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Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago, IL

Three Dots and a Dash

4.8
4.8
1632 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
With a secret alleyway entrance, Three Dots and a Dash is a speakeasy-style take on the traditional island bar—ready to transport you to the glamorous bygone eras of Trader Vic, Stephen Crane and Don the Beachcomber. Descend underground to discover a subterranean hideaway featuring a rum-soaked menu of more than two dozen classic, modern and original tropical cocktails and a selection of island fare. We are a 21+ venue.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (312) 610-4220
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Kevin Beary
  • Catering
    Head to our tropical hideaway for your next special event. Our team will work with you create a custom event for an intimate party of 8 or a large celebration throughout the entire bar. We even do virtual cocktail classes if you can’t make it to us! To book your event, email threedotsparties@leye.com
  • Neighbourhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross Street
    Clark Street & Hubbard
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Grand Train Station (Red Line)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Three Dots and a Dash (Deposit Required)

    US$10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago’s premier tropical 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 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 (Deposit Required) photo
  • The Bamboo Room (Deposit Required)

    US$15.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    The Bamboo Room is tucked away inside of Three Dots and a Dash. Named one of Esquire's "Best Bars in America," The Bamboo Room offers a tailored experience through the world of rum in an intimate environment. Enjoy high end renditions of tropical cocktails featuring rare spirits carefully crafted by attentive expert bartenders. A $15.00 Deposit is required to make this reservation. Deposit is nonrefundable & will be applied towards final bill.
    The Bamboo Room (Deposit Required) photo

What 1,632 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Lively

1,632 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Originally booked Bamboo Room several weeks ago since haven’t experienced it yet. However, when we checked in we were told they would be closed after a private event. I would have liked to have been told a little earlier so maybe we could have booked for another night since we made the reservation specifically for Bamboo Room. That being said, Three Dots and a Dash is always a great time so we still enjoyed ourselves just a little disappointed that we weren’t notified prior to checking in.

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  2. LauraN

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this authentic tiki bar in the heart of Chicago!

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  3. Mike

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like to say that tiki bars fall into 1 of 2 categories - tacky tiki (phony) and "cult" of tiki (authentic / serious). This place is very much into the culture of tiki in every way. Drinks were outstanding. Mugs used for drinks were great. garnishes were impressive. Decor was fun. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Service was well-timed. Food was delicious. Bought some merchandise! Totally worth it! Highly recommend!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience. I could not fault anything at all.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience and service. The drinks are artfully presented. Gets loud later at night. Go early for a better experience .

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  6. BellyAche141

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitstaff was solid. Loved our server. Accommodated our upgraded headcount. Food was “ok” could have gotten it anywhere. Drinks were creative and top notch, would definitely return!

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  7. dfranks

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    loved the bamboo room. the bar staff was so helpful, attentive and friendly despite being busy and having limited support staff.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m sad to report I don’t remember my server’s name but she was so cool and had us cracking up. She made our visit well worth the trip!!!!!

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  9. JanetC

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservations are a must but if you have to wait, it’s worth it. We only had cocktails and appreciate the way the menu indicated how strong the drink would be. The shared drinks looked beautiful and looked like fun! I think this is a Chicago MUST. Cheers.

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  10. BeckyM

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt like authentic tiki experience. Fun drinks. Shared the pu pu platter and liked everything on it.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bamboo room is amazing! Taylor was fantastic bartender! He was great to chat to and made amazing drinks! Highly recommend!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing! The drink was delicious! Ambiance was great!

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  13. KeKe

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My two friends & I loved this restaurant! We ordered the platter, burger, & sweet potato fries (EVERYTHING was good!) We ordered three different drinks & all were strong but good as well. The ambience was dark & bathroom was dim lit (very romantic for a future date night). My reservation was at 345 but finding parking was no fun so we didn’t make it inside until almost 430 (they held our table). Also, this place is low key (entrance through the alley) we had a hard time finding it. Had to ask around. Overall 10/10 , I would recommend & come back a second time.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing time!!! spring rolls and pulled pork sandwiches were amazing, and drinks so fun!!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super fun bar and awesome presentation of fancy drinks. Fun for a night out!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just had a weekend in Chicago and this was our favorite spot/experience! Abi made our experience wonderful and personal. She was always attentive and helpful even with how busy this place is. The drinks were refreshing after walking all day and the ambiance was casual, not snooty, with great vibes.

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  17. JLey

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time we've literally gone out of our way to make the trip to 3D&AD. Ambiance leans a little more lounge than tiki if you're not seated at the bar, but it's comfortable and hip. Drinks are worth the price of admission (read: 2 skulls). Order the Tropical Itch and thank me later. Food is flavorful and on-brand. Service was kind, friendly, and attentive from arrival to departure. Rad date spot. Would recommend.

