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The Rum House

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228 W 47th St, New York City, NY 10036-1401
+1 646 490-6924
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11:00 - 04:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went last week,I founded Live music,jazz, It was a good atmosphera there,a bit expensive but worthy.I definetly come back.

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Thank VB Peguero Baez P
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excuse the alliteration but this place has had a great reputations for decades and I've had some great memories (many I forget - thanks to photos I have recall after sampling many rum-based cocktails). Some say it's pricey (it's Manhattan) some say the staff is rude (sorry to hear that but I've never witnessed anything like that on my dozen... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hopped to the bar for a quick cocktail before seeing Waitress on Broadway. Great service, enjoyable atmosphere- dig it!

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Thank rorich182
Santa Barbara, California
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here because it is close to Times Square and it was literally freezing outside. The bartenders were fun, NY style guys. They had attitudes that were tough and funny, made great drinks and the waitress was fantastic! We had a good time and felt like we got our $'S worth.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drinks were pretty good, we enjoyed them. However it wasn't a very nice atmosphere in there. It was really dark, busy, loud, really small and cramped. The place smelt like stale rum. If those drinks were served elsewhere it would have been brilliant. but overall a disappointment.

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Thank studude10
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I feel bad going for only 2 stars as the bar itself was good. Cocktails were great but the man on the door was the rudest person I have ever come across. So bad I felt sick to my stomach I was that upset. Ruined our night in New York. As we tried to enter the bar he sidled out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit! We frequent the Hotel Edison often and we love this little gem! Live music, great drinks, and the bartenders are top notch!

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Thank Travelsallaround69
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the Edison Hotel in early February 2017 and this bar/pub is attached to the hotel, albeit as a separate establishment. The general public can access the bar from the street (47th) or from the elevator lobby as a resident of the hotel. We visited on 2 separate nights and jazz entertainment was provided. A great night's 'craic'... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even by New York Standards this place is over priced. The Beer and wine selections were the poorest we were offered and the most expensive.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location just if Times Square in the theatre district and part of the Edison hotel which we stayed! This is a stereotypical NY bar and we loved it! It's always busy and often has music being played, it is expensive I paid $26 for a wine and a whiskey! It's worth it for the great atmosphere and to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 04:00
Monday
11:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 04:00
Thursday
11:00 - 04:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 W 47th St, New York City, NY 10036-1401
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 646 490-6924

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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