Havana Social

Havana Social, Bangkok: Hours, Address, Havana Social Reviews: 4.5/5

Havana Social
4.5
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Write a review
About
Pre-Revolution Cuban speakeasy style cocktail and cigar lounge in the heart of Bangkok. Open every day from 6pm - 2am. Playing a variety of Latino, Cuban, Salsa, Reggeatron and a large mix. We would also like to inform you that we have a smart casual dress code , which means we don't allow : Sandals, flip-flops or Birkenstock( only fully covered shoes for gentlemen) Sleeveless shirts for gentlemen. Shorts for gentlemen (during the weekend)
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience Havana Social and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Sukhumvit
With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys) where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.
How to get there
  • Nana • 8 min walk
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
259 reviews
Excellent
160
Very good
57
Average
21
Poor
7
Terrible
14

Gavi
Bangkok, Thailand325 contributions
Nice to have revisit this place and witnessing some renovations and increased spaces. The bar was as pleasant and funky as before - just larger this time. This makes dancing - or watching people dance - more enjoyable. The stairs leading up to the cigar room is still the same and the ambiance is still very impressive. Love to revisit again soon :)
Written March 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Wonderlemon, Thank you for your kind review :) We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you back very soon! - Havana Social Team
Written February 12, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tommy Boy
Bangkok, Thailand155 contributions
Friends
After you enter through a secret door in a phone booth, on a small side street off Soi 11, you are immersed into a Cuban themed club of which you won’t be disappointed. The Latin music (sometimes live) and the drinks are great.

I always get a Puerto du Plato. (Spelling may be wrong). But if you want to impress your friends or a date, this is the drink to get. Comes in a hickory smoke filled box, and when you open it, it’s perfect t for your Instagram story.

They supply Cuban hats that you can weaver for the night, and dance the night away. Another level upstairs is captivating, you will have to check it out yourself to see what I mean.

When trip advisor asked me “which month did you visit” there is no option for “twice per month for the last 12 months”. But that’s the truth, we stop here very often in our bar hopping nights.

Written December 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Tommyboy2211 Thank you for your kind review :) We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you back very soon! - Havana Social Team
Written December 30, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kendra P
The Netherlands48 contributions
Couples
We stepped off the streets on bangkok into Cuba by stepping through a phone booth. OMG
So many different types of RUM from Caribbean Islands and Latin America.

This place is a MUST visit when in Bangkok. When the music starts your shoulders wont be able to stop moving.
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JJ C
2 contributions
I am a regular customer of Havana Social.

I went to the bar with three friends on Friday April 15th around 8.30pm. I was ready to pay in front of the counter while my friends were talking to each other. There was absolutely no one else waiting in line at the entrance.

At that moment the young and strong Thai doorman told me to get out of the queue if I was not willing to enter. I told him that of course I was going to enter and that it was not necessary to rudely kick me out of the entrance queue, to which he dismissively replied 'its ok'.

After paying when I approached the door phone to insert the entry code, the doorman rudely yelled at me from a distance, 'hey you, put the correct code'. Which seemed very rude to me, so I mentioned to the doorman again the need to yell at me to which he sarcastically replied again 'its ok'. If he wanted to make sure the code was correct, he could have simply walked up to the phone to give me a friendly direction, instead of yelling at me.

The Thai doorman speaks fluent English so it is not a communication problem, he acted in a rude manner deliberately first taking me out of the entrance queue and then yelling at me.

I hope Havana Social takes the proper action against this worker if they want the expat community in Bangkok to continue coming to this bar. Because given the price, a more professional treatment is expected at the entrance than that of a roadside bar.

Later, after entering, I tried to order a drink several times from a Thai waiter with blonde hair who ignored my request saying that he had seen me but would come back later. However, after serving several customers, he continued to ignore me, going to another end of the bar to not serve me.

In fact, when asking for a second drink at the bar, the same Thai waiter with blonde hair deliberately ignored me again after clearly seeing that he was requesting another drink. A horrible service, rude that of said waiter and great lack of professionalism.
Written April 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear jjcG4215A, Greetings from Havana Social. Thank you for joining us and for your constructive feedback. We will review them for future improvements and take the proper action against our staff. We hope you will see your experience as an isolated incident and you will give us the chance to redeem ourselves by having you again at Havana Social. Please feel free to contact me directly upon your next visit at gabriel@sohohospitality.com Yours sincerely, Gabriel.
Written April 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

