About Three Dots and a Dash

A modern take on a classic tiki bar serving inspired cocktails.
Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

435 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Polynesian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am

Cross Street:
Hubbard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 610-4220

Website:
http://threedotschicago.com/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

A modern take on a classic Tiki bar serving inspired cocktails, Three Dots and a Dash is the perfect location for your private gathering. The unique libations and distinctly island decor create the perfect setting for a variety of events. Contact us for more information!

Three Dots and a Dash Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (57)
Handcrafted Cocktails (46)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
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Good for a Date (37)
Good for Groups (37)
Hot Spot (36)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Late-night Find (32)
Special Occasion (31)
Happy Hour (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Romantic (17)
Casual (16)
People Watching (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tapas (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Drinks were phenomenal and presentation was on point. Would definitely recommend to others visiting the city.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It has a unique atmosphere with amazing drink options. I made reservations for a table months ago, the only issue is, I would recommend requesting a booth. We(2) sat at a 4 top table close to the bar and everyone kept putting their drinks on our table. It was incredibly annoying, the staff made attempts to move people but somewhat unsuccessfully. I would also suggest playing more than just 90's hip hop music!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went here to get the treasure chest but decided to try a bunch of different drinks first. But we will b back at another time for the treasure. We had a reservation which I booked way far in advance, I highly recommend doing this. We got there 930pm and a line was already formed down the alley in between the velvet ropes. We had a perfect round booth so we could see everything. Noise level was perfect , loud as any bar would be on a sat night music was a nice mix a little something for everyone and it was set to a perfect volume where u still could talk to each other. Service was superb our waitress was very sweet and we never felt rushed. She always seemed to know when we needed another round. Drinks came quickly for the amount of people in the place.Every drink we had was perfect!!!! I can’t wait to go back!!!!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a great time at Three Dots and a Dash! My group went there as a themed evening before heading to Escape to Margaritaville, the Jimmy Buffett musical. Like any Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, they went above and beyond to accommodate someone in the group who has very restrictive dietary needs (breastfeeding and the baby has stomach issues with soy, dairy, egg, shellfish, etc). She is fine just getting by with what she can and won't complain, but they went out of their way to make sure she had something to eat and made a special sauce for her as well.

The drinks were great as well as the atmosphere. I highly recommend Three Dots and a Dash if you're looking for a fun night out. Just make sure to make a reservation because there is always a line outside!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We came to Chicago to visit all the tiki bars there and Three Dots did not disappoint. We had made reservations quite awhile before our trip which turned out to be a good move. It was very crowded on a Saturday night, but everyone was there to have a good time and enjoy the fun drinks. I was surprised that a drink is not included with the purchase of a mug, but as long as people (like me) are buying the mugs, why would they bother. The new menu was beautiful, but really only a limited choice of food items.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

If you are not a rum aficionado you will be after coming here. The waitstaff is great. The drinks are generous and inventive. The small plates accentuate the experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Super noisy place with average (at best) drinks. Interesting decor and nice drink presentation but not worth the time, money, and calories.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun meeting frinds but hard to get tables together..... ask for big booth!! it’s under another restaurant so need to enter via alley andNO SIGN seen( fortunately cabbie knew )

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Love the drinks! Food was a bust!!! A/C was blowing directly on us it was extremely uncomfortable. Nice vibe wish there was a better food menu.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Three Dots was by far my favorite part of our trip. I would recommend it to anyone, but especially tiki lovers. The food, service and drinks were all fantastic. The 70s music took us right back to when tiki bars were all the rage.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Authentic, Tapas, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, food was really good, and the drinks.. the drinks were awesome, especially the shareable ones. Love this place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Another couple and I had a late night reservation for 4. Unfortunately the other couple cancelled last minute. Even though the bar was full and they had a line to get in they still worked us in within 10 minutes of the original reservation time and even apologized for the delay!

We got the platter. Extremely good finger food. The fries could stand to be replaced with something else- they didn’t really fit and didn’t really taste all that good. Other than that we liked the platter although not sure how it serves 4. The two of us finished it off by ourselves with room to spare.

The music was loud and current. That’s a good thing. It’s a bar and it was late at night. If anything it makes your significant other get closer to talk!

The drinks were amazing. They tasted good and the presentation was phenomenal. Although they don’t serve nearly as many as they claim. The serving size is small for the price but you are paying for the whole experience. If you want cheap go buy a bottle and drink at home.

