Trendy bars for an unforgettable night in Havana
In the last three to four years Havana’s night-out has recovered a bit of that craziness and late night vibe she was so famous back in the 50’s. From university’s students looking for nice drinks to the “cool kids” hanging out with famous artists and singers, more than a few bars had successfully grow up around the city. Main locations still being Vedado town, Old Havana and Miramar. Where to go for real fun? Just keep reading!
Cool places to hang out, good food, nice environment and even better music are today’s top priorities to pick the bar of the night. Despite there aren’t that many, if you compare it with some other big capital cities, private locations to seriously think about it, are getting more and more competitive. Few years ago, and we are talking less than five years, where to go for fun at night was a tricky one. Nowadays things may be changing…for good! From French style Cafés to have quiet chat and good cocktails with friends to those trendy and posh discos for a literally wild night, Havana is becoming a very interesting city to go around in late hours.
Placed at 39 and 50 streets in Playa municipality, it’s quite a trendy place even for local people. A contemporary and minimalist style, white colour and playing one of the best DJ’s in Havana. Bolabana Bar opens its doors to a wide variety of customers. You can go early night for some tapas: sushi and Cuban “tostones” (fried plantain) are famous here while listen nice music with gorgeous cocktails (a gin & tonic highly recommended) in a quiet atmosphere. But if you go after mid-night then you’ll getting yourself into a serious dancing experience. “Cool kids” from Havana will arrived, those wearing seasonal clothes and spending tons of money on their drinks, but also good fun and dancing. Is not for everyone, but if you like having these memories, you will love it.
One of the favorites of many youngers in Havana, Espacios is a very busy one. Always with a queue if you go late, but fun is guaranteed. Also in Playa town, on 10th Street and Fifth Avenue, Espacios has a nice environment to try; a small location but different spaces: a nice terrace plus indoors wood tables showing a free style deco and stunning bars. Always a good vibe and nice people, usually those really down to earth and aiming a good dance. A tip! If you get “stuck” late at night, and feel like eating an elephant to keep going on drinks, try their homemade Pizza, you can smell it from the oven. Go there for an epic time in Cuba.
This one is a must for those seeking a wild dancing! In the middle of 23rd Avenue in Vedado, King Bar is the right place to free your body by a local DJ. You pay a 7 cuc cover entry to spend it on drinks. It’s a local favorite these days. Huge screens, great music from Billboards Top Hits to Cuban reggeaton and of course, nice bartenders. A tip! Is you wait until midnight, then you’ll get free shots of Havana Club rum. Why not?
A very modern architecture, you won’t feel you are in Cuba. Spotless tables, a genuinely impressive bar, white walls and black curtains make this place a very trendy one. Visited by locals and foreigners, get ready to see high heels and chic girls going around. A bit pricey, but you can enjoy 4 cuc stunning cocktails though. Live music, young spirit, a bit posh sometimes, but well…is part of the fun! On 17 and E streets, in Vedado, Sarao will definitely show you a different perspective of Havana.
The Magic Flute
A magic location, without hesitation. A top floor bar, in front of the Malecon and the American Embassy in Vedado, the view is just breathtaking. Nice service, smart deco (even a swimming pool!) and live shows make this place a very interesting spot. Watch the twilight while enjoying a Cuban Mojito…that must be a priceless experience!