Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar to Offer Drink Specials This August in Honor of National Rum Day

Rum Flight (Photo: Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar)

From our friends at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar...

August 16th is officially National Rum Day and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is celebrating with a variety of specials. At Cuba Libre, rum is a celebrated spirit and National Rum Day provides the perfect opportunity to showcase its versatility and flavor. From August 1st - 31st during lunch, dinner and weekend brunch service, Cuba Libre will offer up two new rum flights: Don Q Flight and a Tour of the Dark Side “of Rum” Flight featuring one-ounce pours of three expertly curated rums, priced at $16 each. The complete tasting notes for the rum flights are listed below.

Additionally, on Tuesday, August 16th, guests will be able to enjoy Cuba Libre’s extensive collection of rums at half price. This special offering will be available exclusively at the 50-seat bar/lounge during Happy Hour from 5 PM to 7 PM. Cuba Libre’s rum list showcases over 90 premium and flavored varieties from Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua and Tortola. Rums are priced between $8 and $84 per shot.

WHEN: Rum flights will be available from August 1st - 31st during lunch, dinner and weekend brunch service. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11:30 AM to 3 PM; Dinner is served Sunday, from 4 PM to 9 PM; Monday through Saturday, from 4 PM to 11 PM. Brunch, including an All-You-Can-Eat tapas option, is available Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 3 PM. Half price rums will be available exclusively during Happy Hour on Tuesday, August 16th from 5 PM to 7 PM.

WHERE: Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar is located at 801 9th Street, NW, Ste. A, Washington, D.C. 20001; Phone (202) 408-1600. For additional information, please visit

Don Q Flight
This bestselling rum brand in Puerto Rico was established in 1932 by the Serrallés family based in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Gold, silver, and bronze medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competitions.

Don Q Gold
Light pilsner gold in color, this rum is aged three to five years. Pineapple, black pepper and honey permeate warm caramel flavoring. Clean, spicy finish.

Don Q Anejo
Light golden brown in color, this rum is aged three to seven years in whisky and bourbon barrels. It is medium-bodied with molasses, vanilla, tobacco, leather, and oak. Slight sweetness. Pleasant complexity. Dry finish.

Don Q Gran Añejo
A blend of rums aged three to twelve years to create blend of sweet and dry finish. Flavors of baked apple, tropical fruits, spice with hints of nuts and smoky vanilla. Wonderful to sip neat or on the rocks.

Tour of the Dark Side "of Rum"
Tasting flight of dark rums for those that prefer flavors of molasses and cocoa.

Cruzan Black Strap, St Croix, US Virgin Islands
Dark, Navy style rum. Strong molasses and maple syrup flavor with light undertones of licorice and black coffee. Faint notes of vanilla and cinnamon.

Coruba Dark Rum, Jamaica
A take on the traditional dark Planter’s style rum. Full-flavored with a smooth finish. The flavor has hints of spice, molasses, cocoa, and caramel.

Ron Miel, Canary Islands, Spain
Dark auburn in hue. Black tea, honey, dark molasses on the nose. Sweet with strong honey, black tea and traditional rum flavors.

About Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar:
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar opened in Philadelphia in 2000, Atlantic City in 2004, Orlando in 2009 and Washington DC in 2010 to much acclaim, giving guests a passport to Cuba's intriguing flavors and culture. The restaurant’s name, which translates to “a free Cuba,” signifies a hope for the future of the treasured island nation. Two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot’s menus feature tantalizing tastes that reflect Cuba’s culinary traditions, as well as the emerging modern cuisine he is experiencing during his continuing travels to Cuba. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is poised for expansion into other new markets. The restaurant is an affiliate of GuestCounts Hospitality which operates a diverse portfolio of restaurant, catering, and nightlife concepts in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Orlando and Washington, DC including, Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, and Gourmetro Catering. Principals Barry Gutin and Lawrence Cohen bring a unique combination of expertise to each of their projects and have been partners in the hospitality business since 1995. For more information about Cuba Libre, please visit For more information on GuestCounts Hospitality please visit or call (215) 922-3200 x132.