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Varadero Nightlife

Varadero Night

When the evening comes, the look and the pace of Varadero change, and the more than one hundred exciting discotheques, bars, and night clubs open for the enjoyment of those in search of good time out.

So even though most hotels have party halls, piano bars, and excellent tourist animation programs, a cheerful, excited crowd can be seen filling the night places, something that the visitor is encouraged to also do.




La Arboleda

Avenida 1ra y Calle 18, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

A description of this nightspot could be brief because of its mere 3 x 10m size. The bar alone takes up half the space, while the kitchen the other half. Nevertheless, there are two aspects that make it stand out. Firstly, it is one of the only places which accepts both currencies. Secondly, this mix allows for a genuine Cuban atmosphere with a live band playing traditional Cuban rhythms. It does not matter that the only four tables are located along the curb, the standing-room-only crowd likes it just like that. The lively evening entertainment offers an opportunity to meet plenty of locals, and the musicians mingle with the crowd, as if throwing the party themselves.
Open Hours: 24 hours daily

Café Atenas

Plaza de la Vigía
Matanzas, Mayanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 668243

A place very well located for those who like to visit the "Athens of Cuba", Matanzas, and need to stop and eat something. This café lays opposite the famous theatre Sauto and near Plaza de la Vigía all artistic surroundings, next to the sea in a city full of culture and tradition.


La Bamba

Discotec Hotel Tuxpan
Ave. de Las Américas km 4, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 5 667560

Since 1991, this discotheque located in the Hotel Tuxpan has been known as the place to dance to a variety of sounds including salsa, merengue, danza and disco. Most visitors to Veradero find their way here during a stay. The open bar serves both Cuban and imported drinks. It has a capacity for 500 people and offers a "matinee" from 2pm to 8pm, when prices are slashed. Open bar
Open Hours: 10:30pm-3am daily


Café Bar

A great bar that opens from noon till the time the last customer decides to walk home at night. It is located near the beach and offers Cuban music of all times, especially that of the big bands in the Fifties. It is mostly crowded with people.

La Bolera

46 e/1ra y Playa
Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba


Cabaret Continental

Cabaret / Disco
Hotel International
Carret. Las Americas, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel:+53 45 667038

It is part of the Varadero International Hotel Complex, and opens from Tuesday to Sunday with a variety and musical show. The place switches to a disco once the show is over.

Café del Teatro Sauto

Plaza de la Vigía
Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba

This tiny coffee shop is located in an angle of Sauto Teatro building, one of the most monumental and legendary ones all over the island. Its reduced offer should improve but still, we enjoy going there from time to time. Especially locals love it very much, maybe because it is simple and in some way funny.

Casa Blanca

Carretera Las Américas
Varadero , Matanzas, Cuba

In the last floor of the Xanadú mansion-museum is placed the nicest and most beautiful coffee-bar of Varadero. A pretty bar with a mahogany roof. It faces to the sea.
A good spot for a quiet drink with a nice view.

Casa del Habano

Ave. Playa esq. Calle 31, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

It is one of the most hospitable and private bars in Varadero´s peninsula. Located adjoined to a small restaurant, this bar has also a nice terrace overviewing the beach, ideal for relaxation, having a coffee and a cigar, perhaps.

El Castillito Club

Ave Playa y 49, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 613888

Chez Plaza

Cafetería Restaurante
Centro Comercial Plaza Américas, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

This is a charming cafeteria and restaurant, located in the upper floor of the Shopping Centre Plaza Americas. It is possible here to have a drink or take something to eat. We recommend its sandwich "Cha cha cha", at the terrace on the beach.

Centro Hipico

Via Blanca km 31, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 667799

La Comparsita

Calle 60 y 4ª avenida, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

Even if it is a difficult task, in a place like Varadero, not to bump into some foreigner, a lot of tourists are still looking for places where they can experience authentic Cuban night life. La Comparsita is one of this places. Performers are talented solo singers, salsa groups and comedians. It also provides a piano and karaoke bar where prices are good and service starts on afternoon until late at night. Casual atmosphere.

Cueva del Pirata

Autopista Sur, km. 11, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel:+53 45 613829

This is a natural cave that has been turned into a cabaret and that also functions as a Cuban dance school.

Centro de Paracaidismo

Via Blanca km 139, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 667256 fax: +53 45 667260

Complejo Recreativo Record

Playa esq 25, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

La Comparsita

Autopista Sur Km 11, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 667751

A lovely open-air space built to re-create the feel of a colonial-era courtyard. There are good sightlines from all the tables here and an excellent nightly show highlighting a wide-range of Cuban music and dance styles. Admission is $5. They also have a happening bar upstairs

Cueva del Pirata

Autopista Sur Km 11, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 667751

A midsize cave that has been converted into a popular cabaret and disco. Lights create eerie shadows amongst the stalactites. The nightly cabaret show begins around 10:30pm and has a pronounced Afro-Cuban emphasis. It's followed by dancing to either a live band or a DJ. Admission is $10


FM 17

Avenida 1ª y calle 17, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 5 614831

