The Rum Point Wreck Bar & Grill – Grand Cayman

I’m slapping myself right now. I can’t believe it has taken me so long to write about the Wreck Bar at Rum Point on Grand Cayman. Hello, it’s called RUM POINT Ryan.

The Wreck Bar as been around in one form or another since the 1950’s, when it started out as a simple thatch covered bar that served cold drinks to the locals. Today the Wreck Bar is a lot more. It has become the focal point at Rum Point for locals and tourist alike.


The locals have this place down to a science. The show up early and enjoy the calm waters and quiet serene setting. Then around mid-morning the cruise ship passengers arrive to eat their conch fritter, enjoy a cold drink and head out on their Stingray City excursion. After about 2 hours the tourist rush is over and Rum Point goes back to a quiet place to chillax.

Local legend says that the world’s first mudslide was made here, created by a bartender named Old Judd. The Wreck bar serves over 400 mudslides a day to cruise ship passengers that are eager to taste a bit of history.

Rum Point Mudslide

Wreck Bar Mudslide - Photo from b.kelsch via Flickr

The Wreck Bar’s grill serves up an extensive menu made up with a mix of West Indian and American fare. You can find everything from spicy red conch chowder, conch fritters and thick jerk pork sandwiches to salads, club sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs. But come on people, you didn’t travel to Grand Cayman to eat club sandwiches and hot dogs did you? Try the local items like conch and any of the freshly caught seafood.

The Wreck Bar has dining outside and live music plays on the beach during the weekends. The bar has an extensive “Boat Drinks” list, though the big sellers are the home-made mudslides, especially the high-powered concoction called the Attlee mudslide made with premium liquors.

Rum Point sign

Welcome to Rum Point

The Wreck Bar is open daylight hours only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the beach doesn’t close so there’s no reason you have to leave, especially on weekends when the live music resumes at the affiliated Rum Point Restaurant, which opens after the Wreck Bar closes.

The infamous “welcome” sign to the Wreck Bar lists the top questions NOT to ask:

Do you live here?
No, We just ski from Miami daily!

Is that Cuba on the horizon?
We wish!

Can we get US change back?
Toto, we aren’t in Kansas any more!

Where is the best to snorkel?
Try the water!

Do you sell imported beer?
Sure, most of our staff are imported too!

Can you swim under the island?
You can try, but pay your tab first!

How much for a virgin mudslide?
Cups of ice are free!

Do you sell rum here?

Wreck Bar Sign Rum Point

Wreck Bar Sign - Photo from dougm1965 via Flickr

Have you been to Rum Point and the Wreck Bar? I would love to hear what you thought.

Cheers to another Caribbean Beach Bar we all need to add to our ever growing list!


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By |2016-12-31T11:58:34-04:00June 14th, 2011|Caribbean Beach Bars, Cayman Islands|6 Comments

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  1. Jorie June 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Yes! You do need to be slapped… what HAS taken you so long to write about this place? LOL! Now… the next question is; How long will it take you to GET THERE? We LOVE this place! Could sit and wiggle my toes in the sand at one of the colorful tables under the shady trees alllllll day and just enjoy those wonderful mudslides! Anyone staying on the other side of the island (i.e. 7MB) should know its well worth the trip around to Rum Point.

  2. RumShopRyan June 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks for the comment Jorie! I know I need to get there, I need to get to a lot of places! My up coming travel list doesn’t include the Cayman Island unfortunately. Rum Point come to me!


  3. Conch Republic Bikinis June 15, 2011 at 8:26 am

    This looks like heaven to me. I could see myself writing 5 blog posts and drinking a half bottle of rum by myself and feeling totally alive. Cheers.

  4. mm
    RumShopRyan June 15, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I like where your heads at CRB! Cheers!

  5. BahamasDread June 15, 2011 at 9:03 am

    rum point sounds like my kind of place. Stupid questions not permitted, just drink! lol

  6. Leonard December 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve been to Cayman Islands at least 5 times
    and everytime I’m there I got to make a
    pitstop to Rum Point.I just love it there, the
    restaurant, the beaches. But most of all
    you got to have the famous mud slide. But
    if you want to kick it up a notch, and this is
    a little secret, have the ” Attlee Mud Slide”
    For fainting

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