Rum Runner Pub
If you haven’t been to the Rum Runner Pub for dinner before, you are missing out! It is a hidden gem located smack dab in the middle of downtown Kitchener in the basement of the historic Walper Hotel. Home to Yuk Yuk’s Kitchener, it is also home to a gastronomical food experience! Liz always greets people with a large smile on her face and is eager to help you with beer or meal selection. Chef Darryl has curated a large menu filled with what makes for an incredible food experience. With only fresh ingredients, it is truly a meal that you will remember.
We started off with their Antijitos which is a blend of cream cheese, jalapenos and tex mex cheese. They were crispy and had a bit of a bite. They were great for sharing as we were starving when we got there.
I was in the mood for a burger. New to their menu is the Brie and Red Onion burgers. Liz recommended that as it was new and they were getting excellent reviews of it. I was not disappointed as I thoroughly enjoyed it. The burger itself was thick and juicy. Then to top it off with the Brie and caramelized red onion was a real treat. It came with a pickle, tomato and lettuce. I added Ketchup and mustard at the table. As a side I chose their fries which are always fresh and never frozen. They were crispy and perfectly seasoned with salt. I didn’t have to add more salt and I didn’t find them overly salty…they were just right.
The other main meal we had was that Singapore Noodles. They had massive Tiger Shrimp, chicken, green & red peppers, curry in the chefs special Asian sauce coating rice noodles, green onions & black sesame seeds. It was spicy yet favourful! They will even kick up the heat metre if you like it super spicy!
Antijitos – $7.29
Brie & Red Onion Burger: – $10.59
Singapore Noodles – $13.29
Every Thursday night the Rum Runner Pub hosts Poker Night! Registration is at 6:30 with the game starting at 7pm. They also host Murder Mystery Nights. You will have to call to find out when the next night is however, they’re usually monthly. It’s $40 with cocktails at 7:30 and dinner at 8pm. It makes for a great night out!
For more information and to view their complete menu, please click here.
Where: 1 King St W (in the Walper Hotel)