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Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Tiki Bar$$$$
Logan Square, Chicago
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  • The experts at Eater and Redeye Chicago recommend this place
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    • Redeye Chicago
  • Drew J.
    "tropical origin!"(4 Tips)
    PUNCH
    "Banana leaf-print wallpaper surrounds as Paul McGee"(3 Tips)
    Kenney M.
    "then try the smokey Hula Hips of Heaven."(2 Tips)
    Mandy A.
    "The drinks are boozy without feeling to strong or sweet."(2 Tips)
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  • ⚡️ Shaun T.
    Drinks are fun, but very potent!
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattApril 23
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask to see the secret “Whisper Menu” filled with tiki classics and past Lost Lake favorites.
  • Meritxell
    MeritxellApril 7
    Nothing , employees are rude
    Downvoted Apr 22
  • Baramee C.
    So many good drinks. Apparently the banana daiquiri is amazing but I don’t like banana. The Lost Lake is always a good place to start.
  • Ana W.
    Ana WitaszczykNovember 10, 2017
    The Daily Daiquiri is the least flashy drink on the menu but awesome in it’s simplicity. It’s also how I found my new favorite rum.
  • Joe S.
    Joe StainbrookNovember 5, 2017
    The food is great! Drinks can take some time to make, but worth it when they come out!
  • Fletcher R.
    Fletcher RhoadsJuly 21, 2017
    Talented bar staff! Able to make you any tiki drink you would like, not just what's on the menu.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJune 6, 2017
    Winner of Best Single-Focus Bar, and runner up for Bar of the Year presented by Hendrick's Gin at the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards.
  • Brittany T.
    Brittany TateMay 21, 2017
    A lonely island lost in the middle of a foggy sea was amazing. Oh and i could have drank the Rudy Mae yhats suppose to serve 2..all by myself lol.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelApril 23, 2017
    Such a fun quirky place! Love the drinks and instant noodles were a surprisingly good snack.
  • Mandy A.
    Mandy AcostaMarch 27, 2017
    The drinks are boozy without feeling to strong or sweet. Attention to detail is spot on, there's not one area inside where you don't feel like you've escaped to a tropical island bar. &the garnishes!
  • Teddy
    TeddyFebruary 27, 2017
    (Pssst...there's a secret menu)
  • Anna
    AnnaFebruary 24, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    masterfully created drinks. the cave in the back is my favorite place to sit.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathFebruary 17, 2017
    Lost Lake was nominated for the 2017 Outstanding Bar Program James Beard Award.
  • Red & Brown
    Red & BrownJanuary 9, 2017
    Never have we been to a tiki bar that mixes such amazing drinks with offbeat ingredients while still holding true to the principles of tiki.
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattNovember 7, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Feel like going off-menu? Try a Pineapple Hotel Nacional or an OFTD Old Fashioned.
  • Ross W.
    Ross Webster-SalterSeptember 5, 2016
    This flotsam-strewn wooden hut-bar is a nod to Don the Beachcomber and an oasis of Chicago. It comes from none other than the mind of tiki demigod Paul McGee.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SullivanJuly 31, 2016
    I love this place! Their drinks are creative and cute.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 26, 2016
    Those looking for a brain freeze would do well ordering the popular Tic-Tac-Taxi, a coconut-passionfruit-rum slushie served in a coconut. Read more
  • Damaris A.
    Damaris AquinoJuly 14, 2016
    Pretty much all the drinks are good. I love the decor and all the details in the drinks.
  • Erika D.
    Erika DavisJuly 10, 2016
    Cute tiki bar with fruity cocktails, but not as intimidating as three dots and a dash. May wait for a bit on weekends/large group.
  • Lindsey r.
    Lindsey reeJune 4, 2016
    Order a TicTac Taxi. It's the best thing on the menu!
  • maite a.
    maite aMarch 28, 2016
    Fun place, good drinks
  • Jake B.
