One of the simple pleasures to be had in Barbados is dropping into a rum shop for a cheese cutter and a beastly cold Banks beer. We've selected a few gems listed below with particularly good views that are great watering holes whilst out exploring Barbados.
A little local knowledge will be useful. Firstly, you have to mix your own drinks. A rum and coke is a bottle of rum and a coke served with a container of ice and a glass. A 'cutter' is a salt bread (bun) filled with fish, cheese, ham, roast pork or liver and generously doused with hot Bajan pepper sauce. The game of choice is dominoes.
The rum shop was traditionally a small variety shop where the men in the district met to discuss the topics of the day over a few rums. Today, many have become simple restaurants with wine for sale! The menu consists of pudding and souse, macaroni pie, beef, pork and lamb stew, fried fish and chicken, salt fish cakes, wings, breadfruit coucou and salad, green bananas, sweet potatoes and rice and peas - very tasty fare!
Rum Shops With a View:
Reservations 571-0719 Molleen and Ivor
Reservations 234-1590 Olivia and Junior
622-5637 or 253-5637
Reservations 821-4103 Sandra