Nestled between DuSable and Monroe Harbors in Chicago, Tiki Snack Shack is a perfect oasis while enjoying a walk on the Lake Shore path or spending a day in the city.
It all started with our sister party boat company, Chicago TikiBoat. Spending time on the Chicago Lakefront is one of the most beautiful summertime experiences, holding a magic like no other. We quickly noticed that only boaters in the harbor were afforded this wonderful scenery. With such an expansive Lake Front and it’s beautiful views of the Chicago Skyline, we were disappointed at the lack of options to enjoy food or drink in this very environment. And so, Tiki Snack Shack was born.
Starting out as an ice cream and hot dog stand in the Delaware River, the pontoon kitchen received a total makeover in 2018. From the “Pontoon Pantry” came our Snack Shack, complete with a full menu of fun & fresh inspired food & snack options, all cooked fresh on board.
As we settled into our new digs in the 2018 season, the barge bar & patio was a big dream in the making. We didn’t just want to provide quick convenient eats, but a full experience encompassing the beauty of the Lakefront, and a community to enjoy it with. In Spring of 2019, construction on the barge began, which is set to feature room for 40 patrons, a full bar, and plenty of lounge seating.
It’s debut in summer of 2019 is sure to be spectacular, and will feature regular events and happy hours. As Chicago’s first Floating Restaurant and Bar, we’re excited to bring the beauty and unforgettable vibes of summertime Chicago to everyone!