From revered restaurants to his go-to gay bars, Rob breaks down the best of Havana, Cuba in today’s Roaming with Rob.
As per usual, a number of Rob’s best-bets were left on the editing room floor. For a complete list of his recommendations as well as websites, addresses and phone numbers for those businesses mentioned, please see below.
Any cafe along Plaza de Armas
Bars and Nightlife
Best gay bars:
Humboldt 52 (Infanta and Hospital, Old Havana, +53 53302989)
Best drag shows/performers:
Las Vegas Cabaret (Infanta #104, e/ 25 and 27, Vedado, +53 78707939)
Best area for a cute time:
A walk along the Malecón (from Havana Harbor, along the north side of Centro Habana)
Plaza de Catedral (Old Havana, +53 7 8625109)
Hemingway House (Finca Vigia) (Finca Vigía Km. 12 ½, La Habana, +53 7 6910809)
Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Calle 12, La Habana, +53 7 8321057)
Hotels and Accommodations
We personally love homestays. If you’re visiting Cuba, contact Out Adventures for our list of preferred homestays.
(note: it is illegal for an American to stay in any accommodation owned by Cuba’s military, including the following hotels.)
NH Capri (Calle 21, +53 7 8397200)
Saratoga (Paseo de Martí, +53 7 8681000)
Hotel Nacional (Calle 21, +53 7 8363564)