Chicago’s Three Dots and a Dash opened speakeasy space, The Bamboo Room, as a bar-in-a-bar concept. The rum-centric menu at the 22-seat Bamboo Room is led by beverage director Kevin Beary. As a small, intimate bar, his team can play with progressive techniques and curate cocktails that aren’t possible to execute at a high volume tiki bar.
The Bamboo Room’s menu has four categories of cocktails — Daiquiris, allowing guests to choose between four rum blends as a base; Stirred, a trio of spirit-forward cocktails that spotlight the flavor of aged cane spirits through simple combinations; Classic, which has iconic tiki drinks like the Mai Tai and Zombie served in vintage mugs sourced from tiki institutions; and Modern, a collection of cocktails that each have a tiki element and are made with progressive techniques.
House Daiquiri Program at The Bamboo Room Chicago
Your choice of rum blend from an extensive menu mixed with fresh Lime Juice and Martinique Sirop De Canne; served in the Traditional Style – shaken and served up, or over shaved block ice made from Cold-Pressed Pineapple Juice.
Stirred Rhum Cocktails at The Bamboo Room Chicago
Banana Clarified Tí Punch
Rhum J.M. Gold Éléve Sous Bois 50, Lime, Banana, and Sirop De Canne (Sugarcane Syrup).
FourSquare Premise Rum, Worthy Park Single Estate Rum, Powdered Vermont Maple, Freeze Dried Pedro Ximenez Sherry, and Dehydrated Angostura Bitters.
Proper Rum and Honey
Appleton 21-Year-Old Neisson Special Reserve, Saint Lucia Distillers Forgotten Cask, Honey, and Aromatic Bitters. (not shown)
Classic Tiki Cocktails at The Bamboo Room Chicago
1944 Style Mai Tai
Trader Vic’s original version is punched up with high-test rum float; Worthy Park Rum-Bar Gold Rum, Neisson Blanc 52.5 Rhum, Real McCoy 12-Year-Old Rum, Sumatra Mandarin Curacao, Lime and Orgeat.
1934 Style Zombie
Based on Don The Beachcomber’s cocktail; Appleton 12-Year-Old Rum, Hampden Estate Rum Fire Overproof Rum, St. Lucia Distillers Forgotten Cask Rum, Cinnamon, Pomegranate, Falernum, Lime, Grapefruit, Aromatic Bitters and Absinthe.
Another Don The Beachcomber creation with a recommended option of a Green Chartreuse float; Don Q Single Barrel 2005 Rum. Don Poncho 8-Year-Old Rum, Peach, Mint, Pineapple, Lime and Honey. Optional Green Chartreuse float; serves 2.
Kona Coffee Grog
Modeled after Fort Lauderdale’s Mai-Kai version; freshly brewed Kona Coffee, LemonHart 151 Rum, Heritage Farm Honey, Coconut, Orange, Ceylon Cinnamon Stick, and Flames. Serves 2.
The Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash Details
435 N. Clark Street (West Loop), Chicago; threedotschicago.com/thebambooroom; @ThreeDotsandaDash
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