Trend Alert: Tiki is back, so get on board – throw on a lei and drink up pirates. Arrrr


Lost Lake

Hours: Daily 4 PM-2 AM


Three Dots and a Dash

35 N. Clark St. (River North)
This is the original and its much larger than Lost Lake but be warned, due to it’s location, you get a crowd that can be a bit douchier – business men in suits and all that riff raff. If you can find the back alley entrance, and if you can get past that, you will be rewarded with some deliciously sublime Tiki drinks. The menu offers 16 cocktails—eight classics, sourced to various historic tiki bars and/or tiki culture’s forefathers, and eight modern cocktails, created by mixologist Paul McGee. All of them served in custom glassware – glassware you would be tempted to steal. But buy yours instead, cup pirates are made to walk the plank. My drinking mate, Lady Tiara Corona,  enjoyed Bunny’s Banana Daiquiri and PainKiller no.3. This place also serves food but book well in advance – finding an open table after 6:30pm on a Monday is next to impossible. Is the food good? I don’t know, I just went for the drinks but the banana in the bunny drink was yummy.

Open late: Saturday till 3, other nights till 2

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Christian has been a cultural and style junkie since the age of 6; while most kids were swiping cookies, he was swiping his grandfathers' Patek Philippe. Raised to appreciate art, fashion,design and  literature (yeah, this one actually reads) by a single mother fondly called Jackie-O. Christian quickly went from childhood cultural capital thief to academia protégé. Referred to as the cat's meow by some, too clever by half by others, Christian eschewed the academic life and ran away to join the circus -the fashion circus. Several well-appointed positions later and a career on the rise would be most people's dream but it was time to say fuck off and start all over again.

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