Located in a large colonial mansion in the Vedado neighbourhood, run by former ballerinas of the Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (Contemporary Dance of Cuba, Cuba’s oldest contemporary dance company) and decorated in a quirky, eclectic style, Bar Bohemio definitely lives up to its bohemian moniker both in style and ambience.
A great place to relax with friends
The setting at Bar Bohemio is chilled and welcoming. As you approach it at night, twinkling lights and candles welcome you.
Drinks are served promptly with a smile, and large groups are no issue. A reasonably priced tapas menu of typical Spanish dishes such as hams, olives and croquettes (from $1-5 CUC) is also available. An extensive cocktail menu features the Bohemio (vodka, aniseed liqueur, cranberry juice, lemon and mint) and plenty of other options priced between $2.50-4 CUC.
A laidback atmosphere
There are seating areas around the spacious ground floor of the converted mansion which surrounds a central open air patio terrace outside. The house exhibits many original features from the 1940s such as slatted window shutters and tiled floors alongside more quirky additions styled around the 1950s and later, such as a wall of vinyl records or a large telescope. Dotted around are potted plants and ferns, giving a tropical ambiance. Even the menus are fully handmade, with each having been individually and originally decorated with dry flowers, shells or corks. Formal tables are available, or you can slump into one of the many inviting sofas. Food is not the focus here, however - this is a place to come for a few romantic drinks or to get ready for a night on the town.
Good service and great music
Reviewers consistently praise the service at Bar Bohemio. And, as you would expect from a place run by former Cuban dancers, the music is always excellent too. Bar Bohemio is great for a group or a more intimate occasion. The secluded corners and low lighting make it perfect for a date. Come in the evening for a chilled out night of drinks and light-hearted chatter. Once you have been, you are sure to go back!
Bar Bohemio is at #1065 on the corner of 21st Street and 14th Street in Vedado. It's open from 6 p.m. until midnight on weekdays and until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s closed on Mondays.
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Housed in a large, elegant home in the Vedado district, Bar Bohemio exudes a friendly, everyone-is-welcome vibe. The interior is a bright, quirkily decorated space filled couches and chairs in addition to tables, inviting guests to linger and enjoy their time here. The food here is delicious and the environment is refined but laid-back (think bright pink walls adorned with vinyl records), making it one of the city's most enjoyable restaurants. This place offers a warm, relaxing atmosphere for a gathering of friends or a romantic evening.
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