About Three Dots and a Dash
A modern take on a classic tiki bar serving inspired cocktails.
Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access
A modern take on a classic Tiki bar serving inspired cocktails, Three Dots and a Dash is the perfect location for your private gathering. The unique libations and distinctly island decor create the perfect setting for a variety of events. Contact us for more information!
Three Dots and a Dash Ratings and Reviews
I was a little disappointed. Went here f ...
I was a little disappointed. Went here for the first time to celebrate two family members birthdays. We had 7 people. Seating was pretty tight. Drinks were way smaller than they looked in the menu and they weren't very good. The price was way too much for what you get. The food was o.k. but nothing spectacular. Just appetizers so don't expect full meals. Probably would not return but glad we went once to see what it was like.
I was celebrating my birthday and made a ...
I was celebrating my birthday and made a reservation for 8 people. When I arrived, I was seated in a small booth that fit 6 people if you squeezed in very tightly (i.e., no room to move) with a table that was rather small for a party of my size.
A couple of my friends had a last-minute change in plans and mentioned to me they could make it. So, I promptly asked my server whether we could be moved to a bigger booth/area to accommodate our party. She said she would ask the manager whether that was possible. However, I never heard back until my friends actually arrived and pulled up an extra chair while we proceeded to squeeze in a 7th person in our booth.
A few minutes later, a man appeared at our table who didn't introduce himself but rather awkwardly said they needed to move the extra chair back to the table we borrowed it from since there needed to be a walkway in between tables. We courteously obliged as he also was looking into whether it was possible to move us to a bigger booth.
When he returned, he informed us that they couldn't find a bigger booth so they had to split our party across separate tables. Again, we agreed to do so since there seemed to be no alternative even though we saw a booth that could clearly fit us across the room (on the other side in the corner) that had a reserved sign on it but hadn't been occupied since we arrived at 5:45pm and left around 9:45pm.
Clearly, no effort was made to accommodate our larger party size which not only couldn't fit in the small booth but also didn't have enough table space (even when we were a part of 8) for both food and drink orders.
I understand trying to squeeze in larger parties on busy nights but when half the space is empty, our experience was simply inexcusable and marred my birthday celebration. We even saw a couple who were seated in a booth area that could have easily accommodated all of us.
I'm a LEYE silver card member who will never return nor condone this establishment.
A couple of friends visiting from NJ wan ...
A couple of friends visiting from NJ wanted to try this spot, and the ambiance was great! The DJ was playing great music and the low-lighting and Polynesian décor made you feel like you stepped off the Chicago streets into an Hawaiian retreat! We ordered the Diver Down drink for $85 that was supposed to serve 4-5 people and with three of us we thought we'd get a fun experience and a cocktail and a half a piece, but NO, so much ice reduced the drink to barely one a person!! We ordered individual cocktails after that and they had a much better alcohol % so next time I would just get two individual cocktails and save $20/pp! We ordered the pu-pu platter which is very heavy and everything is friend but tasty. It's kind of like a backyard bbq menu so not a fancy spot for dinner. Recommend for a fun vibe and start to the night, but not so much for the food or larger cocktail offerings.
This was one of the most unique places t ...
This was one of the most unique places that I have been to in a long time. The service was excellent. Our server took her time going over the extensive drink menu with us. The vibe was great, from the lighting to the music everything made you feel relaxed. A "must do" when visiting Chicago.
Three dots & a dash hits the nail on the ...
Three dots & a dash hits the nail on the head with what they are doing. The servers/host/bussers work like a well oiled machine. Always prompt to refill our water and check in with us, with out being overbearing. Made reservations for a Monday night & glad I did seeing how at 10pm they were at an hour wait. The drinks were marvelous & the music was at the perfect level. A great atmosphere for great memories.
Great place, a little gem. We went for m ...
Great place, a little gem. We went for my girlfriends birthday. Noise level was a little much and lighting was a little dark, but we loved the drinks even if they were outrageously priced, they were good and quite strong. The alley you enter wasn't as bad as people made it out to be.. Our waitress was delightful!
Three Dots and a Dash was exactly as awe ...
Three Dots and a Dash was exactly as awesome as I expected it to be. I had heard about it a year or two ago, and had dreamt of visiting this tiki bar. I've loved the idea of tiki bars since I was a kid in 1970s. Three Dots and a Dash nails the concept with an updated yet retro flare. It's a bit pricy, but it's one of those places that everyone should visit at least once.
