At Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall, our mission is to create a cosmopolitan community gathering space where the avant garde, open minded, innovators, tastemakers, and the enterprising intersect. No matter their origin or background, our guests must feel that they’ve entered into our house through a door that is invitingly unlocked—Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall: One vibe, one tribe, one love.
Our establishment derives its name from the extraordinary life odyssey of the 18th century, native-born enslaved African, Venture Smith. At only 10 years old, he was captured and sold for 4 gallons of rum and a piece of calico cloth.
Later in life, through hard work and thrift, Smith purchased not only his own freedom, but that of his family, and went on to become a successful landowner and entrepreneur. Solomon and Kuff were Smith’s sons.