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Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

Sense of Place: Cuba - Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

RESTAURANTS

  • Los Nardos
    Site: Trip Advisor
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=117|text=Paseo de MartíHavana, Cuba}
    Description: Touted in some quarters as one of the best eateries in the city, this unprepossessing place is decked out in mahogany and leather and serves
    Media: Video
  • Café Madrigal
    Site: nytimes.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=121|text=Calle 17 No. 302 (altos) entre 2 y 4, Vedado}
    Description: Intellectual, intense, artistic, a gathering point, a meeting place rather than simply somewhere to get something to eat.
    Media: Video
  • El Floridita
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=123|text=Obispo, Havana, Cuba}
    Description: Founded in 1772 and still glowing after a recent 21st-century makeover, this drinking and eating establishment is a great place to sink a few cocktails before dinner. The music doffs its cap, more often than not, to mambo king Benny Moré
    Media: Video
  • Cafe Taberna
    Site: lonelyplanet.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=132|text=800 cnr Brasil & Mercaderes}
    Description: Founded in 1772 and still glowing after a recent 21st-century makeover, this drinking and eating establishment is a great place to sink a few cocktails before dinner. The music doffs its cap, more often than not, to mambo king Benny Moré
    Media: Video
  • Hanoi
    Site: yahoo.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=75|text=134 Calle Brasil (Teniente Rey)}
    Description: Although only a short walk from the Capitolio Nacional, the Hanoi restaurant is a little off the tourist trail, in an area of Old Havana still waiting to be restored to its former glory.
    Media: Video
  • Calle Obispo
    Site: lonelyplanet.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=138|text=4330 Calle Obispo Havana, Cuba}
    Description: Perhaps Havana's most vibrant street, Calle Obispo is a great spot for an evening stroll. Well lit and perfectly preserved, the feeling of being there is like that of stepping back in time.
    Media: Video
  • Bars

    • La Bodeguita Del Medio
      Site: wikipedia.org
      Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=130|text=430 Calle Empedrado No. 206.}
      Description: A famous restaurant because of the personalities which have patronized it: Salvador Allende, the poet Pablo Neruda, the writer Ernest Hemingway, the artist Josignacio and many others.
      Media: Video
    • Monserrate Bar
      Site: tripadvisor.com
      Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=131|text=4330 Calle Monserrate Havana, Cuba}
      Description: If you like Cuban music, this is the place to go. Drinks are cheaper than other bars because Hemmingway never drank here.
      Media: Video
    • Venues

      • La Zorra y El Cuervo
        Site: lonelyplanet.com
        Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=116|text=532 cnr Calles 23 & O Vedado}
        Description: It is, in my opinion, the best and most serious place in habana to come see Jazz. -Janet Valdez.
        Media: Video
      • La Casa De La Musica
        Site: lonelyplanet.com
        Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=122|text=2239 Av de Italia btwn Concordia & Neptuno}
        Description: One of Cuba's best and most popular nightclubs and live-music venues; all the big names play here, from Bamboleo to Los Van Van.
        Media: Video

Other

  • Bacardi Building
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=118|text=532 Avenida de Bélgica No. 261}
    Description: The art deco landmark building was designed for the Bacardi rum company, completed in 1930 and was at the time the largest building in the city.
    Media: Video
  • Hotel National
    Site: hotelnacionaldecuba.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=119|text=Calle 21 y O, Vedado}
    Description: This historic luxury hotel located on the Malecón features an eclectic mix of architectural styles. It opened in 1930, when Cuba was a prime travel destination for Americans, long before the embargo.
    Media: Video
  • Teatro Nacional de Cuba
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=120|text=Plaza de la Revolucion Havana, Cuba}
    Description: This theatre building and associated threatre company were created for propaganda and arts purposes in the early years of the revolution.
    Media: Video
  • Malecón
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=124|text=Havana Harbor Coastline}
    Description: An 8km long roadway and seawall which serves for nighttime promenades by Habaneros, for lovers and most of all for individual fishermen.
    Media: Video
  • Hotel Parque Central
    Site: hotelparquecentral-cuba.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=125|text=Neptuno e/ Prado y Zulueta, Habana Vieja}
    Description: The magnificent Hotel Parque Central combines the elegance of the Spanish colonial style with the ultimate modern services and facilities.
    Media: Video
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=126|text=San Rafael, e/ Zulueta y Monserrate}
    Description: A museum of Fine Arts that exhibits Cuban art collections from the colonial times up to contemporary generations.
    Media: Video
  • Plaza Vieja
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=127|text=Mercaderes and Muralla}
    Description: An open space since 1559, this was the site of executions, processions, bullfights, and fiestas - all witnessed by Havana's wealthiest citizens, who looked on from their balconies.
    Media: Video
  • Parque John Lennon
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=129|text= Vedado district in Havana, Cuba}
    Description: The sculpture of Lennon is not wearing his signature round-lens glasses, which have been stolen, or vandalized, several times. However, during the day, a security guard can be found sitting next to the bench who will place glasses on the statue by request.
    Media: Video
  • Hotel Ambos Mundos
    Site: hotelambosmundos-cuba.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=133|text=Calle Obispo No. 153 esq. a Mercaderes}
    Description: Renowned for its history, Hemingway stayed and wrote one of his novels here.
    Media: Video
  • Plaza de San Francisco
    Site: wikipedia.org
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=135|text=Oficios Havana, Cuba}
    Description: Called San Francisco because of the convent next to it, this square was conceived in 1628, with the objective of supplying water to the ships trading with the metropolis.
    Media: Video
  • Casa de Africa
    Site: lonelyplanet.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=136|text=Obrapía No 157}
    Description: The Casa de África houses sacred objects relating to Santería collected by ethnographer Fernando Ortíz.
    Media: Video
  • Callejon de Hamel
    Site: lonelyplanet.com
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=137|text=Vedado Havana, Cuba}
    Description: Is a normal street with houses outside but it's got art galleries, art instalations, Rumba, play, drums, life, people dancing...
    Media: Video

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