Whether in the heat of the summer or as an exotic escape in the cold winter months, savoring a glass of fine rum or an infused cocktail is the perfect way to emulate an exotic vacation. Though Denver is landlocked and sometimes snow covered, the nightlife is nothing to sneeze at, and many local venues have diverse rum offerings. The following list includes five of the best places in Denver to find and savor a fine rum cocktail.
437 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
Bar Red is one of the newer bars in town, but the swanky vibe, decadent decor and attentive staff almost ensures its longevity. The diverse mixology menu served up by the seasoned team of mixologists offers many types of top-shelf drinks, but one of the favorites is the Hemingway Daiquiri ’56. Concocted of Ron Zacapa Centenario Rum, Agave Nectar and fresh lime juice, this refreshing and tasty cocktail will match the classy atmosphere of Bar Red. The menu offers several other mouthwatering rum drinks including seasonal mojitos.
4408 Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80211
When you’re a rum connoisseur, a visit to Cafe Brazil is in order. Its hefty menu boasts more than 75 different rums from across the globe, ensuring that you can explore and savor with each sip. Rather than a cocktail, try your rum straight up to enjoy the boisterous flavors that easily complement the Brazilian menu.
Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar
1173 Delaware St.
Denver, CO 80204
As you may expect, Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar offers a diverse list of rum choices. From daiquiris to mojitos to fine sipping rum, there is sure to be something to fit your unique tastes. On a hot summer day, cool down with the coconut rum daiquiri. Complement your exotic cocktail with some authentic Cuban cuisine to ensure you take advantage of the whole experience.
523 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
When you want your rum to accompany a sound meal, Denver mainstay Steuben’s is a must. The eclectic and delicious menu is easily complemented by the very reasonable cocktail list. A rum favorite, Dark & Stormy, concocted of Gosling’s Black Seal and ginger beer is a sultry option. The rich and decadent cocktail is perfect for sipping and enjoying riveting conversation.
218 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
For a summertime escape of Colorado’s landlocked borders, a stop at Adrift Tiki Bar is in order. This tropical destination has a full bar and delicious menu to give you a momentary escape. With many rum options, it may be hard to pick, but the rum runner is a local favorite. Adrift’s take on this classic uses Papagayo Silver Rum, Lemonheart 151, Cassis liqueur, orange, pineapple, lime, grenadine and banana to create a refreshing thirst quencher.
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Nicole Cormier is a hip-hop head with business ambitions who stumbled awkwardly into journalism in 2007 as Colorado Music Buzz’s hip-hop editor. She is the publisher and editor of the Colorado hip-hop e-magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.