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RumBa on the Waterfront

Open Now: 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 a.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 a.m.
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Outstanding Bar!

One of the best cocktail bars I've been to, and definitely the best hotel bar. The bar service is... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
via mobile
Great Experience

I visited the Rumba Bar and had a great experience. My bartender Vee was very personable and served... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
24 Oct 2018
“Outstanding Bar!”
4 Feb 2018
“Great Experience”
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510 Atlantic Ave, InterContinental Boston, Boston, MA 02210-2210
+1 617-217-5041
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

One of the best cocktail bars I've been to, and definitely the best hotel bar. The bar service is out of this world, Vee was our bartender. They specialize in rum and champagne, but all their drinks were on point, and Vee made us some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

I visited the Rumba Bar and had a great experience. My bartender Vee was very personable and served a great cocktail. Definitely a must to visit again when I am in Boston in the future.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank J0hnCJr
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

The RumBa is the ultimate location for mingling with the after work crowd. A great clientele and equally charming staff make for a sophisticated retreat with great food and fine rum cocktails!! Definitely check out the “Senior Chai” which is masterfully made by Vee, David...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank JFF14
Reviewed December 21, 2017

one of the best selections of rum but also whiskeys and scotches in Boston very personable staff willing to explain the difference in their liquors

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank packm24
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We stumbled upon this beautiful restaurant while looking for another restaurant and decided to come back and have drinks here because it overlooked the water and it was so peaceful and quiet. The manager, Rob was SOOOO nice and helpful. He was talking to us...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Britney81
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to Rumba. Service was excellent and drinks were perfect! Highly recommend even if you aren't staying at the Intercontinental.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ricky H
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We had a four night stay at the intercontinental Boston harbor which was fantastic other than this very disappointing restaurant. Literally every other restaurant we reviewed in Boston we gave 5 stars! 1) We wanted to try the lobster and clam chowder. I didn't see...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jasonf1975
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

A good bar shines with good cocktails. Their cocktails however only taste like the nonalcoholic parts of the drinks. For instance, my Irish Mule tasted like lime juice and ginger beer. I couldn't taste any Jameson at all. That is a fail for a $15...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank M1064DMdanielr
Reviewed August 13, 2017

My husband and I stopped in for sushi and a couple of cocktails on our way back from a show (we were staying at the hotel). The outdoor bar closed early as last call was around 10:30pm-10:45pm, so we went to the indoor Rumba. The...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MusicGirl67
Reviewed July 23, 2017

The place was nice enough and could have been a great bar but the staff were either uninterested, rude or wishing they were somewhere else and it showed. If it had occurred on one evening, I would write it off as an anomaly but when...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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