A Taste of Philadelphia in Key West

Rum Barrel infuses island flavors into Philadelphia favorites
A Taste of Philadelphia in Key West

Rum Barrel is the southernmost Philadelphia sports bar in the United States, serving up Philly classics with a Key West twist.

Menus in many restaurants throughout the United States feature their own takes on a Philly Cheesesteak. But, the cheesesteak is not the only iconic food from the City of Brotherly Love. Dishes like scrapple and snacks like the soft pretzel are just a couple more examples of Philadelphia treats.

The Rum Barrel in Key West – aptly named for its selection of over 150 rums – is also the southernmost Philadelphia sports bar in the United States, bringing the flavors of the northeast to southern Florida.

The cuisine channels its Philadelphia roots, brought to the region by Pat Croce. Croce’s sports career began in the City of Brotherly love and led him to Key West, where he also owns Island Dogs Bar, the Green Parrot Bar, Charlie Mac’s 404, Turtle Kraals, and Half Shell Raw Bar. The team at Rum Barrel infuses island flavors into Philadelphia classics like the soft pretzel by using different spice mixes.

In addition to airing Philadelphia sports games on its TVs and serving the city’s iconic foods with a twist, on Sundays during football season the bar shuts down the streets outside and creates a tailgate with games like cornhole and plenty of food and drink for its patrons.

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