Trailer Happiness

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This popular Portobello Road basement bar calls itself a tiki bar, but the hilariously dodgy decor resists simple categorisation. It looks like a suburban-American rumpus room circa 1964; even Alan Partridge might find it a bit much. But underneath the thick layer of kitsch is a very good cocktail bar. Staff go to great lengths to make sure you order the right drink for you, and the bartenders know their business. They also spin a great ’60s playlist.

On weekdays, even though there can be sizeable crowds, you’ll be okay without booking. The semi-private room at the back is great for larger groups; the booths near the entrance are cosy, but have cramped leg-room.

Venue name: Trailer Happiness
Address: 177 Portobello Rd
W11 2DY
Opening hours: 5pm-12midnight Mon-Sun; food served 5-11.30pm
Transport: Tube: Ladbroke Grove/Notting Hill Gate
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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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Samantha H

Great cocktails and fun times guaranteed at Trailer Happiness!  It can be busy, especially on a Friday or Saturday night but tends to be with a 25-35 crowd who are after a few cocktails and a bit of dancing in the corner rather than a big club night! Not worth trekking across London for but if you are in the area then definitely worth a visit!

Nick R

You are guaranteed fine drinks and the time of your life in this West London institution


I've had some really superb evenings at Trailer -- fantastic drinks, great ambience, delicious food and super friendly staff. Everyone I've taken there has felt the same so I can't be wrong about it!