davedY3966OZ
Bangkok, Thailand52 contributions
The bar serves over priced drinks ($12-$15). Are you serious? That's what I pay at upscale nightclubs with great DJs and so forth in major US cities. The place is a hole in the wall with nice decor but located in an ally. And the only girls you will score with you will have o pay. At least in the USA you can score for free. Bars like this are what has gone wrong with Bangkok. People visit Bangkok because it costs less. Bangkok is trying desperately to come off as a major world city in the advanced world of which it fails miserably to achieve for obvious reasons. If you are going to drop $15 for a drink at least do so at a bar with a 50+ story views of Bangkok such as what s offered at Vertigo and many other bars. I know better than to think the 5 star reviews on TA are an accurate reflection of establishments, especially in Asia, where it is common for management to make employees post reviews of their workplace. That said, I did not go by reviews prior to visiting this bar. When I saw the ratings I was more than shocked. I advise you not to waste your time or money at this place. If the prices were 50% less then okay maybe.
Written July 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jjmartinn6@gmail.com
22 contributions
Solo
I went Havana on Sunday July 17, 2022 around 8pm. At the entrance it was a small slim young guy probably half Thai-Indian with short hair almost shaved at lower part. When was going to enter he stopped asking me for my ID, however, he let enter first a copule that was behind me even if I was situated first before entering. He didn't ask the ID to the other couple only to me.

I am a European senior man of 38 years old. However, he treated me as a young boy even if this security guy was much younger. He was completely rude letting tje couple behind entering first and making me wait asking for crazy questions. Of course I let the place very angry.
Written July 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Greetings from Havana Social. Thank you for joining us and for your constructive feedback. We will review them for future improvements and take the proper action against our staff. We hope you will see your experience as an isolated incident and you will give us the chance to redeem ourselves by having you again at Havana Social. Please feel free to contact me directly upon your next visit at gabriel@sohohospitality.com Yours sincerely, Gabriel.
Written August 8, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MarcusfromDarwin
Darwin, Australia13 contributions
Loved the Havana social, went three times. Its a small, quiet quirky fun bar beautifully decked out as Havana long ago, good drinks list and some nice themed cocktails, with a separate smokers area upstairs. Quiet themed background music. Great.
BUT on Saturdays they have a live band that plays SUPER loud, literally had to scream my order into the barman's face. Had half my drink and couldn't stand it, left disappointed. I recommend avoiding Saturdays.
Written January 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Avoid Soi 11
1 contribution
I arrived with my girlfriend on Saturday evening at the small soi which our Grab taxi assured us was our destination. Having walked past some hard faced massage parlour ladies on chairs, we encountered what I assume were staff who were eating. They ignored us. A house on the left seemed to be the only possible location however the cleaner in Thai informed my Thai gf that a tiny outdoor area with a sign Cubanos was the club. I have no way of knowing whether a club existed on this small soi. I won’t be back as I despise Soi 11. If one wishes to have a secret club, be my guest. I have lived in Bangkok for three years. My girlfriend is local. If we cannot find the club what chance do tourists have? If you plan to visit this club one must arrange to go with someone who has been there before. If not you will go away disappointed and find oneself on a Soi that is on a par with Khan San Road. The latter has less clubs viz Levels, Insomnia, Sugar that are owned by a boiler room predator who has ripped off pensioners off for $250m with pre IPO scams. He is protected. Go to his clubs at your peril.

I have been to great Latin American clubs throughout the world but they were not playing silly buggers apropos location. This is a bar for those in the know. A private members’ club in all but name. A speakeasy where your voice will not be heard as it’s hidden on purpose. When one take’s one’s girl out of an evening one should not choose a hidden maze of commercial stupidity. This club won’t last long as no-one other than the concierge at Fraser Suites can find the bloody place. One should stop there first or better still don’t even bother as I should have done.
Written February 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

iamrhys
Wellington, New Zealand297 contributions
Wow what a find, saw this on a blog and decided to check it out, phone box entry was cool as was the inside. Bit strange how you can't book any tables though without buying a bottle, who's going to buy a bottle for 2 people? They did let us sit on someone else's table until they arrived. Drinks were pricey but tasty. Loved the DJ music, but when the live band started at 9pm it killed the vibe for us -personal preference, but not really my scene. Would go back again.
Written May 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Iamrhys, Thank you for your kind review :) We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you back very soon! - Havana Social Team
Written May 30, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Luboldi
Milan, Italy686 contributions
Solo
Must a visit if you are near SOI 11.
I love hidden and secret bars. This is a new one for me.
It’s not difficult to find it.
Nice place, very nice Latin music. Cocktails good but not special.
Good service and correct price

Written November 15, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Luboldi, We are glad that you had a great time with us. Havana Social is a Cuban bar so the Latin music is always on, every day of the week with different styles. Our cocktails are carefully created according to our concept, please feel free to ask for recommendations to our team next time, you could be surprised. Thank you for sharing your experience. Please come back any time, we will be happy to have you. Kind Regards, Andrea
Written November 26, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 227
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Havana Social

Havana Social is open:
  • Sun - Sat 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM