If you’re like Captain Jack Sparrow and can never get enough rum, Las Vegas is the perfect place to indulge in the intoxicating libation. Several local restaurants and bars offer an extensive rum collection for guests to enjoy. So unlike Captain Jack, you won’t find yourself wondering where all the rum went. From rare rums to signature rum cocktails, here’s a look at five local spots where the tasty drink always pours freely. Cheers!
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar – at Town Square Las Vegas
6635 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Price: Average rum drink costs $10
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri and Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Offering the largest rum collection in Las Vegas, Tommy Bahama features 213 rums in its Rhum Locker including two that, once they run out, will never be made again. The Appleton Estate 30 Year Old Jamaica Rum is a limited-edition rum; only 744 bottles were made available in the United States. The Black Tot “Last Consignment” British Royal Navy Rum, meanwhile, dates back to December 1970 and is only available in a limited amount. With so many rums to choose from, it should come as no surprise that Tommy Bahama also offers several different rum flights on its Rhum Locker menu. Perfect for novice rum drinkers as well as rum connoisseurs, guests can sample three or four different selections for one reasonable price.
RHUMBAR at The Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Price: Drinks range from $10-$14
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fri and Sat – 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
This stylish drink spot offers more than 40 different kinds of rum, as well as a menu of sinfully delicious cocktails. Must tries include the Mango Madness for $12, a refreshing blend of 10 Cane rum, Coral Crush and piña colada frozen daiquiri, topped off with coconut whipped cream and a pineapple wedge. Or choose the award-winning Spanish Trampoline for $14 made from tangerines, hand-muddled with mint, pure cane sugar, lime and a nice dose of Leblon Cachaça Brazilian rum. In addition to its extensive rum selection, RHUMBAR also offers one of the best people-watching spots in town courtesy of its outdoor patio, giving guests yet another reason to kick back and relax with a drink or two.
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Frankie’s Tiki Room
1712 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Price: Specialty drinks are $8, $20 if served in a souvenir mug
Hours: Open 24/7
The world’s only 24-hour tiki bar, Frankie’s Tiki Room features more than 150 premium rums in addition to a menu of specialty drinks not available anywhere else. Best sellers include the Malekula, which is an island elixir made with coconut rum, Tuaca, melon liqueur and pineapple juice. Another crowd favorite is the Fink Bomb, a blend of 160-proof coconut rum, melon liqueur and pineapple juice. Note that the Fink Bomb is not intended for lightweights. Other strong concoctions include the Green Gasser, a lethal blast of citrus rum, melon liqueur and 151-proof rum mixed with an energy drink, and the Bender Ender, a numbing infusion of rums and POG (pass-o-guava) crowned with a float of 160-proof rum.
Kahunaville – inside Treasure Island
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Price: 14-oz drinks cost $8.25-$9.25, Big Kahuna – $23
Hours: Daily – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., bar stays open til 2 a.m.
Famous for its flair bartenders, Kahunaville features 12 rums on hand at any given time, including seven Kahunaville Party Rums. Kahunaville also has some of the tastiest tropical cocktails on the strip. For those looking to beat those scorching spring temperatures, be sure to try one of Kahunaville’s refreshing Koladas. Available in an assortment of flavors including classic coconut, strawberry, mango, banana, strawberry-mango, banana-mango and banana-berry, the frozen concoction is made with Kahunaville’s own Pineapple Party Rum. For those who really love rum, try the super-sized Big Kahuna, a mixture of Kahunaville Banana and Coconut Party Rums, SKYY Vodka, Southern Comfort, amaretto and fresh juices that comes in its own 45-oz souvenir cup.
Cabo Wabo Cantina – at the Miracle Mile Shops
3663 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Price: $12, $15 with a souvenir glass
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 8 a.m. to 12 a.m., Fri and Sat – 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sammy Hagar may be known for his popular Cabo Wabo Tequila (among other things), but the Red Rocker recently expanded his liquor portfolio with the introduction of Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum (SBBM). Now available at his Las Vegas cantina, guests can enjoy three different concoctions made with the liquid libation: Sammy’s Beach Rum Toasted Colada, Sammy’s Shark Bite and Sammy’s Maui Libre. Sammy’s Beach Rum Toasted Colada is a mixture of SBBM with Coco Lopez and pineapple juice, Sammy’s Maui Libre is a mixture of SBBM with Coke and Sammy’s Shark Bit is a mixture of SBBM with Southern Comfort, orange juice, sweet and sour, simple syrup and Sprite. Regardless of which cocktail you choose, rum drinkers are sure to be left salivating for more.
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When she’s not interviewing some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs, Heather Turk can often be found visiting some of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants and spas for Examiner.com. She also covers the Las Vegas market for a variety of other media outlets, including Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.