Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Long gone are the days of rum seen as the devil’s drink or for washed up pirates. Thursday 16th August will see National Rum Day taking place, whether it be white, dark, spiced or one of the many other delightful variations the spirit has to offer, we are here to help you Explore some of the city’s Rum Bars.
The Smugglers Cove
Britannia Pavillion, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD
Top of the Rum bar list, with a Guinness Book of World Records honour to its name, has to be the pirate themed venue, The Smugglers Cove. Located at the historic Royal Albert Dock, the place has gained recognition for having the largest selection of rums, housing a total of 151 premium and rare variety of rum including white, dark, spiced and many more delightful rare options of the spirit.
Also crowned the UKs best rum bar in 2016 by Imbibe Drinks List of the Year, pay the venue a visit and avoid being shipwrecked! After indulging in some rum games and swashbuckling fun, you’re sure to be walking the plank at the end of the night.
Titanic Hotel Liverpool
Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, L3 0AN
The Titanic Hotel located on Stanley Dock, originally home to a rum warehouse, makes their Rum Bar perfect for our list. Carrying the theme of its original heritage, the décor sets the atmosphere including a refurbished railway carriage that once transported goods to and from the warehouses!
With a menu that boasts over 50 different types of rum, The Rum Bar will be offering five delicious new cocktails for a limited time only, along with mouth-watering rum-inspired food that is sure to get taste buds tingling to coincide with National Rum Day.
41 Slater Street, Liverpool, L1 4BX
If you are feeling adventurous then head to the cocktail emporium on Slater Street, that is Santa Chupitos. The venue offers an array of rum fuelled cocktails ranging from Jamaican Me Stormy with gold rum, Johnny’s Badass Pina Colada with coconut rum to the Passion Fruit Zombie a concoction of 4 types of rum.
Santa Chupitos also offers you the chance to learn some cocktail skills with their cocktails masterclasses given you the chance to learn the tricks of the trade and make some of your own rumtastic delights! The venue maybe hard to find due to the look of the building from the outside, but once found this trendy bar is surely one not to be forgotten.
Alma De Cuba
St Peters Church, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH
Latin American specialist Alma De Cuba breathe life into the rum scene at the beautiful converted church venue. Visiting this place and tasting their beverage list that includes the great spirit itself, all your rum prayers will be answered.
With a mix of Cuban, Hispanic and Latin influences and an unforgettable carnival experience, Alma De Cuba is well worthy of its place within the list. Not only does the place offer the poison of choice, just the setting alone within the magnificent former St Peters Church, is a sight for sore eyes.