• Meliá Cohíba Hotel – Habana Café

    Meliá Cohíba Hotel – Habana Café  LH 4-

    This is where Vincent Vega would get his ten-dollar shake in Havana and although you cannot actually sit inside the Chevy, Pontiac and Buick, which grace the interior; they do add 1950’s chic to the p …

    Submarino Amarillo

    Submarino Amarillo  LH 3

    Vedado needs to be shaken up sometimes and the Yellow Submarine is making a fair effort. While this is a Beatled themed and decorated place it is first and foremost a house of Cuban rock music. The mu …

    La Casona de Línea

    La Casona de Línea  LH 3

    This beautiful Vedado mansion is the headquarters of the renowned theatre troupe Teatro Estudio. Almost every Sunday night, its courtyard hosts well-selected concerts by trovadores, singer-songwriters …

    Jardines del 1830

    Jardines del 1830  LH 4-

    This is a beautiful location with the main action-taking place in a lovely outdoor garden facing the sea while inside an up-market restaurant takes the bottom floor of another exceptional Havana mansi …

    El Diablo Tun Tun Piano Bar

    El Diablo Tun Tun Piano Bar  LH 4-

    This club is literally right upstairs from the Miramar Casa de la Música. It is a smaller venue than its downstairs neighbor and is generally a bit calmer, although when popular reggaeton acts are pla …

    Fresa y Chocolate-ICAIC

    Fresa y Chocolate-ICAIC  LH 3

    Across the street from the ICAIC (Cuban Film Institute), this lobby-turned-bar offers a very pleasant place to get a pre or post cinema drink with lots of film memorabilia around. The weekend offers g …

    Copa Room

    Copa Room  LH 3+

    The Copa Room, for a while known as the Palacio de la Salsa, is inside the Hotel Riviera, which was built by Meyer Lansky just before the Revolution. The show currently playing is not the best and the …

    Oratorio de San Felipe Neri

    Oratorio de San Felipe Neri  LH 3

    Originally a small church built in 1693, it was acquired two centuries later by a bank. The building was eventually returned to the city as a concert hall where lyric theater and song is performed. It …

    Delirio Habanero Salón Piano Bar

    Delirio Habanero Salón Piano Bar  LH 3+

    This is the place to go at 2-3am when everywhere else is closed, although be warned that the queues can be long, hectic and the doormen decidedly dodgy! There is a varied program, which includes mainl …

    Hurón Azul (UNEAC)

    Hurón Azul (UNEAC)  LH 4-

    The home of the National Union of Writers & Artists (UNEAC) is a grand old Vedado mansion, where a large veranda serves as a stage and its patio provides table seating. This is a popular hang out …

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