It may be really dorky of us, but we love ourselves some pirates. No, really – we were dressing up in frocks and corsets and eye patches and talking about 1800s naval warfare loooong before Johnny Depp came around and made it cool. So when we found out that a pirate-themed rum bar had opened up literally around the corner from our apartment, we nearly gagged from our glee.
And what a pirate-themed bar it is! It’s got lots o’ rum and barrels for tables and they give you a pirate hat to play with and yet, somehow, The Rhumerie Bounty manages not to come across as cheesy.
We think the delicious rum, which is sold either in 250ml potion-like bottles or as delicious Jungle Juicy (as in, you barely realize you’re drinking alcohol until the drunk smacks you in the face) shots, helps.
They had about 10 different flavors when we went, though the owner said that the list of available rums would change with the seasons. We recommend the strawberry and the banana, if you want to play it safe. The bar also doles out free peanuts to chomp on.
It’s not the cheapest places, with bottles running for about 125RMB (though, they’ve been reduced to 100RMB until July 30th) and shots for about 15RMB. But for the quality of rum, and the thrill of downing it in piratey yet classy surroundings, we think its worth the doubloons.
The Rhumerie Bounty is located on 550 Wuding Lu, near Xikang Lu (武定路550号， 近西康路) in Jing’an District. Telephone number is 2661 9368