This unique bar sits on the ground floor of the Speakeasy Inn on the upper end of Duval Street, Key West’s main artery. The vibe is laid back with good music and plenty of conversation amongst the visitors and locals. The saying is true: Come in strangers, leave as friends/family. You will feel at home at this place while sipping a classic cocktail or one of their 350 plus rums from all over the world. Rum flights consisting of five shots are available starting at $25. The bartenders are always eager to give you details about the different rums and help you make a selection if needed. They can make just about anything but specialize in traditional tropical rum drinks. The Daiquiris, Mojitos, and house specialty Painkillers have become legendary on the island so make sure you have one of each!
The Rum Bar is located in an historic building with two unusual features. As you approach the Inn, notice the balastrades around the second floor balcony. The home owner Raul Vasquez brought these back from Cuba so he could advertise the fact that there was alcohol and gambling available during Prohibition. This rum runner also brought back rum from Cuba. He needed to stash his smuggled rum, so it was stored in the basement. The home has one of the few basements in Key West!