Venue & Rum Zones
2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba (9th Ave & 14th Street) | Ybor City
The Cuban Club
The Cruzan Dont Hurry Main Street
As early as 1899 Cuban immigrants formed recreational societies with varying degrees of success, and in 1902 Cuban workers founded “El Circulo Cubano” which means “Circle of Cubans.” It was a mutual aid society to “bind all Cuban residents to Tampa into a fraternal group, to offer assistance and help to the sick.” The club provided a gathering place for members and served as a unifying force in the Cuban community.
Fire destroyed the first clubhouse in 1916, and soon afterward members initiated plans for its replacement. The present 4-story, yellow brick building with Neoclassical design elements sits on the original site. Constructed in 1917, the building contained a 2-story theater, pharmacy, library, ballroom and cantina. Imported tile, stained glass windows and elaborately carved scraffito spandrells decorated the structure and the ballroom ceiling displayed elaborate murals. It once housed a gymnasium, complete with lockers, a swimming pool, and two bowling lanes.
The patio which is located west of the building has hosted boxing matches, famous Cuban entertainers such as Benny More’ and Celia Cruz as well as the big band sounds of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Summer of Rum Festival will utilize all three floors of inside space and the newly expanded outside patio concert area.
Come for the Rum but also enjoy one of Tampa's historical sites as we transform it into multiple "Rum Zones" below:
The Rum Zones
Cuban Club Main Street
Get ready to be transported to a caribbean island main street at the Cuban Club Main Street, the Party Central of the 2014 Summer of Rum Festival. Here, you'll find the Pollo Tropoical Main Street Stage jamming with LIVE Reggae, Ska, Island, and Jimmy Buffet Tribute bands ALL DAY! Click here for band schedule.
Surrounding the Main Street are our Rum Shacks and Rum Huts serving up numerous featured drinks specific to each shack and hut (list of shacks and huts below). So be sure to try them all!
When the sun goes down, watch carefully as the Street turns into a colorful, lively, night-time island street party with street performers.
Come early and stay late to experience all the Cuban Club Main Street has to offer.
Top Floor Island Party Rum Tasting
Love rum as much as we do? The Island Rum Tasting Party is a must for all rum lovers and rum enthusiasts! Over 40 different kinds of rums from around the world, even high end ones, will be available to taste. Captain Josh will be on his guitar and play the best island jams to complete your island party experience.
CLICK HERE FOR RUM TASTING INFO!
**Island Rum Tasting requires additional add-on tickets for GA Ticket holders but included in VIP Rum Experience. Buy your Island Rum Tasting Ticket Add-On HERE
Captain Morgan Pirate's Cove & Theater
ARRR! Make aye to grab all yer mates t' experience t' Captain Morgan Pirate's Cove and let yer innerrr swash bucklin pirate loose!
Enjoy Captain Morgan drinks made specifically for you pirates while pirate movies play all day on the Theater.
Don't worry, we wont judge if we happen to catch you day dream let yourself be transformed into a rum drinking pirate.
The Cruzan Don't Hurry Mojito Cantina
Did you know the Mojito was born in Cuba?
Get ready to experience the best mojitos youll ever have in the Cruzan Don't Hurry Mojito Cantina at the bottom floor of the Cuban Club, just inside the Cuban Club Main Street.
Enjoy a variety of mojitos made from the freshest lime and mint leaves using the best Cruzan Flavored Rums all while DJ Cardinal spin out Cuban-style tunes!
The Pollo Tropical Main stage located at the Cuban Club Main Street will be THE entertainment central!
With 6 live bands all day, ranging from Soca, Ska, Reggae, to a Jimmy Buffet Tribute, it will surely keep you jammin all day as you enjoy your rum drinks. Check out the Entertainment Schedule HERE
Cruzan Frozen Zone
Don't Hurry to drink the frozen drinks at the Cruzan Frozen Zone. Warning: May cause Brain Freeze!
Get your favorite frozen rum dirnk in a collectible Tiki glass that you can keep! Look for the Cruzan Frozen Zone in the Cuban Club Main Street!
Appleton Estate Tiki Cantina
Tiki culture is alive and well at the Summer of Rum Festival. Get your favorite tiki drinks in custom tiki cups and join in on the tiki culture!
The Cruzan Don't Hurry VIP Experience
The Cruzan Don't Hurry VIP Zone is a private tented and decorated area for all VIP Rum Experience Ticket holders.
Enjoy unlimited Cruzan Rum Drinks in the VIP zone which features lounge furniture, seating area, cooling fans, and prime stage views.
**Requires VIP Rum Experience Ticket. Tickets are very limited and will sell out.
The Rum Shacks
Shack up with your favorite rum at our Rum Shacks!
Located throughout the Cuban Club Main Street, these Rum Shacks will feature your favorite rum drinks with your favorite rum brands! From Cuba Libre's to Mai Tai's to Rum Punch's, these Rum Shacks will have it all!
Each will feature different drinks with different rum brands, so make sure to stop by at each one as you make your way through the Main Street.
Food Truck Alley & Vendor Market
Find the best food to feast on while you enjoy your Rum Drinks! Whethers its Island Caribbean Jerk Chicken or Rum Cakes you are craving for, you'll definitely find it in our Food Truck Alley. We will be blocking off an entire street block right next to The Cuban Club to provide you with the best variety of food posssible.
LIST OF FOOD VENDORS COMING SOON
Each rum huts are designed to feature 1 drink from each of the rum brands. Be sure to try them all!