08/16/2010 06:56 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

National Rum Day: The Best Places To Get A Tropical Cocktail In Chicago

It may be Monday, but it is also a gorgeous, sunny day in mid-August--which means it is acceptable to wrap up the work day with a tasty, tropical cocktail. You know, to honor National Rum Day.

National Rum Day might not warrant a day off or holiday pay, but it does give you an excuse to get one of those too-sweet yet delicious drinks that you usually avoid due to shame or fear of hangovers.

We rounded up some of the best places in Chicago to snag a rum cocktail. Check them out:

Rum Day In Chicago: The Best Places To Snag A Tropical Cocktail