Best night spots in Cuba
In Cuba there are cities with more nightlife than others, such as: Trinidad, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba or Santa Clara. But the Havana night is simply seductive and offers you a wide variety of options both in Old Havana, as El Vedado or in Miramar.
At the Tropicana Cabaret, a symbol of the Havana nightlife, you will enjoy a show with unique choreographies that mix the sensuality of the Caribbean with the aesthetics and elegance of the Cuban. A great artistic team will offer you a spectacular fusion of typically Cuban music and dance. You will contemplate incredible movements of the dancers, while the bongos and the trumpets transport you to another era.
During the two and a half hours that the show lasts, you will go through all the genres of Cuba: from the bolero to the rumba, and from the son to the guaguancó, including, of course, the mambo, the salsa and the danzón. You won’t want to stop dancing!
Located in the emblematic Hotel Nacional, it shows a vibrant and extravagant show in the style of the 1930s. The Cabaret Parisién offers you the “Cubano, Cubano” Great Show, showing the fusion of Indo-American, Hispanic and African cultures, which gave rise to to Cuban culture.
Club de Jazz Café
Located on the top floor of the Galerías de Paseo shopping center, the structure and design of the Jazz Café (glass walls) give the place the bohemian and charming spirit, typical of a site dedicated to a genre as fascinating as jazz.
In addition to the excellent live music, the pleasant treatment and the good gastronomy, they have made the Jazz Café a must for jazz lovers who come to Havana. The most important thing for this facility is respect for customers both in the gastronomic and cultural offer. The objective is to achieve in an environment of Cuban music that the public feels good.
El Gato Tuerto
A unique nightclub today welcomes those who come to Havana from many corners of the world, especially if they are lovers of bohemian and musical environments: The Gato Tuerto Café Concert with a strategic location very close to the Hotel Nacional de Cuba and the Malecón, El Gato Tuerto is a historic bar that has preserved all its character and charm, and without a doubt one of the musical poles of the Havana night.
Considered by many to be one of the most complete nightlife shows in Havana, Habana Café is an authentic restaurant that offers a show with Señora Teté as hostess. In this place, set in the style of the 50s, you can find a small museum of classic cars, motorcycles and even one of the first planes that the Cuban air fleet had.
But the main course lies in the recorded and live music, performed by well-known son and salsa groups, as well as the choreography, magic, comedy and, of course, the dance. The Habana Café is located in the Meliá Cohíba hotel, at the end of Paseo street and in front of Havana’s Malecón. You can get there at dawn to breathe the pure breeze coming from the sea.
La zorra y el Cuervo
If you want to enjoy pure jazz with a Latin accent, this club may be the place to be. Every night Cuban musicians of all generations perform. La Zorra y el Cuervo is an excellent club to go as a couple or in a group. It is recommended to arrive early, as it is small compared to the number of people who attend to enjoy good jazz made in Cuba.
If you want to spend a romantic evening, do not hesitate to visit the Pico Blanco on the top floor of the Saint John’s Hotel on O Street, between 23 and 25, in Vedado. Boleros that have marked an era, make up the musical offer of this place also called “El Rincón del Feeling”, from where you can also enjoy a luxurious dinner and unforgettable views of the Cuban capital.
The intimacy that is breathed in the place stands out, seasoned with the softness of music that invites you to express feelings, to sing it discreetly with the singers and to daydream from this corner of the Caribbean.
Fàbrica de Arte Cubano
This initiative, the only one of its kind in Cuba, offers a unique and innovative concept, where the cultural wealth of the island and its people are exposed through the arts.
Since its opening, it has been visited by personalities from the world of music such as Lady Gaga, Jon Bon Jovi, Mick Jagger, Rhett Miller and Dominic Miller, Billy Gibbons, David Chamber, Jeff Berlin, Johana Simón, among others.
The facility hosts various national and international events such as the HavanaWorldMusic, Jazz Plazza, New Latin American Cinema, Eyeife electronic music, Peace and Love, Human Voices, and Johann Sebastian Bach festivals.