Café París

CA3
Style of place: Traditional bar
Ambience
Popularity
Entertainment
Service
Best for: Great live band
Worst for: Has become beautified and lost some of its old gritty atmosphere
Obispo esquina San Ignacio, Old Havana
8am-1am daily
  • Although about as Parisian as Middleborough, Café Paris remained for many years one of the highlights of any bar crawl around Old Havana. It is also somewhere you may find yourself coming back to again and again. If first appearances are underwhelming, its real charm is in the brilliant house band along with a consistently good small intimate atmosphere where you cannot fail to meet interesting characters. Unfortunately, over the last year or two the tourist buses seem to have discovered the place and now drive out any interesting characters.

    
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