One rung down from Marianao's world-famous Tropicana, but cheaper and closer to the city center, the nightly Cabaret Parisién in the Hotel Nacional is well worth a look, especially if you're staying in or around Vedado. It's the usual mix of frills, feathers and semi-naked women (and men), but the choreography is first class and the costumes wonderfully flamboyant.

Doors open at 9pm. There's a warm-up band and one cocktail is included.