These Delicious Rum Cocktails Are Available to Go in L.A.

National Rum Day is August 16, and that seems like as good a reason as any to imbibe

“National Rum Day” may not be an actual “holiday,” but it’s a pandemic, it’s entirely too hot, and we’ve got to live, OK? Celebrate by hitting up these local small businesses and grabbing some tasty drinks to go.


Thunderbolt has several rum-based drinks on their to-go menu, including their namesake cocktail, which features two types of rum, along with peaches and mint. Alternately, grab an Otter Pop-esque frozen daiquiri tube. Order on Thunderbolt’s website.

Employees Only

Takeaway drinks from Employees Only come in super-cute little glass bottles–not that you would ever order a drink just for the ‘gram. For rum day, the Tropic City would be the move, a summery mix of rum, cachaca, strawberry, peach, and ginger.  Order on Postmates.

Lost Parrot Tiki

This cocktail pop-up will roll its adorable cocktail truck to your door, or you can pick up at a location in Pasadena. Kits include their colorful tiki creations, like the rum-based Funky Polynesian or Guacamaya, along with garnishes, cups, and fun extras. Order on Lost Parrot Tiki website.

The Mermaid

Little Tokyo bar the Mermaid has recently reopened for takeaway drinks (and assorted bar snacks). On National Rum Day, we would grab the Drink Like a Fish punch or the Making Waves adult slushie. Order on Grub Hub.

Melrose Umbrella Co.

Melrose Umbrella Co. is offering a sort of greatest hits menu from both the original bar and their tiki offshoot, Lono. Options range from classic Mai Tais to complete beach party kits with various accoutrements. Order on Umbrella Hospitality Group website. 

The Semi-Tropic

Just want to celebrate your National Rum Day with a blended piña colada? The Semi-Tropic will fulfill your desires. Now you just need an adult kiddie pool to dip in while you drink. Order on The Semi-Tropic website. 

Accomplice Bar

Mar Vista’s best cocktail bar is offering a brief list of signature drinks available for takeaway through their next-door sister restaurant, Little Fatty. Order a Dirty Money, featuring rums, banana liquor, amaro, and citric acid. Order on Toast.

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