Rum made in Cuba has been a forbidden product in the U.S. for over five decades, and only recently can American travelers buy and import Cuban rum into the country for personal consumption. Havana Club – Cuba’s top brand – therefore remains a novelty for many. Most bars and stores in Cuba will sell Havana Club rum of all types and prices, and most Cuban drinks – including the famous Mojito – are prepared using this brand. Here are a few bars where you’ll find the most exclusive variations – maybe even the Maximo Extra Añejo, a limited edition costing $1,000 per bottle.
One of the hottest night spots in Havana, Fabrica de Arte Cubano (F.A.C.) is a cultural center where customers can enjoy all kinds of shows, from fashion shows to live music performances to art shows, while having a drink. Located in the limit between Vedado and Miramar, the place has become so popular that it is permanently packed, and it’s become harder and harder to find Cubans there, as tourists keep flooding the place. At certain periods, F.A.C. will close until the next cycle of performances is organized, so always call before showing up.
Fabrica de Arte Cubano, 26, Vedado, Havana, Cuba +53 7838 2260
Someone asked me today what I loved most about Havana. This moment, ladies and gentleman, was it… when we were drinking 'beakers' of mojitos. Not pictured is our next round, where the bartender handed us full bottles of rum and didn't make us stop pouring. I can't wait to go back one day, and recommend Fabrica de Arte Cubano to every single person I know! 🍾🍾#cuba #lahabana #havana #fabricadeartecubano #turnuptuesday #modernart #getthereearly #dontstoptillyougetenough #regram #newfriends @lhayden12 @oheyitsty @gingernoodle @stephen_sousa