Rum, don’t walk – The Bamboo Room is now open! Located inside Three Dots and a Dash, this new 22-seat bar led by Beverage Director Kevin Beary features guided experiences through the world of rum. Every Thursday – Sunday, expert bartenders lead you through the menu of house daiquiris, tiki classics and progressive cocktails utilizing modern technique all made with unique rums.
The Bamboo Room also hosts curated events including interactive rum tastings and classes, pop-ups with nationally recognized guest mixologists from bars around the country and limited-edition mug release parties.
What’s on the menu?
Let’s start with the daiquiri program. Choose from four house rum blends curated by Beary that include Martinique rhum agricole blanc; aged Cuban-style rums; Beary’s Ideal Blend of Jamaican, French and Cuban rums; or the Disco Blend which is made with overproof white rum, funky rhum agricole blanc and cask-strength cachaça. The daiquiri is then poured tableside over a coupe filled with hand-shaved Japanese block ice made from pineapple juice, or order it shaken and served up.
The Bamboo Room’s cocktails are mixed with the most rare, high-end rums the team can find. From simple, well-balanced stirred rum cocktails like the clarified Banana Ti’ Punch or Dry Rum with freeze-dried sherry and dehydrated bitters, to interpretations of classic tiki drinks, Beary uses modern technique across multiple cocktail styles.
Another highlight are the progressive cocktails, like the Chancer in the Aloha Shirt, made with coconut-fat washed malt whiskey; and the Tall Drink in a Short Glass, which is an updated version of the classic Jamaican drink, Rum and Ting, made with housemade Ting, Jamaican rum, mezcal and a tincture of jerk spices force-carbonated to order.
Fun fact: Many of the classic tiki drinks are served in vintage mugs sourced from iconic tiki institutions of the past like Trader Vic’s.
Looking for a cool idea for a private event? The team of knowledgeable bartenders offers interactive and personalized experiences for private parties including group cocktail classes, interactive rum tastings and more.
The Bamboo Room is located within Three Dots and a Dash at 435 N. Clark St. and is open Thursday – Friday from 4:00 PM –12:00 AM and Saturday – Sunday from 2:00 PM – 12:00 AM. Reservations are encouraged and can be booked through Tock. For more information, visit threedotschicago.com or call 312-610-4220. Follow us on Instagram at @threedotsandadash or @ThreeDotsCHI on Twitter.