Three Dots and a Dash

4.8
1260 Reviews
$30 and under
Polynesian
Welcome to Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago’s premier tropical tiki bar and craft cocktail destination hidden below the bustling streets of River North. The secret hideaway – named one of The World’s 50 Best Bars by Drinks International – is led by cocktail expert Kevin Beary. Our team has researched tirelessly to source and create the best possible tiki cocktails using the freshest exotic fruits and spices, the finest rums and distilled spirits, and juices and elixirs that are cold-pressed and concocted in house every day. Surrender all your cares and let Three Dots and a Dash whisk you away onto a rum-soaked tropical excursion. Three Dots and a Dash is a 21+ venue.
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and friendly. Place was very clean. Drinks were delicious. Second time visiting, will visit again.

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Ginger
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service and fun cocktails. A fun themed bar.

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turfrex68
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an all around a great experience! The food, drinks and the service were 2nd to none!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun drinks in a tropical tiki style speakeasy

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vipJevtico
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Don’t understand the hype. Had to make a reservation for 4:30 because all other times were “booked”. The entire time we were there there was maybe 10 other people in the place. Drinks way overpriced and too big. Not going back there

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ElviaL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best place for unique amazing drinks with a Hawaiian ambience.

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danieller
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must-visit while in Chicago. Cool drinks, cooler ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a fun time. The staff knows exactly what being in the hospitality industry entails. Top notch service. Drinks are pricey but fun and certainly not watered down.

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Ernesto
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress, awesome drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The server was not as attentive as I’d like. We’d need to flag her down or get one of the table runners to grab her.

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vipDinerDave
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Our waitress was attentive and very accommodating to our special food requests. We ordered the large PuPu platter which was perfect for a party of four. Drinks were amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!

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vipJKevinR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous Tiki Bar in downtown Chicago! Awesome vibe great appetizers and seriously authentic and delicious tiki cocktails. Service was top notch and their list of over 200 rums is impressive. An excellent time was had by all!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Our table was in a crowded area, next time I'll likely request a booth.

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MichaelS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but the food and drinks are good. Very friendly servers. My advice is to go early, this place is a hot spot in the evening and gets packed.

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vipJack
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a number of times. Love it. Reservations for a table a MUST. As we were leaving a walk in was told 3 hour wait. Line outside to get into the bar.

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vipMario
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the Tiki bar, the attention to detail is amazing! Presentation of the cocktails go above and beyond. There is only thing I would change, the place seems to overbook, some areas are very tight for larger parties, while smaller parties seem to have more space per person. I did bring it to their attention that we didn't have adequate table space, we had two tiny end-tables pushed together to have food and drink for 7, the hostess found us a larger table, still tight but more space to accommodate our drinks and food. Make sure to have reservation weeks in advance! Worth it!!!

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JoleneC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! The food and drinks were awesome. Service was fantastic.

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AndyF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Scott was our spirit leader . his expansive knowledge of rums is professorial. A great host and made us feel welcome. I would always go back.

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vipBethS
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my husband and college-aged son
last weekend. It was energetic albeit loud. We had a large table/booth. Drinks were fantastic, ambience was really fun, and the drinks were ah-maz-ing! Service was great. It was my second time visiting here. Can’t wait to go back. Drinks are STRONG—beware!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my birthday extra special 🥰

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RobertM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful time, and the staff are never less than excellent.

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vipKamp1106
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every time we are in the city we make a reservation of this place. We love the drinks and the vibe they offer. It is always busy so we recommend making a reservation so you have a place to sit. The bar area is always packed which can make enjoying your time there a little tricky.

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maggiee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a great experience. Drinks are fun and delicious! One of my favorite spots in Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Music was loud but lovely tiki inspired decor. Drinks were on point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambience here is great if you’re into the dim lighting vibe. My sisters and I came her for our monthly date and it was great, our waitress was very pleasant and we received our drinks quickly. Why I didn’t give this place 5stars:..most of their drinks have a tree nut liquor and almond liquor incorporated into them. I have a severe peanut allergy and so does my sister, we aren’t allergic to tree nuts but you never know what’s exactly in a product in some of these restaurants, we would have felt more comfortable if the kitchen & our waitress reassured us that all the drinks & food coming to our table would be free of peanuts, and that did not happen. We were even brought a peanut sauce and we were all trying to get it off our table as quick as possible 🥴

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vipMIchael
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great drinks and appetizers!

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BellaP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and great music!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing! Loved every minute

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Unfortunately does not accommodate larger parties. 6 of us were stuffed into a booth and 3 on a chair in the middle of the walkway.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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HarmonK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The premiere Tiki bar on the planet. There are some snacks, but it is all about the drinks. It is not a restaurant.

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vipMWLS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome craft cocktails and very, very friendly and attentive servers. Great tropical food bites. When you are here, you feel like you are in the tropics, not 10 degrees with snow. Always crowded. Go here if you are a tiki fan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Management isnt for everybody.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The hostess was extremely rude, but once we were seated the server was great and the drinks were strong!

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool atmosphere. Definitely make a reservation if you're going to want to sit.

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Hoops
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our party of 7 had a lot of fun celebrating a Birthday. It is such a fun change of pace and unique to most bar/restaurants. They service was pretty good and the food was better than expected. We shared Captain Dino's Grand Pu Pu platter … and we each had a couple fun drinks. There is a lot to chose from and if money is no object - go have a blast. If you are like me and like to stretch a dollar - then eat first and then go enjoy appetizers, a shared Pu Pu platter, a drink or two and have some fun.

I would go back again given the opportunity.

JH
JanetH
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. I’ll be back next time I’m in town.

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Firsttimer
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very unique. Wonderful atmosphere with great staff. Just a fun place.

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Samw
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bamboo room was the best bet. Main room got a little loud and crowded later I'm the night. Kinda lost the escapism vibe. Drinks were amazing though

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