Welcome to the photo series Eater Scenes, in which photographers visit some of the world's great restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, photographer Amelinda B. Lee visits one of Las Vegas's hottest new bars.
Vegas entrepreneur Branden Powers recently unleashed his latest attraction The Golden Tiki on Chinatown. The lounge boasts several themed experiences and plenty of kitschy details like black velvet paintings that tell tales of the pirate William Tobias Faulkner and a giant conch shell seating area. Guests enter through a hidden lava rock cave complete with a waterfall, before heading to their preferred scene: The Pirates Lair, The Mermaid Cove, or The Headhunters Village.
On a recent Saturday night between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., Eater stopped by the bar to capture the crowd of tiki cocktail imbibers and discover the hidden treasures within this tropical hideout. Watch the evening unfold in the gallery above.