Must-see nightlife in Havana

  • Pico Blanco


    An insanely popular nightclub, Pico Blanco is on the 14th floor of the mediocre Hotel St John's. The program can be hit or miss. Some nights it's karaoke…

  • Bar Luna

    Habana del Este

    With its luminous interior and open terrace overlooking the street, the Luna is all restaurant but is more popular for its drinks and nighttime action…

  • Café Neruda


    A romantically disheveled place on the Malecón that's named after Chilean man of letters Pablo Neruda, this cafe is better for its drinks than its food…

  • Bar-Club Imágenes


    This small, darkly lit piano bar attracts something of an older Cuban crowd with its regular diet of boleros (ballads) and trova (traditional music),…

  • La Dichosa

    Habana Vieja

    Through good times and bad, the music has never stopped at La Dichosa on busy Calle Obispo. Small and cramped, with at least half the space given over to…

  • Cabaret Guanimar

    Habana del Este

    This outdoor club in Guanabo is really just a disco with a dancing show (at 11pm) and a heavy assemblage of jinetero/as (touts). Don't expect the…

  • Karachi Club


    Cafeteria in the afternoon that becomes a ferociously caliente (hot) club by night.

  • Club Tropical


    A scruffy evening cafe that turns into a hot local club after 10pm. Friday and Saturday nights are best.

  • Club la Red


    A local neighborhood disco with the occasional bemused foreigner thrown in.