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Trader Vic's Lounge

Beverly Hills, CA
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9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA
Opened in 2007
Closed in 2017
No longer in operation.

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Trader Vic's Lounge

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This bar was pieced together from remainders of the legendary Beverly Hills Trader Vic's
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Trader Vic's
Beverly Hills, CA
Bar & Restaurant
9.7
, which closed in 2007 after more than 50 years. A few items from the restaurant were saved and relocated to this new lounge near the hotel's pool. The space was sleek, modern and airy—a sharp contrast to the intimate feel of the old restaurant. Tropical drinks and a few pupus were served in this small, casual space with an outdoor patio. Trader Vic's Lounge closed at the end of January 2017.

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AJM
AJM has visited Trader Vic's Lounge.
March 8, 2015, 1:35 AM
I wish I could have seen the old Trader Vic's. It closed a few months before I moved here. But I'm not one to get bent out of shape about decor - some of the best tiki drinks I've ever had were from bars with marble, glass and stainless steel fixtures. I like the style of cocktails and this place most certainly gets it.

Its odd that though LA invented the damn concept we cannot seem to sustain a true tiki bar anywhere. Maybe we like customer turnover whereas tiki bars encourage lounging.

In any case, they should start calling this place Traitor Vic's so all the tiki purists will know not to expect too much from the decor and we can all just focus on how good the drinks are. Trade Vic's Crog (my menu called it that anyway) is dynamite and Pino Pepe is solid too. Will most assuredly be back because I am willing to bet most of the menu is beyond competent.
NYC Tiki
NYC Tiki has visited Trader Vic's Lounge.
February 22, 2015, 6:37 PM
So I was recently in LA and decided to drop by at this spot. First off, it is annoying you need to pay to park. Regardless I came in for a drink. First off, the good. It is a nice spot indoor / outdoor with some tiki style and the classic Trader Vic's drinks in a mug. They have a small polynesian menu as well. But for the bad, the place is a bit generic now and does not have a true tiki vibe. I also wish, because of how special the original spot was here, that they kept some more memorabilia. I don't think I will be back, but glad I saw the spot. The gift shop should sell some merchandise but does not. No music, no special shirts...I hope they see the error of their ways and go back to the glory days of LA tiki
June 15, 2011, 1:54 PM
Wow, I really miss the old TV @ The Beverly Hilton but I can appreciate the bar here for what it is. It's a compromise BUT at least they have the cocktails right! The space is small and a little on the bright side but it does give you a little TV feeling, especially after a Navy Grog or 2.
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