Playa & Marianao entertainment

Cabaret in Playa & Marianao

Tropicana Nightclub

A city institution since its 1939 opening, the world-famous Tropicana was one of the few bastions of Havana's Las Vegas–style nightlife to survive the revolution. Immortalized in Graham Greene's 1958 classic Our Man…
Dance in Playa & Marianao

El Salón Chévere

Go into the woods at Parque Almendares to find one of Havana's most popular open-air discos, where a mix of Cubans and non-Cubans come to dance salsa. You can also take salsa lessons here through Club Salseando Chév…
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Salón Rosado Benny Moré

If you're looking for something inherently Cuban, tag along with the local habaneros for some very caliente action at this outdoor venue known colloquially as El Tropical. The long-standing club hosts live music and…
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Casa de la Música

Launched with a concert by renowned jazz pianist Chucho Valdés in 1994, this Miramar favorite is run by national Cuban recording company Egrem, and the programs are generally a lot more authentic than the cabaret en…
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Café Miramar

Miramar's slick new jazz club wouldn’t cut ice with bebop-era jazz greats who would smirk at the sanitized air and no-smoking rule, but it doesn’t seem to bother today’s young innovators. The club is encased in the …
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Teatro Karl Marx

Size-wise the Karl Marx puts other Havana theaters in the shade, with a seating capacity of 5500 in a single auditorium. The very biggest events happen here, such as the closing galas for the jazz and film festivals…
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Don Cangrejo

The daytime restaurant of the Cuban fisheries becomes party central particularly on Friday night, with alfresco live music (big-name acts) and an atmosphere akin to an undergraduate fresher’s ball. It's crowded and …
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La Cecilia

This place has long been a staple with the diplomatic crowd, but better than the food (meals CUC$12 to CUC$20) is the big-band music, which blasts out on weekend nights inside its large but atmospheric courtyard.
Circus in Playa & Marianao

Circo Trompoloco

Havana's permanent 'Big Top' with a weekend matinee features strongmen, contortionists and acrobats.
Stadium in Playa & Marianao

Estadio Pedro Marrero

The slightly down-at-heel Estadio Pedro Marrero holds 28,000 spectators and is home to FC Ciudad de La Habana, the capital’s main soccer team, who have won the Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol six times (the last time …