Roma: Very Cool, Very Pretentious

Sitting atop a six story building in Old Havana is one of the cities hippest bars. To get to in, you first have to get past the bouncer (combination of ducking and juking is recommended) and hop in the elevator, where a bell-hop will take up up a turn-of-the-century, open-cage lift to the very top floor. Think, like, Tower of Terror. Bar Roma is easily … Continue reading Roma: Very Cool, Very Pretentious

La Guarida: The Best, the Most Famous…and the Most Expensive

One of the most famous and most expensive restaurants in Havana, La Guarida does not disappoint. The food is always fantastic, and at $15-20 a plate, it better be. The famous 1993 Cuban movie Fresa y Chocolate filmed in the building back before it was converted into a restaurant (one of the characters actually calls his apartment “la guarida”–or, the hideout), and it still feels like a … Continue reading La Guarida: The Best, the Most Famous…and the Most Expensive

Fabrica de Arte Cubano: Don’t Leave Havana Without It

CLOSED UNTIL JUNE 1st Once a vacant warehouse space, the Fabrica de Arte Cubano (FAC) now houses a sprawling nightspot that’s a combination bar, gallery, music venue, event space, nightclub, and restaurant. It’s tough to put into words–we just recommend you check it out. It’s only open Thursday through Sunday, and the line gets long (like, over an hour long) after 9pm or so, especially … Continue reading Fabrica de Arte Cubano: Don’t Leave Havana Without It