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Visitors to Havana will be struck by the amount of drinking that goes on in the city, most of it involving rum. Those bar bills can add up if you get carried away, so stick to these affordable bars and your money will last longer.
In the heart of Vedado lies this incredibly cheap state-run bar where you will be charged in Cuban pesos. That means shots of rum for around 0.15 CUC (US$0.15) and beers for 0.75 CUC(US$0.75). The bar has a curious triangular shape, which makes it great for watching people on the busy street outside.
Another Vedado spot, El Sophia is famous for its drinks, food and daily live music. It’s a perfect combination. Sink some beers while you listen to a son cubano or changüí band, order some snacks when you get peckish and chat away to the locals who have frequented this place for years.