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Trader Vic's


Southeast Asian

Downtown Atlanta

$$$$Perfect For:Big GroupsBirthdaysDrinking Good Cocktails


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There are only two Trader Vic’s locations left in the U.S. (the history is worth a Google search), and one is downtown in the lower level of the Hilton hotel. They’re still committing hard to the culturally appropriated Polynesian theme with carved tiki pillars on every surface and thatched bamboo roofs on the ceiling. Most meats from the Asian fusion menu are smoked in giant Chinese ovens on display behind a glass casing. The food is decent enough if you happen to be in the area, but we’d mostly recommend this place for after-convention drinks. The cocktail list is a mile long, and most are served in elaborate mugs. They make a mean mai tai and after a few strong fruity cocktails, we're not as distracted by the dolphin statue dressed in a coconut bra and hula skirt.

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