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Address: C. Empedrado entre Cuba y San Ignacio | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 62-4498
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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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You can hear it buzzing from the cathedral!

The bar was rammed, but we were able to get a table for lunch inside which was nice and cool. The decor is graffiti and it attracts lots of tourists who just come inside to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the place has a great vibe, awesome live music, even tho it has a space in tha back where you can sit and have a drink and / or something to eat most people like to stay in the front were the main bar is, locals call it "pricey" however it is not expensive at all, yes prices are a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seems nice place, but far too touristicly exploited. We even didn't go inside. The view from the entrance was enough because it was fully packed with people. We have seen it :-) A few blocks away we enjoyed an autentic Cuban café with only Cuban people :-D

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar was rammed, but we were able to get a table for lunch inside which was nice and cool. The decor is graffiti and it attracts lots of tourists who just come inside to see the walls. The food is typically cuban - plantain, croquettes, prawns and some random pork scratching. Overall not the cheapest, but decent enough for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for a drink here after hearing about how popular it is. The mojito's were nice though much more over priced than other areas. The atmosphere was extremely busy for such a small bar and we were packed in like sardines. The decoration is alright and the walls are made up of people signing there names and messages on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable!!! An absolute must!!! Ambiance indescribable! Great mijitos,.. Shredded beef best ever!!!! Photo dream opportunity!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy place but a must do in Havanna in particular if you wish to try a Mohiito - the food is good upstairs and it's just a great atmosphere The owners encourage you to add to the graffiti on the walls to record your visit too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are following in Hemingway's foot steps, this place will be on your list to have a drink. There are always lots of tourists outside, the little bar is packed - but it's worth persevering and once you have got a place at the bar you can enjoy the bustle over a drink. There is a restaurant in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small grubby frontage, great mojitos and a wonderful if not missed eatery in the back.whilst sipping on you rum cocktail look over the signatures. Who can you find?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tourist central... and mojitos were some of the worst we had. Still, the atmosphere late at night was good and the live music made it a decent experience. Just know you can get better mojitos pretty much ANYWHERE ELSE in Habana Vieja.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The most over rated dump. It stank, it was dirty. I did not like this place at all. Nasty. It took for ever to get a lousy drink.

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