Havana Social
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
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)
Duration: 1-2 hours
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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
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  • tjh01
    Copenhagen, Denmark253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool chilled vibe
    Cool cool cool! The decor is rustic, cool and authentic...amazing! The vibe is really cool and all people were just happy, chilled and in a friendly party mood. The drinks were delicious, loved them all...you can taste they know what they are doing. The party is downstairs and upstairs you have the chill area, even with a cigar lounge. The music was great and there is a dance floor. Can only recommend this place!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 7, 2023
  • Mathilda20
    368 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was it really in Bangkok?
    Ho ho ho.... I felt like I was somewhere in Cuba! You really can't missed the toilet! Obviously this place though! Really unbelievable, my friend took me there, they have a sorta payphone outside and the entrance was just couple hundred baths worth the experience though!!! Very lively music, lovely interior design and just feel youre somewhere in Cuba! Must visit and very recommended
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 5, 2024
  • HMKaren
    Los Angeles, California895 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool little speakeasy with nice drinks
    We were really looking forward to the live Cuban jazz at Havana Social on Friday nights. We headed over there. It's on a little walk street, the phone booth entrance is not hard to find. The interior is great, had a really good feel. The drinks and snacks were also tasty. The down side was some confusion we had about when the jazz started and how long it would go. We got there too early for it, and we ended up not sticking around. The Cuban jazz starts at 10 I think---we thought it was earlier, and apparently they only play for about an hour. So that was disappointing, but the place is still very cool and worth a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 11, 2024
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davedY3966OZ
Bangkok, Thailand66 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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
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MarcusfromDarwin
Darwin, Australia13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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
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JJ C
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
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
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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
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Avoid Soi 11
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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
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mmr135
Chicago, IL129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The decor is really cool - you fee like you could be in Havana - there are lots of different rooms with different vibes as well. Drinks were good. Empanada was tasty. Later at night you can dance or there are rooms where you can sit and relax. Fun establishment overall.
Written November 14, 2022
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Dear Mmr, 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 January 7, 2023
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Christopher M
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Me and my 3 friends decided to go to Havana for a fun Friday night out. We ordered a bottle of vodka so we could get a table and have a place to sit. In Havana they have these Panama Hats that are around the bar that you can wear. My friend really liked it and we wanted to take one home. We left Havana and I wanted one of their cuban sandwiches which I ordered one and the cook thought we ordered 2, so we paid 700 bhat plus vat for those 2 sandwiches (which are really good but a little over priced). Once done, we decided to walk and we are now about 600 meters from Havana, and a male staff member from Havana riped the hat off my friends head and yells at her to say this hat is his and that we weren't allowed to take it. He should of stopped us and should have been polite, but he was aggressive and used force.

The hat is sold on lazada (thailands amazon) for 47.43 bhat which is 1.39 USD. (SEE PHOTO BELOW) We were having such a great night, and at the end for $1.39 USD over a hat it ruined the evening. We will never go back their and because we live here we will be telling all of our friends about this experience. Yes, maybe we shouldn't have taken it, but the way the staff member ripped the hat of my friend aggressively then yelled at us, was totally unacceptable and disgusting.
Written December 30, 2023
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Hannah
Baden, Austria22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Although we have been here before Covid already and enjoyed it back then, the entry was very complicated and disappointing this time. Men must wear long pants on weekend-days (which is Friday and Saturday) and closed shoes (no crocs or other “bad” shoes allowed) while women can literally wear whatever they want. We were here two days ago already and weren’t allowed in due to the regulation above, although we were dressed appropriately. Today the entry was discussed again by the security, which already made it unenjoyable for me and my group of friends. The main reason for our visit there, are the weekly dance events (salsa, bachata, etc.) After entering we were very disappointed to hear, that there was no dancing event that day. Even though I googled it beforehand and it said so on different websites. Nice music, but sadly won’t come again.
Written August 13, 2023
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Dear Hannah, We genuinely appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We apologize for any inconvenience you faced during your visit, and we're grateful for your past support as well. We understand that our dress code policy on weekends has caused frustration, and we value your feedback. We strive to create an inclusive and enjoyable environment for all our patrons. We'll definitely take your concerns into account as we review and refine our policies to ensure fairness and consistency for all guests. Regarding the dance events, we're sorry for the confusion and disappointment you encountered. We rely on various sources to communicate our event schedule, and we'll work to ensure accurate information is available across platforms moving forward. Please know that your feedback is invaluable to us, as it helps us improve and provide the best possible experience for our visitors. We hope you might consider giving us another chance in the future. If you have any further comments or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to us directly. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back under more favorable circumstances. Above Eleven Team.
Written August 14, 2023
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jjmartinn6@gmail.com
28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • 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
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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.

tjh01
Copenhagen, Denmark253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Cool cool cool!
The decor is rustic, cool and authentic...amazing!
The vibe is really cool and all people were just happy, chilled and in a friendly party mood.
The drinks were delicious, loved them all...you can taste they know what they are doing.
The party is downstairs and upstairs you have the chill area, even with a cigar lounge.
The music was great and there is a dance floor.
Can only recommend this place!
Written November 7, 2023
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The Explorer
Farnham, UK12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We first visited this club when it first opened as a speak easy bar - probably 6 or 7 years ago, maybe longer and at that time we loved it, loved the adventure, the drinks and the vibe about the place - we spent the whole evening there.

Nowadays it's not the same, probably failing from its own success.
Firstly it turns out on Fridays and Saturdays they don't allow you to wear smart shorts in there, you will be literally ejected from the queue, but when they're not so busy and need your money (Monday to Thursday) then and only then you're allowed in and they will put up with you wearing smart shorts (where we come from that very dated thought process is called being stuck up your own pretentious backside)

The whole speakeasy thing is no more, there are doormen/security people out the front with the main door open and a queue of people being held back thus spoiling the once original speakeasy hidden bar effect - we wont be returning, there's way too many places to choose from in Bangkok and others that make you feel more welcome, worthy and appreciated like michelin star rated restaurants that allow you to wear smart shorts as it's 36c!
Written November 18, 2023
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