Dockum

4.6
116 reviews
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Cocktail Bar
Dockum, a Speakeasy-style bar serving exquisite
craft cocktails in downtown Wichita. Our house-made bitters and syrups, fresh-squeezed juices, and selection of small bites 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.

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Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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JR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

It was noisy and the bar tender apparently forgot to add the alcohol to my mixed drink.

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CP
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just discovered this place last month, and as part of celebrating our 30th anniversary, took my wife here. Had made a note on my reservation about our celebration, and when we arrived, they had a private table for us with a bunch of candles. They then brought each of us a complementary glass of champagne that was delicious!

Just know, it's a little pricey, but the atmosphere and ambiance is especially unique and awesome. I absolutely recommend Dockum for a classy date night, or to have an awesome, historical speakeasy environment to connect with close friends. Love the staff, the atmosphere, the drinks, the food...ALL of it. A great experience you should have at least once.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Dockum is always a great time. The wait staff seemed non-plused for a Friday night at a high end bar, at one point we had to go to the bar to order our drink so our waitress could chat with some friends at another table.

This is unfortunately very common around Wichita: an amazing establishment with disinterested staff.

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RC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at Dockum and it certainly won't be our last. The atmosphere was wonderful and the waitstaff were all polite and helpful. Though their website says to be patient while waiting on the drinks, we didn't find the wait time to be excessive, I've waited longer at other bars for a beer. The drinks are at a premium price, but they are premium drinks. If you are looking for a place to drink cheap and fast, this isn't it; but if you are looking for a place to sit, relax, and enjoy sipping drinks give Dockum a try.

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L
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We arrived a few minutes after their Happy Hour started. 2 of the 4 items we ordered were happy hour specials. However, when we got our bill, the 2 items were not reduced in price. Feel like they should have caught that.

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and the food delicious! The drinks are a little pricy, however they are fun and yummy! Highly recommend!

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Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Not as quiet as you'd expect
Drinks do take awhile (worth the wait for sure)
Great food
Drinks are interesting and very well made

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JN
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks food and service. Was a great experience. We will be returning.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Drinks were too expensive and there was nothing really special about them. We were seated far away from the bar so we couldn’t see the bartender make our drinks. No live music.

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GH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had reservations for 10:30 on Friday night, atmosphere was fantastic and the drinks were exceptional! The staff was quick and on top of things!

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BW
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did eat here but I respect the fact that they keep a simple menu and keep focus on their drink making abilities. Abby was a fantastic server who made excellent recommendations based on our tastes. The atmosphere and the walk leading in to Dockum created an experience that will keep me coming back. I cant say a negative thing about this place. With all apologies to Morts, this is the best place to have a drink in Wichita.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Noisier than expected, drinks were very pricey and small. I have to admit I was expecting a different, more relaxing experience. It was no different any other bar except I paid $70 for 4 very small drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It’s was great. The group appreciated the service, drinks and appetizers. Requested a special dessert within the reservation but there was no record.

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CR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far one of the coolest places I’ve ever been to! Such a great atmosphere! The staff was great and the drinks were the best I’ve ever had! I will definitely be coming back again :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The service was just awful. We had to wait 30 minutes for our drinks, that were nothing special (a glass of wine and a draft beer). The server refused to write down our order and forgot about us repeatedly. Overall it was a very poor experience. It really put a damper on my 40th birthday party. We would have liked to have had more drinks and fun in your establishment.

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AS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

For being touted as one of the more exclusive places to have cocktails and small bites, our waitress was not very friendly and certainly not very knowledgeable in the drink selections, or perhaps just lousy at making recommendations. I’ve been to the speakeasy on a couple of occasions, and really enjoy the atmosphere and the drinks are good.. I wouldn’t say “very” good, but good. It’s really about the atmosphere, and I admit disappointment when the drinks should be more of a high end experience, but fall short. Mainly if the servers were pleasant and pretended to actually be interested in making your experience great, the quality of the drinks wouldn’t matter as much. I will still go back, as it is still a great place to take folks from out of town for an evening of fun.

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South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun little place to relax and unwind. I loved the idea of this speakeasy. Drinks r good and worth the price. Appetizers were nice to munch on and it's in the Ambassador hotel which has a fantastic staff and atmosphere for this neat bar.

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J
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places for beverages and a late evening experience.

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TT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, drinks were fantastic and there was no struggle to talk to the person sitting next to you.

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C
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I gave this place 3 attempts and all 3 failed. First was on NYE and they were new so thought maybe just short staffed but then we went back again. Horrible drinks for the over priced menu. You sit for 30 min before anyone greets and never check back on you after you get a drink after the 45 min it took to get the drink. Mind you the second and third time was not even busy. I dont see this place lasting with $20 drinks for the wait with no customer service! I ordered wine and I liked my wine but the other 9 people ordered specialty drinks and not one drank it due the taste.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit to Dockum! The ambiance is lovely, and we really appreciated the authentic vibe of a speakeasy while we were there. our server was very friendly and helpful too! My only warning would be that we spent $59.00 for my husband and me to each try two cocktails without ordering any food and before tip. With that said, this review required me to mark a star for food, but we did not try anything of the cuisine. Please disregard that section. Very pricy. It was great for a one time experience, but I am not sure we will be able to justify coming back.

