Dockum

4.5
189 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Dockum Eatery, a Speakeasy-style restaurant serving craft cocktails and exquisite food in downtown Wichita. Our house-made bitters and syrups, fresh-squeezed juices, and selection of dinner items made from fresh local ingredients will cure any ailment.

Packed with intrigue, this subterranean lounge will bring you to another time and place—one that entices the senses with unforgettable tastes, sights, and sounds. Discover a place where time slows, and discretion and exclusivity reign.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 189 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HadleyB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Not sure if we caught it on a slow night but the place was dead. The same 2 or three songs kept playing on a loop for the time we were there. Same time/beat so it was hard to remember how many there were. Wait staff was friendly but after we got our drinks we watched as the played around at the bar dancing/goofing off with each other while we sat there with empty cups and by that point ready for our bill. Upside the drinks were good. For the price/atmosphere though not really living up to a speakeasy/party vibe we were told about.

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MayD
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

If you've been to other speak-easy bars, then this is likely to be very similar. For example, can't enter establishment unless you knock and someone answers and lets you in; low lighting, fancy drinks (some quite pricey); music in the background and choice of appetizers. Experience was as expected; nothing truly unique about it.

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While drinks are not cheap, they are unique, as the bartender/pharmacist is the star of the show. Dockum is a subterranean speakeasy with a moody atmosphere... a very cool place to quietly celebrate a special occasion!

DB
DeniseB
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden Gem! Service is wonderful!!! We enjoy it every time we go!!!

DB
DeniseB
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Good place to spend a few hours with friends.

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jasonj
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

They had our reservation. Sat us in a separate room. Our server took a while to get to us but did take the order for the table. All of our drinks came fairly quickly and correctly. We all tried something different and I think everyone like their cocktails. Only issue was never seeing the server again. We would of ordered at least another round but had to flag her down. Once we did, it was to late and we decided to just get our tab, which also took quite a bit of time. Overall, we’d go back but would hope for better service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Reservations? Door attendant was not there that evening - need to have a back up plan. When we arrived three parties were standing outside and no one was answering door when we knocked- someone eventually came to sit party with reservation. But they never returned. Finally as someone left we got in-since no one manning hostess station observed list of reservations yet inside all tables full- so what was their plan to accommodate reservations of us. Noted a single party was seated a table for 4 taking up a spot? Why had they not been sat at the bar? There is definitely an issue with first come, first serve and reservations. If you have set number of tables with reservations you need to be able honor that - we eventually got sat at after 9:10. for our 8:30 reservations but the couple who had 9:00 reservations s as I’d left they had left finished their dinner at a different place to arrive on time for their Dockum reservations and they never were sat. I have been to bars were they have noted up front a time limit at a table or when we were waiting were informed that they could seat us now but another party had reservations at —- time was that ok? This might have all been a domino effect cause door attendant didn’t show for work but need a backup plan at a speak easy.

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Anne
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I had two drinks that I did not care for. I asked if I could have a vodka orange juice because I know I like that. The waitress told me no. Very disappointing. I realize it is a specialized place, but a vodka orange juice seems simple enough to make.
I didn't have any food.
No one answered the door. Instructions were not clear on how to get into the actual bar. I made a reservation but it still seemed like I was imposing.

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DaniGalloup
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a neat atmosphere, amazing drinks, and incredible service. We want to bring out of town guests next time!

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Greatbrunch
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Felt like cruise ship food. The menu was geared towards speed over quality. It is already known that drinks take a while, I don’t need my food to be scooped and served immediately. Drinks were good as usual, but what a let down when it came to food. Also, it was awkward seeing the food carriers wonder around the restaurant with food until someone directed them.

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DemetriW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I recently visited for our anniversary. This was our first time there and we will definitely be back! The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable about the best drinks to order.

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Richard
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun the first time we came back the next night. Ambience and music were exactly what you would want in a speakeasy style bar. The cocktails and the bartenders were spectacular and the service from Sydney was outstanding. We plan on staying in Wichita again in the fall and will be headed down to see the Pharmacist!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to visit if you are passing through Wichita or a local. Prices reflect the higher quality of cocktails and top notch intimate atmosphere. Highly suggest.

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DeniseT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Dockum! The music was a little too loud the last time we were in. One of the things we love is that it’s softer music, so you can visit with those you’re with. 😊

RJ
RobinJ
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Cool place! Food was ok. Drinks were good. The experience and the ambiance made me enjoy my visit most of all! I will go back again and again and recommend to everyone who is looking for a fun evening out.

