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Havana nightlife offers many opportunities for a great night out: lots of bars with live music, and clubs for music listening where you can meet women. Best places to experience the nightlife and live music:

Casa de la Musica - (Center)
Calle Galiano (Galiano Street) between Neptuno and Concordia Street 

Casa de la Musica - Miramar
Calle 20 esq 35 playa miramar 

Café Cantante, Mi Habana
Teatro Nacional de Cuba, Paseo esquina 39 Plaza de la Revolucion, Vedado

Macumba - Giraldilla Center Calle 222 y 37 La Liza Habana

Women and Girls

Be on time, there's always a crowd particularly when a famous music band like the VAN VAN is announced. Be aware a night at the Casa de la Musica can be expensive, but the ambience is great, a highly recommended experience with non stop dancing and music from midnight till 4 o’ clock in the morning. Watch out with the girls who you will meet in the disco's many of the them are jineteras on the lookout for (your) money. Hide your wallet!

The cover charge is between 10 - 25 CUC per person, and a bottle of rum sells for 25 - 50 CUC. 

A word of caution:

beware of pickpockets and don’t walk alone in the dark streets of the Old City. The best practice is to catch a taxi to your hotel or casa.

20 Hot night spots
Bars, Jazz Cafés, Live music

Bar Monserrate Old Havana
This is a traditional Cuban bar with live salsa music near Central Park is well known in the nightlife scene....
Vic's Choice! my advice: good Cuban ambiance and cocktails...

La Bodeguita del Medio. The Hemingway Bar
Situated at Empedrado street between San Ignacio and mercaderes. This is a typical tourist bar...... 

Bar dos Hermanos
The Two Brothers bar at San Pedro Street 304 is located in front of the Sierra Maestra terminal and claims to be the oldest bar in the city......

Café de Paris Old Havana
Located on San Ignatio street corner Obispo Street This is a small restaurant and bar.......

El Floridita
The other restaurant and bar made famous by Ernest Hemingway, El Floridita reputated for his Daiquiri Recipe......
The bar where everybody called him Papa Hemingway

Lluvia de Oro
Located on Obispo Street, and the corner of ....
Vic's Choice: good food and cocktails, friendly ambience – recommended

Taberna de la Muralle
Located on San Ignacio Street at Plaza Vieja. The tavern is known for its beer........
Vic's Choice: The beer in the cylinders is an original concept. It’s also the best beer you can get in town. Recommended! 

Casa del Escabeche
Located on Obispo Street on the corner with Villegas street......
Vic's Choice: keep it a secret - one of my favourite "oficinas' (offices) like the Cubans say. 

Café El Louvre – Hotel Inglaterra
located on the Paseo del Prado 416 and corner San Rafael Street. El Louvre is the open terrace bar of the hotel Inglaterra.....
Vic's Choice: A very pleasant place to watch people and listen to music while enjoying a Cuba Libre cocktail 

Taberna El Galeon
At the malecon between Manrique street and Campanario Street This is a good bar along the malecon, with snacks and meals at reasonable prices.

Gato Tuerto
This club is located on O Street between 17th and 19th Streets Gato Tuerto is a traditional Jazz club well known in the city nightlife scene.......

Café Cantante: mi Habana
Teatro Nacional de Cuba, paseo corner 39, plaza de la Revolucion, located down in a basement......a real hot spot in the Havana nightlife....

El Delirio Habanero
Teatro Nacional, Paseo corner 39 Vedado. A popular Jazz nightclub at the Plaza the la Revolucion,.....

Habana Café
Located on Paseo, between 1st and 3rd street Vedado This is a popular disco, and nightclub .....(read more)

Jazz Café
Galeria del Paseo corner 1st street Vedado (near the Riviera hotel). This is the place for jazz lovers and music listening,....(read more)

La Zorra y el Cuervo
Located on 23rd street (la Rampa). The place for Cuban Jazz. Considered as the biggest name in the Havana nightlife for jazz lovers regular performances of the famous Chuchu Valdes....

La Torre
Focsa building, 17th Street Vedado. La Torre is a bar and restaurant in a high building near the Malecon with an impressive view over the city and the Malecon. It’s not a cheap place, so tourists make up most of its clientele. Boasts a well-selected choice of excellent cocktails. Recommended for first time visitors.

Bar Galeria del Hotel Nacional
Hotel Nacional O corner 21st Street Vedado. A nice garden terrace with overview of the Malecon,.......

Salon Rojo
21st street between N and O Vedado (near Hotel Nacional) This is a fifties style cabaret - longwinded shows with classical Cuban songs (in Spanish), great for lovers of the style. All drinks are included in the 10 CUC cover charge. Wear a sweater or pullover, it can be cold inside with the air-conditioning on.

17th street corner 6th Vedado A nightclub with good ambience mostly visited by Cubans.

Havana Tropicana Show
A Paris style cabaret such as “the Moulin rouge“ or "Lido" with a tropical accent.......

Cabaret Las Vegas
Another legendary cabaret in the Vedado district.....

La Maison Havana
A beautiful mansion with a garden and swimming pool, very luxurious bar and fashion shows......

Sloppy Joe Bar
The legendary bar RENOVATED and RE-OPENED (2013)

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Nightlife attire

The dress code is casual in the nightlife but in the top nightclubs and disco's shorts and sandals or sloppy clothing are not allowed. For most Cubans a night out in the nightlife or the discos is a reason to dress up. More about Cuban dress

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