El Gijones on the Prado next to the Parque Central Hotel. This is a newly refurbished 50s style lounge bar offering live music and a DJ with a great Havana vibe most nights. At weekend the bar will be open until late with back to back live bands.
The corner of 3rd Avenue and 8th Street in Miramar at weekends, Thursday to Sunday is often open until 6am or later. There is always a great after party here after Don Cangrejo on a Friday night.
Where all night owls and bar workers end up Above the Casa de la Musica, Playa A good late-night live salsa and jazz club that stays open until around 5.00 am or later. Always good after all the other clubs shut.
Good top floor live music and dance club Plaza de Revolucion, above Café Cantante – Tel. 8735713 Good live jazz music and friendly locals looking for foreign friends. 10 a.m.–2 a.m.
Good local live music crowd Calle Paseo, corner 39, Plaza de Revolucion, From 10 p.m. – Tel. 8790710 Great live music most nights. Full of locals enjoying themselves.
Twice daily live bands Galiano in Centro Havana – Tel. 8624165 Just behind the Deauville Hotel on the Malecon, this is one of Havana’s best live music venues and always has top bands playing. The Monday afternoon matinee is popular with the locals and is cheaper than the later session. There are often other afternoon […]
Twice daily live bands Calle 20, No. 3308 corner 35, Miramar – From 10 p.m. – Tel. 2023868 and 2026147 Great live music. It is definitely worth calling to see who is playing as some of Cuba’s top talent plays every night at this club and its sister club in Old Havana.
Best view in town 35th floor modern live music club Habana Libre Hotel , Tel. 554011 – 10 p.m.–3 a.m. Live music and dance shows and disco music, at the top of the hotel, with some of the best views of Havana.
Great weekend parties Thursday to Sunday Above the Teatro Karl Marx, Avenida 1ra, between Calles 9 & 10, Miramar. Young crowd but great fun.
Best night Sunday live Salsa with sea views Calle Calzada No. 1252, Vedado – Tel. 553092 International food restaurant and bar at the front (pretty bad though). overlooking the sea is better, and popular with locals and foreigners.