Drink up me hearties, there be rum abound in these here parts. With all of Seattle’s gray and gloom, it is nice to take a mental vacation to a tropical island where rum flows. With many specialized bartenders crafting some of the best rummy cocktails and a large selection of premium rum, Seattleites are on a permanent vacation. From Speakeasies to Caribbean delights, the rum is plentiful.

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La Isla
2320 NW Market St.
Seattle, Washington 98107
(206) 789-0516

Hours: Daily – 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

La Isla specializes in two things: Puerto Rican food and rums of the Dominican Republic. The food is fantastic, but the drinks are amazing. From Mai Tais to Cuba Libras, this bar has every rum drink imaginable, including a rumgria, a sangria made with rum, wine and fruit. But at La Isla, it is all about the mojito; hand crafted with mint and top notch rum, it is cool and refreshing and the best in town.

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Tavern Law
1406 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-9734

Hours: Daily – 5 p.m. to close

The art of making hand crafted drinks was almost lost under Prohibition. The birth of the Speakeasy saved the craft. Today, Tavern Law upholds the tradition of the Speakeasy with a beautiful bar and cocktails prepared the old-fashioned way with only the finest ingredients. With a large selection of rum and other spirits, the choice of drink is difficult. Thankfully, the dedicated bartenders help each patron find the perfect crafted concoction.

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517 15th Ave. East
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-9898

Hours: Daily – 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

If there is one bar in the Seattle area to find sipping rum, it is at the Liberty in Capitol Hill. With 25 different rums to choose from, everyone will find the perfect selection. But the bar also specializes in cocktails for those that like to mix their rum. All the cocktails are made from scratch with fresh squeezed juice, made to order. Have patience when drinking at the Liberty; patience is rewarded handsomely.

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The Zig Zag Café
1501 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 625-1146

Hours: Daily – 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Zig Zag Café is a little left of center, opening on the steps below the famous Pike Place Market. It has an award winning cocktail list and a large selection of whiskeys, brandies, tequilas and the all important rum. The bartenders have national acclaim and really appreciate the craft of cocktail making as well as the importance of good ingredients. The cocktail list changes on a regular basis, as the Zig Zag Café strives to always find new and exciting creations.

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Havana Social Club
1010 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-2822

Hours: Monday to Saturday – 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Elegance is not something usually associated with a bar. But at the Havana Social club, elegance exudes from the décor and the atmosphere of the club. Lining the shelves of the bar under the pressed tin ceiling is an extensive collection of rums and tequila. From these spirits, hand-crafted cocktails are made and enjoyed by men and woman under vintage lights. Yes, elegance does exist in a bar, and the Havana Social Club does elegance in the right fashion.

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Denise LaCaille is a freelance writer living in Seattle. She graduated from the University of Washington and is passionate about the local food scene. Every weekend youll find her at farmers markets scouring for the freshest ingredients to create healthy dishes for her food blog she writes with her twin sister. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.