Bars To Drink Rum Cocktails in London
Whether you are a pirate or just simply a lover of rum, we know you guys are always on the hunt for a bar which serves the perfect rum cocktail. Well my friends, look no further. Whether you like your rum to be spiced, matured, overproof, golden or dark, these bars have it all. For a taste of summer to brighten up a dull day, or a hot toddy to warm you up on even the coldest winter evenings, these are some of the best bars to drink rum cocktails in London.
Last updated on 26th September 2016
This exotic escape is your perfect holiday, with stunning Cuban inspired decor, a cigar room and rooftop terrace for slurping beneath the stars. Not to mention those all important rumbunctious cocktails, with thirteen different rum spirits to choose from.
You just can’t go missing the chance to sample the original Mai Tai recipe. It was here back in 1944 that Trader Vic’s first created this world-famous mix, and they’ve kicked on from here with an exhaustive rum menu fronting all kinds of tiki treats. Share a Rum Keg (£32) with pineapple, passion fruit and apricot if you’re in a group of four.
For a delicious rum-based cocktail whipped up by Britain's top bartender and his team of pro mixologists, look no further than Steam & Rye. There's plenty of bespoke and classic concoctions to choose from, each perfectly blended by bartenders who are hand-picked as a result of their sparkling personalities and customer service skills.
Fu Manchu may be a bar of the East by nature, but that doesn't mean they don't boast some of London's top rum cocktails. Join them for a delicious roster of dim sum set alongside an ample collection of rum bottles and rum concoctions to boot courtesy of their master mixologists.
With tiki stride on their side, Sugar Cane Bar is one of the best places to drink rum in London. Not only boasting a back bar of global rum favourites, their cocktail list is a pure and simple toast to this spirit with the very best in quirky, and fruity infusions.
Offering their customers space to eat, drink and dance, Floripa in Shoreditch is a Brazilian themed beach bar. Named after a party island off the coast of Brazil, Floripa is filled with people looking for a good time. Serving Brazil's national cocktail the Caipirinha, which comes in a range of flavours, as well as their signature Fogo De Floripa cocktail there is plenty of choice for rum lovers.
Standing proud as a pillar of Dalston pubbing, The Victoria devotes much time and effort to its premium rum serves. Recognised mainly for its musical standing, this Queensbridge Road boozer delivers playful, quirky rum drinks in a relaxed and familiar pub setting.
Rum your choice of spirit? Marylebone’s Burlock is well worth seeking out - it’s a cavernous and cosy bar with more than 200 types of the stuff lining its shelves. Renowned for its grand-house veranda, a Havana-styled barber shop and a unique happy hour that offers discounts from open until close - expect exotic rum drinks matched by an authentic taste of Cuban and Caribbean food.
Phonox Below is a quaint South London cocktail bar that serves an impressive line-up of stunning, well-crafted cocktails. The team of mixologists use both their years of experience and an arsenal of rums, whiskeys, gins and vodkas to created a range of impressive cocktails. Infused with a number of different spices and fruit, each will leave you with a beaming smile and simply wanting more.
Rum - exotic, spiced, warming - is the perfect spirit to drink at Hoxley and Porter. This exquisite establishment is like the home of a voyager; full of gems brought back from distant lands to English shores. Warm your cockles with Liquid Gold: Rum, vanilla, saffron and sugar. Or start a fire in your belly with Baron's Tipple: Overproof rum, lime, apricot jam and guava juice
This intimate drinking den claim that the “creation and execution of exceptional drinks is our passion”, and who are we to argue? Pop a couple of Hell in the Pacific’s down the hatch and it’ll be hard to counter this claim, and they’re pretty darn serious about the quality of their Dim Sum plates too. A must for all rum aficionados, there’s also soothing DJ sets to enjoy at the end of the week.
East London is awash with hidden gems in the bar department, and none more so than Ruby's Bar and Lounge. While their awesome atmosphere and vintage interiors stand them in good stead, it's their tendency towards some of London's best rum cocktails that has us talking.