Even if it’s gray outside, your next date night will be awash in color at the Rum Kitchen, a tropical oasis of fruity cocktails, Caribbean cuisine, and island tunes in Notting Hill. Guide your sweetheart to one of the rustic wooden tables at this urban beach shack and start off with a taste of rum from a collection of more than a hundred varieties, like Mount Gay 1703 from Barbados (considered the original rum) or Guatemala’s velvety Zacapa XO. If you’re new to Caribbean cuisine, share a couple of different dishes to get the full experience. Saltfish fritters make for a great appetizer to split with your sweetie, while jerk chicken–“jerk” being a style of Jamaican barbecue–is the undisputed star of the menu, with a tangy rub of allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers. As the evening goes on, you’ll notice that the colorful corrugated-tin room has become packed with would-be revelers eager to head downstairs for an evening of reggae, calypso, and afro-funk. Grab a couple of expertly-made piña coladas and join them. The Caribbean may be thousands of miles away, but in here it’s always a beach party.