Chicago’s award winning Tiki bar, Three Dots and a Dash, is upping their Rum & Tiki game by opening an internal Rum Bar, The Bamboo Room, designed to educate consumers and highlight ultra-premium Rum and Tiki Cocktails. Seating is ticketed and drinks come with a set price. The Bamboo Room gives Three Dots an added space for special events, guest bartenders and special rum tastings and releases.
Three Dots and a Dash opens new bar, The Bamboo Room, today for your rare rum nerd needs
Louisa Chu, Contact Reporter
Three Dots and a Dash, the craft Tiki cocktail bar in the Near North neighborhood, opens a rum nerd bar-within-a-bar called The Bamboo Room Thursday night.
“The menu is more refined and focused with a collection of carefully selected rum and Tiki cocktails that you might not find at a traditional Tiki bar,” said Kevin Beary, beverage director in a press release.
The new 22-seat bar room will feature not only rare, high-end rums, but also eventually host guest bartenders, rum classes and limited edition mug release parties too.
Daiquiris — the foundational cocktail mixed with rum, citrus juice and sugar — will be the signature drink, poured over hand-shaved pineapple juice ice, or available shaken if so desired.
Modern ingredients, including freeze-dried sherry and dehydrated bitters, will be used, and some drinks will be served in vintage mugs.
Progressive cocktails will include Chancer in the Aloha Shirt with coconut fat-washed malt whiskey, as well as Tall Drink in a Short Glass with Jamaican rum, house-made grapefruit Ting soda pop, mezcal and a tincture of jerk spices, all carbonated to order.
The Bamboo Room will be open Thursdays through Sundays through the Three Dots entrance. Look for the Tiki torch and velvet rope in the alley behind the building on Clark Street.
Reservations are encouraged but not required for tables ($20 deposit per person for drinks a la carte) or bar ($35 per person for two cocktails, or $50 for three cocktails), booked through Tock.
The Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash
435 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL