The Golden Tiki on Ghost Adventures: The Chinatown Poltergeist

Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures crew head to The Golden Tiki in the Chinatown area of Las Vegas, to investigate stories of poltergeist activity.

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The Golden Tiki staff thinks that a gruesome shooting happened on the property back in 1995. They feel that it might be the reason for recent sightings of a ghost girl, moving objects, and flying shadow figures.

Branden Powers, the owner of The Golden Tiki, has concerns for the safety of his staff and customers. To make the bar more unique, Powers added an unusual artifacts collection for his “Museum of the Strange.” The belief is that the items in the collection are what draw spirits into the tiki bar.

About The Golden Tiki

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. Renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins, and Oceanic Arts have created the one-of-a-kind decor, including indoor waterfalls, deserted munitions hut, clamshell love seat to take “shellfies,” peek-a-boo fish tank, genuine unicorn horn, black velvet paintings, mummified mermaid, fertility idols, and even the skeleton of the mythical privateer and Golden Tiki icon, Captain William Tobias Faulkner (W.T.F. to his friends). Hunter S. Thompson’s bowie knife is also on display, a gift to Powers from Thompson’s family.

Enter the Headhunter Village to see the growing collection of famous shrunken heads, including Marky Ramone of The Ramones, Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Robin Leach, Norm Clarke, Claire Sinclair, magician Murray Sawchuck, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, Monti Rock III, Lonnie Hammargren, Rich Little, Piff the Magic Dragon and Mr. Piffles, and Tape Face.

The cocktail menu features nostalgic classics from the bars of Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber as well as new creations, all using premium spirits such as Zacapa, Demerara, and Clement Agricole rums, Avua Cachaca, and Michter’s rye. A traditional Martinique ti service, classic punch bowls and a special treasure chest VIP experience are also featured, along with a “Food of the Gods” menu, offering delicious bar bites inspired by The Golden Tiki legend.

Learn more about this legendary bar on their website.

About Ghost Adventures

Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to haunted destinations where they meet with eyewitnesses and experts to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin a dusk-to-dawn lockdown investigation, using the latest technology to confront the reported paranormal activity and document key evidence in an effort to uncover the truth behind each haunting mystery. Learn more here.

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