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Celebrate National Rum Day on August 16th at the following  San Diego locations offering a unique take on this magical liquor.

BeShock Ramen & Sake Bar offers a trendy, Asian-inspired take on a rum drinking destination. Nestled in East Village’s diverse and blooming restaurant scene, BeShock boasts a menu of authentic Japanese cuisine with a lighter take on traditional dishes, including ramen, sushi, bowls, rolls, and more. Try the Blue Hawaiian from BeShock’s craft cocktail menu, a tropical drink made with rum, vodka fresh pineapple juice, Curaçao, sweet and sour mix for a citrus finish.

Looking for a lively spot to down a drink or two? Located in the heart of Hillcrest, The Rail is the place to be for good drinks and a great time. A longstanding icon of San Diego nightlife, this establishment gets the party going with an inviting atmosphere of DJs, artists, and dancers in addition to their signature cocktail menu. Check out the Caribbean Paris, made with Havana Club 8-Year rum, Aztec chocolate bitters, a sugar cube, and a zesty orange peel for a sweet sip of something special.

Designed with the community in mind, The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch in Carmel Valley is your one-stop spot for everyday living! Bringing together gourmet and casual dining options, award winning chefs, boutiques, wellness studios, and more, The Village is the perfect place to grab a drink under the stars on a warm August night. Not to be missed is WESTROOT Tavern, a modern neighborhood bar and kitchen featuring scratch-made local food, a vivacious energy, and fresh seasonal cocktails, including the Grapefruit Spritz, made with Bacardi rum, St. Germaine, tangy grapefruit juice, and sparkling rosé for a light and refreshing ode to rum.

With so many drinking and dining opportunities at The Village, it’s tough to pick just one. Conveniently stroll through the Santa Barbara-inspired mosaics, gardens, and pedestrian friendly Main Street at The Village just over toCrudo, an eatery brought to life by the heart and soul of award-winning chef Pascal Lorange. This restaurant boasts sophisticated simplicity with Mediterranean dishes, fresh seafood and salad options, tapas, and crudo. Order the signature house drink, The Crudo, with white rum, plum wine, Calpico, muddled kumquat, a squeeze of lime juice, simple syrup, and garnished with shiso.

For a high-end atmosphere for rum sipping, look no further than Osetra Seafood & Steaks. A prominent feature of the bustling Gaslamp Quarter, Osetra is one of southern California’s premier destinations for fine dining and nightlife. Known for its ice, oyster, and caviar bars, elegant dining room, hand-cut steak and seafood, and three-story wine tower, Osetra is a can’t-miss destination for your San Diego bucket list. Take your pick of craft cocktails, including the Blackberry Caipirinha, made with Ypioca Cachaça rum, tart blackberries, citrus lime juice, and simple syrup for an unforgettable rum experience!