Partner in Lost Lake and Land and Sea Dept. Beverage Director
Paul McGee came up through the ranks of bartending before the craft cocktail revival, in a time when Manhattans were requested shaken and an Old Fashioned meant a muddled mess topped with club soda. McGee spent nineteen years working behind bars in Houston and Las Vegas before arriving in Chicago in 2008 to open The Whistler. McGee opened Three Dots and a Dash in the summer of 2013, and has since been named Chicago Tribune’s Beverage Professional of the Year (2013), Eater Chicago’s Best Bartender (2013), and Jean Banchet Best Mixologist (2014), while Three Dots and a Dash has been named Chicago magazine’s Best New Bar by Chicago magazine and NewCity (2013), as well as one of Food & Wine’s Best Tiki Bars in the US (2013).