Friday, April 1, 2011

Frankie’s Tiki Room

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Another out of the way place in Las Vegas, a bit north of the strip and west of 15, but not too far from everything.

This bit from the website sums it up well:

Frankie's Tiki Room is a unique combination of south seas exotica and modern primitivism, with just a hint of Las Vegas kitsch.  One hundred percent original and deeply rooted in tiki tradition, Frankie's is the place where you can escape to the fantasy any hour of the day or night.  Where you can order up your buzz from the menu of exotic rum drinks in the tiki lounge, or enjoy traditional cocktails while gambling at the bar in classic Las Vegas style.

The d├ęcor is perfect Tiki kitsch,

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right down to the custom carvings…

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Eight bucks buys a drink, a nice tropical drink.  A nice, large, strong drink, at that.  That’s about all there is to buy, too- this is a bar.  No food, nothing but drink.  It is Vegas, so you can gamble at the video machines in the bar, but this is a drinker’s place.  It is worth reminding folks that being in Vegas also means people smoke indoors- if you are from somewhere that is a thing of the past you may be unpleasantly surprised- but they do have decent air handling, so it is not too smoky.

I knew I was where I belonged when the bartender dropped a copy of Modern Drunkard in front of me and said I would enjoy it.  Some people would be offended by this, I ordered another Ninth Island and started reading.

Cheers

Jack