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Reviewed June 3, 2022

This is one of my favorite bars in the city, and I make a point of going anytime I'm in town. The cocktails are excellent - well crafted by a super knowledgeable bar staff. Selection of spirits (Rum in particular, go figure) is quite good....Ambiance is great, cozy, old-school. And the live music - frequently a little jazz or blues combo in my experience, just tops off the overall experience. A gem of a bar.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 29, 2022

Stayed in attached hotel so called in for a beer. bouncer on door rude and dismissive. Bar staff unfriendly and $10 bottle of beer. Didn't come back. MUch nicer Irish bar down the street with friendly staff.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

As we were staying in the Edison we came here on a few occasions. The staff are very friendly and attentive, and the cocktail list has plenty of drinks to tempt. We tried quite a few of the rum cocktails which were very good. The...nightly music is very good, and plays the older genre of American music, which is great to see and hear. If in the area, a visit to The Rum House is a must.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022 via mobile

This little place is a gem. Different live music . One night it was jazz, another night Blues. Drinks were very good . Need to get there early for a table

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

Top notch bartending, live music, and amazing drinks. What’s not to love? Always packed so get there early and grab a seat.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022 via mobile

Great little bar in the heart of Manhatten. Prices are very reasonable for NYC and staff & service is excellent. Whether you just want a drink or free jazz every night at 9.30pm. Great live music in an intimate setting, I would highly recommend this...hidden gem for jazz lovers.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

This was the worst bar we visited in New York, unaccomidating, unfriendly service from bar tender and server. We stayed in the attached hotel. Number of people in our party, we were nice but it wasn't reciprocated.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 7, 2022

This bar is conveniently situated by the Hotel Edison. The music is great and the bartenders are fabulous. Make sure you try the Hot Buttered Rum drink!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 25, 2021 via mobile

Amazing little gem with live music every night and good boozy cocktails! The place is quite small but very cozy, and absolutely perfect for a few drinks if you’re staying at Hotel Edison (as it’s connected to the hotel) or near Times Square/Broadway. Friendly staff...and good music. Would reccommend!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 29, 2021

We were fortunate that this bar adjoins the Edison Hotel where we stayed, yet, it had a street entrance, too. Great location for a quick beverage and appetizer between afternoon matinees and evening performances. Cocktails and service were impeccable, as were the tasty truffle pretzels!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 28, 2021

We stayed at the Hotel Edison and after a day of shopping we could hear the music from the lobby and decided to check it out. The music, drinks, and atmosphere were amazing! We cannot wait to come back!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021

This is a nice little bar connected to the Edison Hotel. They were checking vaccines upon entrance. It is a small area. About 15- 2 top cocktail table They have a shot gun bar. 8:00 the jazz trio started playing. The atmosphere before and with...the live music was nice. Not too loud. Dimmed lights and candles on each table. The bartenders were professional. The drinks use very small cubed, almost crushed ice. A small detail because it makes a very good cocktail. They have a large selection of rums. My wife had "the escape" which is an old fashion way pina coladas used to be made, not frozen. I had "summer in the city". This was also tasty. If I come back to NYC I'll visit again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021

We were staying at Marriott Marquis nearby and a quick search showed us this bar. Loved the atmosphere inside with live music, lively atmosphere, fun, and friendly people talking to each other. A bit crowded for our taste especially during the pandemic but it is...what it is. The bartender was knowledgeable and very friendly, I think his name was Jade (I might be wrong). He recommended me a drink and I loved it, my wife ordered old fashion and it was one of the best old fashion in our experience. Definitely recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2020

We stumbled upon this beautiful bar after coming out of a comedy club in Times Square. It was a Sunday night so most places were closed but a quick Google search let us know that The Rum House was open until 4am and even had...live music! We made it in time for the last set and the music was fantastic. We had old fashioneds and rum & pineapples and were not disappointed. The rum selection was unbelievable, although of course being in the US there were no Cuban rums which bummed me out, but not the bar's fault! We ordered a bowl of olives which were delicious, a nice option! Being Canadians who love Cuba, we were very pleased with this find. The next time we're in NYC we will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

This was by far the BEST bar we visited while in New York. The entertainment on the evening we were there was a jazz band and they were amazing and added to the atmosphere of the bar. The drinks are average price for Times Square...(expect to pay anything between $8-$12 for a drink). The night we were there was incredibly busy so I would recommend getting there early so that you can get a seat. This typical New York bar really added to the whole experience of our trip and we would recommend to anyone who is staying local to Times Square!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Hi, sorry for delay. a whisky was $12 . for a whisky, vodka/Lemonade and a pint of beer it cost $33 in rum House. In other bars nearby it cost around $27.
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