Bars, Nightlife, Vedado

El Cocinero: Best Cocktails

El Cocinero

If Justin Timberlake’s Suit and Tie did not set the tone for the cool, chic urban bar in Vedado, its spirit-forward cocktails and the young Cubanos swinging to the smooth tunes on the third floor of El Cocinero would speak plenty about this bar’s youthful vibe. This airy outdoor place has one of the most extensive drink menus in Havana. There are over 30 different cocktails, with an amazing Cosmopolitan and Sex on the Beach, bartender Bryan’s favorites. The menu is also packed with whiskies, rums, vodkas, gins and tequilas, if you are looking for diversity. For party-hoppers, it would be hard to imagine a better spot on a balmy summer night. The breeze from the sea and the starlight add to bar’s sexy and sultry ambience. The eclectic Fábrica de Arte Cubano, more commonly known as F.A.C., is just next door.

Address: Calle 26 e/ 11 y 13, Vedado, La Habana

Tel: +53 7 8322355

Opening hours: noon to 2am