ADVENTURE: Exploring the hidden rooftop Havana bars in Cuba // CRAVE: A fresh mojito at Hotel Inglaterra
The naturally warm climate of Cuba makes it a natural fit for rooftop Havana bars. After spending a week exploring this country, we definitely located quite a few of them! These are your must-visit rooftop bars in Havana, Cuba:
1. Hotel Inglaterra
Hotel Inglaterra offers a gorgeous rooftop bar in the center of the city. To access the bar, go through the main lobby, grab an elevator, and head to the top floor.
You’ll be greeted by a huge terrace with a few large awnings and sweeping views of the city.
This is the perfect bar to visit after a day spent exploring the plazas, cathedrals, and colorful streets of Old Havana.
Definitely, try and make it here for a magical sunset.
Bonus tip: If you’re looking for some live Cuban music, check out the bar on the ground floor of the hotel.
2. El Cocinero
El Cocinero might be the hippest of all the Havana bars in the whole city. Not only does this spot have great drinks, but it’s also a fantastic tapas spot for dinner. After climbing three flights of winding stairs, you’ll come across a huge outdoor patio with white awnings, a rustic industrial-styled walk-up bar, and white, modern tables that add a beach club vibe.
On the far side of the patio, you can climb another few flights of exposed metal stairs to a smaller brick patio attached to a towering brick chimney and gaze down on the patrons sipping and snacking below.
Come here for drinks and food followed by a night out at Fabrica de Arte, one of the best nightlife spots in Havana.
3. Magic Flute
The Magic Flute, or La Flauta Mágica, has one of the best views of all the rooftop Havana bars. This spot has the benefit of being located right on the water. Follow the address to an old blue building, locate the elevator inside, and head to the top floor. There are minimal signs noting there is a bar at the top of this building so make sure you have the right address to discover this spot.
At the top, you’ll be amazed at gorgeous views of the ocean and city setting against the sun.
This spot offers food as well, but I don’t recommend it. This spot also has great potential for daytime drinks with a small sunken pool set in the middle of the outdoor patio. Enjoy a few mojitos before moving on to the next spot on your Cuba adventure!
Looking for the best nightlife in Havana, Cuba? Check out this Cuba guide to the best jazz, salsa dancing, and clubbing in Havana.