The incoming festivities, the reunions, the returns, the good reasons and those desires repressed for a full year, come all together in the evenings of this Christmas season only a few days away. Celebrations and friends gatherings are at so is time for adventure.
Therefore, this time AlaMesa recommends 7 places where everything is easier, because they bring you "happy hour":
The note: New place, the doors still smelling like fresh paint. It is a deeply restored house a block and a few meters away from the Karl Marx theater. On Fridays and Saturdays, between 17:00 and 21:00 h, offers 2 cocktails for the price of one.
Thumb up: It is not particularly renowned yet, so there should be no problem finding space at rush hour.
Thumb down: We still have nothing to report in this department.
Recommended: One of the dishes of the house, the "Seviche trio".
The note: Probably one of the best known happy hours in Havana. This exquisitely restored old house in Vedado, has been offering since a while ago some cocktails at half price every Friday between 17:00 and 19:00 h.
Thumb up: It has a super energetic atmosphere and the music is excellent.
Thumb down: It is crowded… for real…
Recommended: This place if for partying. Big times…
The note: The Bohemian sums good taste to that calm that is inherent to some special nights. Every Friday between 18:00 and 22:00 h., You can taste the signature cocktails of the house (Daiquirís, Cubalibre, Caipirísima, Caipirinha, Caipiroska, Lemonade and Sangria), two for the price of one.
Thumb up: Cocktails are excellent.
Thumb down: It is not suitable for activities such as dancing or certain excessively loud group dynamics.
Recommended: It is a perfect place for a quiet conversation between friends.
The note: A handmade place, beautiful and with excellent service. Café de los Artistas, as it is also known, offers from Monday to Friday a happy hour with cocktails at half the price, sided by a simple snack.
Thumb up: The bohemian atmosphere, the almost corporeal presence of the best of Old Havana.
Thumb down: It is also relatively small and it is a centrally located and well-known place, so it gets busy.
Recommended: Book before you go.
The note: Another corner to be discovered in Old Havana. It offers classic national and international cocktails at half price and even less, every day between 18:00 and 19:00 h.
Thumb up: It is accessible and located in an area where there are plenty of fun alternatives
Thumb down: It is actually conceived for tourists rather than locals.
Recommended: It is a good place to start an evening including other experiences in that area.
The note: Galiano is one those 5 or 6 streets in Havana, in which night life resides, and this place is placed in the very center of everything. From Monday to Friday, in addition to good music and fun, it offers 2 cocktails for the price of one, between 16:00 and 20:00 h.
Thumb up: You can dance ... A lot!
Thumb down: The layout of the room is a bit narrow, in such a way that sometimes it becomes difficult to walk around.
Recommended: Given its proximity to other places in Old Havana and Centro Habana, it is an excellent starting point for a bar crawling night.
The note: Popular, stylish, sometimes a little bit too much when it comes to decor, always crowded… Espacios is one of those places that have become essentials for night owls of this city. It has its "happy hour" on Fridays between 17:00 and 22:00 h., offering cocktails at half the price.
Thumb up: It is a multipurpose place with a bite for every taste.
Thumb down: It is crowded. Is it crowded? It is crowded! There is always a queue outside, and the whole “getting in” process can become a true nightmare.
Recommended: Arrive early, camp if necessary, stay after the end of happy hour if you still have resources. It's worth it.
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