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  18. Fish68025

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here It does not disappoint! Cocktails and tiki ambience are outstanding Excellent service

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  19. Violetgirl

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So fun for a special day. We brought family to explore.

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  20. Ishmo

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were great but there was not much food options. This is more of a Tapas kind of place

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  21. AngieM

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Seated next to a group that had a few that had been over served. They were very loud, foul and were becoming confrontational with each other. We had decided to leave after paying but had to wait over 20 minutes for someone to bring our bill and unfortunately never had anyone come to the table. We finally got up and had to ask the hostess to find the waitress so we could pay and leave. The food was just ok. I’ve had better coconut shrimp from Sam’s club honestly. The drinks were fun and good but we could have used a refill and never had anyone come to the table to ask. It was disappointing after anticipating a fun experience. It was not in any way.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite spots in Chicago. Every drink is a banger. No skips. Pro Tip: Most group drinks - such as the Zombie - can be made as single drinks! Can't wait for the next seasonal menu!

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  23. DawnW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us shared the Pu Pu Platter as a meal. The variety of appetizers offered on this $85 platter were delicious and satisfying.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Tiki Bar with phenomenal drinks and food. Will be back to try even more of their options.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had so much fun! The Mai Tai and sweet potato curry were outstanding. Service was prompt and friendly from the hosts to the server and server assistants. This was my first ever tiki bar experience, and it certainly exceeded expectations! Thanks to the staff for creating a memorable night for my party.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great small space inside of Three Dots and a Dash with only 12 seats. We sat at the bar and had great service from the experienced bartender. Lots of great recommendations and cool presentation of the drinks. Sadly they don’t sell the custom glasses from this bar inside the Three Dots and a Dash gift shop.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bamboo tiki bar was a fun time. Yummy tiki cocktails.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my birthday and they made a “candle” on my drink for me to blow out. It was such a fun vibe. They didn’t allow people to crowd in so there was plenty of room around us. The food was delicious and the drinks were fun and amazing! Absolute must if you are visiting Chicago!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We did not order food. Service was delayed and bartender was overwhelmed and slow due to being the only one in the Bamboos Room

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We showed up for our reservation to the Bamboo Room. The drinks were great. We did the Bartender’s Choice Rum Flight. The only thing was when we got checked in at 5:05pm, we were told we had wait till she checked if the bartender was ready. He was, because when we were guided in, there were already other people in there. Whaaaat?!? Really weird. Hostess without the mostess.

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  31. Wendy

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food and drinks, and ambiance. My happy place.

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  32. L2018

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, drinks & service - very friendly & fun. Highly recommend for any night out. Well crafted drinks & a must visit when in town.

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  33. annec

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation so we were seated right away. Then we sat for 30 minutes, the person aho ended up being our server walked past us maybe 10 times, but was too busy with other tables to greet us. Not her fault, they were obviously very short staffed. Ended up paying $160 on 5 drinks and 3 appetizers with tip. Not the greatest experience for a hefty tab. Waited for 30 minutes for the check and then ended up having to walk around to find the server to ask for the check.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Tiki Bars in the US. Service was amazing and solid drinks. Not place for a full meal but plenty to soak up the drinks!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience in The Bamboo Room. Drinks were incredible, and the bartender, Brendan, was great to talk to, very helpful and explanatory, and very welcoming and friendly.

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  36. marisaeb

    Houston

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elias was wonderful! We loved our cocktails & time here.

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  37. lzonca

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is unique and so.is the drink selection. The service is always great. Three Dots and a Dash is always on our list of places to go to when we are in Chicago. Reservations are encourged!

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  38. Dast14

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked the reservation well in advance for the bamboo room for our 28th wedding anniversary. Showed up 10 minutes early for a reservation and were originally seated at the bar. Asked to be seated at a table. I was told that if we sat at a table, we needed to be out of the table in 30 minutes. When I booked the reservation, we had booked it for two hours and expected to be at a table. Bartender was quite short and did a very poor job explaining what the drinks tasted like. My wife was expecting something with pineapple taste and was disappointed with her drink. We felt very rushed to get out and had a miserable experience. The bad experience took away from the excitement of the evening. We were both really looking forward to spending a nice night talking about the years together, but instead it was all about what a bad experience and the rush to eat, finish our drinks and get out. I will not return.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taylor was amazing. Super knowledgeable and great hospitality.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there many times. Always great! Bring some friends and try all the crazy cocktails!

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FAQs

Three Dots and a Dash is rated 4.8 stars by 1632 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Three Dots and a Dash

435 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Clark Street & Hubbard
  • Neighbourhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Grand Train Station (Red Line)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kevin Beary
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 610-4220
  • Catering
    Head to our tropical hideaway for your next special event. Our team will work with you create a custom event for an intimate party of 8 or a large celebration throughout the entire bar. We even do virtual cocktail classes if you can’t make it to us! To book your event, email threedotsparties@leye.com
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