We sketched at the Emeryville Trader Vic's last week. Everyone was very welcoming to our sketch group. We had drinks and snacks in the bar with a view of the bay and the sunset, then sketched the wall of masks in another part of the restaurant. Trader Vic Bergeron was born in San Francisco and opened his first bar in Oakland, not far from this location. He invented the Mai Tai in Oakland in 1944. There are now Trader Vic's in countries around the world.