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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

9.1

Overall

by 110 people

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Detail
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Decor 9.7
Drink Quality 9
Drink Selection 9.7
Food Quality 8.5
Food Selection 8.2
Mood 9.3
Music 8.7
Service 8.9
Tikiness 9.8
Tilt 9.3
Vibe 9

Upcoming Visits

  • The Big Wiener
    visiting on
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    for the first time
    Maybe???
    Although it would add a full day of driving to our drive back from Nashville to Montreal, I think It might be worth it.
    (Now I just have to convince my wife of that...)

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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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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
Disarmed
Disarmed has visited Trader Vic's.
April 8, 2017, 9:50 PM
Maybe I was there on an off night but I was not impressed. Sports on the TV, bro patrons, and weird-almost rude encounters with the bartender.
Vic's brand rum and mixers do not help things...

It's a beautiful subdued bar though. Very different than Emeryville.
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Upcoming Visits
The Big Wiener
visiting on
Monday, September 18, 2017
for the first time
Maybe???
Although it would add a full day of driving to our drive back from Nashville to Montreal, I think It might be worth it.
(Now I just have to convince my wife of that...)
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