National Rum Day

August 16, 2013 @ 10:00 PM – August 17, 2013 @ 2:00 AM
Although its origins are unknown, National Rum Day (August 16th) is a widely celebrated day which gives the rum industry and its respective brands a unique opportunity to educate consumers while promoting and celebrating the variety of the this sugar cane based spirit.  Rum Day DC will host multiple events for rum lovers and enthusiasts in honor of National Rum Day.  The three-day celebration kicks off with the festive multi-destination Rum Runner Party Bus on August 16th, the 2nd event is The Speakeasy Rum-B-Que at Gibson on August 17th, and the final event is the Poolside Punch Party & Competition at Capital Liaison Hotel on August 18th.

A stellar line up of sponsors, vendors and partners for Rum Day DC celebrations guarantee events will pack a punch.  Title sponsors include BacardiMount Gay RumAtlantico Rum, and Chairman’s Reserve, who will all serve as hosts for the three day rum extravaganza.  Other sponsoring brands include Veev Sustainable Acai Spirit and Evian Water.  Each event will highlight the various rum brands of these sponsors, as well as participating bars, restaurants and vendors.
Additional supporting rum sponsors who will be showcased include; Brugal RumClement RumDiplomatico, and numerous others.  Tickets to all Rum Day DC events are open to the public and available at  Event details:The Rum Runner Party Bus, August 16 (6-10pm) $75
Four destinations for specialty rum cocktails and delectable noshes have been selected. Each location will supply patrons with hors d’ouvres and a featured rum specialty cocktail, while highlighting popular menu items. The Rum Runner experience begins and ends at Smith Commons and includes: bottomless specialty rum cocktails while onboard, gift card raffles and prizes, swag bags and a discounted Uber code at the end of the night.  Rum Runners can expect festive stops at the following locations:

Hogo                                                                 Farmers Fishers Bakers
1017 7th Street, NW                                         3000 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001                                    Washington, DC 20007

Teddy and the Bully Bar                                Smith Commons
1200 19th Street, NW                                       1245 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20036                                    Washington, DC 20002


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