Rum Runner Night
Be transported back to the days of Cuban rum running.
One night only.
Thursday July 12, 5 to 8pm
In partnership with Havana 1920, San Diego’s local trendy and highly popular Gaslamp Quarter eatery and lounge said to channel Hemingway-era Havana, the Maritime Museum will host an unforgettable Rum Runner Night aboard the steam ferryboat Berkeley. Guests will enjoy specialty craft rum cocktails, pick up tips from Havana 1920 celebrity mixologist and GBOD Hospitality Group’s beverage director Ryan Andrews, listen and dance to live music, and imbibe in delicious authentic Cuban cuisine. Space is limited. Cuban restaurant Havana 1920 is located above basement speakeasy Prohibition, reminiscent of 1920s NYC.
Susan Sirota, Maritime Museum of San Diego Vice President and Lead Curator for the new rum-inspired exhibit, RUM: Sailors, Pirates & Prohibition popular with the younger millennial age visitor explains, “This event brings the historic connection even more to life for our guests and provides a one of-a-kind environment and immersive blend of culture, cocktail and curatorial flair.”
The fresh new interactive, educational, and entertaining exhibit tells the story of the new world’s first distilled spirit from its origins on 17th century Caribbean sugar cane plantations to today’s trendy cocktail lounges. Using exhibits, artifacts and 3D displays, visitors will uncover stories of pirates, American and British sailors, and San Diego smugglers.
$30 per person
Ticket includes one specialty rum drink, appetizers, entertainment plus general admission to all historic vessels and exhibits at the Maritime Museum for visitors 21 and up. Tickets are also available at the Museum the day of the event.