August 16 marks National Rum Day, but you don’t have to wait until Hump Day to start swinging back mojitos, Mai Tais and pina coladas. Get your drink on ASAP at these must-hit South Florida drinking spots.
1. Nikki Beach
Get your drink on beachside with $7 mojitos all-day (half off of their regular $14 price).
Nikki Beach – 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
2. Kiki on The River
Kiki on The River – 450 NW North River Drive, Miami
3. Shooters Waterfront
Fort Lauderdale fam, get ready to shake things up at Shooters Waterfront with their signature Dark and Stormy cocktail featuring Gosling dark rum, ginger beer and a lime garnish for just $11.
Shooters Waterfront – 3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
4. American Social Brickell
At American Social Las Olas, you can booze up with a Honeybell Mojito, featuring Bacardi Superior rum, Aperol, mint, limes, oranges, and fresh citrus. Cocktails are $10 during happy hour, and can be paired with scrumptious bites from AMSO’s new $6 Happy Hour bites menu – Ropa Vieja Tacos, anyone?
American Social Brickell – 690 SW 1st Ct, Miami
5. Monty's Coconut Grove
Enjoy a slew of rum-filled drinks, including Monty’s signature pain removers, which come in three different levels of alcohol content. Or you can keep it simple with classic mojitos ranging in flavor from mango and pineapple to dragon berry fusion. Not to mention plenty of frozen favorites. Happy hour runs from 4-8 p.m. and features half off regularly priced cocktails.
Monty’s Coconut Grove – 2550 S Bayshore Dr, Miami
With five locations to choose from and a happy hour that lasts all day every day, there’s no excuse not to live it up with rum classics like Cuba Libres, mojitos, Dark n’ Stormys and Hurricanes at this neighborhood hot spot.
For a list of locations, visit https://quarterdeckrestaurants.com/.
7. Beach Bar
Enjoy a Cuba Libre with an ocean at Beach Bar on the Newport Pier, offering half off cocktails and additional happy hour specials between 3 and 6 p.m.
Beach Bar – 16501 Collins Avenue Sunny Isle Beach
8. Farmer's Table
If you’re on a health kick, no worries- head to Farmer’s Table for some rum-infused Mai Tais, mojitos and daiquiris – all made with no artificial flavoring, colors, preservatives or no high-fructose corn syrup. They are also gluten-free, trans fat-free and kosher. Talk about guilt-free drinking.
Farmer’s Table – 1901 N Military Trail, Boca Raton
9. Tamara's Bistro at the National Hotel Miami Beach
Try some Ti’Punch on for size at Tamara’s Bistro, located at the National Hotel Miami Beach. On National Rum Day, you’ll get tow for $19.39, celebrating the year the hotel first opened.
Tamara’s Bistro Miami Beach – 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
10. Kitchen 305
If fruity drinks are your cup of tea, go for the Mango Mai Tai, Bahama Mama, Miami Vice, Passion Fruit Mojito, and the infamous Newport Punch at Kitchen 305.
Kitchen 305 – 16701 Collins Ave, North Miami Beach
11. Death or Glory
On National Rum Day, this Delray Beach drinking den will host a special Dine & Daiquiri rum pairing by AFROHEAD rum and Chef Jessie Steele. Part of a newly launched nationwide dinner series by AFROHEAD, the event will pair four courses with creative rum cocktails. Tickets are $60 here.
Death or Glory – 116 NE 6th Ave Delray Beach, from 7-10 p.m.
12. One Door East
If you’re based in Fort Lauderdale and still want to get in on the AFROHEAD action, never fear – the rum will also host a three-course Dine & Daiquiri pairing at One Door East. Tickets are $65 here.
One Door East – 620 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale from 7-10 p.m.
13. Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami
At the Sonesta Coconut Grove’s Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge, you can order the refreshing Spiced Blood Orange cocktail for $6 off the happy hour menu on National Rum Day while overlooking breathtaking views of beautiful Biscayne Bay.
Sonesta Coconut Grove – 2889 McFarlane Rd, Miami
14. Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
For Broward dwellers, the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach will serve up the hotel’s handcrafted cocktail of the month, The Hurricane, made with passionfruit, lemon, and rum.
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach – 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
15. JWB Prime Steak & Seafood
Located inside the lobby of Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, JWB Prime Steak and Seafood will offer a complimentary rum tasting for both locals and resort guests with Zacapa Rums from 6-8 pm., along with food specials and live music from the Bossa Nova duo Thais & Flavio. You can also enjoy the resort’s signature Boat Drinks for a discounted price of $9 at Margaritaville Restaurant, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, Lone Palm Beach Bar, and LandShark Bar & Grill.
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort – 1111 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood
16. The Anderson Miami
Order up a Club Paradise at this happenin’ neighborhood gem. Made with Ron Zacapa 23, Don Q Rum, Back Room Horchata Grated Nutmeg and tropical flowers, it’ll transport you straight to an exotic island.
