You can even buy the tiki cocktail mugs and bring the island vibes home.
Chicago is home to all manner of bars and restaurants. With gastronomy and social scenes as good as anywhere in the country, you can find themed-rooftop retreats to timeless neighborhood watering holes all over the city. What this secret oasis hideaway has in store, however, is something we haven’t seen anywhere else in the Windy City.
Hidden below the bustling streets of River North lies Three Dots and a Dash – Chicago’s premier tropical tiki bar and craft cocktail destination. Led by cocktail expert Kevin Beary, the cocktails are made from the freshest exotic fruits and spices with juices that are cold-pressed daily, but it’s not just the perfectly made tropical tiki drinks that have us desperate to check this place out. The fabric of the bar and the detailed mugs the drinks are served in are equally as enticing.
The drinks served at Three Dots and a Dash live up to the meticulous dedication to their tropical concoctions and all come in a wide array of detailed mugs. From the Skully Totem to the Clamshell Bowl, there a great variety of Polynesian aquatic-themed containers from which to drink your chosen concoction. Even better – all mugs can be bought via the Three Dots and a Dash mug shop on their website or at the bar so you can take the island vibes home with you.
Three Dots and a Dash is also home to an all-new Bamboo Room where the cocktail bar offers guided rum experiences to inquisitive guests. The focused menu ranging from renditions of iconic tiki classics to progressive cocktails utilizing modern techniques are all made directly in front of guests so they can acquire new knowledge and skills to show their friends.
Reservations are not required at Three Dots and a Dash and all walk-ins welcome but for larger groups or special events, it may be worth contacting the bar in advance. You can find the entrance is in the alley east of Clark St, between Hubbard and Illinois.
[Featured image from Instagram / @threedotsandadash]