Trailer Happiness

London, United Kingdom
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177 Portobello Road
London, United Kingdom
Opened in 2004
Daily 5pm-3am
020 7727 2700

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Trailer Happiness

7.4

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Everyone You
Decor 6.8
Drink Quality 9
Drink Selection 8.4
Food Quality 7
Food Selection 5.6
Mood 8
Music 6.6
Service 8.7
Tikiness 5.4
Tilt 7.7
Vibe 7.8

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Humuhumu’s description

Trailer Happiness is a retro-California lounge in the Notting Hill section of London, opened by John Downey in 2004. Rather than a finding its inspiration in midcentury Polynesian restaurants, it aims for the feel of an American, kitch-heavy, basement rumpus room.
The tiki-heavy drink menu was developed with a helping hand from famed cocktailian Dale DeGroff.

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TinCatCanuck
TinCatCanuck has visited Trailer Happiness.
August 3, 2019, 10:55 PM
My Wife and I came here for my 45th birthday. The entrance was tiki-ish, but the bar itself was very 70ís lounge, in a dive bar kind of way. Donít get me wrong, it was still a great hangout. The music that day was reggae and dub, which while not Martin Denny, still helped me relax and put me in a ďIím not in LondonĒ vibe.

The best parts were the waitress and the drinks. Our waitress really wanted to give a suggestion, but as tikiphiles, we kindly picked our own for the first couple. The drinks were well made (mine were Hell in the Pacific and a Zombie, with flames, and my Wife had the Tropical Thunder and the Painkiller). Finally, the waitress buttered me up by saying we looked like people who know tiki drinks, so I had her suggest the next one for me. She sent me back to the classics and I had a Missionaries Downfall. It was the perfect, minty drink to end the night.

Monster A GoGo
Monster A GoGo has visited Trailer Happiness.
July 21, 2019, 9:41 PM
I had the pleasure of visiting Trailer Happiness in early April of this year. Earlier commenter Garrlicbread hit the nail on the head when he said "what it lacks in old school tiki atmosphere it makes up with hospitality." I didn't meet Joe, but I did meet Tom. Together with new bartender Ollie, I had a great tiki evening, the best during my entire trip to London. I have more photos and info on my blog post about the trip (with looks at The Beachcomber and Trader Vic's London as well). You can catch it here: https://monsterago-go.blogspot.com/2019/07/im-freaky-for-tiki-19-london-calling.html It was a fun place. CHEERS!
tikitraveler
tikitraveler has visited Trailer Happiness.
August 7, 2018, 8:47 AM
I was served by Rasa at the bar on a Sunday evening. Her skills are quite good. Drinks were pretty good and tasty.

Lovely paintings throughout and nice and dark. Some other nice decor touches such as a mug display (outside) and a beautiful bar setup. However, even on a Sunday night, the music was super loud pop and the patrons were a mix of drunk revelers and middle aged men creeping on young drunk women. Ugh.
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