The Anderson Miami – 709 NE 79th St, Miami
17. Matador Bar at The Miami Beach EDITION
Made with Flor de Cana 7 Year Rum, Campari, lime and pineapple, the Jungle Bird at Matador Bar is just what the doctor ordered on a hot summer day in Miami.
The Miami Beach Edition – 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
18. db Bistro Moderne
In downtown Miami, the drink to celebrate National Rum Day is db Bistro Moderne’s Old Cuban, a super refreshing blend of rum and champagne that tastes like a hybrid between a classic Mojito and French 75 cocktail.
db Bistro Moderne – 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami
For a stiff drink with a hell of a view, head to Jaya and order up a Kalamansi Daiquiri, made with Zacapa rum, kalamansi, and whiskey barrel bitters.
Jaya – 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
If Wynwood is more your scene, KYU’s Mojito Posh Nosh blends rum, shisho, mint leaves, fresh lime juice, and lychee juice for a sweet and exotic take on the classic.
KYU – 251 NW 25th St, Miami
Try Makoto’s Lemongrass Cooler, made with Bacardi Limon rum, cilantro, lemongrass, lemon, and soda. It’s so light and refreshing, we bet you won’t be able to stop at just one.
Makoto – 9700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
22. King's Dining and Entertainment
Doral peeps, join in the party at King’s Dining and Entertainment by ordering up a Calypso, made with Falernum liqueur, fresh lemon juice, Luxardo cherry, and rum straight from St. Croix.
King’s Dining and Entertainment – 3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue, Doral
23. Nina's House at The Confidante Miami Beach
Get a kick out of the Spicy Nina, made with pineapple, honey crisp apple, cilantro, jalapeño, Cana Brava rum.
The Confidante Hotel – 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
24. The Raleigh
Sip on a classic pina colada near the famous art deco pool at The Raleigh. Their version of the tropical favorite is simply unfooled-around-with, topped with a pineapple wedge and the whole shebang.
The Raleigh – 1775 Collins Ave Miami Beach
25. Pisco y Nazca
Whether your go-to location is Kendall or Doral, you’ll find a Proper Rum & Coke at Pisco y Nazca. Made with Ron Zacapa 23, Coca-Cola, cherry and chocolate bitters, and a cinammon stick, it’s a classic way to celebrate this hot national holiday.
Pisco y Nazca Kendall – 8405 Mills Drive #260, Miami
Pisco y Nazca Doral – 8551 NW 53rd Street, #A101, Doral
26. PM Fish and Steak House
At PM Fish and Steak House, the Mi Viejo is a must-try rum masterpiece made with Flor de Cana 7 year Rum, muddled figs, honey, and a splash of Fantasia Extra Brut – ’cause you fancy.
PM Fish and Steak House – 1453 S Miami Ave, Miami
27. Beaker & Gray
Pass by Beaker & Gray and try on a Velvet Slipper, made with Plantation 3 Star Rum, Velvet Falernum, banana, coconut cream, and pineapple ($7). Or keep things classic with a Zacapa Old Fashioned, featuring Ron Zacapa 23 Rum, Demerara, and chocolate bitters ($14). For something boozy and smokey, the Black Orchid blends Diplomatico Reserva rum with Amaro, Lucano, vanilla smoke-infused Kronan, and scorched orange ($14). And if you can’t decide, try all three. Show up during Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. and you’ll get $5 daiquiris with Santa Teresa Clara rum, lime, and sugar.
Beaker & Gray – 2637 North Miami Avenue, Miami
28. BLT Prime
A must-try Miami mainstay, BLT Prime offers breathtaking views of the renowned Blue Monster gold course. It’s also home to the Molada Cocktail, which blends Bacardi 8, 10 YO Port, crème de cacao, lime juice, and rhubarb jam. How’s that for some fancy Rum Day juice?
Trump National Doral Miami – 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral
29. Fontainebleau Miami Beach
If you’re heading to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, make it a rum-tasting tour. Start at Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina for the Lime in the Coconut, made with Bacardi Rum, Velvet Falernum, coconut cream and lime. Then make your way outside to La Côte for a Bleau Passion, made with Bacardi Tangerine, St. Germain, cucumber water and passion fruit. Finally, head to StripSteak by Michael Mina and indulge in the Perfect Hemingway, featuring Diplomatico Exclusiva and Blanco rum, luxardo maraschino and grapefruit.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach – 4441 Collins Avenue, on Miami Beach
Located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, acclaimed Japanese restaurant Kuro features a newly introduced cocktail in honor of National Rum Day. Made with Montenegro Amaro, Cruzan Rum, honey, salt, hand-whipped cream and chocolate, and puff soba crumbles, the Jyu Nana highlights a bitter profile that pairs perfectly with Kuro’s dessert creations.
Kuro – 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale