Monserrate Bar

Style of place: Traditional Bar
Best for: Atmospheric traditional Cuban bar with lively crowd.
Worst for: Having the odd beer or 10 added to the bill.
Ave de Bélgica (Ave. de Bélgica (Monserrate)) No. 401, esquina Obrapía
(+53)7860 - 9751
Open 11am-midnight daily

  • Before you come to Cuba and if you had only seen Buena Vista Social Club, this is how you would imagine every bar in Cuba. Slow whirling fans above, an old Cuban group playing traditional Cuban music and a saloon style. An excellent place to start with and a good place to finish a night; try not to forget how many drinks you have had since drink inflation can be rampant. Also a place where a few local Cubans make their base of operations–a good place to meet them, not so good for a quiet romantic drink.

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