Three Dots and a Dash

Chicago, IL
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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

Critiki ratings

Three Dots and a Dash

8.5

Overall

by 214 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 8.9
Drink Quality 9.6
Drink Selection 9.4
Food Quality 8.5
Food Selection 7.6
Mood 8.2
Music 7.3
Service 9.1
Tikiness 8.3
Tilt 8.3
Vibe 7.9

Upcoming Visits

  • TiKi75201
    visiting on
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    for the first time
    Staying a week in Chicago for the Star Wars Celebration convention taking place at McCormick Place that weekend...hoping to make a stop while in chi-town!

Regulars & Visitors

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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
8.5
.

Comments

Kimberry226
Kimberry226 is a semi-regular at Three Dots and a Dash.
October 13, 2018, 7:12 PM
This is very trendy and polished night club, to me this is not a tiki bar. The drinks are amazing and the presentation is WOW!!! But the vibe is a club with very loud music. Every time I had gone is on a sat. Night . My friend said he had been during the week and it’s a whole different vibe. If u go make reservations or you will wait a very long time.
JimNeumayer
JimNeumayer has visited Three Dots and a Dash.
October 13, 2018, 5:38 AM
Three Dots and a Dash is one of the best tiki bars in the
country! While it is a new take on tiki, it does not
disappoint. The entrance is located in an alley in downtown
Chicago, then you descend into the basement as you walk
under the wall of skulls above you, you just left the cares
of the world behind you. The first thing that will impress
you is the quality of service from everyone, from the door-
man to the bartenders! But then the drinks, from the
creative tiki mugs (some are for sale) to the quality of
drinks will amaze you. Be sure to try the signature drink,
Three Dots and a Dash. The presentation on all the drinks
is over the top. We visited all the tiki bars in the Chicago
area on a recent Mid West tiki pub crawl, and enjoyed them
all, but Three Dots and a Dash quickly became our “hometown “ bar! A must visit!
testtrack321
testtrack321 has visited Three Dots and a Dash.
September 17, 2018, 7:32 PM
Does it have a club atmosphere? Yes. But it is still tiki at heart, sort of like when a horror movie is also a comedy. The drinks are good, some of the decisions are odd, not going to lie, but they're all good to great. And the food, on the food, it is fantastic. The pu-pu platter is amazing.
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Upcoming Visits
TiKi75201
visiting on
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
for the first time
Staying a week in Chicago for the Star Wars Celebration convention taking place at McCormick Place that weekend...hoping to make a stop while in chi-town!
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