Escaleras al Cielo

Style of place: Nightclub
Cover: CUC 5
Style of music: Contemporary fusion
Best for: Hyped up energy creates an electric vibe. Great LGBT nights.
Worst for: Gets insanely busy. Not for the faint hearted.
658 Zulueta Street, between Gloria and Apodaca?Old Havana
(+53)7863 - 3009

  • Recently opened (early 2011) this is the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ nightclub. This is not going to be easy to find for anyone first time round but then perhaps Heaven shouldn’t be too easy to get into. Just shy of the train station is about my best advice. The place itself is up 16 (ok maybe 4) flights of stairs and especially given the look from outside is spectacular in its design, sound system and lighting. Images of the immortals; Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Madonna and Freddy Mercury give a funky 70’s vibe. A non-smoking policy makes the place taste much nicer than your average Casa de Musica. At present this mostly attracts a LGBTQ crowd (with much more G than anything else), although some nights are more mixed. We went on Friday night, which is the most heaving night at present. It was insanely busy, hot and hectic and 90% men. Love it or hate it this is definitely a great new additional to Havana’s nightlife scene.

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