Three Dots and a Dash

4.7
983 reviews
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$30 and under
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Polynesian
A modern take on a classic tiki bar serving inspired cocktails.
Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.
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KV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Appetizers were wonderful and drinks were off the charts

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TG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fun place to meet up with friends and enjoy some appetizers and drinks. I really enjoyed myself and the atmosphere is so much fun!

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CR
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My second trip to Three Dots was even better than the first. The ambiance is great and our server was so knowledgeable about the drinks and their flavor profiles. I would always recommend you make a reservation to guarantee a table.

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e
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The bouncer didn’t even let me and my friend inside for her birthday! So rude! We are 24 and 26 years old. Unbelievable. Disappointed went to a much better bar. Won’t be coming back!

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WT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. People are very friendly and adult crowd makes me want to come again. Waiting staff is amazing!

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G
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing drinks! The appetizers were really tasty as well, just wish they had more food to offer on the menu, but what they do serve is still exceptional.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Did not appreciate the service by the waitress and the manager and as well as the lady that was designating table seating. Very rude and inconsiderate. Will never go back!!! Recommend new management!!!

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time kicking off a Bachelorette weekend! The drinks were amazing.

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KR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolute blast! We shared 2 of the Luau Luau Punch bowls and they were fantastic and the presentation was amazing! Highly recommend!!

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T
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Such a cool place. The food was ok, but the cocktails are delicious!

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AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience of this place is really exotic and fun! The presentation of the drinks was incredible! Everything was very wholesome and I would definitely come back

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B
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

This was an awesome experience... And, I do mean experience. There is an unmarked door guy in the ally to greet you and usher you through a door leading to the basement establishment. It is a wonderfully ambient tiki bar with tasty drinks and lovely wait staff. The drinks are creative, beautiful and tasty... and surprisingly strong compared to some tiki drinks. They were very good, and fairly priced for how extravagant they were. The atmosphere was fantastic, a South Seas vibe, cool and dimly lit with bamboo on the walls and grass awnings over the bars. We ordered the Pu Pu Platter and it was just ok. It was excellently presented, though and that kind of made up for it.... We didn't come here for the food, anyway. You can purchase some of their glassware which is exclusively designed for this bar - but the collectible tiki glasses sell out and are kind of expensive at $60 a pop. We did buy some other exclusive merchandise. We will be definitely be back! A great experience in the heart of Chicago!

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CC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Hands down one of the best places to experience. I had a wonderful time there and the atmosphere was amazing. Everyone was kind and pleasant. The food was great and the drinks are even better. I highly recommend this as a must do.

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Make sure to make a reservation in advance if you want a table. Love the drinks and atmosphere.

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting experience, great drinks, service, decor....glad I made a reservation!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

College graduation

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R
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect and unique place for going out, all recommendations 👌

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k
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing! As always
Drinks are always well presented and taste delicious
Have been here a handful of times and it never disappoints.
This is not your everyday drink place, it’s for special occasion s a time to sit back and unwind and enjoy yourself. My sister and I went on a Wednesday night , glad I made resolutions. We had the PU PU platter . Get this it’s amazing!!! These two hungry girls almost finished it.
I had been here so many times I have almost finished the whole drink menu. They are all really good but my favorite is the Aloha Felicia 1 - 2 and 3 nice and coco nutty
Hey Curt nice meeting u and thanks for “ knocking” some sense into me !!!!
Thanks
Kim

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TP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for drinks and small bites. Service and ambiance are awesome

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

Fab atmosphere, great cocktails and a fun vibe. Glad we had made a reservation as there was a line to get in about a block long.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Birthday very expensive for what you get.

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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place for couples or groups! Fun and unique - can't wait to go back to try the other creative drinks.

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NB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A hard to find spot, tucked off the main Street this was a lot of fun. A very unique experience, with creative drinks and a very cool vibe.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a great time at Three Dots and a Dash! The area definitely felt pretty touristy, but we were so glad we went. The atmosphere was great, with fun decorations and music. It definitely got noisy, even with a not completely full bar, so I can only imagine how loud it is on a Friday or Saturday. Our drinks were delicious, and we even tried the Shotsopus for some extra fun. Would highly recommend.

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PM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The drinks were fabulous. The food selection was limited. This is a great place to go for drinks

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LH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must-go if you are ever in Chicago. Creative cocktails in an underground tiki bar!

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IQ
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for son’s 23rd birthday. We had a great time. Chill ambiance. Our servers were cordial and Manager on duty was super friendly. Would definitely go back.

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S
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Very unique experience in the city. The drinks are wonderful! I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting.

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JN
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three dots and a dash is a great tiki bar to visit while in Chicago! The atmosphere is fun, music is entertaining and the food is delicious!!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing! (Jordan was so wonderful!)

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ME
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I loved the atmosphere, decor, and service. The drinks were delicious, but overpriced. A $100 date night is definitely not in our budget. We shared a drink, had a drink each, and shared a platter...it's a been there, done that experience.

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I called the restaurant and informed them we will be enjoying drinks at Three Dots and a Dash and asked ahead of time to verify that an under 21 y/o could attend too, which the employee assured me only until 10pm. When we arrived at 5pm, they were carding at the door and the bouncer refused to let her in. I went in and talked to a manager who said they have a strict policy and the employee must have been mistaken. Very upsetting and we would have went someplace else if it wasn't a very special occasion. Thankfully my under 21 y/o was able to visit Chicago with one of our guests who volunteered to stay outside of the establishment, but it was a huge disappointment. The manager, although he was very nice, he assured me every employee knows the policy and would never tell me that information, which unfortunately they definitely did.

The appetizers were delicious as well as most of the drinks we ordered (Painkiller especially). I do not recommend the Mai Tai as it was very "Chemical" tasting. We even asked for additional Pineapple juice to make it taste better (it helped a little however it still was not enjoyable my guest refused to drink it).
We are not one for sending our drinks back but this one we should have as we like a good Mai Tai, but this was awful. We would definitely go back and recommend the place even though we had these few issues.

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ED
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun Tiki bar & great drinks. Had a situation where one of our guests had drinks spilled on her. Management went out of their way to take of her and showed what it is to provide excellence in customer service.

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the cocktails were amazing ! It's a pretty small menu so some people might not like it but we LOVED it!

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AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, ambiance, and Tiki drinks were absolutely top notch! Keep in mind, Tiki drinks in general are on the pricier side; however, you do get what you paid for and I was beyond pleased with our experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was great drinks amazing

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my 50th Bday on a windy snowy day and this place made me feel like I was in a lounge in Hawaii! Great server, spectacular drinks and presentation and all around cool vibe!! It’s a MUST see!

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e
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The energy is good but the drinks were weak and too sweat, not worth their value.

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DA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our service was not very good... Waited over 30 mins for our check....Unique atmosphere though

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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