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Rum Runners Craft Cocktail Tour™2023-03-01T00:03:10+00:00

#1 Food Tour in Puerto Rico – TripAdvisor

Rum Runners Craft Cocktail Tour™

Find out why they call Puerto Rico the Rum Capital of the world


Tour Type

2 hours



Rum Drinks


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Find out why Puerto Rico is the Rum Capital of the world on this immersive rum experience. You will start off by foot in the historic city of Old San Juan and pop in for an artisanal rum tasting at Scryer’s. During the owner-led factory tour you’ll sample small-batch rum that has been barrel-finished in Port and Sherry wine casks for further aging and learn the distillation process, methods and secrets of the experts.

During your rum experience you’ll also encounter hard to find bars that locals frequent. Grab a seat at the bar and kick back for your bartender’s live demo, preparing your first rum cocktail.

After quenching your thirst with a refreshing drink, continue your drinking tour to a panoramic lookout point where you can admire the world’s largest rum distillery. Continue on to stroll through 18th century plazas and cobblestone streets, making your way to round two to one of San Juan’s favorite speakeasies. You’ll be treated to an exclusive off-the-menu rum cocktail, crafted just for this tour!

By the end of the night, 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!

  • Walk the cobblestones of Old San Juan as you make your way to the next watering hole

  • Discover the city’s ‘spirited’ side on this fun, informal yet informative drinking experience

  • Rub shoulders with fellow drink enthusiasts at historic local haunts

  • Meet the owners, industry experts and master mixologists


  • 2 rum cocktails; one 1.5 oz rum tasting

  • Small, intimate groups for Covid 19 safety

  • Private owner-driven tour +tastings of small-batch artisan rum distillery

  • Easy walk and evening boozy stroll through Old San Juan

  • Delicious rum sampling and fun storytelling

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

  • Hidden Old San Juan drinking spots revealed

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

Frequently asked

Can I book a Private / Group Tour?2020-07-09T23:26:43+00:00

Yes! Private tours are perfect for birthdays, bachelorette/bachelor parties, family trips, team building, ice breakers, honeymooners, corporate adventures and more! Private tours are based on availability. Please see our Private Tour Page and send us a request.

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 info@flavorsofsanjuan.com

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, Vegans, Allergies and Non-Alcoholic Drinks2019-10-01T17:39:38+00:00


YES, WE CAN ACCOMMODATE: no alcohol, vegetarians, pescetarians, gluten free diets, diary free, nut allergies (although we cannot guarantee 100% free cross contamination in kitchens because as a food tour we do not control what happens in our restaurant partner’s kitchens)

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS2020-09-08T16:02:08+00:00


Tour reservations need to be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour start time or guests will be liable for the full ticket amount. Absolutely no refunds for day of no-shows regardless of reason.
Date Exchanges: allowed 24 hours prior to event and may only have ONE instance of date exchange. If guests miss the 2nd date of the tour instance they are liable for the tour if not cancelled within 48 hours prior to tour start time.

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Rum Runners Craft Cocktail Tour™

Duration: 2 hours

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

Location: We meet at 206 Calle Tetuan (corner Calle Justo and Calle Recinto Sur) at the Plaza de Rafael Carrion in front of Old Banco Popular in Old San Juan facing the Bay of San Juan. Your guide will be wearing a green shirt and a smile.

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




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Tasting Locations

*Guests will visit 2 bars (2 cocktails total) and taste 1.5 oz of barrel-aged rum at 1 rum artisan location

Antiguo 26Handcrafted & exclusive menu items that harken back to Old World classics

Scryer’s Rum Enjoy and taste small-batch rum, barrel-finished in the heart of Old San Juan in the historic former ruins of a 1920’s port-side crystal shop

Casa Cortés ChocoBar Old San Juan’s only choco bar, you’ll savor hand crafted local chocolate in a beautiful, unique ambiance

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

El Batey Iconic bar in Old San Juan visited by Benicio Del Toro and the Rolling Stones

La CubanitaPart of La Factoria, Cubanita is considered one of the top 50 bars in the world featuring incredible cocktails harnessing local flavors

*Tasting locations may be changed without prior notice*

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