On a tiny beach down the street from the Southernmost Point in the US is a little hideaway appropriately named Southernmost Beach Bar. Read all about it.
Being the southernmost town in the continental United States, Key West boasts a wide array of businesses claiming “Southernmost” this and “Southernmost” that. So when the Southernmost Beach Bar recently upped the ante on their rum selection, we had to check it out.
This little place is a true beach bar. It sits just feet from the Atlantic Ocean and the sands of Key West’s South Beach flow right up to the front steps. Ceiling fans swirl the humid afternoon air as the familiar thump-thump of reggae music plays on the sound system. Happy tourists belly up for refills of plastic cupped tropical drinks and suntanned locals relax around the 30 stool U-shaped bar and discuss last night’s game….a perfect vibe.
The rum selection at Southernmost Beach Bar has seen a big improvement over last year with the help of their cane spirits appreciating bar manager. The selection is still modest, but all the necessary players are represented. The entire Barbancourt and Appleton lines are available along with Myer’s Dark, Pyrat XO, Goslings, Atlantico, Angostura 1824 and 1919, Mount Gay XO, 1703 and a few other nice mixing rum.
To go along with the expanded rum list, the drinks menu has been beefed up with several classic rum cocktails. In Key West, every bar should be able to mix a quality Hemingway Daiquiri and they’ve got it down perfectly. Add to that a couple of well made tiki classics, boat drinks and rum punches and this place earns our seal of approval.
One of the simpler concoctions that was selling well was the Sugar’s Passion – Mount Gay Sugar Cane Rum, Passoa Passionfruit Liqueur, passion fruit puree and a squeeze of lime. A very refreshing drink on a hot afternoon.
The Southernmost Beach Bar also pulls in a big crowd for happy hour and for good reason. From 4-7pm they present a menu full of $3 specials including all draft beers, rum punches, well cocktails and an impressive menu of snacks. The tuna sliders and seafood skewers were well worth the 3 bucks.
Southernmost has successfully captured all the beach bar elements. Their seaside locale, rum selection, well made beach cocktails, food, music and and laid back atmosphere continue to keep people coming back for more. Next time you find yourself looking for a sun and rum-filled afternoon in Key West, pay them a visit.
Southernmost Beach Bar
1405 Duval Street
Key West, FL