Bar of the day: Lost Lake, a Best American Cocktail Bar of 2018

Lost Lake, a Tiki-style bar in Chicago, received the award for Best American Cocktail Bar in the Best American Cocktail Bar category at the 12th edition of Tales Of The Cocktail last year.

The Chicago bar evokes both the glamorous tropical escapism of Hollywood in the 1930s. Also, the rugged nautical and island aesthetic of the world’s first tiki bar: the original Don’s Beachcomber Cafe. Here, exotic cocktails of original recipes are the specialty.

Since opening in 2015 the bar has won numerous awards including Drinks International’s 51-100 list of World’s Best Bars (2015). Also, an Imbibe magazine’s Cocktail Bar of the Year (2015).

After their victory, the bar team commented in a post on their social networks Facebook and Instagram:We are a neighborhood bar owned, managed, and tended primarily by women, people of color, and queer folks. We have a passionate, dedicated staff and the actual best guests in the world. And together we create community every night over tropical cocktails.” 



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