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, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, 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
Amazing drinks, pretty much anything you ...
Amazing drinks, pretty much anything you choose. Great atmosphere as well!
Hidden Gem, Really Hidden
Once your in the place is amazing, but the entrance is in the alley so finding it takes a moment.
This place was awsome. The drinks were r ...
This place was awsome. The drinks were really good. The wait staff is nice and have great recommendations. The Thai fried chicken and pork belly buns were so good.
Very pleasantly surprised and would definitely go again. Service was very personal and prompt. Food was very good, and drinks very good
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.
Great ambiance and drinks. Awesome date ...
Great ambiance and drinks. Awesome date spot.
Killer craft drinks, yummy bites
The food is always delicious, the drinks are sweet & strong, and the service is personable. If you love those things... go, you won't regret it!
Always a cool hidden apot
The drinks are all so amazing it's hard to chose! The food is unique and also great.
Cute place but food was burned. The cocktails look better in pictures and they all taste pretty much the same. Presentation is nice but the overall experience is less than satisfactory.
Amazing! Had these reservations for 2 mo ...
Amazing! Had these reservations for 2 months. The Zombie had WAY too much cinnamon in it, but the whole experience was amazing!
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!
I Love the decoration and the special drinks! The entrance makes you feel in a secret place which I loved it
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.
Birthday celebration was a hit! Mostly ...
Birthday celebration was a hit! Mostly first timers, and we enjoyed the fun setting, delicious food, unique drinks and attentive staff.
Service is slow. Food and drinks are gre ...
Service is slow. Food and drinks are great.
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!
So unique. So enjoyable. Best night ou ...
So unique. So enjoyable. Best night out in a long time because of this hidden gem. Made my younger coworkers jealous of my night
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!
❤️Love this place ❤️ good spot for drink ...
❤️Love this place ❤️ good spot for drinks and relaxing with friends
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!
Good place to chill
Not a big fan of their drinks, since most of them have rum in it. But the food is good. I love how the bar is set up. Cool place
Make sure to reserve
Overall 3 Dots is a good place for cocktails and some small bites. However I had a reservation for my group and when I arrived before my guests I was made to stand and wait until one other of my group arrived, that was about 15-20 minutes since they were stuck in traffic. When my guest got there we were shown to the reserved table which was empty and ready for us. I just don't understand why I couldn't sit at my reserved table to wait for my guests to arrive, that was really annoying. So make sure all or most of your party are there or they will make you wait.
Fun, but way overpriced
My wife and I had heard great things about ...- so we were really excited to go when we visited Chicago. We are big tiki fans and heard it was one of the best around. The decor was pretty nice, but could have been more fun and kitchy. The drinks were really good, but quite small for the price and mostly ice. Likewise, the coconut shrimp and spare ribs were amazing, but extremely small. 6 coconut shrimp and I'd estimate less than an ounce of beef! We thought we could make a meal of 2 appetizers, but we were still feeling hungry and debating about getting dinner somewhere else afterward. Our bill was about $70 after tip, which seems overpriced considering for what we got compared to other great places we've been to in Chicago. Definitely a strict drinks and appetizers place and a one visit only place for us!
It was exactly what it's advertised to b ...
It was exactly what it's advertised to be. Amazing tiki drinks, and wonderful service. We followed our waitresses recs, and she was 100%right.
Such an awesome place.... Truly transpor ...
Such an awesome place.... Truly transports you to the islands and the drinks are so creative and delicious (and intoxicating.... Be careful!)
Fun place to go!
Great drinks but the menu is too limited. Need more choices! Had fun and will go again!
We had the best time celebrating a birth ...
We had the best time celebrating a birthday. On Thursday night there was a smaller crowd and real intimate and relaxing feel. We made a reservation and had a couch seat and the best drinks.
We had a great time as always. Fortunat ...
We had a great time as always. Fortunately we made an early drinks reservation, it got very busy as we were leaving for dinner. However, it still took forever to get our first round of drinks. Our server was very nice and when we flagged her down for a food order, she did come right back so I guess it was just a slow start due to a busy night but overall a great time with yummy very strong drinks and good if not stellar and too inventive food. I appreciated that she was able to figure out our payment situation and without any attitude (it wasn't that complicated but just complicated enough for some to be pissy). Will be back again.
Great date night
The drinks were delicious and the bar scene was fun. If you have a group, it's a good idea to reserve a table as the wait did get rather long. Definitely a fun spot for Friday night after work.
Seating is a problem
I love this place! I have been here multiple times and always recommend to others. Their seating options, however, can get problematic. During my last reservation I was seeing at one of the very low side tables in the back corner of the restaurant. There are no chairs, only bench seating, and the tables are ridiculously low to the ground (table are about 2 feet high). If I wasn't eating this would have been fine. Eating was definitely a challenge because I had to either hold my plate or bend over to eat over my plate on the table. It was super uncomfortable and inconvenient. I should have asked for a table but I didn't know how annoying the low table was until I got my food.
Drinks are fun. Ribs are great.
Drinks are fun. Ribs are great.
One of the best tiki bars in an alley or anywhere!
Three Dots and a Dash offers a wonderful escape from the cold Chicago winter, and it's just a staircase away. You will know right away that this place values ambiance - just check out the beautiful wall art that greets your descent downstairs. After a short stop at the hostess station, you'll find yourself in the main room. Now this is Polynesian! The choice music adds to the effect. Of course the cocktails are the focus here. And they are good! Served in their own signature vessel, each exhibits the care and attention to detail of a true mixologist. How does this sound: fresh ingredients, artful presentation, and quality, as-edible-as-they-are-beautiful garnishes? There are four categories of cocktail, plus the shareable plus-sized ones. Try one of each, why not? The food is also good, too! If in a group, go ahead and order the pu-pu platter. Other options, including seafood, can be found further down the menu. Fitting accompaniments to the drinks. Go check it out!
Took a date here from out of town, the w ...
Took a date here from out of town, the whole experience was awesome and impressive from trying to locate the entrance in the alley, to the signature cocktails, it set that true city feel beginning to end
Such a fun tiki experience. Go for the d ...
Such a fun tiki experience. Go for the drinks, not so much the food.
A perfect place for a tropical cocktail. ...
A perfect place for a tropical cocktail. Kind of hidden. Romantic inside. Beautiful waitstaff. But they seemed a little overwhelmed as it took a while to flag anyone down to ask for anything... And when we finally got someone attention, we often found ourselves having to ask for the same things multiple times.
Food and drinks taste great, but small and pricey.
Very cool bar, but weak on the food side with small portions, nothing very filling to eat, and very expensive snacks and drinks. I got two drinks and one food item each for two people, which cost over $100. The drinks tasted great, but may not have been worth their price. The food is disappointing in portion size, but does taste great.
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