Three Dots and a Dash

Chicago, IL
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435 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL
Opened in August 2013
Mon-Thu 5pm-2am
Fri 4pm-2am
Sat 4pm-3am
Sun 5pm-2am
21+ only
(312) 610-4220
Flaming pu-pu platter

Critiki ratings

Three Dots and a Dash

8.6

Overall

by 152 people

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Everyone You
Decor 9.1
Drink Quality 9.6
Drink Selection 9.6
Food Quality 8.6
Food Selection 7.8
Mood 8.5
Music 7.5
Service 9.2
Tikiness 8.6
Tilt 8.5
Vibe 8.1

Upcoming Visits

  • Chester Copperpot
    visiting on
    Friday, May 18, 2018
    for the first time
    I'm coming down for a comedy show and the wife and I are going to hit up 3 Dots when they open. Anyone going to be there around 4 or 5?

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Humuhumu’s description

Three Dots and a Dash is the creation of star bartender Paul McGee, in partnership with Lettuce Entertain You, a Chicago area restaurant group. The bar is named for the classic Don the Beachcomber drink, itself a WWII call for victory using the Morse code for "V." The focus at Three Dots and a Dash is on cocktails, but it also delivers on the special Polynesian Pop details we've come to expect... most notably on the beautifully detailed souvenir mugs. There is a small menu of food, including a flaming Pu-Pu Platter.
In November 2014, Paul McGee left Three Dots and a Dash, and in January 2015 opened Lost Lake
Lost Lake
Chicago, IL
Bar
8.5
.

Comments

neanderthal85
neanderthal85 has visited Three Dots and a Dash.
December 3, 2017, 9:08 PM
Loved my visit, but it was very full and very loud. Beautiful decor and the drinks were spot on. The popularity brings a lot of folks who are "flash selfie, flash selfie, flash selfie", so the chill Tiki vibe is missing a bit here.
alohaAnneEO
alohaAnneEO has visited Three Dots and a Dash.
December 3, 2017, 8:52 PM
everything about this place was super super awesome. the decor, the amazing bartender who super loved the drinks and understood them and loved the tiki mug collection.

i want to live there.
JCorduroy
JCorduroy has visited Three Dots and a Dash.
November 6, 2017, 8:18 AM
Spending a weekend in Chicago, with the sole purpose of visiting a few tiki bars in the area. On Saturday, we made our way to Three Dots at 4 PM, just in time for the bar to open.

The bar itself was really nice, and our service was spectacular. I had a good time talking with the server and getting her recommendations on which drink to get. I settled on the namesake Three Dots and a Dash, and my friend got the Time Traveler. The drinks were delicious. We didn't try the food, so I can't say anything there. Overall, I really enjoyed the bar.

That said...there was just something off about it. It was raining the entire time, and being asked to take off my hat when I entered was a bit off-putting but understanding, especially since I now looked like a wet dog. :P The bar itself was nice, and I liked it, but it felt almost too pristine and too sterile. It wasn't a bad experience by any stretch, but it just felt like Tiki by corporate mandate as opposed to a passion project.
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Upcoming Visits
Chester Copperpot
visiting on
Friday, May 18, 2018
for the first time
I'm coming down for a comedy show and the wife and I are going to hit up 3 Dots when they open. Anyone going to be there around 4 or 5?
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