This place is located below street-level on one of the busiest intersections in town. The bartender tends from a concrete bar, and the large space allows for plenty of tables out in the open beneath blue and white awnings. A side stage dominates the space where shows and musical performances take place, usually at night. There is a food kiosk on the corner selling light fare of hamburgers, ice cream, beer, wine, rum, whiskey, vodka, and cocktails. There is an easy access ramp for physically challenged customers. Motorbikes and bikes can also be rented here.
Open Hours: 24 hours daily


Golf Club

Maison Xanadú, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 667388 Fax: +53 45 668180

Guarapera de Josone

Parque Retiro Josone, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

One of the few places in Varadero, where you can consume Guarapo, a delicious juice made out of sugar-cane. Its property to make you feel fresh and strong after its consummation are mythical all over the island (some say that it strengthens men’s sexual potency). Set up close to little Josone parque, guarapo is served freshly squeezed, in accordance with the rules. Try it!


Havana Cafe

Next to the Sol Club Sirenas
Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 668070

This place creates the atmosphere of 1940's and 50's and features live shows and disco music.
is very similar to the Habana Café in Havana's Meliá Cohiba. The nightly cabaret and review show is top-notch, with a crack band laying down smooth Cuban rhythms. When the show ends, the circular sunken dance floor is one of the more happening discos in town. Admission is $12, including your first drink; reservations are recommended.


Jardines Mediterráneo

1ra. y 54, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba


Karaoke 440

Camino del Mar y 15, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

Kastillito Club

Ave. Playa y 49, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba


M & B

Ave Kawama y Final , Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 617125 / +53 45 613370

El Mediterraneo

54 y Ave Playa, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 612460

Mambo Club

Centro nocturno
Carretera de Las Morlas, km. 14, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 668243

It features Cuban and International live music from the 50's. Open bar with a varied cocktail service for the price of the entree fee, which also includes transportation from the hotel.

Mirador de Bacunayagua

Puente de Bacunayagua

Just in between Havana and Matanzas provinces you will find the bridge of Bacunayagua, considered one of Cuba’s seven engineering marvels. From the, 110 m high, viewing-point bar the panorama is breathtaking: the blue sea forming the background of beautiful Yumurí valley with its typical Cuban rural landscape. A lot of people (maybe sometimes too many of them) use it as a stop from their way from Havana to Varadero, while having a drink and enjoying the view. We suggest you to taste the fresh and natural Piña Colada.


Parque de Diversiones

30 y 1ra Av , Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 612431

La Patana

Canal de Paso Malo, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 667791

Palacio de la Rumba

Avenida Las Americas Kilometro 4, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 66 8210

Cuban salsa music orchestras play here every weekend. Entry fee covers open bar. Famous for its good music, low prices and the young Cuban and foreign people going there and located near Hotel Bella Costa, opposite the sea. One of the favorites of everybody.

Pio Cuá

Carretera de Playa Larga a Girón, km. 5,5, Ciénaga de Zapata, Matanzas, Cuba

Plaza Americana

Nights features Cuban Motifs: Tuesday it's bolero; Wednesdays Cuban country music; Thursdays traditional music; Fridays classical music; and Saturdays musical shows.

La 440

Camino del Mar e/ 14 y 15, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba


La Rada

Marina Dársena Puerto Sol, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

Owned by the Dársena marine and located on the outgoing road towards Matanzas. It´s a poorly decorated disco, without any luxury and even lacking any kind of sound and light display. Nevertheless during some week-ends it gets crowed with young and tipsy locals dancing passionately. Very Cuba! Very latino!

Ruinas de Matasiete

Cuní entre San Diego y viaducto a La Habana (Ruinas de Matasiete), Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 52 53387

A Spanish fort from the 17th century is now an open-air cabaret staging small shows. Vines and ferns embellish the spacious nightspot dotted with tables. On Tuesdays, it's cabaret night, the rest of the week it's a disco. The clientele is generally young, so the atmosphere is lively. Its proximity to El Barracón café and an improvised game room effectively puts it the category of an entertainment complex open round-the-clock. Beverages are served including Cuban rum and mixed drinks. Entrance is per couple; there is a minimum cover charge of USD3.
Open Hours: 9pm-4am daily


Snack Bar 62

Calle 62 esquina a 1ª ave, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

A place worth visiting. It offers a modest terrace to have a drink and eat something light, livened up by a pleasant band. Ideal place for those who want something more after leaving a disco. Wide offer and good prices.

El Sotano

Club de Golf "Las Americas" Mansion Xanadu
Ave las Americas, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 613856


Villa Punta Blanca, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba


Terraza Varadero 1920

Parque Retiro Josone, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

Located in Parque Josone, this cafe is one of the quietest and most refreshing in Varadero. One can take here some snack in the afternoon, enjoy the marine breeze in the evening or relax at night.

Tropicana de Matanzas

Autopista de Varadero km 4,5, Matanzas, Cuba
Tel: +53 45 265380

From its inauguration, this branch of the famous Tropicana has been a great success. Of a charming architecture, this place lays on a hillside above river Canímar. The entertainment is so good as that of the Havana´s Tropicana. Many tourists from Varadero go there daily.














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