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Three Dots and a Dash is an underground tiki bar that serves food. It sounds really cool when you say it like that, so of course you want to go check it out. The menu selection of tiki drinks did not disappoint: extremely creative cocktails that each had their own individual and colorful tiki cup. Cool beans! The food menu offers a small, luau-type fare - skewers, various meats, etc. - at O.K. prices (~$10-$15). My problem was that I just didn't think those drinks were worth the money. The alcohol content was there so if you're looking to get wasted, you'll do fine, but we didn't find the drinks to be very flavorful. They weren't bland, mind you, but they weren't as flavorful as I would expect a tiki drink to be either. What's more, they were $13 a drink...and "no", they did NOT come in a fish bowl. Anytime I pay more than about $9 for a cocktail, I expect it to be phenomenally crafted or a generous pour of a good, neat liquor. This was not that. So yea, it's a fun spot with fun drinks (+1 star) but I personally don't think it's worth the money (2 stars).
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
When I first moved to Chicago some years ago, I visited Weathermark a couple of times and was very disappointed. Compared to the bars surrounding it, the food quality and beer selection were just poor. I gave it another chance a couple of weeks back, though, because a friend and I were walking by and she wanted to try it and I was happily surprised. It was all good! The food was good, the beer selection was good, the prices were great (but we happened to show up during happy hour). There is nothing fancy about this place so it's a fine place to just chill out...though the "nautical theme", as the description says, makes it feel unlike your typical bar; I'm not sure I like it but it's not a deal-breaker. In any case, I will be back...during happy hour. :-)
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
So here's the deal. I/O bills itself as being a rooftop lounge which automatically engenders thoughts of an chill, casual-chic venue to grab a drink and soak up the ambiance. At least it does for me. The view at I/O is more open than the one you'll get at Chili's on State, but it's mostly of a few buildings across the way. The decor inside is sleek and modern, indeed, so I imagine this would be a good night spot if it's not overcrowded - we went for lunch - but during the day it didn't add much to the experience for me; almost as though it wasn't "outdoor lounge" enough. The food was set to hotel-prices and the quality wasn't bad, but it wasn't that good either. All-in-all, I wouldn't say "no" if folks wanted to go there again but I probably won't suggest it myself.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I have been to Germania Place twice now - once for a networking event and once for a hosted party & concert. The fact that this venue worked well for both is a testament to the character and beauty of this historic building. The networking event was held on the 2nd floor and features separate but connected rooms that did well to host a check-in & socializing area, a dining area and a ballroom area that was used for a sponsor presentation and panel discussion. The shear character of each room gave us ample conversational topics for the evening. The concert was held one more floor up and touted two connected grand ballrooms with stages and plenty of room for seating, standing and general socializing. There was also a balcony area overlooking the stage in one of the ballrooms for an extra fun POV. Overall, unless you're a party / event planner you're probably not looking for much in a venue but I recommend saying "yes" to event invites at Germania Place. I believe it is most often booked for weddings and receptions however there are also architecture tours, networking events, hosted parties and other events (I'm sure) held here. It's quite a sight to behold and it just adds a little something extra to the event and the stories the day after.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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Good spot. I went for dinner one night and had the burger with beef fat fries and a couple of beers. The burger was perfectly cooked and so flavorful. The beer selection was amazing and reasonably priced. The service was swift, helpful and entertaining. It was a very casual, comfortable vibe throughout the restaurant and I didn't even get a chance to try their brunch nor their whiskeys (which are supposedly excellent). I thought the food was a bit more than I wanted to pay but the quality, service and atmosphere compensated nicely. I will definitely be back at some point.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Bub City is a very chill, Texas-themed restaurant. It's definitely more restaurant than bar so while you can definitely bring a group and drink there, it feels like less of a "sit at the bar" type of venue. I went for lunch and thought the food was good, but not overly impressive. I liked the beer options as well - they fit well with the motif and included Lone Star - but the selection wasn't that large and having been to Texas, it's a bit pricier than I would have expected. All-in-all though I would definitely go back myself and recommend it for a chill, not-too-expensive-but-also-not-that-cheap dining option while walking around River North. Also, check on their calendar. They have a number of live acts as well as karaoke. I haven't been yet but it's sounds fun.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
(This review is for the Foundation Room inside the House of Blues.) The Foundation Room is a great spot to listen to some music, grab a pre- or post-dinner drink or generally hang out & talk. The food and drinks are fairly pricey compared to other options in the area but the nice lounge feel encourages you to stay for at least one drink. When there is an artist performing, it is a very intimate setting yet isn't so loud that you can't talk. I haven't tried the food yet but their drinks were pretty good - not amazing, but not bad at all. In general, you're paying for the ambiance here but you can certainly do far worse in that department.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago