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Portland Monthly Best of 2012
“So what sets newish nightspot Rum Club apart? Along with its twilit interior, there’s a constant influx of talent. Vaunted drink slingers like David Shenaut, a founder of the Oregon Bartenders Guild, Beaker & Flask’s Brandon Wise, and Bent Brick’s Adam Robinson regularly make cameos. And all of them make damn fine renditions of the house drink, the Rum Club Daiquiri (Bacardi Aged Rum, lime, simple syrup, maraschino, Angostura bitters, absinthe).” Read more

Drink Spirts Top 5
“There are a lot of elements that go into making a great bar, and almost all those elements line up perfectly with Rum Club.   Like Teardrop, Rum Club’s built around a large U-shaped bar, but unlike Teardrop the bar isn’t the center of the universe.  No matter where you sit at Rum Club, you’ll feel like you are ‘part of the club’.” Read more

Patrick Coleman at Thrillist.com
“This place, as you might’ve guessed if you saw the name, is all about the rum. They’ve got nine specialty rum-centric cocktails, but if rum’s not your thing there’s always the nine other cocktails mixed with different liquors. The menu of pub grub features classics such as Braised Short Ribs and the Shrimp Cocktail.” Read more

Willamette Week
“Rum Club, which Shea, a former bar manager at Doug Fir, conceived with Beaker & Flask’s Kevin Ludwig, serves Hemingway-class cocktails at reasonable prices (all $8) in a tiny triangular room almost completely filled by a horseshoe bar topped in glowing African mahogany. The bar encourages long, pisco-soaked conversations that drift on and on until the 2 am last call, so fortify your stomach with a stream of deviled-ham sandwiches ($5) and pickled eggs (beet- or turmeric-flavored, $1) and settle in.” Read more

The Nice People at Cocktailia.com
“This place, as you might’ve guessed if you saw the name, is all about the rum. They’ve got nine specialty rum-centric cocktails, but if rum’s not your thing there’s always the nine other cocktails mixed with different liquors. The menu of pub grub features classics such as Braised Short Ribs and the Shrimp Cocktail.” Read more

More Portland Monthly

Michael Russell at The Oregonian

Erin at EaterPDX with great Photos from Tim Roth

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