Trade Winds - Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, United States

This pre-tiki establishment was open at least as early as 1945. Before this, in 1943, it was home to the Rose Bowl.

The exterior was marked by huge neon vertical letters spelling out "TRADE WINDS".

Hy Ginnis, the original host, died in 1955. Arthur Adler took over soon after.

It was located on Chicago's Rush Street which was quite notorious at the time for gambling, prostitution, and all sorts of debauchery.

Arthur Adler was killed by the mobster "Mad" Sam DeStefano in 1960.

Later in the 1960s, this location housed the Whiskey A Go Go.

Bar & Restaurant
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Date Created
8 Sep 2021
Date Updated
18 Jan 2023
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