The Trader Todd’s Story

Trader Todd’s is known as an authentic, pan-tropical themed party spot in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Chicago’s connection to paradise began in 2001 when Todd Hyatt, Trader Todd himself, wanted to bring his vision of Florida fun to Chicago.

The tropical hotspot is a Southwest Florida-themed experience where people can escape the cold, grey winters of Chicago and enjoy the good times synonymous with Florida’s sunny, warm and tropical vibes. At Trader Todd’s those good times include authentic, pan-tropical menu items and tiki drinks (sampled directly from Key West), and no-frills karaoke, which is fueled by the rum-infused tropical cocktails. Nothing delights Trader Todd’s more than when people come in and enjoy their visit.

“Chicago is a top food city, and when customers choose our vision of fun, it brings us a lot of joy to offer people a good time. Thank you to everyone who has fun at Trader Todd’s.” - Todd Hyatt.