With gastronomy and social scenes as good as anywhere, Chicago provides a plethora of seasoned neighborhood watering holes, swanky restaurants, and cozy rooftop retreats all of which offer memorable places to enjoy a finely crafted cocktail. What this secret oasis has in store, however, is something you’ll struggle to find 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 head back for another night at Three Dots and a Dash. 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 is 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 a tranquil ‘Bamboo Room’ where the cocktail bar offers guided rum experiences to inquisitive guests. The focused menu ranges from renditions of traditional tiki classics to innovative cocktails utilizing modern techniques all of which are made directly in front of guests.
Reservations are not required at Three Dots and a Dash and all walk-ins are welcome but for larger groups or special events, it may be worth contacting the bar in advance. You can find the entrance in the alley east of Clark St, between Hubbard and Illinois.
More information can be found at www.threedotschicago.com.
[Featured image from Instagram / @threedotsandadash]