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KH2710
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They did not explain it was last call - at the moment we did not need to order drinks, but had they explained it was last call we would have all ordered an additional drink.

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Gabe
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place! A little pricey, but you’re also paying for the experience, so it makes sense. Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Great atmosphere where you can still talk to your party!

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Proust
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Ordered a vodka soda, got charged $8 for one shot of stolli's, and FOUR DOLLARS for a splash of soda. Four dollars. Insane.
The bar stopped the band at 10:30 and I wasn't able to get a reservation until 9:45. I arrived in the middle of a song, the band took a break, and then played one single song before the manager made them stop playing, 30 minutes before the bar closed and 15 minutes before they were quoted that their set would be over. I saw a song and a half.
The waitress was slow and unpleasant, and didn't get me my bill until 15 minutes after the bar had closed despite me not having ordered anything for over an hour.
It was a very lame experience particularly considering it was NYE.

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KSBOY94
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Great live music, great drinks, great food, great service, great atmosphere. Best Gimlet I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice low key environment for a few cocktails. Staff was friendly and respectful of personal space during covid

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vipGayleG
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - great drinks - pricey, but worth it sometimes!

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ToniaS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very cool place! We didn't eat, just had drinks but they were very good. A cool, fun atmosphere.

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JanS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening! The "speakeasy" theme was very authentic. The drinks were very unique and the staff very friendly and helpful. Overall- a very fun experience!

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Lisa
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the best place in town for a cocktail or special occasion.

TG
TobyG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a quaint experience. A great data destination and the service staff gets that.

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STallent
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Low key high class but can be casual.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy great drinks.

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Kait
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I’ve been to Dockum I am always impressed. This time we went for girls night out and a birthday celebration! There was live music which fit the mood perfectly, our waitress was very attentive and wished our girl a happy birthday and brought out a round of cocktail shooters. And of course, the drinks are always amazing. There is something for everyone.

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KristyC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to unwind after a long week! THANK YOU for providing such a fun, safe atmosphere!

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CurtG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere can’t be beat for a low key evening out with your spouse or another couple. We were there on Thursday and watched the Chiefs play. Go Chiefs! They had a few specials going do that was nice! We will be back!

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AaronH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in Wichita for drinks. Great atmosphere and quality.

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KeithL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience4

We had a reservation at 8pm after our dinner at siena . They sat us at the worst table in the place. A half table flush facing the wall with a mirror in front of you. You can't see any or the bar or the patrons . You're stuck staring at yourself in a mirror . Mind-blowing that this table even exists. We asked for a different table , was told they were reserved as well , even though the 30 minutes we were there no one sat at those tables. Horrible experience, ill give it another try if we can guarantee not to be at that horrible table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Dockum. The food is good and the drinks are awesome!! Our experience has been positive!! We love the vibe!!

KG
KimG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dockum is a great Speakeasy located in the basement of the Ambassador Hotel. The cocktails were delicious and the service was great! I would definitely return and would recommend this place to anyone that loves a great crafted cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, and very tasty drinks. It does take a while to get served even with the slower crowd. However, server seemed to have too many tables, very pleasant though.

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JoseV
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The food was amazing. The service was also great. 15/10 recommend

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Marcia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dochum is a favorite. Having to do distancing and removal of furniture does change it’s coziness. No fault of yours.
Burgers were good. The charcuterie board is my favorite.

MG
MeganG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I have been here before and was a bit disappointed in the visit. I reserved this for a five year anniversary (which I added to my notes). At arrival, we had to wait in the landing area for almost 15 minutes. We knocked and waited with other frustrated visitors. The sign said "please wait to be seated". Finally someone came form the stairwell and asked all of us (four couples) if we had been helped and we said no. He went in and came back and flipped the sign around to say "please seat yourself". No apologies and then a girl with an iPad came and she was very rushed and ruined the entire arrival experience. She sat us on a couch (when I reserved a table). I asked to be moved so she sat us at a table (later than our reservation time) and instead of any welcoming message she started by saying "This table is reserved for 10 PM so you will need leave by then." What about my reservation? It was very odd and then she returned only a minute later asking if we knew what we wanted (rushed again). Your single bathroom had a toilet leak and there was water all over the floor. It got mopped up once during our three hours there. We made sure to leave by 10 PM for the other reservation. It was just very disappointing because it is not the experience I am used to there and some guest experience training should be revisited. We had to go to another bar to revitalize our anniversary memory so it wouldn't be so negative.

KG
KenG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere to have a drink and conversation.

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Dockum is rated 4.5 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

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