Rhone Rum Bar will become primarily a private event space

Rhone Rum Bar, the Caribbean-themed establishment from Hamilton Hospitality, will change things up the last week of October. As reported by St. Louis Magazine, the bar at 2107 Chouteau Ave., is transforming into a private event space with limited public hours. Co-owner Paul Hamilton said the last day of regular service will be Saturday, Oct. 26.

“We’re going to keep it as a true rum bar,” Hamilton said.

The beach-centric decor and vibe will remain, and event guests will still be able to purchase a dram from the bar’s extensive rum selection, in addition to whatever is on the event menu during their visit. The general public will still be able to get their island fix, albeit on a smaller scale.

“We were doing really well with corporate happy hours,” Hamilton said, which is why the venue will be open to the public at 4 p.m. on Fridays for happy hour.

There will no longer be a full menu, but happy hour customers can partake of a free nacho bar, and Hamilton said food can be ordered from the adjacent Hamilton Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar and PW Pizza menus.

“It’ll be like taking a little vacation before the weekend,” he said.

Rhone Rum Bar opened in December 2018. 

Matt Sorrell is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.