Houston >Bars & Clubs > Havana Latin Grill and Bar
818 Travis St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700229.758553 -95.365139
Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 4pm-2am;
Neighborhoods: Central, Downtown
I LOVED IT, GREAT DRINKS – I WENT THIS PAST SAT. 3-22-08 FOR A FRIENDS BIRTHDAY I HAD A BLAST, $2 DRINKS TILL 11:30 HELL YEAH AND THEY WERE GOOD,SOME OF THE BEST DRINKS I HAVE EVER DRANK NEXT TIME YOU GO TRY A STAR FUC*ERS MY NEW FAVORITE SHOT EVER, THEY PLAYED MOSTLY SALSA AND STUFF LIKE THAT BUT THEY PLAYED A LIL HIP HOP WHICH I LOVED TOO SO FOR SURE I WILL BE BACK HERE AGAIN, ONLY THING IS THE GUY CHARGED MY FRIEND $10 COVER WHEN LADIES ARE FREE TILL 11:30 WHATS UP WITH THAT BUDDY.
Great Food BAD music – The food was AWESOME - the music was great until 10pm when it changed from Latin to Hip Hop Rap Dance STUPID MUSIC - we left by 11pm after hoping the music would change as it was billed as a Salsa bar - NO SALSA BUT ON THE FOOD! I would recommend to my friends for food but NOT SALSA DANCING as they do not know the meaning of true Havana Salsa!
Good Music! – The variety of music is really good. They play everything from Hip/Hop to Reggaeton to Salsa/Merengue to Spanish Rock. I really do enjoy it each and everytime I go. The only thing Im not too fond of is the Dance Floor..but like any other Downtown club the dance floor is pretty tiny.
Volume excessively high. Too much raggaeton. – I wish the selection of music was more varied. My friends and I decided to leave after waiting for a long time for some salsa and merengue songs. I know raggaeton is kinda trendy nowadays, but the selection should rotate much more often. Also, the volume was excessively too loud. I like loud music, but this was just plain too much.
The service was ok, but the drinks were so-so. They didn't have the margarita machine ready at 11pm, and they didn't have mojitos (!).
Overall, I had fun with my friends, but the place could improve a lot.
Great place! – Went there on a Saturday night and had a blast. Haven't had their food but the drinks are good. The music was a mix and great but mostly salsa. The place was packed and it was a good crowd. They try to do different events like Mojito parties. Would definitely recommend. It's downtown but there's reasonably priced parking at a garage nearby.
This downtown Cuban-themed bar has a varied menu and a thriving singles scene. – In Short
This downtown club's decor features dark woods, colorful walls and the odd bongo strewn about for effect. The menu bursts with Mexican, Cuban and Caribbean flavors, and is available until 11pm. That's when the dance floor picks up with the throbbing salsa, merengue and rumba music that packs in the crowds. Three full bars serve beer and cocktails.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZz..... – They lost their liquor license a few weeks back. Rumor has it they just let it lapse. This place is actually one of my favorite places, but lately it has gone a little down hill. The Mojitos are fantastic, the fried plantains are great and the happy hour features a free munchie buffet. So, why would I rate this only average? Well...it's not run to its fullest potential. They need to attract crowds and to do that it needs to be just a little bit more interesting in there. I say let it be a bar...cut out the menu because nobody ever goes there to eat and the diners seem to 'get in the way' of the partyers. The prices are good, the food is good, the drinks are good....but nothing takes them 'over the top.' Wouldn't it be nice to have a live latin band there once in a while? it's just become 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz' lately....the place needs some shakin' up!
Havana is the Hot Spot – The atmosphere is vey relaxed, yet upbeat as well. Plenty of room to sit and enjoy dinner or a few drinks, and also plenty of room to dance the night away! Two bars with great service, not to mention the best drinks! The DJ was awesome.....played a great mix. We recently had a party at Havana, and everyone had a great time!
Social Environment – Havana Latin Grill is a great place because it offers great latin food and music as well, it is the perfect place to interact with people of different cultures. The social environment is excellent for people who have the need to relate to their roots.
HAVANA IS AWESOME ON FRIDAY NIGHTS – This place is awesome on friday nights!!!!!!!!! It stars with a very friendly doorman who greets you at the door plus on friday night there is no cover. Once inside the atmosphere is great my friends and I sat down in one of the several seating areas that they have. The music is GREAT the dj plays the best latin music, salsa, merengue, reggeton, and spanish pop, the music is just great and the bartenders make the best drinks. I did not have anything to eat but my friends that have been there say the menu is great.
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