Habana Cafe Venue
Be transported back to the heyday of the 1950s at this tourist-friendly bar and nightclub at the Hotel Meliá Cohiba. With the feel of a Hard Rock Café, the aim of the decor at the Habana Café is to present Havana of the 1950s in one location. It has all been recreated especially for you with 50s memorabilia and nostalgia-evoking elements adding to the charm.
Booths and cabaret-style seating recall the great cabarets and dancehalls of the era. The walls and surfaces feature vintage items (including typewriters and a 50s petrol pump) and photos of celebrities of the time. There are two vintage cars in situ - a Chevrolet convertible and a 1957 Buick - both in seriously better condition, with working lights and horns, than most of the relics you'll see on the streets outside. As if that weren't enough authenticity, the car exhibits are joined by a YAK-18 two-seater plane and a 1947 Harley Davidson. All make popular backdrops for holiday photos!
Entertainment at the Café Habana
Although open from lunchtime, it is in the evening that the venue comes into its own. An à la carte menu is available for dinner from 9pm to 2:30am. Diners can enjoy the house Habana Café band playing Cuban classics and favourites. They are supplemented through the evening by invited artists, singers, acrobats, cabaret and dance shows and a DJ playing modern disco music. Shows might include singing groups, salsa dance displays, demonstrations of Afro-Cuban dance, scantily-clad cabaret dancers, sensual contemporary dance and acrobatics, reggaeton or street dance displays, a full Cuban jazz band or a distinctly Cuban fusion of any of the above!
Expect much of what Cubans think foreign tourists want to see, but you won't see many Cubans kicking back in this kind of venue. However, you are guaranteed a great evening out, a diverse range of Cuban entertainment and plenty of photo opportunities!
There is capacity for 350 diners, making it popular with tour groups.
Habana Café is located on the ground floor of the Hotel Meliá Cohiba in Vedado, just a few meters from the Malecon seafront. Smart dress is required.
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