Famous SF Restaurants: Trader Vic’s

Cosmo Place, 1951-1994

Dateline 1951 – Gis finishing tours of duty in Asia return with stars in their eyes and tales of the South Pacific. For the next decade everything Hawaiian and Polynesian is all the rage and Trader Vic’s quickly becomes the restaurant of choice on Nob Hill. Dressed in Aloha shirts and tropical-print sundresses, men and women dine on Madras and Susu Curry dishes, accompanied by Victor Bergeron’s famous tropical rum drinks. His most popular proves to be the “Mai-Tai,” or Tahitian for “The Best.”

Shake up one of Victor’s famous drinks yourself! Mai Tai Cocktails