Nightlife

Bar in Holguín

Bar Terraza

Perched above Salón 1720, this is the city's poshest spot. Cocktails are in order as you drink in the views over Parque Calixto García while listening to live music.
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Casa de la Música

There's a young, trendy vibe at this place on Parque Calixto García. If you can't dance, stay static sinking beers on the adjacent Terraza Bucanero (entry via Calle Manduley).
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Disco Cristal

A nexus for Holguín's skilled dancers (most of whom are young, cool and determined to have a good time), this place is insanely popular at weekends when you'll find lots of inspiration for the salsa/rap/reggaeton (C…
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Terraza del Pernik

Holguín's premier disco at Hotel Pernik. If you're staying there, the music will visit you – in your room – like it or not, until 1am.
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El Nocturno

This is a Tropicana-style cabaret club beyond the Servi-Cupet gas station, 3km out on the road to Las Tunas.
Cafe in Holguín

Las 3 Lucías

Decorated in Cuban film memorabilia, this fancy cafe evokes a classy atmosphere of yesteryear – save for the big wall-mounted TV. It's known locally as a cheap outing. The cocktails are good, the coffee's alright an…
Bar in Guardalavaca

Bar Pirata

Right on the sand at Guardalavaca's liveliest strip of beach, Pirata is your standard beach shack with beer, music and enough ingredients to muster up a sand-free sandwich lunch. It's accessed via the flea market ju…
Bar in Gibara

Bar La Loja

Another quiver in Gibara's freshly renovated bow, this bar next to the Casa de la Cultura hosts live music on Friday and Sunday nights, but is always a good place to hang with the locals. They also feature a wine ca…
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Taberna Mayabe

A grotty tavern on pedestrian-only Manduley, where wooden tables and ceramic mugs create a hearty olden days atmosphere. Solo travelers elicit more than one sideways glance. Best for pairs or groups. The eponymous l…
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Cafeteria La Begonia

Sells drinks and snacks (CUC$1-4) beneath flowering trellises on Parque Calixto García, and is a relaxed place to meet other travelers. If you don't like rubbery cheese sandwiches, stick to the beer and enjoy the cu…