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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Key West's Rum Bar at the Speakeasy Inn Among the Best for 2014

The Speakeasy Inn and Rum Bar on Duval Street in Key West
     The folks at the Rum Journal have made The Rum Bar at the Speakeasy Inn in Key West to be one of the Top 15 rum bars in the world for 2014.   This is an honor for all of us involved.   A lot of work and effort has gone into the bar in the past five years since Anne Perina  has taken over as owner of the Speakeasy Inn and Rum Bar.  She and her mother Barbara Perina, General Manager, have given us all the where with all and the financial backing to accumulate the fine collection of 240 different rums that we now carry.  They have helped us to spread the word about the qualities of fine rums and how to enjoy them.

     The Rum Journal has set the standards as to what constitutes a rum bar and what makes it a great one.  "What is a rum bar? It’s not a beach bar. It’s not a pub. It’s not a tiki bar. It’s not a rum shop. The way we see it, a rum bar is a bar dedicated to the glory of rum, with a list of rums large enough to do justice to the Noble Spirit and a relaxed but adventurous atmosphere that lives up to all of its natural romance. Rum must be the soul of the bar. And as the gospel of rum continues to spread across the globe, we thought we’d do something rather ambitious — put together a list of the world’s best rum bars, including both the best of the Caribbean and the wider world."

Martin Cates  of Smuggler's Cove San Francisco
The Rum Journal's Top     15 Rum Bars in the World

  • 1. Papa Zouk - Antigua
  • 2. Lebensstern - Berlin
  • 3. Smuggler's Cove - San Francisco
  • 4. Rum House - New York City
  • 5. La Rhummerie - Paris
  • 6 Rumba - Seattle
  • 7. Fish D'vine - Australia
  • 8. Tafia - Tokyo
  • 9. Cubaocho - Miami
  • 10. Trailer Happiness - London
  • 11. Cana Rum Bar - Los Angeles
  • 12. Rum Bar  - Key West
  • 13. Q's Rummeria - Rome
  • 14. La Rhummerie _Guadeloupe
  • 15. Rum Bar - Key Biscayne

The Rum Bar at the Speakeasy Inn - Key West
     The Rum Bar is a place that is dedicated to fun first, then to the education and enjoyment
of some of the finest rums available to us here in Florida.   It is a real honor to be considered among such well known group of bars such as "Smuggler's Cover" in San Francisco and "Trailer Happiness" in London.   We tap every distributor we can find to provide some of the new and unusual rums from around the world.   Providing the knowledge about the rums in order to match the palate of the customers to a rum that will give them an interesting new experience.   It is working with those that are interested in learning about rum and trying something new in their lives.   According to the Rum Journal.  "Set at the Speakeasy Inn on Duval Street in Key West, the Rum Bar is led by “Bahama Bob” Leonard, one of the world’s leading experts on rum. It’s a classic in the heart of a town that loves the spirit."

     Should you get the opportunity to come to Key West, stop by and get to know us and our superb collection of rums.  You will not be disappointed I'm sure.  ;o)