All in all the best bar experience I’ve ever had. Next time I’m visiting Chicago I will make a point to go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Authentic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Spicy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Me and my friends had a marvelous time! Drinks were awesome, presentation was terrific! Strongly recommended!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I love Three Dots and a Dash! This was my second visit and I am looking forward to going again in the future!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent food & cocktails. Our waitress was very familiar with the menu. Best advice is MAKE A RESERVATION. Order the Aloha Felicia and definitely take a mug home with you.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Place is the best tiki bar I’ve ever been to. Fantastic drinks, beautiful presentation. Get yourself there!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Jessica was an awesome waitress. She took care of my crew and made our experience very fun. Thank you for recommending the non-alcoholic drinks for my lady love. She was very pleased to be able to join in the festivities along with the rest of us.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

i totally loved this place!!! the drinks are amazing! the food was ok, I remember something being a little salty... but you are really coming here for cocktails and atmosphere!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

I went out here for a date. It was amazing. They where kind enough to sit us after running super late. I came from the suburbs to try this place and it was amazing. Good food and drinks.! I got the skull head but with the 3 dots and a dash mix. The cinnamon didn't sound to appealing me. It was a good time. If your looking for a quiet spot this is NOT the place to be. It's super loud here like always but it's always a good time I'm super loud so it didn't bother me one bit.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Fun, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fun fun fun! The cocktails are unique, served with all the flair needed for a tiki bar. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, as well as friendly and attentive. You need to try the "Bye Felicia" cocktail. The entrance feels clandestine adding to the experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is an awesome place for a social destination with friends. Great premium tropical drinks and small bites. Something here for all tastes!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We really loved our stop at Three Dots and a Dash. Craft cocktails, some coming out in huge sharing shells or pineapples, and all packing a punch. Tropical oasis in the middle of Chicago. This place is worth it for sure

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We celebrated my husbands 41st birthday here. What a fantastic time! Reservations through opentable were super easy. Drunks are strong — but sweet. So if you like not so sweet, be sure to ask your server for recommendations. Pupu platter hit the spot for early evening snacks , but additional snacks were needed for the vegetarians. Overall, a great time and a unique experience!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Had a great time! The drinks we had were pretty good and strong. We also had the Thai chicken and it was delicious. Not a cheap place to go but somewhere you should try at least once. Did notice the female waitresses pay close attention to the men, I don’t know if they think they are gonna get a bigger tip or what but it didn’t work with us because I was paying for this trip!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The drinks were great, food was great and the service wasn’t great. My only complaint was the receptionist, I didnt feel welcoming at all. They weren’t smiling, seemed like they were mad at us somehow.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Tough to find and hard to leave...A great addition to the Chicago bar scene..

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Love the tiki bar atmosphere and the cocktail menu is amazing. Prices for drinks are on the high side and portions of food are small. The decor is amazing and the service is great. Three Dots is not an everyday place, more for a special occasion or fun date night.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I took friends here who were in from out of town. Its a unique place with beautiful looking drinks, etc. Taste of drinks didn't live up to my hopes. Maybe we'll give it another try.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Such a fun hidden oasis! A little hard to find - in an alley but well worth it. Loved the tiki bar ambience and the fun 60's music. The drinks were so creative and delicious. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Key West)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Cool spot, will return for the great and fun drinks

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place for a date! Vast variety of cocktails which were fairly priced. Pleasant vibe and soothing music.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had an amazing time!!! Good vibes and great scenery. Drinks were very pretty but don't let that fool you they were amazing 😉

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Reunion with my cousin. While the hubs and I frequent all the time, he never has visited. Was well received!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Cool atmosphere, food and drinks. Waitress was flippant. That sort of ruined our experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Sometimes we get crappy service in the city but not so at this bar. Prices are what you would expect for the city (15-18 per drink). Our waitress explained her favorite cocktails and food items and was very attentive without being pushy. I would love to come back more often and bummed we waited so long to come here!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Yeah.......it was ok..........nice atmosphere and cocktails great but not great if one of your party isnt a cocktail person. The food was tasty and interesting. The server was efficient and friendly.
Good for an hour and a couple of late cocktails. Liked it

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere, great service, and some of the best drinks I've had in a long time. Definitely the best in Chicago. I could drink The Saturn from a vat. Superb!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This place is so much cooler than you think it will be! It's fun and tropical without being too kitschy. The drinks are delicious and strong - well worth it. The food is also really good, especially the Big Kahuna Burger. Definitely a great spot for a fun night out.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Can't fault much about this place at all. The recreation of a 50's/60's tiki bar is remarkable. Huge rum selection was amazing to see. I admire the bartenders patience and skills greatly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a blast here! Fun drinks with reservations equal a great time. The atmosphere is so much fun.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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