Lost Lake is a tropical cocktail bar in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, created by Land and Sea Dept., Paul McGee and Shelby Allison.
A stylish tropical oasis-meets-flotsam strewn island hut, Lost Lake evokes both the glamorous tropical escapism of 1930s Hollywood and the rugged nautical, island aesthetic of the world's first tiki bar, the original Don’s Beachcomber Cafe. Under a roof of lauhala, between walls of iconic banana leaf-print wallpaper, Lost Lake’s cocktail program pays homage to 80-plus years of exotic cocktail history with a menu of original tropical recipes and selections from the classic tiki canon. Decked out in tropical attire and well-versed in rum (and rhum, and ron), Lost Lake’s talented team of friendly and knowledgeable beverage professionals is ready to take you on a mini-vacation, by way of a wildly garnished tiki cocktail.
Lost Lake is a three-time James Beard Foundation Outstanding Bar Program semifinalist (2016, 2017, 2018), Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards' Best American Cocktail Bar (2018), Time Out Chicago’s Bar of the Year (2018), one of Esquire’s Best Bars in America (2017), and Imbibe magazine's Cocktail Bar of the Year (2015).