Trailer Happiness

London, United Kingdom
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177 Portobello Road
London, United Kingdom
Opened in 2004
Tue-Fri 5pm-late
Sat 7pm-late
Sun 6pm-10:30pm
020 7727 2700

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Trailer Happiness

7.5

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Decor 7.3
Drink Quality 9.9
Drink Selection 8.8
Food Quality 7.5
Food Selection 6
Mood 7.8
Music 7.3
Service 8.3
Tikiness 5.2
Tilt 7.4
Vibe 7.4

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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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  • Jay
  • virani
  • Princess P.
  • tikitabby
  • tiki
  • blue.octopus
  • djmagus
  • Line&Stefano
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RobMagus
RobMagus has visited Trailer Happiness.
September 29, 2016, 1:50 PM
Came on a quiet Wednesday night. Great staff, fairly plain decor, music ranging from the 60s to the 80s, but great drinks and a truly insane presentation for the Zombie punchbowl.

It doesn't have a Mai Tai specifically on the menu and too many of their drinks contain only Bacardi rum, and they don't have any memorable tiki mugs, but I'll be damned if they didn't taste great and look lovely.

It's clearly inspired by tiki. It's tiki-adjacent. It takes elements of what makes tiki bars great and tilts the theme sideways towards the aging dregs of americana just as mid-century modern transitioned into 70's wood-panelling. It's the "tiki bar" made on the cheap by your dad in the basement of your childhood house in Suburbia, USA.
Schwafish
Schwafish has visited Trailer Happiness.
June 11, 2016, 8:29 AM
Amazing service!!!!! Phenomenal cocktail program!!!
July 25, 2011, 5:59 AM
I spent for days in London recently and made two visits to Trailer Happiness. it's not tiki per see, but it serves truly great tiki drinks. The Zombie I had there was memorable. And the two house drinks I sampled (the Atomic Punch and the the Trailer Grog) tasted great too. It's fun bar with good lounge music and a great retro decor. You feel like you're in a basement in the seventies. Behind the bar, there's a shrine to Don the Beachcomber, Trader Vic and Beachbum Berry - which is a very good sign in my opinion. Notting Hill is a fun place to visit and Trailer Happiness is a very good reason to do it.
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