Friday, February 03, 2012
Nightclub & Bar Name Rum Bar “Cocktail Lounge of the Year”
Philadelphia, PA—Rum Bar’s goal for the last five years was to become the best rum-based bar in the world. Nightclub & Bar magazine has recognized owner Adam Kanter’s efforts and successes and has named Rum Bar the nation’s Cocktail Lounge of the Year.
“It’s the biggest honor we’ve ever received,” Kanter says. “It’s a great validation for all the hard work our staff has put in, and it provides some energy going into 2012.”
The judges were critical not only of food and drink quality, but also on the behind the scenes and financial aspects of each bar.
“The finalists and winners highlight exactly the characteristics this competition applauds: quality, creativity, financial success and, of course, patron value,” says Megan Hernandez, Digital Content Director for Nightclub & Bar Media Group.
Since opening Rum Bar in 2007 with 30 rums and a simple Latin menu, Kanter has raised Rum Bar up to a top destination with some 230 rums and one of the most creative and authentic Latin-inspired menus in Philadelphia.
“Authenticity is a big deal to us,” Kanter says. “We spend a lot of time in island distilleries and kitchens. Rum Bar works to be a Caribbean respite in Center City Philadelphia. We do that by replicating cuisine, cocktails, décor, and ambiance.”
Currently, the winter cocktail menu is in full force with the most popular choices being Hot Buttered Rum, Jamaican Hot Chocolate Tea, and Irie Daiquiri.
With more than 230 rums, Rum Bar is Philadelphia’s premier place for sampling this complex and spellbinding spirit. Rum Bar is constantly evolving and works to highlight the finest flavors the Caribbean offers. Big-time congratulations to Kanter for recently making it down to the Top 10 in the national Tommy Bahama Rumologist search — and now for Rum Bar for being named “Cocktail Lounge of the Year” by Nightclub & Bar.
Rum Bar Lounge • Restaurant
2005 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-751-0404 • www.rum-bar.com