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Address: C. Empedrado entre Cuba y San Ignacio | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number:
62-4498
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Just the place for a cigar and tequila, Hemingway's favorite bar offers a...

Just the place for a cigar and tequila, Hemingway's favorite bar offers a dining room and banquette, a cigar divan and a patio.

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Great Vibe, not a lot of locals

Live misc is great, cocktails are average, but the place packed with history. The space is tiny, but that is part of its charm -- you're literally inches away from the band and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Colin J
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Los Angeles, California
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Cumbria
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm sure there are plenty of reviews about the mojitos and the fun atmosphere, for me who has to have a vegan diet it was the best meal on the island. At last somewhere that gave me rice and beans. I wasn't expecting exotic food, but I did know what the Cubans ate so I hoped to get rice and... More 

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Thank lovemacaws
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60 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Prices are inflated for tourist and the worst mojitos in Havana. It's a must see but don't waste your money.

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Live misc is great, cocktails are average, but the place packed with history. The space is tiny, but that is part of its charm -- you're literally inches away from the band and bartenders. Located on a cool street, with lots of shops and restaurants nearby.

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Thank Colin J
Alberta
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our little stop in this little bar. 5CUC for a mojito but they were delicious! It was fun for us just to get in, listen to the music, have a mojito and enjoy the atmosphere. Hemingway's favourite place for a mojito, wonder what his tasted like?

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Thank FarAwayStar
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a librarian, it was cool to see a piece of Hemingway history. Otherwise, it was very crowded and overflowing into the street. The mojitos were just okay and overpriced. Took some pictures then left after 1 drink.

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Thank Wendy P
Niederhasli, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well, everybody is talking about the Mojito. Let's be honest, 5 CUC for a small glass and it was not even really good!! We've had better Mojitos for sure in Cuba. This is rather a tourist rip-off and not really what Cuba is about.

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Thank Kloisli
Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The live music you can hear in this place is great and quite special. Traditional and in one of the best known places in the city. There isn't as much variety of food as one expects, but la 'Ropa Vieja' is worth trying, for sure.

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Valencia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place ,very touristy and expensive. One glass of Mojito is 5 dollars not worth. You can go there see it and drink in another place. But in is quite with good ambient. They have a restaurant inside.

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Thank rebe034
Athens, Greece
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most atmospheric bar in havana... Its a must visit! Ask for the Best Mojito ever!!!! Take a pic outside!

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Thank Iakovos K
Sofia, Bulgaria
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Bodeguita del Medio is the famous Mohito place. Taking mohito there is something that should be done when you are in Havana. However, staying at the bar is almost impossible as it is overcrowded. So, you should drink the Mohito on the street

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