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  • 1. El Floridita

    La Habana Vieja | Bars/Pubs

    This time warp of a restaurant was known to have been a hangout of Ernest Hemingway and prides itself as being the "cradle of the daiquiri....Read More

  • 2. O'Reilly 304

    La Habana Vieja | Tapas Bars

    For somewhere that's set firmly in the modern day (and to see what Havana's future is all about), head to O'Reilly 304, a funky gin and tapas...Read More

  • 3. Cabaret Parisién

    Vedado | Cabaret

    The ever-popular and always hopping Hotel Nacional, offers up another winning performance with its wild cabaret show. The lively show is followed...Read More

  • 4. Café Cantante "Mi Habana"

    Vedado | Music Clubs

    On the upper edge of Vedado near the Plaza de la Revolución, this lively disco-bar often has musical performances and dance or comedy shows...Read More

  • 5. Café Madrigal Bar

    Vedado | Bars/Pubs

    Housed upstairs in a stunning peach-color mansion in leafy Vedado, this quirky bohemian cocktail bar is something very different from the usual...Read More

  • 6. Café Paris

    La Habana Vieja | Bars/Pubs

    This 24-hour standby usually offers entertainment by one of the city's excellent trios. No matter how many times you have heard "Guantanamera...Read More

  • 7. Café Taberna

    La Habana Vieja | Music Clubs

    Named after its one-time owner Juan Bautista Taberna, this was Havana's first café when it opened at the very same spot in 1772. The rhythms...Read More

  • 8. Casa de la Música

    Centro Habana | Music Clubs

    Havana's best known and most popular night club and live-music venue is not to be missed. The club has two locations, one in Centro and one...Read More

  • 9. Casa de la Música Miramar

    Playa | Music Clubs

    The Miramar branch of the famous Casa de la Música, also has excellent live bands. ...Read More

  • 10. Dos Hermanos

    La Habana Vieja | Bars/Pubs

    Located next to the Museo del Ron, you'll step back in time when you walk through the door, and get the feel for life along the wharf. This...Read More

  • 11. El Gato Tuerto

    Vedado | Music Clubs

    Just steps from the Hotel Nacional, this dark and smoky bar offers live boleros-style music downstairs and a less than average restaurant upstairs...Read More

  • 12. Fabrica de Arte Cubano

    Vedado | Gathering Places

    Located in the same old oil factory as the restaurant El Cocinero, this place has quickly become one of Havana's hippest night spots. Open Thursday...Read More

  • 13. Factoría Cerveza Plaza Vieja

    La Habana Vieja | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Situated right on the atmospheric Plaza Vieja, this place is always full (day or night), and there's usually some excellent live music. As the...Read More

  • 14. Habana Café

    Vedado | Cabaret

    In the downstairs lobby of the Hotel Meliá Cohiba, this nightclub and cabaret offers a show with a torrid mix of live music and red-hot dance...Read More

  • 15. Jazz Café

    Vedado | Music Clubs

    Situated in a shopping complex across the road from the Meliá Cohiba hotel is Havana's other jazz place, and a good one it is. The many jam...Read More

  • 16. Jazz Club La Zorra y el Cuervo

    Vedado | Music Clubs

    Don't be alarmed. You must enter through an old English red phone box, before you descend into the city's premier jazz venue. Unlike most of...Read More

  • 17. La Bodeguita del Medio

    La Habana Vieja | Bars/Pubs

    Havana's best-known bar is a great place to hoist one for Hemingway. It's always packed with tourists looking expectantly toward the door as...Read More

  • 18. La Cecilia

    Miramar | Cabaret

    This dinner and show spectacle has a feather-clad chorus, who dance to incandescent salsa. The place goes disco between and after performances...Read More

  • 19. La Lluvia de Oro

    La Habana Vieja | Music Clubs

    This is one of your best bets for late-night entertainment in Havana Vieja, even though these days it's mostly full of tourists. It's also always...Read More

  • 20. Monserrate

    La Habana Vieja | Bars/Pubs

    This place hops all evening long, usually to the tune of a hot trio. Just across the road from here you'll see the Castillo del Farnés, where...Read More

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