The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas’ beloved Chinatown tiki bar, broke the world record for the Largest Mai Tai amidst a packed house on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
The event was the culmination of a week-long celebration commemorating the legendary tiki bar’s seventh anniversary.
Many hands were on deck to help pour more than 300 bottles of alcohol which were feverishly mixed by Beverage Director Adam Rains. It took a little more than 30 minutes to build the 100-gallon cocktail in front of a live crowd.
The final product weighed in at more than 900 lbs. and well surpassed the previous record of 55 gallons. The monumental feat was witnessed and certified by Raul Faria, president of the USBGLV.
Immediately following the creation of this libation, two fountains were filled with the record-breaking cocktail for party guests to enjoy as DJ After School Special spun all the surf exotica hits.
Anniversary events held earlier in the week included daily themed parties and celebrity head shrinkings including the Kuippo Kid, Damian Smith, Legends of Rock Paul Shortino and Phil Soussan, as well as Atreyu (Noah Gallagher) and Falkor from “The Neverending Story,” and mixology legend Livio Lauro.
About The Golden Tiki
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki takes you on a trip to exotic Skull Island. The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of the legendary Don the Beachcomber’s and Trader Vic’s, while mixing in Las Vegas legend and lore.
The hand-crafted cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new mixological creations by World Renown barman, Adam Rains, Alongside an eclectic spirits list, curated local craft beer and a massive rum selection, the Golden Tiki’s hospitality is legendary.
Featuring the work of renowned artists Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also boasts a unique collection of celebrity ‘shrunken heads,’ an astounding array of artifacts, and Bud ‘n Al’s Oasis, the world’s only adult animatronic bird show.
Accolades include Top 5 Tiki Bars In The Country (Food Network), Ten Best Nightlife Destinations In Las Vegas (USA Today), Best Tropical Drinks In Las Vegas (Trip Savvy), Top Drinking Destinations In Las Vegas (Virgin Holidays), Best Bar, Readers’ Choice 2018 (Las Vegas Weekly) & Best of The City nods from Desert Companion & Vegas Seven. Culinary Excellence Award for Drink Specialist – 2019 (Nevada Restaurant Association) for Adam Rains, Head Bartender.