The Rum Diary is Melbourne’s first dedicated rum bar. Behind the bar you will find hundreds of rums from all over the world, as well as professional staff members who are more than happy to take you through them all.
This award-winning rum haven is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a few cocktails with friends, or even learn more about this delicious spirit. With cosy booth seating and a small tiki garden out the back, The Rum Diary is Brunswick street’s best-kept secret.
This Melbourne bar offers an extensive menu of exotic cocktails, as well as craft beers on tap and from the fridge. The cigar menu is also worth exploring, with staff on hand to help you choose the perfect cigar and rum pairing.
With a new owner at the helm in 2019, the bar has been given a much-needed revamp, with new booth seating and a revived back beer garden. The drink shelves behind the bar are so expansive that they require a rolling library ladder to access some of the top-shelf rums. They’re also peppered with curios – from model ships and magnifying glasses to animal skulls – making it one of the most unique bars in Melbourne.
Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or something spicy, they’ve got you covered. The Dark and Stormy is their most popular cocktail- a mix of house-made ginger beer with capsicum, coriander, lemon juice, sugar and Goslings Black Seal Rum.
With over 150 varieties of rum on offer, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. Whether you’re looking for a Spanish, French or English style of rum, or something a little more rare, The Rum Diary has you covered. And if you fancy taking some rum home with you, they also have a house-spiced rum available. The bar has a retractable stage and hosts live music on Fridays and Saturday nights – so it’s the perfect spot for live blues or rock’n’roll.