While nothing can replace the aura of the original Trader Vic's in Beverly Hills, at least the town has one again. Big difference between the Beverly Hilton and downtown but let's take what we can get. ;)
Yeah, this place is solid. The rooms are small, the art is hilarious, but the decor is pretty rad. You might even have a denim comforter! Best part is the restaurant, Tart, which is badass. Also, it's immediately across the street from The Grove and the Farmer's Market, which are touristy but fun.
very silverlake hipster bar, lots of moustaches, very tasty drinks. nice ambience. i only go mid-week. weekends are busy, the wait is too long. in that case i'd say go across the street to silverlake lounge. or if you don't mind taking a 7 minute cab, i'd recommend harvard & stone.