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Address: C. Empedrado entre Cuba y San Ignacio | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 62-4498
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Description: Just the place for a cigar and tequila, Hemingway's favorite bar offers a...
Just the place for a cigar and tequila, Hemingway's favorite bar offers a dining room and banquette, a cigar divan and a patio.
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Stumbled up this place on our 1st night in Havana. Sat at the bar and just enjoyed mojito after mojito after mojito,they have a mini mojito production line which is great to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Apparently where Hemingway enjoyed his mojitos when in Havana, this small old bar is a must see for all tourists. First stop to savour a mojito while enjoying some live local music before embarking in a exploration of old Havana. You will not regret it!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had the best night ever in this wonderful traditional little bar. The atmosphere in this place was just amazing. There was a great little band playing in the corner - it was absolutely crammed but the music and mojitos were flowing. Everyone was joining in singing and dancing along with the Cuban Band. Best Mojitos Ive ever had. Would highly... More 

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Athens, Greece
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Too much for nothing. Average mojito, rude people, open till 23.00, if you are lucky 23.30. The good thing is that it has no pressure from night girls so you can have your drink peacefully. The group changes every day and the cigars that they sell are expensive. Buy a t-shirt, and get s picture with the wall posters. Sure... More 

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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice mood with live music. Great to have a mojito and smoke a cigar. Very fun place to be. Also bought a box of cohibas in the shop (next door) cheaper than cigars factory.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Stumbled up this place on our 1st night in Havana. Sat at the bar and just enjoyed mojito after mojito after mojito,they have a mini mojito production line which is great to watch. It was busy but not crowded that you couldn't enjoy the buzz of the live music. People salsa outside just a good place to go to and... More 

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Arendal, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

They had live music and the place was literally packed with tipsy tourists that Tuesday afternoon. Nevertheless, I managed to exchange my five convertible pesos for a good mojito. The drink was very good and I enjoyed observing the crowd all wanting to pose with Hemingway lookalike writing on his typewriter was worth the experience. Come here for a quick... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great food in the restaurant. A fantastic atmosphere with local music playing and this drawing locals to the street outside to dance. Lots of rum and cigars.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

In terms of eating and drinking, Bodeguita del Medio is distinctly average. The restaurant/bar is a tourist trap trading off a connection with Hemingway. Ambos Mundos and Floridita were more enjoyable and made for a better experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I came to this restaurant on my second day in Havana. The service was very transactional (quick and rushed) and was offered a mojito right away. The mojito was not good, and after I learned that there is no proof that Hemingway did come here for mojitos. We got the food and well, it was good and a lot of... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A bar linked to the history of Cuba, good music, and one of the best Mojitos (tipical drink) in town. Don't forgot to have a special look on the pictures all over the place.

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Address: Address: C. Empedrado entre Cuba y San Ignacio | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 62-4498
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

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