By: Natalie Whittell
Bumbo Rum Club
83 Club Street
First impressions: A light and airy bar, awash with faded primary colours that wouldn’t look out of place on a white Caribbean beach; 76 delicious-looking rums from over 20 countries line the walls, while Cuban music gives this bar a party vibe.
The Chosen One: The Cable Car ($22), a simple blend of spiced rum, orange curaçao and lemon. Served in a bottle with a striped straw, this drink’s got a fun edge that’s perfectly in line with the décor. All of the cocktails are lethal, tasting like delectable fruit juices but packing a punch courtesy of the rum.
The Cheapskate: The cocktails are a little on the pricey side, but rum-lovers won’t find a better selection elsewhere. Lucky ladies can drink mojitos for free after 9pm on Wednesdays.
Bite on this: Influenced by South America, the Caribbean and the American South, the appetising menu offers a variety of tapas, ceviches, quesadillas and more. The mouth-watering nachos ($14) were our favourite, smothered in shredded pork, melted cheese and spicy guacamole – a great accompaniment to rum.
Last but not least: Club Street’s hottest new bar also features live salsa dancing from time to time. If you need to escape the urban jungle, this bar will transport you straight to the Caribbean.
This story first appeared in Expat Living Singapore’s April 2015 issue.