Felt like I was in Disneyworld.
My wife and I went there with another couple that was visiting from San Francisco. It's just another themed restaurant by "Lettuce Entertain You". Im not knocking LEYE b/c they have some decent restaurants but they're mostly good themes w/average food. The "Polynesian" drinks are overpriced and the food is below average. There is something that doesnt mesh about big corporate trying to create a cool, hip spot, w/an alley entrance ( If you want that type of NYC meatpacking experience then head to the west loop). The place looks like you just stepped into Disneyworld and is more suitable for tourists then locals. The doorman was cool b/c we had a reservation, but the host was a young kid w/an attitude. They sat us right in the walkway of the entrance. I asked if we could be relocated if anything opened up and he responded with basically "Its not going to happen". I've owned a couple of restaurants in the city and I know how to treat people. We ate, had a couple of drinks and I just wanted to leave b/c I was so turned off by the place. Took my friend's out the next night to the rooftop of the London House and STK and the food was amazing at both places.
My reservation was at 1045 when my party and I arrived we had to wait nothing was open. We waited 10 mins finally i went to ask the host much longer . He was so rude and seemed annoyed that i even asked. 5 mins after a girl who was a host as well approached us and let us know we were alomst going to be seated she was super kind and helpful unlike the other guy
As always, awesome!
My husband and I come to Three Dots fairly regularly, but this night was special. I just graduated that morning with my MBA and brought along my mom, brother, and husband to celebrate. I posted a photo on Instagram and mentioned in the caption that I was celebrating my MBA graduation, and not even 2 minutes later, Kurt, one of the managers, came over and offered to buy me a drink! I have always loved this bar but that was just the icing on the cake. Easily the coolest, most unique bar in Chicago, especially for rum-lovers like me!
Great night out!
Our group that started as 6 people grew to 16. The staff were accommodating and arranged to move our group to a side table, with interconnect! Our group had a wonderful time, I hope that we did not cause too much of a ruckus. The Zombie drink is worth every dollar, maybe next time we will upgrade to the scuba diver or even the treasure chest! Favorite drinks of the night were: Jet Pilot, Pain Killer, and Mai Thai, in that order.
We had a great time. It was my friend's birthday, so I took her out for the night. The server was excellent, the drinks were great. I was a little sad that they were rolling out a new menu and only about 1/3 of the drinks were available, but generally we had a wonderful time!
Kon Tiki Ports warmed over
Food ok, but not great. Service was very good. But the restaurant is in a basement with the entrance off of an alley. There is no sign marking the entrance. You just have to know that it is there. To enter you go down a steep, dark stairway. But if you are "knee impaired" they are happy to take you down in the elevator. The decor looks like they bought the old Kon Tiki Ports stuff. This restaurant is not up to the usual Lettuce Entertain You standards.
Make a reservation early! Try all the drinks.
Over the top kitchy drinks with bananas make to look like dolphins or skulls full of red liquid and dry ice with straws at least two feet long. Fun drinks fun atmosphere. Get a reservation early and sit in a booth watching the hoards of people drink strong fruity concoctions. A great spot to feel like you're in the know and to get your tiki on.
Super cool vibe
Who doesn't love a tiki bar in the middle of Chicago? Great vibe, great drinks and great service! For a cold April day, it was the perfect place to dream of warmer days to come. Loved the drinks, the garnishes that came on the drinks were fun as well. Wish you could keep the glasses!
Love the atmosphere! Decorated like a tiki bar and drinks are served in cool glasses with fresh flowers and fruit. The Mai Tai is delicious--highly recommend this drink. The only downside was the slow service. It took 30 minutes to get our check which seemed especially long for 7pm on a Sunday. Overall, would still come back and it was a cool experience!
Super FUN, excellent DRINKS, GO!
This is a Tiki themed speakeasy! You will find it down a back alley. As you enter you are welcomed by a wall of skulls illuminated by a blue light. We lived it so much we went twice on a 5 day visit to Chicago. The first time we sat at the bar the second time we had a reservation for a table! Both experiences are great! If you want to sit and enjoy w/ friends I would try to get a reservation! They have fun food and EXCELLENT drinks, served in amazing glasses! Go, you will enjoy it!
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