8 of the best places to drink Rum in Liverpool
Feed your inner Captain Jack Sparrow and raise a glass of rum this summer in Liverpool.
Liverpool has a rich maritime history and has long embraced exotic imports from far away lands, none more so than Rum. From your first Pina Colada on holiday in Benidorm, to endless rounds of Mojito’s with the girls on a Friday night, Rum has likely played a pivotal part in your social life. The perfect base for exotic cocktails that remind us of holidays, rum is made from natural sugar cane, so while it’s sweet, it’s practically fruit!
We’re rounded up some of our favourite Liverpool bars where the selection of rum and rum cocktails will take you right back to sandy shores and brilliant nights out. What are you having?
Here’s 8 of the best places to drink rum in Liverpool….
1 – The Smugglers Cove, Albert Dock
When it comes to drinking rum in a rum bar, it doesn’t get more authentic than at The Smugglers Cove, Albert Dock! They have their own monthly rum club where fans get to explore different regions of rum producers (next up is Cuba) plus a range of cocktails that will get your tastebuds tingling. More info here.
2 – Titanic Hotel, Rum Bar
Staying with the nautical theme, Titanic Hotel has it’s very own Rum Bar where you can enjoy a tipple overlooking Stanley Dock (and former maritime rum store!). Offering up 5 brand new rum themed cocktails this Summer, the Rum Bar is shaking up Barcadi, Mount Gay and a whole load of sugar for an authentic taste of the Caribbean. More here.
3 – Aloha Bar, Colquitt Street
Battling the post holiday blues? Get yourself down to Aloha, Colquitt Street for a rum cocktail, served in an old Navy mug or fresh pineapple and dance like you’ve got your sea legs back! Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts optional. More here.
4 – Turtle Bay, Hanover Street
Turtle Bay happy hour is legendary in Liverpool and a great place for pre drinks when you’re hitting the town. The Caribbean social atmosphere and Havana Especial/Cockspur/Koko Kanu rum cocktails are amazing. Get down there before 7pm for 241 offers. Info here.
5 – Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock
No surprise to find we’ve got another dockside rum bar on our list! Revolucion De Cuba Rum Bar and Cantina offer so many cocktails we’ve list count, and they can all be enjoyed while busting some moves on the dance floor with live music until you’re stumbling back to your hammock. Plus, there’s the odd round of free rum tasters on offer too! More here.
6 – NYL Restaurant & Bar, North John Street
NYL Restaurant & Bar, North John Street brings together two of our favourite things, rum and Liverpool. The first ever Liverpool Collection Cocktail list launched a few months back and alongside the Liverpool Lolly (featuring an actual lolly ice in the glass), we love The Yellow Rummarine, loaded with Liverpool Rum, passionfruit, pineapple, cranberry and lime. Find out more here.
7 – Jenny’s, Fenwick Street
Fancy you rum cocktail with a side of glitterball? Head downstairs to former seafood restaurant Jenny’s and into the darkness for rum and disco until the small hours. If you’re feeling adventurous, ask the bar staff to make you up a rum cocktail and let them go to town on the ingredients and presentation, you wont be disappointed. More on Jenny’s Bar here.
8 – The Alchemist, Brunswick Street
We all know The Alchemist is the place to go for theatrical cocktails and August brings a taste of Jamaica with The Sacred Six. Loaded with brown sugar cubes, lime wedges, oat milk, pineapple gin and of course the very best blends of the dark stuff from Appleton, Koko Kanu, and Wray & Nephew. More info here.
If all that wasn’t enough there’s a couple of huge Rum appreciation events coming up too. Get even more summer rum vibes at these two iconic Liverpool venues.
Rum & Reggae Festival, Liverpool Olympia
Raise a toast to summer with Rum & Reggae day and night party at Liverpool Olympia on Saturday 18th August from 1pm. Expect steel drums, carnival dancers, DJ’s and a rum map of the world to explore the tipples on offer and discover your new fave! Info and tickets here.
Gin & Rum Festival, St George’s Hall
St George’s Hall is hosting the UK’s first ever Gin & Rum Festival on 31st August into 1st September and there’s nothing we don’t like about this mash up. There’s 60 of each spirit to try out across three sittings and your ticket also gets you a Gin and Rum Bible, bag and copa glass, plus much more. Click here to book now.