Best Bars For Rum Selections In Houston

June 13, 2012 6:00 AM

Houston’s bars love rum. There are many well kept secrets where you can find some of the most unique, flavorful and even homegrown rum.

Rum has been one of America’s favorite drinks for centuries.  With Houston in a unique position, you can taste both locally grown American rum and popular imported rum. There are many places that specialize in rum, allowing you to explore, learn and taste your way through the best that rum has to offer.
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Kingston’s Reggae Fusion and Rum Bar
11342 Beechnut St.
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 495-0088

Hours: Fri and Sat – 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sun – 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., Happy Hour – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Offering 29 flavors and rum drinks, Kingstons Reggae Fusion and Bar knows its rum. You won’t be able to sit in your seats for long here with the live Reggae music playing. You and your friends can enjoy a private rum flight, tasting any three different kinds of rum offered at Kingstons. With music, a full bar and American and imported rum, Kingstons Reggae Fusion and Bar is a unique, fun and unforgettable place to spend your weekends.

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Anvil Bar & Refuge
1424 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-1622

Hours: Mon to Sun – 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Known for its unique drinks, Anvil Bar and Refuge makes many of its own liquors, fusions, bitters and sodas, bringing the local flavors to life in a cozy cocktail bar. Here you can experience retro modern decor, eat delicious food, relax and enjoy the night with a good drink. You cannot go wrong with any drink you order here, especially the rum. Some of the favorite drinks here are the Jake Leg (Jamaican and Haitian rum, Absinthe, Mezcal, Peychaud’s and Angostura Bitters for $12) and Eve’s Downfall (Nicaraguan rum, Don’s Spices #2, lemon, sage and apple cider for $9).

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Raileon Rum Distillery
341 5th St.
San Leon, TX 77539
(713) 545-2742

Price: For a tour – $3 per person, $5 if you want to keep your shot glass
Hours: Mon to Sat by appointment only. Call to make your appointment.

Located near Galveston, San Leon is home to Railean Rum Distillery, the only rum distillery in the Galveston and surrounding Houston areas. Kelly Railean, founder of Railean, brought rum distilleries back to American soil. Not only offering homemade rum and Agrave Spirits, Railean also sells its clothes brand, flasks and many other items in the online store. You can also find recipes and attend tours of the distillery. Here you can taste the different rum and Agrave spirits made at the distillery, learn about fermentation, bottling, barrel aging and much more about the distillation process. You can find Railean’s Rum in many bars in Houston, or you can order it online.

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Ashford Arms Irish Pub
13308-100 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 679-6112

Hours: Mon to Sun – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sun thru Sat Happy Hour – 11 7 p. m., Thurs – Ladies Night – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Known for its free food, great customer service, love for Houston sports, live music such as The Blaggers, and the top notch list of rums, Ashford Arms Pub is a local Houston secret. Bacardi, Captain Morgan’s, Myers and Mount Gay are some of the favorite rums offered. The extensive list of not only rum, but also beer, liquor, tequila, vodka, whiskey, gin, sprits, brandy and cognac will please anyone. Be sure to stop by Ashford Arms for a drink and keep an eye out for live music nights on the calendar of events.

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Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar
307 Fairview
Houston, TX
(713) 529-1099

Hours: Sun to Sat – 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., Happy Hour – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Built and decorated with artifacts, furniture and sculptures from around the world, Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar brings a unique flavor to Houston. Here you can find some of the best mojitos in town. The pizza, patio, live music and half-price cake day also bring people coming back for more. Bring your friends or have a date night at Boheme and relax under the stars with great food and mojitos.

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Kelli Kelly is a freelance writer who resides in Houston, Texas. Discovering how to make recipes family friendly, healthy, and in a short amount of time using ingredients that can usually be found in your pantry already is a passion of Kelli’s. She also helps to teach children’s cooking/baking classes and parties. Her work can be found at

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