It’s likely that any mixed cocktail that lets your mind wander to the scent of coconut and Caribbean beaches is made with good old-fashioned rum. Whether your taste buds fancy Puerto Rican, Jamaican or Brazilian rum, Los Angeles has hidden treasures where all you have to do is sit back, relax and order a drink.
7383 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046-7526
Hours: Mon to Fri – 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat to Sun – 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
You are no idiot when you stop by the Village Idiot for drinks. The tavern’s expertise run the drink gamut, but it’s the staff’s knowledge of rum that will have you sitting at the bar more than once a month. The Hemingway, a Village Idiot signature drink, uses Starr African Rum, which boasts a unique flavor of citrus and cardamom with a hint of volcanic soil from its origin. Village Idiot also offers customers an extensive menu to be served either at the bar or in the main dining area.
Parq Bar at the Montage
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Hours: Mon to Sun – 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
If you are at the Parq Bar (formerly Lobby Lounge) at the Montage Hotel on a Thursday or Saturday night, chances are Erik Pleska will be serving drinks at the bar. Pleska’s specialty rum drink is the Dark and Stormy. Using Pampero Aniversario, the Dark and Stormy has a rich taste that one savors with every sip. Cheers!
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Caña Rum Bar
714 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Hours: Tues to Fri – 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sat – 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The hottest new “chill” bar in downtown, Caña Rum Bar is an exclusive membership bar that offers more than 140 small-batch rums, unique and interesting cocktail combos and the bar’s famous rum punch. Membership is $20 for the year and gets you into the bar’s monthly Caña Rum Society tastings. Just think, after your first $6 happy hour drink, you are almost halfway to becoming part of the private club.
Tiki-Ti Cocktail Lounge
4427 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hours: Mon to Tues, Sun – Closed, Wed to Sat – 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Tiki-Ti Cocktail Lounge will have you feeing like you are on vacation in the Caribbean before you even order your next drink. Creating a stress-free, tropical island sanctuary for patrons since 1961, Tiki-Ti Cocktail Lounge’s drink menu has a variety of vacation-inspired rum drinks including The Zombie using Dark Coruba Rum, Cobra’s Fang made with Virgin Island and Caribbean rums and Tiki Gold featuring Amber rums.
4935 Mc Connell Ave. #21,
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Hours: Mon to Sat – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Having a party at home? The Beverage Warehouse is the perfect spot for your Mai Tai needs. Whether your mixed drink just needs a cheap bottle of Captain Morgan or your discerning party crowd wants to savor the more expensive Neisson Rhum Agricole Réserve Spéciale, the Beverage Warehouse has more than 100 rums to choose from. Not a rum connoisseur? The knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you choose the perfect bottle of rum for your sipping pleasure.