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Trader Vic's

Atlanta, GA
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Courtland St. NE at Harris St. NE
Atlanta, GA
Opened in 1976
Tue-Sat 5pm-midnight
closed Sun & Mon
(404) 221-6339

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Trader Vic's

9

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by 118 people

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Decor 9.6
Drink Quality 8.8
Drink Selection 9.7
Food Quality 8.4
Food Selection 8.2
Mood 9.3
Music 8.7
Service 8.8
Tikiness 9.8
Tilt 9.1
Vibe 9

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Humuhumu’s description

This Trader Vic's opened in the basement level of the Hilton Hotel in downtown Atlanta in 1976. This is the only one of the Trader Vic's locations in the United States today that has not been updated in a way that removes some of the original charm. There have been ebbs and flows in the quality of the drink offerings over the last decade or so, but its value as a piece of Polynesian Pop history has helped it remain an important attraction.

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thejetpilot
thejetpilot has visited Trader Vic's.
October 4, 2017, 12:24 PM
If youíre going to go, I suggest going for the history.

The transition from the Hilton to the bar/restaurant still does it for me here, itís cool coming down an elevator and seeing massive tiki statues with cool lighting.

We sat at the bar, which had a TV at each end playing sports. Kind of didnít help with the vibe much.

We both got the Mai Tai, it was suuuuuuuper sweet and corn syrupy. Pretty sure it was house syrups in it.

Bartender and other guests were yelling loudly about sports the whole time. Nothing wrong with liking sports just didnít contribute a lot to the experience. Screaming baby in the dining room too, at 11:15 on a Saturday. Rough.

Couple of the patrons made an in appropriate comment toward my wife. Rebuked them, got our check and politely left. I know the bar is under a Hilton and you get all kinds at hotels but a totally subpar experience.
Jasper Meer
Jasper Meer is a semi-regular at Trader Vic's.
July 22, 2017, 9:27 AM
This is the only vintage Tiki bar left standing in my hometown, so I should talk it up... but, I can't. The frat party, bro-vibe is overwhelming. While no joint can be entirely blamed for its clientele, this is a corporate hotel chain bar at its core. Expect the classic drinks, but do not expect any craft or premium ingredients to go into'em. Yeah, yeah, yeah... Ok, Hilton, Inc. does get a lot right, too. Someone's made an effort to put together regular programmed nights for Tikiphiles and those are perfect. Truly. And the Chinese wood-fired ovens are no joke. They're the real deal. And... the kitsch is on point. I might love this place more than I let on.
Ohhoe
Ohhoe has visited Trader Vic's.
June 22, 2017, 5:59 PM
It's so bad in everything but decor I'm almost offended. Live band is currently playing yacht rock, which I'm down with, but not when I'm at a tiki bar. The mai tai was horrendous, I forgot the other drink I had but it tasted like cough syrup . The bartender was irritated when I asked him for a swizzle stick.

And there's a tv showing baseball.


Cool for the history.... but ugh
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