The Pago Pago at Three Dots and a Dash (©Anjali Pinto)
A discreet location down an alley in River North just makes the reward all the sweeter: fresh tiki cocktails served in the most curious of barware, from conch shells to ceramic pineapples. The Polynesian touches are as sugary as the cocktails. Look for a skull-lined stairwell, a grass-covered tiki bar and servers dressed in floral midriff tops and skirts. Open Su-Th 5 pm-2 am; F 4 pm-2 am; Sa 4 pm-3 am.