RUM BARS

Whether you like it neat, mixed or just in a piña colada, we’ve searched high and low to find the best rum bars in London.

RUM KITCHEN

££
437 Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8LN, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM

As the name suggests, Rum Kitchen is all about the rum and have bottles of the stuff from all over the Carribean. Expect a spin on traditional cocktails with a rum-based Tiki Negroni, Smoked Daquirai and Plaintain Colada, alongside their deadly Rattle Skull Punch – good job they’ve got some bangin’ Carribbean food to soak up that booze!

TRAILER HAPPINESS

££
177 Portobello Rd, London W11 2DY, UK

Portobello Road basement bar, Trailer Happiness is a proper little gem, and boy do they know a thing or two about rum – they even host a rum club! But for the average joe they put a tiki spin on the cocktail menu and if you really wanna go all in give the ‘Zombie’ a go, it’s got 5 different rums in and a splash of absinthe, for good measure of course!

RUM & SUGAR

££
1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL, UK

Yes, Rum & Sugar has over 150 bottles of rum behind the bar, but that’s not the only reason it was named that. It’s roots in rum date way back and the bar is actually housed in an old rum & sugar warehouse. Today the place serves up a rum heavy cocktail menu and also serve up a selection of rum flights for the true connoisseur.

BUSTER MANTIS

££
3-4 Resolution Way, London SE8 4NT, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:30 – 6:00 PM

It’s Jamaican vibes all round at Buster Mantis in Deptford. And we’re not just talking jerk chicken, oh no they’ve got the rum down to a tee too. The bar puts a spin on classic rum cocktails, think lychee martini and an orange dark ‘n’ stormy and for those who want to go all in give Mama’s Punch a go – but don’t blame us if you can’t walk home…

BURLOCK

££
31 Duke St, London W1U 1LG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: Closed

Burlock is on the swish side of things. The Marylebone bar with a colonial Cuban theme is all about rum. They serve up all of their rums either neat, mixed or in daiquiri form and even explain the difference in rum grades. Burlock really is a bar you’ll keep rumming back too…until your wallet is empty.

COTTONS

££
55 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AN, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Rum shack and Caribbean restaurant, Cottons is a bit of a Camden veteran – it’s been around since 1985! Holding over 300 bottles of rum behind the bar, they’re all about letting the good times roll. And with a £5 happy hour everyday, you’ll be bopping along to that reggae in not time!

MERCHANT HOUSE

£££
13 Well Ct, London EC4M 9DN, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: Closed

Bow Lane’s Merchant House doesn’t just have one of the biggest gin collections in town, but one of the largest rum collections in the world. With over 300 bottles of the strong stuff, they shake up some bloody good cocktails that each come with their own story. Oh and their rum Old Fashioned that includes a beer while you wait!

MAHIKI

Head Office, 1 Dover St, London W1S 4LD, UK

Feel like you should be mixing in the same circles as Prince Harry, Queen Bey and Lady Gaga? Well get on down to Mahiki. The tiki themed bar is all about the party, but they also have a suprisingly good selection of rum cocktails and you can even get that Pina Colada served in a coconut cup. How coconuts…

NT'S LOFT

££
207, 1 Westgate St, London E8 3RL, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • Saturday: 4:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • Sunday: Closed

NT’s probably doesn’t jump out as a rum bar and well it’s not really, but it does have a surprisingly good selection behind the bar – we’re talking 30+ bottles and they shake up a mighty fine Piña Colada. And with bangin’ views, it’s perfect if everyone else you know hates rum.

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