Three Dots and a Dash

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435 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL
Opened in August 2013
Mon-Thu 5pm-2am
Fri 4pm-2am
Sat 4pm-3am
Sun 5pm-2am
21+ only
(312) 610-4220
Flaming pu-pu platter

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Three Dots and a Dash

8.4

Overall

by 258 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 8.8
Drink Quality 9.5
Drink Selection 9.4
Food Quality 8.4
Food Selection 7.5
Mood 8.2
Music 7.3
Service 9
Tikiness 8.3
Tilt 8.2
Vibe 7.7

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Humuhumu’s description

Three Dots and a Dash is the creation of star bartender Paul McGee, in partnership with Lettuce Entertain You, a Chicago area restaurant group. The bar is named for the classic Don the Beachcomber drink, itself a WWII call for victory using the Morse code for "V." The focus at Three Dots and a Dash is on cocktails, but it also delivers on the special Polynesian Pop details we've come to expect... most notably on the beautifully detailed souvenir mugs. There is a small menu of food, including a flaming Pu-Pu Platter.
In November 2014, Paul McGee left Three Dots and a Dash, and in January 2015 opened Lost Lake
Lost Lake
Chicago, IL
Bar
8.4
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Robotolz
Robotolz is a semi-regular at Three Dots and a Dash.
July 17, 2019, 12:31 PM
Awesome place but ain’t what she used to be when Paul was there pre lost lake era. Has gone from true tiki heart to a bit corporate and mainstream. Hopefully it’ll start hitting the old mark/stride again.
Shellseakr
Shellseakr has visited Three Dots and a Dash.
June 28, 2019, 10:18 AM
This was our first visit and we were thrilled when we were fortunate enough to be seated in the Bamboo Room. It is a small private area that really gives the customer personal service. The bartenders were friendly and really know how to make the perfect tiki drink. And the garnishes.....oh my! Just beautiful. We had great food from the Bamboo Room menu, which is different from the main area menu. Overall, our experience rated a 10, but that's only for the Bamboo Room as we didn't go into the main dining/bar area.

I will say that we noticed their admittance policy seems to be inconsistent. We arrived around opening time. The party in front of us, a small group of young people, were told that there was no seating available but they were welcome to stand at the main bar, which was partially empty. When we asked for a table, the very nice hostess happily escorted us straight to the Bamboo Room. The couple behind us was told there was no room, yet we were sitting at the bar with only 3 other couples in the entire Bamboo Room. I know they take reservations but through out the night we noticed a type of 'vetting' for entrance. I hope that's not the case.

After spending 6 hrs and sampling a number of fabulous drinks, we were very pleased with our entire experience in the Bamboo Room.
Shellseakr
Shellseakr has visited Three Dots and a Dash.
June 28, 2019, 10:18 AM
This was our first visit and we were thrilled when we were fortunate enough to be seated in the Bamboo Room. It is a small private area that really gives the customer personal service. The bartenders were friendly and really know how to make the perfect tiki drink. And the garnishes.....oh my! Just beautiful. We had great food from the Bamboo Room menu, which is different from the main area menu. Overall, our experience rated a 10, but that's only for the Bamboo Room as we didn't go into the main dining/bar area.

I will say that we noticed their admittance policy seems to be inconsistent. We arrived around opening time. The party in front of us, a small group of young people, were told that there was no seating available but they were welcome to stand at the main bar, which was partially empty. When we asked for a table, the very nice hostess happily escorted us straight to the Bamboo Room. The couple behind us was told there was no room, yet we were sitting at the bar with only 3 other couples in the entire Bamboo Room. I know they take reservations but through out the night we noticed a type of 'vetting' for entrance. I hope that's not the case.

After spending 6 hrs and sampling a number of fabulous drinks, we were very pleased with our entire experience in the Bamboo Room.
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