place like crazy.

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  7. BlackJackLife

    BlackJackLife Tourist

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    I'll go against the trend and say Frankie's.....always get better drinks there and I like the more laid back atmosphere.
     
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  8. carolineno

    carolineno Balcony Brat

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    Yeah I am team Frankies. Golden Tiki has been hit or miss for me, and my misses were very bad, almost not return bad. But it's a tiki bar so I can never say no lol. I am not sure what either is like in this restricted climate. As you can read on the Frankies website - drink, smoke, escape. If these are your goals, this is your place!
     
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  9. Matty Ice

    Matty Ice High-Roller

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    I’ve only been to Frankie’s, but the drinks were great and I won enough playing Video Poker to pay for our drinks. [emoji16][emoji484]
     
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  10. ChilliPalmer

    ChilliPalmer Low-Roller

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    Two totally different experiences.

    Frankie’s is a true locals/dive/tiki bar icon. The bartenders have been pouring up tiki drinks for 10+ years.

    Golden Tiki is more over the top and touristy. More polished.

    Both are great. I prefer Frankie’s. If you’ve ever watched the Anthony Bourdain Vegas episode that gets to the heart of Vegas... Frankie’s is a prime example.
     
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  11. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    Been to both, Golden Tiki does have a bit more of an "animated attraction" type vibe compared to Frankie's, as noted by Chilli. Though I have to say I prefer Golden Tiki, both for drinks and for atmosphere.

    You can't go wrong with either IMO. Neither beats the Shameful Tiki Room in Toronto's Queen West area though :) that's tops in my book.
     
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  12. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Frankie’s is the kind of bar where you feel grateful for what you get: grateful not to walk into a pole in the dark, grateful to get a seat at the bar, grateful to get the bartender’s attention. You get a really good drink and you’re happy to pay the price for it. As a previous poster said, Golden Tiki is more polished. It’s kind of the Disney version of what Frankie’s actually is.
     
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    I have an easy answer : neither
     
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    Great, now I need to plan a trip to Toronto. Whenever the border reopens. Hoping I get to do my normal summer trip to Stratford this year, but not holding my breath.

    Do you have a suggestion of a better Tiki bar?
     
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  15. spinette

    spinette Low-Roller

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    My vote's for Golden Tiki since I think they give one free Tiki drink for every $50 lost on VP. I'd call ahead and ask.
     
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  16. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Low-Roller

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    Frankie's. The crowd is more down to earth and the bartenders are much friendlier and quicker with the drinks. Nothing wrong with Golden Tiki but I prefer the atmosphere at Frankie's.
     
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  17. alexm

    alexm High-Roller

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    I noticed that Frankie's advertises the "casino" but do they comp drinks at their bar if you're playing?
     
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  18. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    In my experience at Frankie's they'd comp stuff like domestic beers whilst playing but they didn't comp tiki drinks.
     
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  19. ReTriggerMe

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    Apparently, the best tiki bar is - was? - in Florida
     
    Is inability to ignore comp offers a recognized disorder?
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