Rum Runners Craft Cocktail Tour™2019-04-05T00:47:10+00:00

#1 Food Tour in Puerto Rico – TripAdvisor

Rum Runners Craft Cocktail Tour™

Ever wondered why they call Puerto Rico the Rum Capital of the world?


Tour Type

2 hours





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Rum Runners

Ever wondered why they call Puerto Rico the Rum Capital of the world? Then join us for a night of drunk history on our 2 hour craft cocktail tour through the streets of Old San Juan. We’ll lead you through a crash course of three different eras in the drinking history and culture of Puerto Rico, as we sip on creative rum-infused concoctions.

Walk the cobblestones of Old San Juan as you make your way to the next watering hole and discover the city’s ‘spirited’ side on this fun, informal yet informative drinking tour. You’ll rub shoulders with fellow drink enthusiasts at historic local haunts and meet the owners, industry experts and master mixologists at each location in Old San Juan to go behind the scenes on this unique cocktail experience.

Join us on this roving happy hour adventure. By the end of the tour, you’ll know all the best watering holes in town and will finish with plenty of time (and insider information) to continue the fun with a night on the town. Salud!


  • 3 rum-based craft cocktails

  • Intimate groups limited to 10 like-minded merrymakers

  • Fun facts about the origins and backstories of the spirit that shaped Puerto Rico

  • Easy walk and evening boozy stroll through Old San Juan

  • Become a cocktail insider

  • Sampling and storytelling

  • Enjoy a relaxed pace and the comfort of sitting down to leisurely sip and savor

  • Get to know the best drinking spots in town

  • Leave the tour with information and recipes on how to replicate these unique creations at home

Frequently asked

In what language are the tours?2016-12-21T01:42:11+00:00

Our tours are primarily conducted in English but can be conducted in Spanish during a private tour upon request. Please email us at

How difficult is the walking / How fit should I be?2017-06-25T04:29:55+00:00

Our food tours are between 2 and 3 hours in length feature a number of tasting locations and are a mix of relaxed seating at partner restaurants and tastings that are shorter and faster paced which have no designated seating for each guest. This allows us to cover a handful of restaurants in 3 hours, plus historical and cultural areas of interest in the Old City. Guests should also be comfortable walking about 2.5 miles (10,000 steps) over cobble stoned streets, walking a flight of stairs and strolling up/down hills.

Vegetarians, Allergies and Non-Alcoholic Drinks2016-12-21T01:40:23+00:00

Guests who are vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, or have other dietary restrictions, as well as non-alcoholic drinkers, can be accommodated on all our foodie offerings with advanced notice.

We actually are wonderful at accommodating dietary restrictions but must know IN ADVANCE so we can prepare adequately for those needs. In most cases guests will still experience LOCAL cuisine on the tour that fits in with their dietary needs. (NOTE: the tour price will remain the same, even if non-alcoholic versions are provided. For instance a pina colada with rum simply can have the rum not added so it’s still a local experience).

Do you operate tours in the rain?2016-12-21T01:38:54+00:00

Yes. The tours are held rain or shine. You should dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions and bring an umbrella if necessary. Luckily the showers in the Caribbean are usually brief and light.

In the rare event that WE cancel the tour due to weather, you will be able to reschedule to another time/date, receive credit for a future event in the form of a transferable/never expiring gift card or a full refund.

Are refunds and ticket reschedules available?2016-12-21T01:49:48+00:00

Once purchased, ticket reschedules are allowed (free of charge) only based on availability and with at least 48 hours notice (except in special cases such as a tropical storm or hurricane, where we’ll try to accommodate guests).

Our tours offer limited space per guide to maintain their boutique feel and often sell out. There will be no reschedules or partial credit given for late arrivals, no shows or partial attendance. In lieu of refunds, Flavors offers transferable gift cards you can use in future tours, give to friends or even sell (they have no expiration date).

Please note we operate rain or shine so tours will NOT be cancelled simply because it is raining. In the event of a dangerous flash flood, tropical storm or hurricane if Flavors of San Juan cancels a tour we will offer guests to reschedule, a gift certificate or a full refund.

Tours depart promptly and it is the guest’s responsibility to show up at the right location on time. Flavors of San Juan reserves the right to cancel, change or substitute any service without prior notice.

CRUISE SHIP DELAYS/PORT CANCELLATIONS and AIRLINE CANCELLATIONS/DELAYS: please contact your travel insurance provider because in many instances you can receive compensation. If you are delayed for a tour due to delays please call the number on your “e-ticket” and a Flavors manager can easily direct you by foot to the next tasting location so you don’t lose the entire tour.

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Rum Runners Craft Cocktail Tour™

Duration: 2 hours

Includes: DRINKS! Three rum cocktails + fun info on rum, the nightlife scene and what to do and where to go.

Location: We meet in front of Carli’s Fine Bistro & Piano on Calle Recinto Sur in Old San Juan (exact meeting directions provided after booking)

Attire: Casual, comfortable shoes (high-heels and platforms not recommended)
Alcohol-free substitutes available at all stops




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Tasting Locations

Carli’s Fine Bistro and Bar Get top shelf treatment as your award-winning bartender explains the idiosyncrasies of the most classic Caribbean cocktail

The Mezzanine Enjoy a surprising mixture of tastes in a Puerto Rican speakeasy bar chockablock full of history in its very walls

El Desvio Enjoy your unique craft cocktail in a hidden bar (in English, “The Detour”) only local insiders know about

La Cubanita Learn why La Cubanita is one of Old San Juan’s best kept treasures while sipping on a custom made rum concoction

Marilyn’s Place Every town has a cute bar tucked away in between streets that “tourists” will never see. This is it. Let us take you where San Juaneros get their drink on

*Guests will visit up to 3 tasting locations on each tour. Tasting locations may be changed without prior notice*

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