So these bars may not exclusively serve rum and rum cocktails, but they certainly stock some of the best sugar cane-based drinks on their cocktail list. Whether you're after tall, tropical cocktails or punchy drinks that will warm you up on the colder months, here are the best places to order one. If rum's not for you, we've also dug up the best gin and whisky bars.
The Nelson’s specialty is rum, and the St Kilda locals are loving it. This laid-back bayside bar is just a stone's throw away from the beach, which makes their rum cocktail list particularly on point after strolls along the St Kilda pier. In summer, the Nelson Mojito lends extra zing with pepper, lime zest and mint, while the Hot Buttered Rum number takes the edge off winter nights.
Hats & Tatts is an American style dive bar/pub complete with pinball, Coors on tap, 80s pro wrestling on the telly and a jukebox with all the fist pumping hits you could ask for. Their drinks program includes classic cocktails on tap, a rotovap (rotary evaporator, or mad scientist gear used for distilling small amounts of anything), and an epic back bar collection gathered over years in the industry.