While its entrance is hidden in an alley, you’ll almost always find a packed crowd at this tropical speakeasy, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023. The drinks are as amazing as they look, from a Zombie, for three-to-four people, served in a skull to a banana daiquiri topped with a banana dolphin. Three Dots and a Dash also offers a huge selection of sipping rums and sibling spot The Bamboo Room shows off the spirit’s versatility across cocktail styles.
Chicago is an amazing place to live or visit, filled with incredible restaurants and bars. But it’s also understandable to want a break, especially when the temperatures plunge and the notorious wind picks up. Luckily, the best cocktail bars throughout the city and surrounding suburbs understand that just because you’re dreaming of getting away, it doesn’t mean it’s easy to book a flight to Hawaii or the Bahamas. These places offer a bit of an escape by serving up Mai Tais, piña coladas and over-the-top tiki drinks in spaces decked out with palm trees and surfboards. From a speakeasy spotlighting rare rums to a lounge filled with fish tanks, these are the best tropical bars in Chicago that make you feel like you’re on vacation.
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