Clubbing in Havana, Havana

The nightlife in Havana is rich and diverse. Clubs and cabarets are an important part of this city. Havana has a lot to offer - from the famous cabaret Tropicana to the simplest but authentic cabarets. Take a sip of rum and enjoy a show, or go to a Western-style bar and dance until dawn. Feel enticed by the rhythms of Rumba and Bolero - these are some of choices available to you here in Havana.
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Clubbing in Havana Map

Guide Name: Clubbing in Havana
Guide Location: Cuba » Havana (See other walking tours in Havana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: kane
Cabaret Turquino

1) Cabaret Turquino

Cabaret Turquino is a favorite of the locals. The reason is very simple - because here you can enjoy a good show and at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is well-balanced, it's not too crazy, yet not too simple. Popular bands play regularly at this club.
Jazz Club La Zorra y El Cuervo

2) Jazz Club La Zorra y El Cuervo

Jazz Club La Zorra y El Cuervo is regarded as the best known Zajj Club in the Vedado area, and therefore, Havana. Here you can find some of the biggest jazz fans in Havana, all in one place. The underground hall is always over capacity (130), and this is for a good reason - here you may enjoy some of the best jazz performances around. Big names like George Benson and Chucho Valdés performed here in the past.

Operation hours: daily 9:30 pm - 4:00 am
Cabaret Salón Rojo

3) Cabaret Salón Rojo

For all those wanting to experience Cuban dancing, as it's portrayed in the movies, with the passion that made the Rumba the trademark of seduction - this is the place to visit. Cabaret Salón Rojo lost some of its glamor, due to the closing of the hotel where it was located, but it increased its focus on being the hottest dance stage in Havana. The place was recently revamped and its atmosphere is even more attractive to dancers.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 pm - 3:00 am
El Gato Tuerto

4) El Gato Tuerto

The "One-eyed-cat" (El Gato Tuerto) was once the center of Havana's nightlife, and especially for the most free-minded people. The bar may not be the most popular now, but it has kept its alternative artistic audience and is among the most interesting places to visit. Live music, a restaurant and a bar in a two-floor building offer everything you might need for a night out.

Operation hours: daily 12:00 pm - 6:00 am
Bar-Club Imágenes

5) Bar-Club Imágenes

Bar-Club Imágenes is a piano bar where some of the music world's big names often play. Here, you can enjoy traditional Cuban music such as trova - that is poet songs - and boleros - Cuban love songs. Additionally, you can have a meal at a reasonable price, while enjoying the performances. Although not popular among the youngsters, Bar-Club Imágenes certainly presents part of the typical Cuban spirit.

Operation hours: daily 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Havana Café

6) Havana Café

Havana Café will entertain you all night long. In the evening and the early evening, this cafe is a bar and a club, offering an interesting and authentic atmosphere, with a nice range of drinks and good food. Later, it becomes a disco as the music gets louder and takes over the place, and the crowd gets rowdier.

Operation hours: daily 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Jazz Café

7) Jazz Café

If you would like to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset over the Caribbean sea, then experience a wild night with live typical Cuban music, then Jazz Face is your place. Locals regard the club as a super jazz club, and regularly visit it. Here, you can get the feel for Havana nightlife.

Operation hours: daily 11:00 am - 3:00 am

Walking Tours in Havana, Cuba

Create Your Own Walk in Havana

Create Your Own Walk in Havana

Creating your own self-guided walk in Havana is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nightlife in Eastern "La Habana"

Nightlife in Eastern "La Habana"

Havana is one of the capitals of nightlife in the Caribbean. Coming to Havana and taking a tour of its bars and nightclubs is a must. If you want to understand the city, you have to feel the heat of its night. Take this tour and experience some of the best places to spend a wonderful night out.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Havana City Center Walk

Havana City Center Walk

The city of Havana was founded in 1511. Today, Havana is the capital of Cuba and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Havana is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean region. Almost perfect weather conditions makes it a great spot for taking a vacation. This walking tour will help you explore the center of Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Old Town Walk

Old Town Walk

Old Town of Havana is a perfect place to feel the Spirit of Cuba. This part of the city has a unique atmosphere and history. The city was founded by the Spanish in 1519. Thousands of tourists visit it each year. UNESCO proclaimed it a world heritage site. Take this astonishing walking tour in the middle of Old Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Christian Churches of Havana

Christian Churches of Havana

Discovered and conquered by the Spaniards, Havana has turned into a major religious center of Catholicism in the Caribbean. Although a communist regime is in power at the moment, many of the churches, cathedrals, and other religious buildings are preserved and still give a glimpse of the religious heritage of Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Architectural Walk

Architectural Walk

Havana, once a major sea power in the Caribbean, still retains an aura of royalty and splendor. Take this walk and explore the architectural landmarks of the city and see mixtures of all the styles that have dominated major civilizations in the past several hundred years.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Museums of Havana

Museums of Havana

Havana has a rich history and was once the Spanish center of power in the Caribbean and South America. Later, it became the center of art, architecture and military power in the region. The museums in Havana can show you much of the city's history.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Havana for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Havana has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Havana, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.