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
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.
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!
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