If you’ve lived in Downtown Chicago corporate housing near Streeterville or River North for awhile,chances are you’ve taken coworkers to one of Chicago’s worst kept secrets – Three Dots And A Dash tiki bar. As tiki bars have exploded in Chicago over the last few years,Three Dots ANd A Dash has consistently been at the top of residents’ lists – and for good reason. Using that momentum,the owners announced this month that they plan to open a brand new bar inside the existing tiki bar – Bamboo Room.
The owners say Bamboo Room will seat 22 patrons and will aim to give tiki bar fanatics a more sophisticated and refined option when selecting which tiki joint to hang out at. If you or a fried live in one of the area’s many furnished rentals or short term rentals,you’ll probably want to make sure Bamboo Room is on your radar due to the fact that it’s perfect for business meetings or bringing out of state guests to.
Paul McGee,one of the most forefront bartenders in the country,was responsible for opening Three Dots and a Dash back in 2013,and Downtown Chicago couldn’t have been more thrilled at the time. The momentum kept up,and McGee opened up another tiki bar,Lost Lake,in Logan Square just a few years later.
Kevin Beary,the current beverage director for the group that runs Three Dots and a Dash,is super happy to see the new bar open.
“It just gives us the ability to do more,” he told a reporter earlier this year. “To do a lot of things that were prohibited due to the volume of Three Dots. This is the nerdy stuff we collected along the way,going through recipes of classic Tiki cocktails. The thought was,’Oh my god,we have to figure out a way to try to do this.'”