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“I Love the Rum Shack!!”
Review of Rum Shack

Rum Shack
Ranked #4 of 23 Nightlife in Galveston
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Really- I love you Rum Shack!!

This place is literally ONE OF A KIND. No other place even touches it on the Island.

Where to begin....

It's on stilts so it has an amazing unobstructed view, it also has this HUGE amazing towering Palapa to sit under, somehow it can be 140 degrees in the sun but so nice and cool under that Palapa- it draws such a nice breeze from the Gulf. You can walk RIGHT DOWN TO THE SAND, the drink list is super fun and very extensive and the bartenders there do NOT mess around with the RUM! They are really friendly and treat you very well. I always tip like crazy here.

You can order food if you want of course. I like the burgers , personally.

There is a nice sunny section to sit at if you prefer that. They have live music very often, sand volleyball, a horseshoe pit kind of thing under the building, and people watching GALORE! The bar attracts a very wide variety of people too. You have locals, tourists, older people, young people, people with kiddos, people with dogs! Yes! You can have your dog here as long as they are on a leash and well behaved.They will give you a bowl of water for your dog too.

I love this place. It's unique, the atmosphere is unmatched, the people it draws are generally happy and lively. I would recommend going here grabbing some appetizers and a frozen drink and relaxing.

It's a very fun place I promise.

If you blow out a flip flop- they will add it to one of the posts holding up the Palapa that has a funky bit of signage appropriately touting "LOST SOLES" and a hilariously large number of single beachy kinds of shoes and footwear of all varieties.

Go have fun!

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Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

I don't often wax poetic about a bar, but for a 3rd story view of the beach and the sea wall, you can NOT beat it! And the rum selection is awesome! I SO love the atmosphere (nonstop reggae) and open air. Give em a go, and we'll hoist a glass of rum together!

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