A new rum bar – Black Barrel – will be the latest venue to open on Castle Street in Liverpool city centre this weekend.

An intimate bar with a laid-back vibe, Black Barrel will be the perfect watering hole for locals who want to listen to music while experimenting  from the extensive range of rums and other spirits and a menu of delicious Caribbean and Latin American food. Visitors to Black Barrel will take a journey into the world of rum and get the opportunity to enjoy maverick brands like Dead Man’s Fingers Spiced Rum while cocktail lovers can choose from an extensive cocktail menu or cocktail flight.

Head Chef, Bryony Stratton from Holywell, Wales and Mexican chef, Luis Michel, have created a menu of 12 small plates, including vegan options, with influences from Latin American and Caribbean countries – and they describe each one as a ‘vibrant work of art and taste sensation’. The new bar will be run by General Manager, Danielle Hamm from the Wirral, whose previous experience includes Neighbourhood and Gusto.

Danielle said:  “As consumers wake up to the fact that rum has so much to offer, they’re beginning to experiment with rum in a way they’ve never done before – it is affordable, accessible and versatile with so many regional styles to explore now, so it’s an exciting time to be opening a bar like this. This part of the city has become a real destination area for locals and visitors because it offers so many exciting food and drink options; there’s a real buzz about the area – we can’t wait to open our doors and join in.”

The name Black Barrel pays tribute to the method of ageing rums and other dark spirits in a charred barrel to intensify their taste and add richness.