A big stage with bands playing, in front of it the dance floor and around the dance floor tables/seats and bars. Very good atmosphere a good place to practize your salsa skills, or just dance the night away.
Dress Code: There is no special dress code.
Casa de la Musica is a new Havana classic, but its high cover prices mean that only Yumas and wealthy Cubans are able to party there.
There is a live show (usually salsa) every day at 4 pm and 11 pm and most days, it turns into a disco around 1 am and goes until 6 am. There are lots of tables where you can sit, drink and watch the live show (and the hot gyrating up Cuban back-up singers!) as well as 2 bars, and a dance-floor. Entrance is usually 5-10CUC depending on whose playing that night, I never paid more than 5 CUC. There are two casas, but the best one is in Centro Habana on Galiano.
Lets just say the place is too fun for my pics to be posted here!
Dress Code: Dress up for some dancing! Anything goes really but it is a more high-heel, skirt, earring kinda place for the ladies. Men should have some dressier shoes, pants and a collared shirt. The place has A/C which makes it cold earlier in the evening but DAMN hot later in the evening/early morning when the place is packed with sweaty dancing.
There are two Casa de la Musica, one in Miramar and the other in Centro Habana, the first one is the older and most well known. This places are the best places to enjoy the best salsa groups in Cuba everyday. Different bands everyday/every week and invitees from 10 pm. U'll for sure enjoy a great evening dancing and having fun.
Casa de la Musica de Miramar
This place operates in a beautiful old performing hall next to a park in what was, and still is, one of the best residential areas in Havana. The club presents a live matinee from 6:00 to 9:00 and night time show from 10:00 to 1:00 every day of the week, even in the slow summer season. The matinee cover is $5 and the night cover is usually $15. During the day, one of the best music stores in Cuba is open to the left of the entry hall. The night show features Cuba’s best and most famous bands such as those I listed above. The matinees present lesser known but great bands just the same. The dance hall features a smooth tile floor with four-seat movable tables everywhere except for a large dance space in front of the raised stage. Two bars serve beer and mixed drinks at world market prices. Overpriced Cuban sandwiches can be ordered from table service waiters. Security is excellent. I prefer the matinee because the crowd is about two thirds Cuban due to the lower cover. The proportion is about two thirds foreign at night. Arrive early for both matinee and night shows to get a good table, or get a table at all. The best feature of this club is the bands. Powered by the excellent sound system, the groups, usually with at least thirteen players including drum set, just blow from the first number to last without pause. The energy keeps building. Cubans in the crowd sing the coros of favorite tunes along with the band, giving it up whenever the singer calls “manos arriba” during the breakdowns. This club almost never disappoints.
A great venue, live music and dancing.
There is something about the place that makes it come alive. Everyone is friendly and you will not get the chance to be a wallflower
Dress Code: everyone is smart causal, with a few quite smart.
Not the type of place to turn away tourists. But they didn't let single local girls in on thier own.
Casa de la musica in Miramar.
THE best salsa club i've ever been in.
everyday there are live concerts of some of the best groups in cuba.
It is the best to arrive there on the afternoon show because the show is cheaper and thats why there are many cubans who come
to these shows... and they dance awesome!
The night shows are much more expensive, and the only cubans you would find are hookers.
A special note... There are two "Casa de la musica" in habana... go to the one in Miramar suburbs.
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La Casa fue creada para exhibir y comercializar la discografía cubana en los diversos soportes y propiciar el reconocimiento a la obra de nuestros talentos artísticos a partir de las presentaciones en vivo, y como complemento de ésta la oferta gastronómica, siempre presentando las mejores agrupaciones de musica cubana.
Dress Code: No short skirt : ((((
Long line up at the entrance but as a tourist who was willing to pay tourist fee for his cuban friends, we got in quite fast. Quite fast was also the way I could describe the way I was robbed at the entrance, probably by one of those four black girls behind me. I could not tell who and the amount was not big enough for me to start going crazy. Anyway, one of my cuban friend just told me to be careful, and I wasn't. The ambiance and the show inside was just very caliente. Boy those cuban know how to dance.
Dress Code: Nothing formal