Here’s a little Tidbit About Mai Tai Day…

In 2009, a proclamation was made, thanks to our friend Michael Thanos of Forbidden Island, naming August 30th the official Mai Tai Day in the city of its birth, Oakland California.

Back in 2014 at Trader Vic’s Emeryville we set out to celebrate and make August 30th known to the world as Mai Tai Day instead of in June. (We omit the former date as we intend to bury it!). We don’t know who claimed the other date, but it kept popping up on the internet to our dismay. Undeterred, we kept posting and celebrating on August 30th by claiming it “The Real Mai Tai Day”. Confusing to some, and now celebrated 2 times a year, we soon dropped the “The Real” and stood our ground as inventors of the Mai Tai.

Ten years have passed, and we have successfully changed the date to the 30th and now when you google Mai Tai Day August 30th is at the top of the search! 184,000,000 results (0.37 seconds) 

This Year, we will be celebrating the 80th Anniversary since its creation by Victor Bergeron in his little Saloon on San Pablo Avenue in Oakland California.

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Just for fun! If you Google

Mai Tai: 396,000,000 results (0.52 seconds) 

Mai Tai Day: 184,000,000 results (0.37 seconds) 


Join Us this Mai Tai Day August 30th, 2024 as we celebrate Vic’s invention of the greatest rum cocktail ever created! Buy tickets now!