Curated by Cuban exiles in the sixties, Little Havana offers everything from Latin American art to cigar specialists and great coffee in Miami, Florida. Of course, it’s not just coffee on the menu in Cuba; you’d be hard pressed to traverse the streets of Havana without passing a lively cocktail bar on most corners – so why should Little Havana be any different? We list the top spots, from traditional bars to some local watering holes that may surprise you.
Though small, this mom-and-pop shop promises a whole lot of enjoyment for any wine aficionado. There are over 1,000 premium wines available, varying in type, year, price, and size. No wonder they named it Happy Wine. There’s a small menu of tapas, panini, salads, and desserts to perfectly compliment any drink. Beginning at 6:00pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, the atmosphere is transformed by live music. Saturday afternoons feature a free wine tasting and on Mondays and Tuesdays you can enjoy ‘Moët Around the Clock’ – a happy hour where the price matches the time. If it’s 5pm, a glass only costs $5 – get there early.
In 1935, Ball & Chain opened as a saloon, featuring live performers such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong. This historic bar and lounge closed down after over 25 years, in 1957. Luckily for all residents and visitors of Little Havana, this once-great establishment has reopened and is quickly building up to its former glory. Don’t miss the live performances, karaoke nights, and free salsa classes that are run throughout the week; all while enjoying their delicious and talked about cocktails.