Colorado may be full of tall mountains and grassy plains, but sometimes it’s nice to get away. If you’re thinking of beaches, umbrellas and sandals, but can’t seem to sneak off to your dream vacation, you can at least count on a nice tropical cocktail. You don’t have to travel far to taste the finest rums or carefully crafted drinks famous in Latin America. Take a mental vacation and kick back at any of the following top spots for rum in the Denver area. You can leave the beach towel at home.


Cuba Cuba Café & Bar
1173 Delaware St.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 605-2822

Hours: Mon to Thu – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fri to Sat – 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Serving up some of Denver’s best Cuban food, Cuba Cuba also provides its customers with an extensive list of fine rums. Each rum comes with a detailed description on the menu, making it easy to pick out the perfect fit for your taste. For those who like to mix it up, Cuba Cuba also makes some of the best mojitos around town. Rum cocktail selections include Coconut Rum Daiquiri and Cuba Libre.

Related: Top Romantic Restaurants In Denver


Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace
950 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-7771

Hours: Mon to Fri – 11:30 a.m. to close, Sat to Sun – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to close

This brilliantly themed Latin restaurant has an extensive adult beverage menu, which breaks the various rums into three categories to help take the guess work out of sampling. Choose from light-silver, dark and sweet or dark and dry rum and enjoy a glass straight or have your favorite added to a mojito for a refreshingly light drink. Menu items include lobster and pork green chile nachos, Barbacoa spare ribs and shrimp tacos.

(credit: Thinkstock)

Café Brazil
4408 Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 480-1877

Hours: Tues to Sat – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Known across Denver for having the best rum selection around, Café Brazil’s rum room is stocked full of more than 75 different rums from across the world. Knowing that an aged glass of rum is something that must be savored and enjoyed, the restaurant encourages its patrons to embrace each glass as its own masterpiece. South American cuisine served at Café Brazil is made with only the freshest seafood and quality meats.


Churchill Bar at the Brown Palace Hotel
321 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-3111

Price: $31 – $60
Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Class is what the Brown Palace Hotel is all about, and no where is it more prevalent than at the hotel’s Churchill Bar. With a wide selection of cigars, customers also have the option to pair their favorite smoke with an elegant pour of aged rum. Rum selections on the menu include 10 Cane (Trinidad), Captain Morgan’s Private Stock (Puerto Rico), Meyer’s Legend 10 Yr. (Jamaica), Mt. Gay Extra Old (Barbados) and Appleton 21 Yr. (Jamaica), and more. With a rum selection that has more variety than most, the Churchill bar has something for every palate.

Related: Top Cigar Bars In Denver

Zack Christofferson is a freelance writer living in Denver. Deeply devoted to all things food and drink, Zack can be found tasting the best liquid and solid indulgences that Denver has to offer morning, noon and night. His work can be found here