Frankie’s Tiki Room
There was the golden age of the tiki bar—but once the Stardust’s fantastic Aku Aku was gone (and its monumental tiki idols auctioned off), Vegas was sadly lacking in tiki culture until 2008. That’s when P. Moss, from the Double Down, reopened the old Frankie’s bar, on Charleston and I-15, and filled it with tiki idol glasses and an interior built by Bamboo Ben, grandson of Eli Hedley (the original “beachcomber” who created the décor at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and Aku Aku). You’ll also find original carvings by Tiki Bosko who created art for the Tropicana in its tiki heyday. Perhaps most important, you’ll find popsicle-colored drinks like Malekula, Tiki Bandit, and Thurston Howl, along with classic tiki cocktails like the Mai Tai, Zombie and Pikake, in their collectible glasses.