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always have a wonderful time! Fun and different. The cocktails are a little pricey but they are all handcrafted and delicious! Definitely a fun night out!!!

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Loved everything except for that the server seemed too busy and it was hard to get their attention.

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1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Girls Night Out for a Bride to Be. Reserved the Vault for 14 close friends and family members. Ambience was perfect for their upcoming Gatsby themed wedding to follow the next day and the hotel was a beautiful accommodation for the couple and wedding guests who stayed there. Service was good but not outstanding. Vanessa had said she’d be “taking care of us” that evening ... disappointed she wasn’t there. Ordered 4 charcuterie boards for appetizers...the items were all placed on ONE large board and set at one end of our LONG rectangular table. It was way too heavy and large to PASS around the table! Had to ask the server to separate the food into two serving boards. It was awkward and disruptive. Two large boards placed at each end of the table would have been much better planning on their part. The upside was the cocktails were incredible and worth the short wait for “made to order”! Overall, it’s a unique gem in the heart of downtown. Our group moved up to the Sienna Tucson Steakhouse for an incredible dinner ... from a customized dinner menu for our party. Thank you, Ambassador Staff for a memorable evening! A special kudos to our Sales Associate, Alex, who was our go to guy for the event!

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AW
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, not to the point of black tie but you should at least wear a collared shirt. The cocktails are very finely crafted but come at a high price. This is a place for those who know what they like to drink, or for adventurous people.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a nice time at Dokums. Due to the pricey drinks we will come back on special events. Great service!

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great but was a little disappointed that there was a huge party that was very rowdy and made it hard to hear.

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DH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

No doubt, this was a unique and special place in its day. Unfortunately, that day is over. Dockum is nothing it advertises itself to be. There is nothing special about getting in, whereas in times past it required a reservation AND a password to gain entrance. Service is absolutely terrible and not because it takes so much time to craft their libations either... it’s terrible because they are understaffed and it’s obvious that nobody with any decent management experience is in charge. Such a sad situation for a place that has tons of potential in the right hands.
Way too loud. It’s like any normal bar for twenty - thirty year old. Again, not at all as advertised.
Save yourself the trouble and skip this place if you think it’s going to be anything as advertised. I look forward to someone else running it and making it what it should be.

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AB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 1ambience 5

Aside from the mediocre service from our waitress, we absolutely love this place!! One of a kind gem. If you can find it, you’ll enjoy it.

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Some of the food ran out, which, for $65/person, should not have happened. Some of the servers were excellent and others lacked attentiveness, but overall, it was a really great night. The Murder Mystery was a ton of fun and we love, love, loved dressing up for a theme!

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DS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

It was loud!! Service was horrible! Our waiter had NO personality, very condescending! A $20 drink and it sucked... well sir you ordered it, it stays in your tab. Then you put gratituity in place automatically!!!! BS, No wonder he sucked, had nothing to work for! Not the same place...... had been there two other times..... this experience was horrible..... across the board staff was not helpful!!

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SW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

The place is way too big for a speakeasy, lighting is way too bright. Also, drinks took over 25 min and we were the only ones there. We even had a reservation and it took the server 10 minutes to greet us.

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DD
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to go!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. 15 minutes to get our drink. 30 minutes to get the waitresses attention and check.

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e
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

It took us 40 minutes to get our drinks. Yes they hand squeeze each drink ect, which was what drew us to this bar, but we ordered a glass of wine and a Moscow mule. The server was apologetic about the wait but still it was pretty ridiculous. The atmosphere was pretty low key and dark which we enjoyed, just not waiting on our drinks for 40 min

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SW
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun experience with great craft drinks. Was fun to experience what a speakeasy must have been like during prohibition..

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A nice secret place. Great for amazing drinks. Atmosphere. But bring your plastic. This place is high quality and you pay for it.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The drinks took a very long time to finally reach our table. My two Manhattans were not the best. The basement area smelled musty.
The main concern was the waitress who tried to be overly friendly, tried to be a part of our conversation, even tried to be "cute" and witty, even mimicking me clearing my throat. I had to stand up and ask if she wanted to join us! We did not need her input to have a good time. I asked to see the manager who I think understood what I was talking about. A waitress doesn't have to ask if we want our water glasses to be filled up. A waitress is a server and needs to fulfill that primary activity first. She is not part of the party. The other waitress was a newcomer who kept saying that she was new. Ok, we got it. Try and bring back the drinks before they get cold.

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DT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool! Definitely will be back. The friendly and helpful staff topped it off for a good time!

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AE
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool environment, super friendly staff, and drinks are wonderful!

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