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The 6 Best Daiquiri Bars in Chicago

By Urbanmatter Chicago @UMatterChicago

For When You’re Feeling Tropical

Yesterday was National Daiquiri Day and people from all over the country thirsting for a sweet cocktail rejoiced. What better place to have celebrated than the beautiful city of Chicago?

Perfect for a hot summer day, daiquiris are sure to lift your spirits and make you feel like you’re vacationing on a private island. You can bet that we here at Plugg wanted in. We went out to six of our favorite places to enjoy a delicious daiquiri in celebration of yesterday’s holiday and shared our thoughts below (You’re welcome).


Three Dots and a Dash

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435 North Clark Street
A modern take on a classic tiki bar serving inspired cocktails.

Our Pick: Banana Daiquiri
The sumptuous flavors of rum, lime, coconut and banana were perfect to dampen sensibilities.

Margaritaville Bar & Grill

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700 East Grand Avenue, Suite 118 (at Navy Pier)
Part of Jimmy Buffets’ national chain, this bar and grill has an island theme and serves tropical cuisine.

Our Pick: Premium Fruit Daiquiri
Conch Republic Light Rum with a choice of an all-natural fruit puree was just what the doctor ordered.

Castaways Bar & Grill

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1603 North Lake Shore Drive
The best location on North Avenue Beach for great food and ice cold drinks.

Our Pick: Bacardi Miami Vice
A perfect combination of Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri sounds about right for a drink with a name like this.

Dive Bar

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3445 North Halsted Street
Boat-themed restaurant with a seafood-focused menu and a variety of frozen cocktails.

Our Pick: Blue Lagoon Daiquiri
This unique and eye-catching blend was particularly delicious, and the other flavors are just as great.


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1 West Washington Street
Inside, you’ll find fresh décor served alongside a menu of refined American classics.

Our Pick: Hemingway Daiquiri
Plantation’s 3 Stars rum, simple syrup, lime, grapefruit, and maraschino cherries made this drink bold and adventurous, just like Hemingway.

Rosebud Steakhouse

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192 East Walton Street
This iconic Chicago steakhouse offers a wine list of more than 300 selections, aged malt scotches and more.

Our Pick: Peach Daiquiri
Mount Gay rum, simple syrup, peach stirrings, and lime came together in this sweet, comforting drink.

Where are your favorite places in Chicago to have a daiquiri? Let us know below!

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