Trader Vic’s Abu Dhabi Wins FACT Dining Award!

Published August 21, 2015

Congratulations to our team at Trader Vic’s Abu Dhabi for winning the FACT Dining Award: Favorite International Restaurant in Abu Dhabi 2015!

IMG_4392 (3)(Pictured left to right: Nicolas Gardier, General Manager Nicolas Rey, Executive Chef Jimmy Sek, Adam Ashe)


Happy Birthday to Trader Vic’s PDX!

Published August 13, 2015

Happy 4TH Anniversary to Trader Vic’s Portland! Congratulations to our staff and patrons for making these four years so special. Cheers to bringing the spirit of the Islands to the Pearl!


Best Bar Team of the Year!

Published June 10, 2015

Congratulations to Bar Manager Anjula, General Manager Eric Fabie and the rest of the Trader Vic’s Madinat team for winning Best Bar Team of the Year at the Caterer Middle East Awards!

Read article, here.


The Bay Area’s Most Festive Tiki Bars

Published June 9, 2015

The Original Bay Area Tiki Bar! Trader Vic’s – Emeryville gets recognized as one of the best on the bay, and being the Home of the Original Mai Tai®, we’d have to agree.

Read article here.

Tiki Vocabulary

Published May 26, 2015


Hawaiian feast, named for the taro tops always served at one; this is not an ancient name, but goes back at least to 1856, when so used by the Pacific Commercial Advertiser; formerly a feast was pāʻina or ʻahaʻaina.

Where’s Sam?!

Published May 21, 2015

Sam back in Chicago at a swanky Tiki bar!

Where will Sam end up next? Send us your pictures of Sam, and we’ll post one every Wednesday on our Facebook page and website.

E-mail your photos to: tradertimes@tradervics.comIMG_2632

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Trader Vic’s Mai-Tai Lounge RAK!

Published May 19, 2015

Congratulations to Trader Vic’s Mai-Tai Lounge RAK for celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary! A big MAHALO to our staff and the continued support of our patrons.







Trader Vic’s Tidbit!

Published May 7, 2015

The first Mai Tai ever made in 1944 by The Trader used rum from a 17-year-old bottle of J. Wray & Nephew Rum.


Where’s Sam?!

Published May 6, 2015

Where’s Sam?!

The Kentucky Derby may be over, but that didn’t stop Sam from enjoying a refreshing Mint Julep!

Where will Sam end up next? Send us your pictures of Sam, and we’ll post one every Wednesday on our Facebook page and website.

E-mail your photos to: tradertimes@tradervics.com


Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Published May 5, 2015

Vic “The Trader” Bergeron was truly inspired by Mexican culture. After multiple visits exploring Mexico, Vic opened a restaurant named Señor Pico. First established in 1965 at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, Señor Pico offered a menu of fine Mexican and early Californian cuisines set amid handcrafted décor he collected along his travels. As popularity grew, Señor Pico expanded to Los Angeles and inspired The Trader to not only write his seventh cookbook “Trader Vic’s Book of Mexican Cooking,” but create a private label of tequilas for his Señor Pico restaurants.


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