For $35, today's side deal scores you a ticket to Rum on the River (up to a $70 value) on Thursday, August 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Octo Waterfront Grille on Columbus Boulevard near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. This rum showcase and tasting event also includes a tropical dinner buffet provided by Octo Waterfront Grille, live samba music, and a view of the third-annual Mojito Olympics. You must be 21 or older with a valid ID to participate in the spirited festivities.
Dozens of rums from around the world unite for one night at the Rum on the River Cane Spirits Festival to showcase the intricacies of the storied elixir. As a ticketed attendee, you'll be free to sample, sip, and savor more than 25 different brands of barrel-aged cane-and-molasses brilliance, including toddies from Bacardi, El Dorado, and Leblon. Octo Waterfront Grille's sumptuous tropical buffet will keep your stomach grounded no matter how levitating the libation, preventing you from unconsciously talking like a pirate. During the Mojito Olympics, eight bartenders will pit their mixological moves against one another in three events judged by six guest judges before one is crowned with the muddled-mint-leaf laurels of Grand Mojito Champion. The Pagode Project will keep the atmosphere hot and hip-shaky by filling the air with samba music and propulsive beats.
- Far distanced from just another cocktail party, the evening will feature the third annual Mojito Olympics will find local and visiting competitors mixing and muddling their very best versions of the cocktail. – Melissa Gad, uwishunu
Northern Liberties/ Fishtown
221 N Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106Get Directions