Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are

Head to These D.C. Bars for National Rum Day, August 16

by Lanna Nguyen on Aug 8, 2017 in Roundups

National Rum Day falls on August 16, and to celebrate, we’ve pulled together a list of events and specials taking place throughout the month.

Cuba Libre
Why limit the National Rum Day celebrations to just one day? Over at Cuba Libre, they’re ramping up festivities all month long with two new rum flights available during lunch, brunch and dinner service. The Rum Classic features three ounce pours of Bacardi Solera, Cuba Libre 15 Year and Cuba Libre 21 Year - $16. The Tour of the Dark Side “of Rum” Flight offers a taste of Cruzan Black Strap, Coruba Dark Rum, and Ron Miel - $19. On National Rum Day, guests can enjoy half priced rums and rum-based mixed drinks during happy hour. (801 9th St, NW; 202-408-1600)

Espita Mezcaleria
Although known for its selection of mezcals, Espita Mezcaleria recently unveiled lineup of summer cocktails feature new spirits including rum. On National Rum Day, order up the Cholo y Chundo made with mezcal, aged rum, pistachio cafe, pineapple, and citrus or try the Santiago Sling with Cotton & Reed white rum, El Buho espadin, passion fruit, pineapple and lime. (1250 9th St, NW; 202-621-9695)
 
Rum Day DC
Take part in the 6th Annual Rum Day DC on August 13 - a yearly celebration of rum, the event has an educational component with brands and industry experts engaging with guests to bring more awareness of the distilled liquor to the public. This year’s event will feature DC’s top mixologists (Glendon Hartley of Service Bar, Al Thompson of barmini, and Aaron Joseph from R House Baltimore), unlimited samples and cocktails and endless BBQ from Federalist Pig.
 
Sakerum
Head to the Latin-Asian sushi spot on 14th Street where they’ll be slinging $5 rum rail cocktails on National Rum Day. Snag a spot on the colorfully decorated rooftop and order up rum classics like Cuba Libres, Mojitos, Hurricanes and Frozen Pina Coladas. (2204 14th St, NW; 202-518-2222)
 
Tiki Trail
Embark on a rum hunt and take part in the first ever Tiki Trail. Organized by Brian Nixon of Truxton Inn and McClellan’s Retreat, the Tiki Trail will take place throughout the month of August. Tiki Trail-ers can pick up a treasure map at any of the participating bars (Passenger/Hogo, Archipelago, Cotton & Reed, McClellan’s Retreat, Truxton Inn, Quarter & Glory, Service Bar, Good Silver) and get their map stamped after ordering a participating cocktail. Each location unlocks a clue bringing you one step closer to the final prize: a celebratory luau on Sunday, September 3rd. X marks the spot, so make sure your map is all stamped up as that gives you entry to the luau.

Photo via Flickr user Sam Howzit

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Escape the Chill at These Tropical D.C. Bars

Escape the Chill at These Tropical D.C. Bars

Bomb cyclone, arctic chills and temperatures in the single digits...what better way to escape the winter freeze than by pretending to be in the tropic...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Jan 16, 2018
Drinks Decoded: Mulled Wine

Drinks Decoded: Mulled Wine

Get to know the history behind classic drinks as well as where you can find them in the DMV area. This week's Drinks Decoded takes on mulled wine....read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Jan 16, 2018
Game of Thrones & HBO Are Releasing their 13th Beer Collaboration, Hand of the Queen

Game of Thrones & HBO Are Releasing their 13th Beer Collaboration, Hand of the Queen

Game of Thrones might not be coming back until 2019, but you can still drink like Tyrion Lannister with the ne...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jan 12, 2018
SPONSORED
Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are
Vodka-Infused Chocolate is Here to Ruin Your New Year's Resolutions

Vodka-Infused Chocolate is Here to Ruin Your New Year's Resolutions

The adult candy company, Sugarfina, is behind this sinful creation of vodka-infused chocolate cordials, and th...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Jan 10, 2018
'World's Most Expensive' Vodka Bottle Stolen, Later Found Empty

'World's Most Expensive' Vodka Bottle Stolen, Later Found Empty

The bar world was shaken last week when a bottle of vodka, reportedly the most expensive in the world at $1.3 million, was stolen from Cafe 33, a bar ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Jan 9, 2018
Hangover-Free Cannabis Wine Now Being Sold in California

Hangover-Free Cannabis Wine Now Being Sold in California

Rebel Coast Winery was ready for California's change in legislation, as their marijuana-infused sauvignon blanc hit the shelves as the clock struck mi...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Jan 3, 2018
A New Study Shows that Wine Glasses Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

A New Study Shows that Wine Glasses Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

Good news for winos: a new study from the University of Cambridge says that the size of a standard wine glass is a full seven times larger than it was...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 3, 2018
Hero Kiwis Built an Island in New Zealand For a New Year's Eve Party

Hero Kiwis Built an Island in New Zealand For a New Year's Eve Party

A group of New Zealanders in the town of Tairua on the Coromandel peninsula rang in the New Year in the best w...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Jan 3, 2018
Head to These 2018 Winter Festivals & Events in D.C.

Head to These 2018 Winter Festivals & Events in D.C.

The holiday season may be over and the festive events have ended, but there are still plenty of things to keep you (and your stomach) occupied....read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Jan 3, 2018
Where to Ring in 2018 in D.C.

Where to Ring in 2018 in D.C.

Whether you're looking for a fancy night out on the town with dinner and drinks or trying to party it up as best you can before the clock strikes midn...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Dec 27, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close