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Nestled within the vivacious Sukhumvit Soi 11 street in Bangkok, Havana Social stands as a sparkling gem in a treasure trove of bars, clubs, and restaurants. Famed among both the local populace and the expatriate community, it is undoubtedly one of the most stylish and coveted nightlife destinations in the city.
The enthralling charm of Havana Social is deeply rooted in its architecture and interior design, which pays homage to the colonial era. With an engaging Cuban theme, the décor transports visitors into the heart of Old Havana, where every corner whispers tales of a bygone era. Although not particularly spacious, the bar emanates a sense of warmth and intimacy, where well-heeled patrons revel in the art of sophisticated revelry. It is also worthy to note that their cocktail menu is a masterclass in mixology, with the drinks earning rave reviews from connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike. For the tobacco aficionados, the bar proffers a selection of cigars, providing an authentic Cuban experience.
Moreover, Havana Social’s commitment to embracing the culture of its muse is evident in the salsa lessons it offers on selected nights, infusing the atmosphere with rhythm and zest that’s truly Latin.
The bar is tailor-made for a cozy evening with a close-knit group of friends. However, given its popularity, it is advisable to either book a table in advance or arrive early to avoid disappointment. While the food menu is somewhat limited, the staggering range of sublime cocktails more than compensates for it.
The establishment boasts two floors, each offering a distinct experience. The upstairs area is perfect for a more relaxed ambiance where patrons can unwind and savor cigars in a tranquil setting. In contrast, the ground floor is buzzing with energy, and where the action really is.
One of the intriguing features of Havana Social is the cover charge which includes a complimentary drink coupon, thus offering value. On one of our visits, we decided to stop by for pre-dinner drinks. Though the crowd was still trickling in, there was an unmistakable air of anticipation for the electric night ahead. Among the cocktails, the Old Fashioned stood out as an indisputable favorite.
In essence, Havana Social is not just a bar; it’s an experience, steeped in culture and wrapped in a vibrant Havana atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression.