Havana Club

Review: Laid-back lounge is a cool spot to unwind Discuss this article

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There is a very good reason why this chilled-out lounge spot doesn’t open its doors until 5pm.

There are just some places that just don’t work as well during the hours of daylight – and not just night clubs, either.

As soon as we make our way into Havana Club, nestled away in the heart of the opulent Emirates Palace, we can tell this is a great spot to kick off the evening before a lavish meal or enjoy a sophisticated nightcap and unwind until the early hours.

The bar is bathed in a low light, creating an intimate feel in the cosy space that calls out at you to take a seat in a plush, leather chair and make yourself at home for a while.

If you are after a flamboyant, all-singing, all-dancing super colourful Latino vibe, this probably isn’t the place for you.
But, if you want to relax in a distinguished venue with an extra sheen of class, then you should join this club.

The stylish Cuban-inspired theme at play is wall-to-wall here, quite literally. The walls are adorned with vintage scenes
from Havana over the years as well as cigar leaves.

While you sit down on a comfy chair and let the easy-listening music wash over you, you can also crack open a Cuban cigar, paired up with a classy drink of your choice.

There are a wide variety of beverages on offer from the sleek bar, while a host of happy hour deals are also available here.

The laid-back atmosphere makes Havana Club the perfect spot for post-brunch stop-off or a great venue to start off your evening before a slap-up meal in one of the hotel’s excellent outlets.

For a refined taste of Cuban life in the capital make yourself a member of the Havana Club.

The bottom line
A cool slice of Cuban culture.

Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Emirates Palace, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 690 7999
  • Travel: West Corniche Road
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