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Where to Drink Rum After Hogo's No Longer an Option

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Washington will lose one of its best rum bars this weekend when Hogo closes for good Saturday night. But for those mourning the impending loss of retro tiki drinks, all hope is not lost.

As cocktail bars and speakeasies continue to crop up around town, bartenders have rediscovered the versatility and complexity that rum can bring to a drink. That has given way to a number of new locations enjoy the spirit, whether a drinker wants to sip on rare, aged rum or enjoy a strong tropical punch.

Still not convinced? Try a serious cocktail bar like PX or the Columbia Room. Rum may not be their emphasis, but they'll definitely be able to craft something to satisfy any rum-lover's palate.
—Travis Mitchell

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Bar Charley

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Stop in to Bar Charley and enjoy a Mai Thai on draft, or have a freshly made, not frozen, pina colada.

Bar Pilar

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Named in honor of Ernest Hemingway’s fishing boat, the frequently-changing cocktail menu here often includes dark and stormys and other rum-based recipes.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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August is rum month at the Penn Quarter location of this Cuban-inspired chain. Special events include a mojito and ceviche tasting class as well as happy hours and discounts on rum drinks.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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Whiskey is the main attraction at this Adams Morgan bar, but don’t overlook the small tiki bar at the rear of the roofdeck. Stop by Thursday through Saturday during the warmer months to enjoy a classic like a zombie or a hurricane.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

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The rum list at this restaurant varies by location and includes dark, white, spiced and aged selections. There are also house speciality cocktails. Area locations in Tysons Corner and Rockville (as well as further-flung Annapolis).

Patty Boom Boom

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Rum punch is among the standard options at this reggae-themed dance bar. Choose from one of three varieties - silver, gold or dark. Each drink runs about $8, and they are both refreshing and deceivingly strong

Rumba Café

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Live Latin music and a signature mojito bar come together at this lively Adams Morgan destination.

Southern Efficiency

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This neighborhood Shaw bar offers a list of cocktails premixed and served in mason jars as well as on draft. Despite specializing in American whiskey, this is a non-intuitive place to find rum drinks like one made with Black Strap rum and a shrub-like switchel.

Jackie's Sidebar

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This bar is located within Jackie’s Restaurant in Silver Spring. Anyone looking for an off-beat rum cocktail can try the 12-Mile Limit, made with silver rum and rye whiskey.

Whitlow's Rooftop Tiki Bar

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The rooftop tiki bar at this Clarendon spot might feel tacky, but it’s open seven days a week and is a great place to grab a tropical drink on a warm summer evening.

Civil Cigar Lounge

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Whiskey may be the most popular beverage choice at this cigar lounge, but they also stock the rare Black Tot rum, which goes for $75 an ounce.

Doi Moi

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Doi Moi is the place to go for Tiki this summer, where Adam Bernbach is whipping up Scorpion bowls, pina coladas and more.

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Bar Charley

Stop in to Bar Charley and enjoy a Mai Thai on draft, or have a freshly made, not frozen, pina colada.

Bar Pilar

Named in honor of Ernest Hemingway’s fishing boat, the frequently-changing cocktail menu here often includes dark and stormys and other rum-based recipes.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

August is rum month at the Penn Quarter location of this Cuban-inspired chain. Special events include a mojito and ceviche tasting class as well as happy hours and discounts on rum drinks.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Whiskey is the main attraction at this Adams Morgan bar, but don’t overlook the small tiki bar at the rear of the roofdeck. Stop by Thursday through Saturday during the warmer months to enjoy a classic like a zombie or a hurricane.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

The rum list at this restaurant varies by location and includes dark, white, spiced and aged selections. There are also house speciality cocktails. Area locations in Tysons Corner and Rockville (as well as further-flung Annapolis).

Patty Boom Boom

Rum punch is among the standard options at this reggae-themed dance bar. Choose from one of three varieties - silver, gold or dark. Each drink runs about $8, and they are both refreshing and deceivingly strong

Rumba Café

Live Latin music and a signature mojito bar come together at this lively Adams Morgan destination.

Southern Efficiency

This neighborhood Shaw bar offers a list of cocktails premixed and served in mason jars as well as on draft. Despite specializing in American whiskey, this is a non-intuitive place to find rum drinks like one made with Black Strap rum and a shrub-like switchel.

Jackie's Sidebar

This bar is located within Jackie’s Restaurant in Silver Spring. Anyone looking for an off-beat rum cocktail can try the 12-Mile Limit, made with silver rum and rye whiskey.

Whitlow's Rooftop Tiki Bar

The rooftop tiki bar at this Clarendon spot might feel tacky, but it’s open seven days a week and is a great place to grab a tropical drink on a warm summer evening.

Civil Cigar Lounge

Whiskey may be the most popular beverage choice at this cigar lounge, but they also stock the rare Black Tot rum, which goes for $75 an ounce.

Doi Moi

Doi Moi is the place to go for Tiki this summer, where Adam Bernbach is whipping up Scorpion bowls, pina coladas and more.

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