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Hinky Dink's

Oakland, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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6500 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA
Opened in 1934
Closed in 1937
No longer in operation.

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Hinky Dink's was Victor Bergeron's first restaurant; in 1937 it was renamed Trader Vic's
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Trader Vic's
Oakland, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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, and became the launching point for a group of restaurants that heavily influenced the world of Polynesian Pop.
Bergeron opened Hinky Dink's in 1934 when he was 32. Advertisements for Hinky Dink's declared it the "Home of the Frankenstein." Hinky Dink's had great cocktails and unusual decor, but it wasn't the tropical paradise we think of with Trader Vic's today. Menus were printed on wooden cigar boxes.
Inspired by a trip to Hollywood, where he saw the tropical Seven Seas
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Trader Vic's
Oakland, CA
Bar & Restaurant
10
and Don the Beachcomber
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Trader Vic's
Oakland, CA
Bar & Restaurant
10
, he came home and upped the ante, coming up with the "Trader Vic" persona and developing the food & interior design.