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.
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.
When the bar takes up as much real estate as the tables, you should know where to invest your calories.
Like so many of Havana's best spots, Espacios is hidden from plain sight set behind what looks like a typical Cuban residence.
If you’re looking for the Havana you’ve seen in movies, this is it.
This small jazz venue located in the middle of Vedado area is owned by one of Cuban jazz giants, Lázaro Valdés.
This sensational bar, situated on the 34th floor of the tallest building of Cuba - FOCSA, has probably the best views in the city.
Named after Richard Egues, a flute player and soloist in Cuba’s legendary Orquesta Aragón band, who went by the nickname “the magic flute”, this bar is located on the rooftop of a 10-floor building that is right in front of the United States Embassy in Havana.
This gem Havana bar located in the iconic FOCSA building, the tallest building in Cuba in Vedado, fits all the criteria Luis Buñuel, the Spanish film director, described except one - music.
Located in Old Havana on a small street facing Havana’s Capitolio, this privately owned bar resembles more like a cantina
This spectacular venue, which is located upstairs at the legendary Teatro Nacional in Vedado, offers some spectacular performances anything from trovadores or Cuba’s singer-songwriters to some of the most sought-after salsa ensembles.
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.
One of the quirky bars in Havana, Bar Bohemio has more of a touch of elegance than what the name suggests.
Havana’s bar scene is really varied. There are venerable places, steeped in history or associated with major literary figures, such as Hemingway’s favourite, El Floridita. Most of these are state-owned and major draws for foreign visitors.
Located in Central Havana just behind The Capitolio, Sia-Kara bar is a gem that has not yet made it onto many tourists’ radar.
King Bar in Vedado, Havana is definitely ruling the night scene like a king. This is one of the top bars the city has to offer.
Overlooking 17 Street in Miramar, Havana, where old American cars roam by, the atmosphere in Madrigal is unfettered by the bustling on the street.
Sloppy Joe's bar was perhaps one of the most luminous and lustrous places along side with Tropicana and Salón Rojo del Capri during the 1950s in Havana.
El Floridita is an institution in Havana for its daiquiri and its association with the towering literary figure Ernest Hemingway.
La Bodeguita del Medio in Old Havana, popularized by Hemingway has never seen a shortage of patrons. If you want mojitos, this is the place.
Corner café comes alive during the night when hip young Cubans converge in this pub for live music performances, DJ jam sessions and sultry jazz dancing.
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.
If you are pressed for time and have to pick one place to go for great food and drinks, make it O’Reilly 304, a hip and trendy bar in Old Havana.
El Cocinero, an airy bar in Vedado, has one of the most extensive drink menus in Havana. There are over 30 different cocktails.