>> Sunday, 27 November 2016
Rum shops have long been a part of Barbadian society. They started out as places to relax after work, have a drink or 2 or 3 or... play a game of cards or dominoes and to grab a quick bite such as fish cakes. Over the years the rum shops would stock small grocery items too. Today, rum shops are very much a part of the tourist experience in Barbados. They still sell rum but you can get beers and non-alcoholic beverages too, a wide variety to cooked snacks and homemade meals can be bought. Actually, some rum shops have grown in reputation for their food offerings.