July 20, 2017

Retro Diva & Trader Vic’s Emeryville Fashion Show

FASHION SHOW 17Trader Vic’s Emeryville in collaboration with Retro Diva held another fabulous “Tiki Fashion Show” for the 5th year in a row, on Saturday, July 15th. DJ Otto spinning vinyl in the lounge set the mood as the models  sa-shayed throughout the restaurant. A big Mahalo to Melissa Gruenhagen, aka: Retro Diva, for the Vintage Fashion. DJ Otto Von Stroheim for the great tunes. Ileath & Peter Thomas Salon for the “Hair Do’s”.  Handbags by Heidi of Heidiline. Accessories by Terrie of Shipwrecked Shop and all the models for making this a fun evening!



June 29, 2017

Trader Vic’s New Mugs!

Unknown-5Presenting our newest additions to Trader Vic’s Cocktail Menu. The Golden Eye Koi and Blowfish. Available on the Trader Vic’s Store! We caught Ismael trying out the “Floating Mine” in Emeryville!



May 2, 2017

Trader Vic’s Crowne Plaza & Senor Pico This May

Trader Vic’s Crowne Plaza Dubai Celebrates Cinco de Mayo all month featuring Señor Pico Apertivos and Cocktails in the lounge! General manager, Ximena Lopez from Mexico, is rolling up her sleeves and working with Chef Jimmy Tejano in the kitchen. Ay Caramba! XimenaJimmy

The Señor Pico restaurant concept was first established in San Francisco by “Trader”  Vic Bergeron in 1964 specializing in Early Californian & Mexican Cuisines.

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April 18, 2017

Trader Vic’s Doha Wins the 2017 Fact Dining Awards

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Congratulations to all of our Ohana at Trader Vic’s Doha! Winning the ‘Fact” Dining Award for Favorite Restaurant 2017 ! Well done!




April 10, 2017

THE KING OF ITHACA- Trader Vic’s London

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Cocktails in the City is the leading Cocktail / Bar event across the UK and the largest one in London. This year Trader Vic’s London participated along 25 of the finest Bars in London.
We are pleased that Trader Vic’s London  was the most popular – selling the more than 800 of OJ’s creation – THE KING OF ITHACA

A big Mahalo to the Trader Vic’s team and Head Bartender – Odysseus “OJ” Malicse for his creation.

Cocktail king of Itacha


February 2, 2017

Claudette’s Story

Claudette (left) with GM Guitterez and a co- worker.
It was 1960 at the Trader Vic’s on Cosmo Alley in downtown SanFrancisco when Claudette Lum first entered the scene as a “Hat Check” girl.“When I was hired by Trader Vic’s and new to the business, I thought I would last probably one year,” says Claudette today, some 53 years later.
Hired by The Trader himself, Claudette spent the next 35 years running the door as a hostess in San Francisco then on to Trader Vic’s Emeryville 18 years ago where she now works as head Maître ‘d. “I wore a custom made Chinese dress with 22 inch slits. The customers often called me “Lotus Blossom,” “Susie Wong,” and “Passion Flower.”
Claudette donning a custom made Chinese dress with 22” slits.
Throughout her tenure running the door she has met many celebrities such as: Debbie Reynolds, Bing Crosby, Marlon Brando, Barbra Streisand,Anthony Quinn, Phyllis Diller, Carol Channing, Ronald Reagan, EthelKennedy, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, and Pavarotti to name a few. “I love taking care of people and treating everyone like stars, whether they’re our good regulars or first timers. It’s all about the hospitality.
After a half-century working at Trader Vic’s she has seen it all! We may in the future get some juicy stories, but she is keeping a tight lip on them for now!
And to continue her story, we’ll let Claudette tell it herself. “So many of the customers always want to know what my personal life is. So here it goes: I am a cyclist, I ride 40 miles per week. I am a speed walker. I speed walk every day. My husband passed away seven years ago. After his passing, I was fortunate enough to meet Horst. He was the chef at TraderVic’s for 43 years before he retired. We are enjoying a very loving life. I have four children, 8 grandchildren, and 10 siblings. I was born in SanFrancisco and I am Native American and belong to the Coos Bay Tribe inOregon. I am also part French and Chinese. The Bergeron family has become my extended family.”
Claudette and former Trader Vic’s Chef Horst share a cocktail together.
From all of us here at Trader Vic’s, we’d like to give a big MAHALO to Claudette. You have truly made Trader Vic’s “Mai Tai Roa Ae!” for us and all of our guests.


January 18, 2017

Meet Our Trader Vic’s Bahrain Ohana

Meet Captain V. Nagendra Karthick from our Trader Vic’s Bahrain location. Thank you for all your dedication and we are glad you are a part of the Trader Vic’s Family of restaurants! Mahalo!



January 14, 2017

“Señor Pico” a Trader Vic Mexican Concept

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Senor Pico was created by Victor “Trader Vic” Bergeron after his extensive travels throughout Mexico and his love of the food and culture. The concept introduced America to a unique combination of early Californian and Mexican cuisine enhanced with signature cocktails!

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December 9, 2016

Trader Vic’s Seychelles Crew 2016!


Meet our Crew at Trader Vic’s Seychelles! Welcoming you to our family of restaurants and sending all of you a big Mahalo for making our newest outpost a success. Visit them tradervicsseychelles.com