Duke's Surf Bar is popping up on Walnut Street
Duke's Surf Bar will be making a one night only appearance during Philly Rum Week.
Duke’s Surf Bar is popping up on Walnut Street
For one night only, in participation with Philly Rum Week, Rum Bar will be closing it's doors to open Philly's first tiki bar in over 35 years - Duke's Surf Bar. The pop-up bar will be going down smack dab in the middle of Philly Rum Week on August 16.
Rum Bar’s Adam Kanter and Han Dynasty’s Katie Loeb have put together a menu of 20 authentic tiki coctails including five sweet, five spicy, five sour and five strong. Apparently it’s tiki tradition for the menu to include only a name and a brief description (no recipe) so Duke’s will be following in suit.
“Part of the lure of tiki bars from the 1930s to the 70s is mystery of what is in the drink,” Kanter says. “Up until just a few years ago, the ‘Zombie’ (created by Donn the Beachcomber) recipe laid unknown as recipes of his era were never shared with the bartenders. Pre-made mixes made by tiki legends like Donn and Trader Vic were the means to their madness.”
The drinks wont be the only thing changing, Rum Bar’s interior will be transformed into a surf themed environment. You can expect surfboards replacing the pirate statue, sand in the doorway and large pictures of Duke Kahanamoku – the founder of surfing. A few Polynesian small plates will also be available.
Head out to experience one of the premiere events of Philly Rum Week (August 14-18).
Thursday, August 16
Rum Bar Lounge
2005 Walnut Street