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, Private Room, 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
If you like sweet fruity drinks you will ...
If you like sweet fruity drinks you will love this place! The drinks seem to be the focal point....the food was delicious but a very limited menu. We were there on a Sunday evening so it was quiet but I bet the bar would be fun for happy hour or a Friday or Saturday night.
Loved the way of getting inside...dark a ...
Loved the way of getting inside...dark alley, blue light, stairs into a basement...great tropical atmosphere, lively. If you're looking for gourmet, look elsewhere. Basically appetizers and drinks here. But fun, fun!!!!
Three Dots and a Dash consistently prove ...
Three Dots and a Dash consistently proves itself to be a great place to meet up with friends. The entrance is located on the alley directly east of Clark between Hubbard and Illinois; you'll see a tiki torch and there will likely be a bouncer outside. Fridays and Saturdays are typically crowded, so I would definitely recommend making reservations far in advance. If you decide to go after work on a weekday, however, I think you'll be fine with just walking in.
Although Three Dots and a Dash is known for their specialty themed cocktails, your friends who may not be into drinking or are unable to drink alcohol due to health reasons can still have a great time with non-alcoholic versions of their cocktails, which by the way are still super tasty (especially the Aloha Felicia, if you like coconut!). The drinks are a bit pricey, but are rightfully potent, and are relatively reasonable for a speakeasy in River North.
Three Dots and a Dash is a fun, energeti ...
Three Dots and a Dash is a fun, energetic, bar with great ambiance. It is tucked away in an alley, away from the bustling streets of River North. As you descend the long set of stairs into the front entrance, you are transported from cold, windy Chicago to Polynesia. The drinks were fruity and fun. My friends and I split a drink (I can't recall the name) that came in a diver's submersion-type helmet with dry ice spilling over the side. It tasted very sweet but was satisfying. Overall, the place is a bit pricey (but what isn't in River North), but the atmosphere is worth the extra buck.
The big draw is the side entrance and c ...
The big draw is the side entrance and cool underground space. It immediately gives it an exclusive & mysterious feel. The drinks are why you're there- fun flavors and exotic presentations. Definitely Instagram worthy. The food was just mediocre; we had the rangoon and duck wraps. Unfortunately our service was just sub-par. You could tell our server had been repeating herself all day and wasn't interested in doing it again. Thankfully the menu has descriptions for each item. It would be a fun spot for a date or night with friends. Overall, pretty good!
Three Dots and a Dash was fun and intima ...
Three Dots and a Dash was fun and intimate. Drinks were amazing, favorite bar. Location excellent, somewhat hidden down the alley without name or address which only made it more special. Excellent service. Atmosphere friendly with patrons obviously enjoying themselves. Will definitely recommend and return to meet up here and relax with close friends. Thanks.
Overall I had a great time and so did m ...
Overall I had a great time and so did my friends. My only caution, unless you are willing to spend lots of money to get a private table, I wouldn't recommend this place for more than 8 people. I had a party of about 11 people, and the staff set us up in a nice area that was big enough to seat all my guest, even though I didn't reserve that space, I was lucky that happened because otherwise my tables would of been separate. the drinks were interesting and some were good, The service was okay, our waitress seemed annoyed and busy, when one of my friends asked what's good on the menu for drinks she didn't take the time to go through the drinks and just blurted out the first thing she think of. Other than that the vibe was nice and I would go back.
We had a great experience at Three Dots ...
We had a great experience at Three Dots and a Dash! I like interesting cocktails and they did not let me down. You can even buy the mugs, which are custom designed. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious. The decor is fabulous too! This place has a very vintage glam vibe. I will definitely be back the next time I am in Chicago.
Coustmer service was horrible!! They gav ...
Coustmer service was horrible!! They gave away my table after only being a minute late for my reservation. Our watiress was lovley, but I was basically talked to like I was a child (twice) when I had a extra guest join our table . They made such a big deal about giving us a extra chair, and I was flat out spoken to extremely rudely!! If I was just spoken to with a little more respect I might not have been so annoyed with the situation.
Had friends in from NY and wanted to tre ...
Had friends in from NY and wanted to treat them to something beyond their expectations. They were questioning my thinking as I took them down the alley but once inside they were giddy with excitement. Great drinks, food, and atmosphere! They can't wait to come back and dine here again.
This is fun place to get together with f ...
This is fun place to get together with friends. We ordered the Pu-Pu platter which was really very good. It contained a variety of bite size appetizers that accompanied the our drinks very well. (The drinks are bite size too and also very good.) Our waitress knew the menu very well and made some great suggestions. If you are entertaining out of town guest they well really enjoy the atmosphere. We would return.
I was very disappointed with the host st ...
I was very disappointed with the host staff. They said I had missed by reservation when the door was marked 5pm open. We ate at RPM Italian another Lettuce Rest than came straight over.. She was rude when seating us as well, as if we were bothering her
Great atmosphere. Once I notified the ba ...
Great atmosphere. Once I notified the bartender of my allergy to almonds, a heightened sense of alarm took over. They would not serve us the spring rolls on the pu pu platter because they had peanuts in them (I'm not allergic to peanuts), instead asking us to double-up on one of the other offerings. When we told our server that I can eat peanuts she wouldn't go back to the kitchen to request the spring rolls on our behalf because of the "nut allergy" at our table. Initially they would not even bring peanut sauce to the table, however after asking 3 times it arrived. I understand that my almond allergy affected some of my drink choices but it should not have affected our meal. It was embarrassing. Next time, assume that the 60 year old woman knows what she can eat, the kitchen should not dictate my food choices.
We had a great time coming here after wo ...
We had a great time coming here after work, but the service was slow. Not very attentive. It took a long while to get the drinks we ordered. Please improve your version of the "Pena colada". It would be great if it tasted more authentic. Regardless, it's always fun hitting up this spot.
I always recommend making a reservation ...
I always recommend making a reservation for 3 Dots & a Dash because if not you can feel very cramped at the bar and there is very little to safely put down your drink. The drinks are amazing concoctions - the downside to having a table is not being able to stand at the bar at watch all the amazing work that goes into making your drink happen. We tried the food for the first time on this go around and were pleasantly surprised.
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