Grab a cocktail, loosen up those hips and get ready to hit Havana’s hottest nightspots. Spend an evening dancing and drinking to enchanting island rhythms. At our monthly entertainment picks you’ll experience Cuba’s complexity and its people’s love for fun expressed in waves of verve and abandon every night.

5+ Cerveceria


Microbrewery located overlooking the restored docks Simply brilliant.

Avenida del Puerto y San Ignacio, La Habana Vieja

5+ El Cocinero

El Cocinero

Fabulous rooftop setting, great service, cool vibe.

Calle 26 e/ 11 y 13, Vedado
(+53) 7-832-2355

5+ fabrica de arte cubano

Fábrica de Arte

X Alfonso’s new cultural center. Great concerts, funky young scene.

Calle 26 e/ 11 y 13, Vedado (next to the Puente de Hierro)
(+53) 5-329-6325

5 tabarish


A comfortable place to chat / hang out with your friends. Great service.

Calle 20 #503, e/ 5ta y 7ma.
(+53) 7-202-9188

5 Bolabana


Packed night after night with a young dressed-up clientele wanting to party.

Calle 39 esq. 50, Playa
(+53) 5 -294-3572

5 Up & Down

Up & Down

From the team that brought you Sangri-La. Attracting a young party crowd.

Calle 3ra y B, Vedado

5 Sangri-la


For the cool kids. Basement bar/club which gets packed at weekends.

Ave. 21 e/ 36 y 42, Miramar
(+53) 7-264-8343

5 Bertolt-Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Think MTV Unplugged. Hip, funky and unique with an artsy Cuban crowd.

Calle 13 e/ I y J, Vedado
(+53) 7-830-1354

5 Fashion Bar

Fashion Bar Havana

A superb example of queer class meets cam.

San Juan de Dios, esq. a Aguacate, Habana Vieja
(+53) 7-867-1676

5- Espacios


Laid back contemporary bar with a real buzz in the back beer-garden.

Calle 10 #510, e/ 5ta y 31, Miramar
(+53) 7-836-3031

5- el sauce

El Sauce

Mellow outdoor club.

Avenida 9na #12015, e/ Calles 120 y 130, Miramar.
(07) 204-6428

4+ Floridita in old havana

El Floridita

Hemingway’s daiquiri bar. Touristy but always full of life. Great cocktails.

Obispo #557 esq. a Monserrate, Habana Vieja
(+53) 7-867-1299

4+ Sloppy-Joe’s-Bar

Sloppy Joe’s Bar

Recently (beautifully) renovated. Full of history. Popular. Lacks a little ‘grime’.

Ánimas esq. a Zulueta, Habana Vieja
(+53) 7-866-7157

4+ Don Cangrejo

Don Cangrejo

Is the oldest Friday night party place and is still going strong.

Ave. 1ra e/ 16 & 18, Miramar
(+53) 7-204-3837

4+ GatoTuerto

El Gato Tuerto

Late night place to hear fabulous bolero singers. Can get smoky.

Calle O e/ 17 y 19, Vedado
(+53) 7-833-2224

4+ El-Tocorro

El Tocororo

Expat favorite hangout. Small indoor bar with live music and eclectic clientele.

Calle 18 e/ 3ra y 5ta, Miramar

4 Sarao

Sarao’s Bar

Bohemian attracting a hip Cuban crowd. Excellent DJ’s keep the place.

Calle 17 e/ E y F, Vedado, La Habana
(+53) 7-832-0433

4 Las Vegas

Cabaret Las Vegas

Can get dark and smoky but great drag show (11pm) from Divino.

Infanta #104 e/ 25 y 27, Vedado.
(+53) 7-870-7939

4 Cafe Bar Madrigal

Café Bar Madrigal

Pop décor, fancy cocktails, and the staff’s supercilious attitude.

Calle 17 #809 e/ 2 y 4, Vedado
(+53) 7-831-2433