Set right in the middle of 23rd Street,"Efe" Bar is a tropical oasis of palms and banana trees that invites you to exchange the city's heat and asphalt streets for refreshing Daiquiris.
Music is mostly electronic, a rare genre to find in Havana, and DJs from around the world frequently run the floor.
Though people can take down a cocktail and nibble on some cocktails during the day, this establishment is all about the night life.
Themed nights like Diversity Night on Monday and Karaoke Night on Wednesday are worth checking out.
Cuba’s most famous musicians can be seen hanging out in the VIP section at Fantaxy, which parties until 5 in the morning and enforces a strict dress code.
The mesmerizing campus of Havana's Instituto Superior de Arte was once the city's premier country club.
The Yellow Submarine, a bar located in Havana's Vedado, owes its name, as some of you might have guessed, to the Beatles’ seminal record - Havana's homage to the British pop band.
Café Cantante Mi Habana is located in the basement of the Teatro Nacional, one of the corners of the iconic Plaza de la Revolución. It is very lively and well-kept, with lots of space for dancing, and some of the hottest, up-and-coming bands on the local scene are often jamming there.
Celebrated in popular and jazz circles in Cuba and far beyond, Roberto Carcassés' spirited, innovative style is on full display at Havana's Corner Café in Vedado area.
Vintage Classic American cars in Cuba from the 1950s have become poster images of Havana, but riding one is not always great. Don't be surprised to see duct tape and odd bits of homemade fixtures holding things in place.
Gastón Joya Perellada is one of Cuba's finest bass players. At 28, he has already played alongside Cuban piano legends Chucho Valdés and Ernán López-Nussa. A versatile and rounded musician, he has also performed with the Latin American Symphonic Orchestra under the direction of master conductor Claudio Abbado. Watch him perform a masterful solo during a show with the Ernán López-Nussa Trio.
Cuba is renowned for its sensual and lively music. Pianist and composer Ernán López Nussa is one of Cuba's top musicians. Read our profile of him and watch his live piano performance.
Habana Café, located inside Hotel Melia Cohiba in the heart of Vedado, is Cuba's answer to the ubiquitous Hard Rock Café.
Once the cabaret salon of the luxurious Capri casino, Salon Rojo del Capri remains one of the classic spots in Havana’s nightlife.
La Casa de la Música de Miramar has been continuously delivering some of the hottest salsa performances in Havana since...
La Zorra y el Cuervo, a subterranean, cramped, smoky jazz club is the epitome of the genuine jazz joint –think of the Village Vanguard.
Tropicana, a legendary cabaret that first opened its doors in 1939, remains to this day one of the classic spots in Havana’s night life.
Located in Central Havana, it is often referred to as “La Casa de la Música de Galiano” to differentiate it from its Miramar analogue.
Fábrica de Arte Cubano, an avant-garde artistic bar in Vedado area in Havana, is born out of the initiative of renowned Cuban musician X-Alfonso.
Café Miramar, a sleek jazz Club, located right next to the old Miramar cinema, has recently become one of the hot spots of Havana's jazz scene.
Located in Havana’s Vedado, El Gato Tuerto is a dimly lit bar with gleaming furniture, crowned with a small stage and a few tables distributed around it.
Very different from La Zorra y el Cuervo, Jazz Café is located on the second floor of a glass covered...
In recent years, Don Cangrejo has become one of the most sought-after venues on a Friday night in Havana. Also...