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Three Dots and a Dash

435 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60654 USA

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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Thu 5p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Wifi

“Bar with subterranean vibe”

When Paul McGee, perhaps the city’s most beloved mixologist, decamped from craft cocktail mecca the Whistler to the behemoth restaurant chain Lettuce Entertain You in February 2012, his acolytes all but set his famous beard ablaze in protest. Last summer, they put down their matches. McGee’s new bar is the best to open in Chicago last year, thanks to an outstanding 16-cocktail menu (eight classics, eight originals, all impec- cably executed) and irresistibly kitschy Hawaiian charm. Weekdays find the subterranean space packed to the gills with smart- suited business types. Come weekends, River North glitterati descend. Not to be outdone by the clientele, drinks are as decorative as they are strong—such as the Jet Pilot, a potent mix of three rums, cinnamon, lime juice, grapefruit juice, absinthe, and bitters, dressed to the nines with a cinnamon stick, pineapple leaves, citrus peels, and edible flowers. If your crew is among the lucky ones to nab a cushy leather booth, celebrate with one of McGee’s famous themed punch bowls ($45 to $65).

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Reviewed by
Stephen Rees

  • Road Warrior
  • 273 Reviews
  • 247 Helpful
July 13, 2014
Rated 3.0

Expensive, but totally worth it. It wasn't rated the best tiki bar in the country for nothing. Be sure and get a reservation so you can snag a table though instead of crowding around its small bar.

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Reviewed by
anniekb

  • 7 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
June 19, 2014

If you like people watching balding 49 year olds hit on 23 year old girls, this place is perfect for you. Actually. So fun. Do it.

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Reviewed by
Leeper2

  • 66 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
January 26, 2014

Thrillist - Best Tiki Bars in America

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Reviewed by
kerimjones

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 03, 2016
Rated 5.0

Best drinks and food was amazing!!! A little pricey!

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Tasting Table

  • Foodie
  • 1,318 Reviews
  • 278 Helpful
January 15, 2015
Rated 4.0

Well-known local bartender Paul McGee is behind this swank River North tiki den. Drinks are fruity, potent and loaded with flowery garnishes.

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Three Dots and a Dash

435 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois
60654 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Thu: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Fri: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Sat: 5:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Garage Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Yes Parking

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