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Oct 2, 2007 12:23 PM

looking for tropical drinks in LA

i just got back from my honeymoon at the four seasons in lanai, hawaii. not only did i come back with a tan and pictures, i came back with an addiction to tropical drinks. these tropical drinks were heavenly and i think about them every night. the bartenders there know exactly how much liquor to pour to give you that nice island buzz and use fresh juices instead of crappy canned stuff. where in LA can i find my tropical drink?

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  1. trader vics
    bar at the four seasons
    W pool bar
    El Cholo

    4 Replies
    1. re: foodie909

      trader vic's has been closed for many months.

        1. re: justanotherpenguin

          Although I have not been yet, Trader Vics has reportedly reopened with a limited menu and drinks by the pool.

          1. re: justanotherpenguin

            I've been, and Trader Vic's drinks are alive and well. You will find what you are looking for, there.


          Closed Sun., Mon. and Tues. and they only take cash + no beer or wine.

          1. Westside - Trader Vic's
            Eastside - Tiki-Ti
            San Gabriel Valley - Bahooka
            Malibu or Huntington Beach - Duke's

            I believe there's a new joint that opened up in Long Beach area too


            1. The Mai Tai Bar in Long Beach. Also very popular hangout spot in Hawaii for young people.


              1. Damon's Steakhouse in Glendale would also be a good possibility for fairly strong, inexpensive mai-tais and chi-chis. I don't know how authentically Hawaiian anything there would be, but the atmosphere is definitely fun in a kitschy Gilligan's Island kind of way. The bar, I believe, also has a weekday happy hour with reduced prices on their signature drinks.