    Jake BoehmMarch 27, 2016
    I can't remember the name of the drink I got, but it was served in a parrot, and that's awesome. Great cocktails. I tried everyone's I was with, and they all tasted amazing.
  • Julie Y.
    Julie YeagerMarch 25, 2016
    Great tiki bar - haven't had a bad drink so far!!
  • Elliott C.
    Elliott CableMarch 1, 2016
    Tiki drinks and sumptuous Chinese snacks? This place is unmatched. No wonder there's always a line out the door.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneFebruary 19, 2016
    Well-run establishment with fruity, dangerous cocktails and wonderful atmosphere. Be prepared to wait.
  • Drew J.
    Drew JonsenJanuary 27, 2016
    In addition to their awesome cocktails they have a small selection of beers of tropical origin!
  • Christian T.
    Christian TrappJanuary 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Almost like this better than Three Dots!
  • Jono F.
    Jono FerrerOctober 30, 2015
    Tiki drinks, tiki theme and tiki Chinese food (wait what)
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos SabatinoOctober 28, 2015
    Fantastic atmosphere, great cocktails and very hip vibe. Great for pregaming or ending the night in style .
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SimonOctober 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun, authentic tiki atmosphere
  • Zoey M.
    Zoey MillerOctober 4, 2015
    This place is adorable.
  • PUNCH
    PUNCHSeptember 25, 2015
    Banana leaf-print wallpaper surrounds as Paul McGee & his team serve a menu that delves into the classic tiki canon, while still offering innovative options that McGee calls “slightly weirder.” Read more
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.July 14, 2015
    A hipster newcomer that nails it, in large part due to its well-crafted drink program. Staff are dressed impeccably in tropical prints, banana earrings, etc. Lush plants and filtered sunlight.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MetcalfeJune 19, 2015
    The tic tac taxi is whatsup
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleJune 13, 2015
    Whether or not your tiki drinks come with flaming garnish is a matter of preference. You will surely enjoy them either way. If it's a multi drink night, spring for the Chinese food from Thank You.
    Downvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyJune 7, 2015
    Absurd drinks but they work. Nicely balanced, not just sickeningly sweet. The Chinese place it's attached to and you can order from is better than you would ever expect it to be.
  • Madeline G.
    Madeline GullettJune 2, 2015
    The drinks! So adorable inside and the drinks were fantastic! Similar to three dots and a dash but more hipster
  • Heather D.
    Heather DMay 22, 2015
    I'm a fan of ...- but this place is even better. A good vibe with attentive staff. The drinks were incredible. I'll certainly be back.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CantonMay 9, 2015
    Good for meet ups with a very small group of friends. Try it on a weekday if you aren't one to wait in line.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoMarch 12, 2015
    You'll probably have to bushwhack your way through a serious wait before settling in with a drink. But by the time you've reached your second cocktail, the crowds will become part of the party. Read more
  • Peter M.
    Peter McQueenMarch 10, 2015
    Tiki drinks and Chinese food??? They actually pair quite nicely!
  • Brittany J.
    Brittany JohnsonJanuary 29, 2015
    Are these the same drinks as 3 dots or nah?
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Paul McGee's tiki drinks are always a winner. Start with the boozy Pool Rules, then try the smokey Hula Hips of Heaven. Finish off with the frozen Tic Tac Taxi. You're welcome.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffJanuary 14, 2015
    Gives Ceres Cafe a run for its money on potent cocktails. Tropical tiki vibe is a welcome respite from Chicago winters. Looking for something not-so-sugary? Try the smoky, mescal-spiked Hula Hips.
  • Malisa K.
    Malisa KomalarajunJanuary 14, 2015
    Spinning in Infinity and Mystery Gardenia are definitely a must try cocktail. If you like garlic, try the Peanut Snack, the chewy garlic is amazing.
    Downvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Tyson G.
    Tyson GachDecember 13, 2016
    👍🏼 Lost Lake (the cocktail), 👌🏼 Bunny’s Banana Daiquiri
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