The Rum Bar
Just off of Rittenhouse Square Park in Philadelphia sits a great little neighborhood lounge appropriately called Rum Bar. Believe me, they know their stuff!
Now, Ive been to a lot of bars, neighborhood joints, cocktail lounges, upscale watering holes and even an occasional dive. But honestly, very few of them compare to Rum Bar..and thats not the rum talking. Adam Kanter, owner & resident rum nerd, has done a brilliant job of creating a friendly establishment that caters to cane spirits aficionados as well as patrons who may be new to rum.
The interior at Rum Bar has an urban-chic feel with exposed brick walls, strategic lighting and custom artwork. The music alternates between reggae and lounge, and even an occasional Nirvana track as the night wears on. The night I stopped by, the bar area was filled with a friendly group of regulars and an endless stream of local professionals. It just happened to be Wednesday, Save the Daiquiri Night, and everyone was enjoying a different variation of this classic at half price.
The rum selection is mind blowing, of course. They have over 150 brands, and that is a true achievement for any bar in Pennsylvania, a state known to have some of the strangest liquor laws in the US. But its not the quantity of rums on their shelf thats so impressive, its the quality. Of their collection, more than 1/3 are premium, aged rums. The list is too long for this article, but check out the Rum Bar website for the full..
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