Trader Vic's Chicago, at the Palmer House, R.I.P. 
As you come down the elevator from the hotel, you see this glass case enticing you with tropical treats.
As you come down the elevator from the hotel, you see this glass case enticing you with tropical treats.
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The other side of the case.
The other side of the case.
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The long hallway leading to paradise.
The long hallway leading to paradise.
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The WELL endowed Tiki to the right of the sign.
The WELL endowed Tiki to the right of the sign.
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Another view of the same Tiki
Another view of the same Tiki
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In a side corridor Vic points the way.
In a side corridor Vic points the way.
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Down the corridor, closer to the restaurant, a fine carving.
Down the corridor, closer to the restaurant, a fine carving.
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Side view of the same Tiki pole.
Side view of the same Tiki pole.
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The entrance itself, note the small Tiki at the right.
The entrance itself, note the small Tiki at the right.
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A close up of that happy Tiki. Also notice the carvings on the door.
A close up of that happy Tiki. Also notice the carvings on the door.
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A view from "our" booth in the bar- the brightest picture we managed to take inside. We've nicknamed it "our" booth as that's where we've been seated on both visits.
A view from "our" booth in the bar- the brightest picture we managed to take inside. We've nicknamed it "our" booth as that's where we've been seated on both visits.
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A darker view from "our" booth. You can see the bar in the foreground, and the floats of the back room beyond. The candle in the foreground is on our table.
A darker view from "our" booth. You can see the bar in the foreground, and the floats of the back room beyond. The candle in the foreground is on our table.
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Looking to our right, the shell lamps on the wall cast intimate low light.
Looking to our right, the shell lamps on the wall cast intimate low light.
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A low light Tiki.
A low light Tiki.
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The painting at the left edge of the bar. There's a carved Tiki pole to the left of the painting.
The painting at the left edge of the bar. There's a carved Tiki pole to the left of the painting.
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The bar area with the painting lit in the foreground, and an obnoxious TV slightly to the right.
The bar area with the painting lit in the foreground, and an obnoxious TV slightly to the right.
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Ceiling bamboo and thatch.
Ceiling bamboo and thatch.
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Another of the brighter pictures.
Another of the brighter pictures.
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Some of the central carvings.
Some of the central carvings.
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Roof.
Roof.
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Note the back to back Tikis candleholder on the table across from us.
Note the back to back Tikis candleholder on the table across from us.
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Closer in on some of the carvings.
Closer in on some of the carvings.
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Another of the brighter pictures.
Another of the brighter pictures.
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The bar.
The bar.
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Bottles at the bar. The Pisco Moai bottle is in the upper left compartment.
Bottles at the bar. The Pisco Moai bottle is in the upper left compartment.
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