Lost Lake

Chicago, IL
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3154 W Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL
Opened in 2015
Mon-Fri 5pm-2am
Sat-Sun 2pm-2am

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Lost Lake



by 188 people



Everyone You
Decor 7.7
Drink Quality 9.4
Drink Selection 8.9
Mood 7.9
Music 8
Service 9.2
Tikiness 7.4
Tilt 8.4
Vibe 8.1

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Humuhumu’s description

Lost Lake opened in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago in January 2015. It is a partnership between Paul McGee, formerly of Three Dots and a Dash
Three Dots and a Dash
Chicago, IL
Bar & Restaurant
, and development group Land and Sea Dept. Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler's Cove
Smuggler's Cove
San Francisco, CA
, is also involved in Lost Lake, particularly helping with their selection of sipping rums. Its design is less tiki, and more of a nod to the early, streamlined bamboo-focused era of Polynesian Pop escapism. Colorful fish floats hang in the front window, and one whole wall is wallpapered with a bold banana leaf motif. Fish trap lamps wrap the bar area, and the canted ceiling is covered with lauhala and bamboo. There is green vinyl booth seating toward the back, and a rock wall. The beverage program has been developed by McGee, with a mix of classic tropical cocktails and his own inventions. Land and Sea Dept. also own the connected upscale Chinese take-out restaurant, called Thank You. In late March 2016, a small electrical fire forced Lost Lake to close for a few weeks for cleaning and repairs.


MuddyMaeSuggins has visited Lost Lake.
March 23, 2022, 9:49 AM
Lost Lake closed for good in January 2022. Please mark it as closed - https://chicago.eater.com/2022/1/7/22872354/lost-lake-tiki-tropical-cocktail-bar-logan-square-chicago-closed-covid-19-pandemic
Tonga Trader
Tonga Trader has visited Lost Lake.
October 4, 2021, 10:11 AM
Well, I think we can take this one off the list.


Was pretty marginally tiki to begin with
Wiki Tiki
Wiki Tiki has visited Lost Lake.
September 11, 2019, 6:51 PM
Finally got to visit over Labor Day weekend. When we first sat down, vaguely appropriate music was playing, but they soon switched to modern hip-hop. This was on Sunday afternoon, not peak party time. I would have scored the place much higher if not for the music completely pulling me out of the atmosphere. The cocktails are superb, with beautiful garnishes. I tried the Missionary's Downfall, a classic tiki drink that requires deft balancing, and it was perfect. The lack of branded mugs was disappointing. The swizzle sticks are cool. The decor is tropical (more tiki-adjacent than tiki). The food was good.
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