Trader Vic's

Chicago, IL
Bar & Restaurant
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1030 N. State Street
Chicago, IL
Opened in 2008
Closed in 2011
No longer in operation.

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Trader Vic's



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Former Glory 5.6

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Humuhumu’s description

This sadly short-lived Trader Vic's location opened in late 2008, struggled, and finally closed in 2011. It was on the ground level of the Newberry Plaza Building. The new location used much of the decor from the legendary old Chicago Trader Vic's
Trader Vic's
Chicago, IL
Bar & Restaurant
, which was in the Palmer House Hilton until it lost its lease in 2005.


December 6, 2013, 10:48 AM
Although Trader Vic's has sadly left Chicago, there is a new tiki bar in the River North neighborhood that helps fill the void. Three Dots and a Dash (435 N. Clark Street) has a more minimalist décor, but the drinks are fantastic, the appetizers pretty good, and the bartenders knowledgeable and friendly (at least early in the evening, before the place fills up with a non-tiki bar crowd and the servers get overwhelmed). We visited on a Saturday in October and arrived shortly before their 5:00 opening time. There were already a half-dozen tikiphiles lined up. I hope the place lasts long enough for us to drag some of our friends down from Wisconsin.
Bar Critic
Bar Critic has visited Trader Vic's.
March 26, 2012, 7:33 PM
Great drinks!
Vince Martini
Vince Martini has visited Trader Vic's.
February 4, 2012, 4:09 PM
Hard to give this location a decent rating when you can't even step through the front doors.
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