Salón Rojo

CA4
Style of place: Live music venue
Cover: CUC 10-25
Style of music: Salsa/Timba
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Popularity
Entertainment
Service
Best for: Attracts some of Cuba’s very best bands to play in an up market but still happening locale.
Worst for: It’s all about the money here.
Hotel Capri, Calle 21, entre N y O, Vedado
(+53)7833 - 3747
Open 10pm-4am

  • 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 day when it regains some of its old charm!
    The Salón Rojo was re-opened in 2003 and now has a variety of events including comedy, disco and Cuban bands, which generally play from 1-2am. This has become one of the in venues over the past year or two and while it can be pricey, the bands and atmosphere are generally happening. While there is definitely a commercial angle to some of the clientele it has also attracted the nouveu riche Cuban set in recent months.

    
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