Chicago’s Best Tiki Bars

At these hotspots, you’ll feel like you’re in a tropical paradise without stepping foot outside of Chicago.

Lost Lake

via Flickr user Eric Perez

via Flickr user Eric Perez

Lost Lake is an oasis of incredibly delicious island cocktails in a tropical atmosphere. This paradise in bar form has signature cocktails crafted by award-winning local legend Paul McGee in an eclectic number of fun cups and glasses, including parrots and coconuts. This spot has an extensive variety of ingredients and liquors and unmatched presentation.

You can find Lost Lake at 3154 W Diversey Ave.

Three Dots and a Dash

via Flickr user Sam Howzit

via Flickr user Sam Howzit

Tucked away in an alley, Three Dots and a Dash is a hidden gem that’s always poppin’. The staff is excellent, the bartenders make lethal drinks, and the atmosphere attracts the likes of some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs, like Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. You won’t find tropical drinks better than this.

You can find Three Dots and a Dash at 435 N Clark St

Trader Todd’s

via Flickr user spablab

via Flickr user spablab

Trader Todd’s is a Caribbean-themed Lakeview hotspot complete with a bar that’s an actual boat! Nothing loosens up the vocal cords at this karaoke spot like strong tropical cocktails. They have a little stage next to the DJ with a ton of song options, and you can hit it solo or bring a couple friends using their multiple microphones.

You can find Trader Todd’s at 3216 N Sheffield Ave

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