Three Dots and a Dash

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

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Three Dots and a Dash



by 304 people



Everyone You
Decor 8.8
Drink Quality 9.5
Drink Selection 9.3
Food Quality 8.4
Food Selection 7.6
Mood 8.2
Music 7.2
Service 9
Tikiness 8.3
Tilt 8.2
Vibe 7.8

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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


watchin_waihine has visited Three Dots and a Dash.
June 4, 2022, 11:22 AM
Scores high on all of the important points. I'm sure there would be a few nits I could pick if I really wanted ... but that is not why I comment.

The selection of large format drinks is unreal. Definitely go.
mehrm is a semi-regular at Three Dots and a Dash.
January 7, 2020, 7:22 AM
For us, the finest Tiki Bar in the Chicago area. The atmosphere is both classic tiki and elegant. The drinks are made with the best , premium rums and fresh ingredients, beautifully balanced flavors and just the right amount of sweet with sour; not too sugary or syrupy. Drinks are served in the restaurant's beautiful and witty tiki mugs (overpriced for purchase, but we but we buy them anyway...because they are so cool) and beautifully garnished. Great swizzle sticks!! The service is terrific; friendly and fast. The food is tasty; we always get the PuPu platter, which has a lovely selection of appetizers. The new Bamboo Room is a great addition. Intimate, quiet, and has it's own menu of superb high-end drinks. Top ratings for this dream of a Tiki Bar.
September 2, 2019, 2:46 PM
This was our second visit, but our first experiencing the curated prix fixe tasting at the bar in the Bamboo Room. This was an exceptional presentation from start to finish. The bartender staff was engaging and knowledgeable, and did an amazing job with drink construction and garnishing. They made it a point to use high-end rums and other ingredients, and were open to our cocktail preferences. I would highly recommend this option if you can get a reservation. This was arguably our top single tiki bar experience to date.
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