One of the most unique beach bars in the Florida Keys is Rum Runners in Islamorada. Located at the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle, the multi-level bar with multiple perches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean has been a longtime favorite of locals and visitors alike, even taking a prominent role in the Zac Brown Band’s hit single, “Jump Right In.”
The status of Rum Runners, though, has been brought into question as various sites and comments by reviewers on the internet have mentioned that the beach bar is now closed. While it appears Rum Runners is closed for the time being, its future status remains up in the air. After posting about it on my Facebook page, most people who appeared to have some inclination as to what was going on said it was going to become a new event building. Does this mean that the days of climbing the stairs at Rum Runners to enjoy its incomparable views with a cold cocktail in hand are behind us? While the bar wasn’t in the most convenient location on the Postcard Inn’s property, it’s still somewhat sad to see such an iconic structure fade into just a memory.
Please note that this article is about the status of the Rum Runners bar and not the Postcard Inn. I’ve reached out to the Postcard Inn via social media for a comment but have not heard back as of the posting of this article. To find out more about my experience at the Postcard Inn, you can read the reviews of my stay here and here.
Have you been to Rum Runners? If so, please share some of your favorite memories in the comments below so we can create an online archive of great times at a great beach bar.