Trader Vic's

Chicago, IL
Bar & Restaurant
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17 East Monroe St
Chicago, IL
Opened in 1957
Closed in 2005
No longer in operation.

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Trader Vic's



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Former Glory 9.5

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Humuhumu’s description

Located in the lower level of the Palmer House Hilton. Was originally called "The Traders." New ownership at the Palmer House ousted Trader Vic's in December 2005 after nearly 50 years in its location. After a three-year hiatus, Trader Vic's reopened in a new Chicago location
Trader Vic's
Chicago, IL
Bar & Restaurant
in late 2008.


TikiTimeTom has visited Trader Vic's.
November 7, 2019, 3:14 PM
To me, the memories of the atmosphere, food, and drinks are my gold standard of Tiki. I compare all others to the old Palmer House TVs. My parents took me there every year as a kid (enjoying the POG based fruit punch) and then after college, hanging out with friends there drinking the Mai Tais and other fantastic drinks. I was extremely sad when it closed.
RainMaker has visited Trader Vic's.
April 2, 2009, 5:16 PM
I had the good fortune of visiting this TRADER VIC's Location back in 93' This TRADER VIC's was one of the better Polynesian Themed establishments I have had the pleasure of attending - It succeeded at transporting my thoughts away from the cares of the day - and so I give it high ranking. Sadly, "they don't build em like this" anymore - (but I hope to change that)...
February 14, 2009, 4:02 PM
Trader Vic's has re-opened. It is located in the Newberry Plaza Building at 1030 N. State St. in Chicago. It is an upscale environment with first-rate drinks and food. The Tiki theme is subdued and "polished" which probably speaks to the suit and tie crowd. The staff is wonderful and Pallava, the GM is always the consummate professional as well as just a really nice person.
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