Aku Aku - Las Vegas, NV
Aku Aku - Las Vegas, NV
Aku Aku - Las Vegas, NV
Aku Aku - Las Vegas, NV

Aku Aku - Las Vegas, NV

$ 27.00

***Pre-Orders for this item has closed, but soon we will have a few available on our Hung Over Stock page. ***

Having just returned from Las Vegas where I started my trip at Frankie’s with a Lapu Lapu, and ended my trip at Golden Tiki by enjoying the 3 Dots & a Dash, it felt right to feature the Stardust Hotel’s Aku Aku. One of the first bars and Polynesian restaurants to start the tiki culture in Vegas, Aku Aku quickly became one of the most glamorous spots on the strip.

Opening in January of 1960, Aku Aku has a most impressive tiki lineage.The cocktail menu was designed by Donn Beach, aka Don the Beachcomber. For $1.20 guests indulged in the Savage Island Pearl Cocktail which came with a genuine pearl in the drink, or for $1.25  the signature Aku Aku Gold Cup with fresh guava, passion and pineapple juices. Upon entering the restaurant, guests were greeted by giant moai statues, carved by legendary tiki artist Eli Hedely.  Hedley, grandfather of Bamboo Ben, was later hired by Walt Disney to decorate Adventureland, where he later sold his hand carved tikis.

Aku Aku closed in 1980, but you can still see the one of the iconic moai statues at Sunset Park in Las Vegas.

This is available for Pre-Order until October 31st and will be produced and shipped by mid November.

*We will be donating 10% of the profits of this month's T-Shirt to the Las Vegas Victim's Fund

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Choose from one of our 3 styles:

Men's / Unisex - 4.3 oz 60% Ring-Spun Cotton / 40% Poly.  Pre Washed

Women's Crew - 4.3 oz 60% Ring-Spun Cotton / 40% Poly.  Pre Washed

100% Cotton Unisex - This is our heaviest weight T-Shirt for those who like a bit more thickness to their shirts.