Rum Bars


Rum Journal: The Best Rum Bar in the British Virgin Islands

A great little rum bar on Cooper Island It’s a trend we like. More and more hotels are starting to celebrate the glory of rum by creating bars tailored around the spirit. That means rums not just from local distilleries […]


Rum Journal: A Sweet Ti’ Punch in St Martin

Another take on a Caribbean classic GRAND CASE — There is another way to make a Ti’ Punch, the simplest, purest, greatest cocktail in the West Indies. The usual way is with brown sugar, lime and rhum agricole blanc. Or, perhaps […]


Rum Journal: A Very Cool All-Inclusive Bar in Puerto Plata

It’s not like any all-inclusive bar in all of the Caribbean. It’s not really like any other bar, either. And that’s a very good thing. This is the Vintage Club Bar at the all-inclusive Gran Ventana Beach Resort in Puerto […]


Rum Journal: A Hidden Bar on the Caribbean’s Oldest Street

Above: the lobby bar at the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando in Santo Domingo (All photos by CJ) This bar isn’t very old. But the building is. It’s been aging for half a millennium, a place that was once home to […]

Rum Journal: Finding a Great Lobby Bar in Santo Domingo

Above: the lobby bar at the Sheraton Santo Domingo The lobby bar. At most hotels, it sets the tone for everything — it’s the first part of the hotel you notice. It welcomes you. It is the central meeting point. […]

Why Papa Zouk is (Still) the Caribbean’s Greatest Rum Bar

Above: Papa Zouk (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANTIGUA — A man excuses himself to offer a brand-new bottle of rum to the counter of the bar. But this is no ordinary bottle. It is an Appleton 21. […]


Rum Journal: This is the Coolest Rooftop Bar in Condado

Above: the Rooftup Club at the O:live Boutique Hotel (All photos by CJ) Condado is hip, it’s energetic. It’s home to some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean, some of the best shopping. This is the Condado district of […]

Rum Journal: Finding a Secret Rum Bar in St Maarten

Above: Caribbean Liquors in St Maarten (all photos by CJ) ST MAARTIN — For rum lovers, St Maarten is one of the Meccas of the Caribbean. That’s because, as one of its transportation hubs, rums from all over the region […]

Rum Journal: In Virgin Gorda, a Bar Among the Treetops

Above: the Treehouse at the Rock Cafe in Virgin Gorda (All photos by CJ) VIRGIN GORDA — It isn’t the highest bar in Virgin Gorda, but it’s certainly the tallest. Here, winding through branches, weaving up around the island’s famous […]


Rum Journal: The Caribbean's First All-Inclusive Rum Bar

Above: The Peter John Sugar Cane Rum Bar at Coconut Bay in St Lucia (CJ Photo) We’ve written much in these pages celebrating the “rum bar.” Not to be confused with your standard Caribbean bar that serves rum, a rum bar […]

Rum Journal: One of the World's Best Rum Bars Gets a New Look

Above: RUMBAR at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne (All photos by CJ) RUMBAR, the famous rum bar on the island of Key Biscayne off the coast of Miami, has a new look. The bar, which Rum Journal named one of the […]

Rum Journal: This Is the Caribbean's Best New Rum Bar

Above: 101 Rums at the Four Seasons Nevis (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NEVIS — There’s a certain energy one creates in tilting a snifter filled with aged rum. It can’t be measured in joules, but it’s undeniable. […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You