• Don Cangrejo

    Don Cangrejo  LH 5

    Don Cangrejo has over the past couple of years become the Friday night party venue of choice/last resort. The Friday night party crowd originally was the beautiful young Cuban crowd who were always lo …

    El Mesón de la Flota

    El Mesón de la Flota  LH 4

    The Meson de la Flota is the quintessential tavern. Relatively dark inside and with a great flamenco band, which is basically headquartered here, this makes for a good intimate atmosphere. You do need …

    Salón Rojo

    Salón Rojo  LH 4

    It is a little hard to see nowadays that the Hotel Capri used to be a luxury hotel and a key center for gambling. It is seems to have been in a process of refurbishment forever. We look forward to the …

    Casa de la Música de Centro Habana

    Casa de la Música de Centro Habana  LH 4+

    This really is the place to go if you want to see the very best Cuban salsa bands. The Galiano venue quickly gained a reputation as the best venue for salsa after its opening in 2003. There is much mo …

    Café Cantante Mi Habana

    Café Cantante Mi Habana  LH 4

    What Café Cantante lacks in comfort and service (especially from the doormen) it more than makes up for in the quality of the artists which play there and the busy atmosphere. Afternoon shows feature …

    Salón Rosado de la Tropical

    Salón Rosado de la Tropical  LH 5-

    This was once known as the legendary beer garden where Arsenio tore it up in the 40s. It is still a big part of the live music scene today for large concerts, parties and other special events, which b …

    Casa de la Música de Miramar

    Casa de la Música de Miramar  LH 4

    The Miramar house of music has been a mainstay for the very best salsa bands for many years now. It is an absolute must if you have any interest in salsa. It is housed in a beautiful old Havana mansio …

    Havana Libre Hotel – Salon Turquino

    Havana Libre Hotel – Salon Turquino  LH 4

    Definitely a place for posh spice. This is certainly the best view in Havana to watch a cabaret show (there is often a popular band and disco following the show). The room is on the 26th floor of the …

    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 …

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