Rhum Food + Grog

Portland, ME
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4 Free Street
Portland, ME
Opened in 2016
Mon-Sat 4pm-1am
Sun noon-10pm
(207) 536-1774
Flaming pupu platter,
drink bowls

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Rhum Food + Grog



by 17 people



Everyone You
Decor 5.6
Drink Quality 9.3
Drink Selection 7.3
Food Quality 7.4
Food Selection 6.7
Mood 7.6
Music 4.6
Service 10
Tikiness 5
Tilt 7.6
Vibe 7.8

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Humuhumu’s description

Rhum Food + Grog opened in February 2016, in the Old Port neighborhood of Portland. The focus is on "elevated" versions of traditional food from Polynesian restaurants, with an emphasis on seafood. There is a flaming pupu platter on the menu. The drink menu is a mix of classics and new tropicals, with many served in tiki mugs.


Nachonomics has visited Rhum Food + Grog.
January 3, 2018, 7:21 PM
Rhum closed for good on December 30th, 2017. The location was too out of the way for steady business and, "Rhum’s quirky, custom-made tiki mugs disappeared with regularity. “We’ve lost about $10,000 in mugs from people stealing,” "
TabbieWolf has visited Rhum Food + Grog.
March 29, 2017, 11:49 AM
Someone decided to steal an idea and/or a bartender from Three Dots & A Dash in Chicago and start a tiki bar in Portland, Maine. Bar was an interesting blend of attempted tiki mixed with extreme contemporary. Would like to go again now that they've been open a bit longer to see if the tiki vibe has grown at all (their Facebook page doesn't inspire too much hope there).

Food: Classier Chinese/Polynesian pub snacks; a step above standard Chinese food.
Drinks: Lots of classics; not sure if any recipes were bar-specific (that's what I would have ordered; I think I got the Jungle Bird? Which is a classic, and was very tasty)
Tiki Mugs: Custom to location, drinks served in, totally not purchasable. They're hand-made by a local artist and they were gorgeous but they would not let me throw money at them to buy one because of their limited number.
jcrreid has visited Rhum Food + Grog.
October 20, 2016, 6:59 PM
Great place. Enjoyed the excellent cocktails and very good food options. Great staff and helpful. Tge tiki vibe is there but bot yet fully indoctrinated... music is jazz standards ... i would prefer Exotica ... at least till 9pm. I will make this place a regular stop for me when I come to Portland.
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