Dockum

4.7
207 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 207 people are saying
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4.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dockum was great. Wish they had something similar in California.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! The Tiramisu was phenomenal and the drinks were fantastic. We will definitely will be back and bringing friends!

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful evening! Andrew, the bartender, was knowledgeable, visiting with us about the drinks he mixed and helping select just the perfect cocktails for us. We asked him to make up a drink on the spot that we could call Interstellar Overdrive, and he made this sparkling blue magic potion for us. This was a little pre-wedding surprise and I had ask for bourbon based options and they were ready for us with a seat at the bar when we walked in. This was a fantastic evening! Can't recommend highly enough!

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WyndiB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening out at the Dockum! The food and drinks were fabulous and the music/entertainment of Zach Busick was out of this world. We will definitely be back!

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, unique and tasty drinks all with great service! Loved the music selection, as well. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute spot! Great food.

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bubblegumzee
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely an experience worth the trip! Cocktails are delicious and the service is excellent.

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MarkJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is great. One of our favorite bars.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great little hide away to have a delicious cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, great ambiance fantastic service and great food with great drink selection. Only greivence I had was I would have liked to know the prices of the whisky (specifically scotch) because I was shocked by the bill when it came and a glass of Auchentoshan 12, of which a bottle costs upwards of $80, cost me $40 for a glass. Other than the gross overcharging for the whisky, I loved the place and will probably go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s such a great place with wonderful drinks and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the cocktails and the ambience! Can’t wait to go back.

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Smart
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is lit! Makes you feel like you're in another time. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Dockum is a neat bar, located below the Ambasador ho

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KevinL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place to relax and have a great drink.

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AnnetteL
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our waiter took our order. A runner delivered the dessert and the bartender brought us the drink and we never saw our waiter again - just had to leave some cash on the table. Drink size seemed quite small and full of ice! I think I took four total drinks of it and it was gone! Very overrated!

Dockum
Responded on May 3, 2021

AnnetteL, Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We are sorry to hear that it was not what you were expecting. We work hard to ensure that every guest’s experience is special and unique but sometimes we miss the mark completely. We know that is no excuse for poor service but we value each of our guests and hope you’ll give us another chance. We would like the chance to speak with you about this further. If you have the time, please reach out to 316-719-7103. Thank you!

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HadleyB
Kansas City
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
Phoenix
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!

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vipDeniseB
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDeniseB
Key West
14 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. 😊

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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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Dockum is rated 4.7 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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