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Rum House

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228 W 47th St, New York City, NY 10036
(212) 869-3005
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nirvana for lovers of fine rums, plus it oozes character. I need more words for their minimum review length, but am at a loss for words after every visit.

Thank Ron T
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428 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I had drinks at The Rum House on a Friday afternoon for Happy Hour in late May 2016. (Their weekday Happy Hour is quite generous, running from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.) The Rum House is located on West 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue) in Times Square/Theater District; it is the bar for the Edison... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I husband and I visited New York City for our anniversary and we were not disappointed at The Rum House!! The drinks were great and the music was absolutely phenomenal! A small cozy bar right in the middle of times Square. Fun atmosphere great crowd that night.

Thank Mizbcurly
Ponteland, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here for a couple of drinks (we didnt want to eat) and had a good time. Two ladies took turns to sing jazz classics with a great band in tow. Good atmosphere and good waitress service.

Thank 173IanB
Alexandria, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This establishment is attempting to hark back to a more sophisticated era of jazz music, cocktails and chat which is perhaps not so easy to find in raucous modern day New York. Small, dimly lit and cosy it did have a different atmosphere to the ubiquitous sports bars with their wall to wall TVs. Catch the live bands and you're... More 

Thank Lesleyjoh
Central New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Since the Rum House has changed hands it's really gone way down in my estimation. Its way too noisy for such a small place - you can't hear the person next to you! The bartenders are OK but the bartender that was there in the "old" Rum House was a very nice personable individual. My family and I used to... More 

Thank Georganne39
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to listen to some live jazz music. This place advertised. A gentleman was playing a piano in this small dimly, but romantic setting. Loved the seeing but intimate as in small but a good way. Bartender wad not very friendly although door man /security was! My husband got a drink and I was not feeling up to drinking... More 

Thank Elizabeth O
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Great live music, incredible selection of rum! The drinks we had were pretty stout, so pay attention to what you are ordering. The band was sensational.

Thank caseyandjohn6
Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Super cool after-dinner/theater spot with quite possibly the best variety of rum cocktails anywhere. Classic and cozy colonial style interior and live bands most nights, but not too loud, so you can still carry on a conversation. The daiquiris are otherworldly, and for a fresh palate cleanser try the Old Cuban.

Thank Castello73
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry but this place deserve a 5 star, and I don't give out many 5 stars. Great atmosphere, great workers and best of all great live music not a Dj. The place was hopping tonight and people of all ages enjoying the music so nice to see. I was here on vacation and lucky enough to find this gem.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 W 47th St, New York City, NY 10036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 869-3005

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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