Adelaide Blog-Adelaide Magazine-Havana Club

Hidden beside The Propaganda Club is not the usual Manhattan sophistication that the typical Propaganda guest would expect. In fact, above the neatly set tables and chandeliers you will find Adelaide’s newest Cuban secret, the Havana Club. Located on Arcade Lane, this little laneway bar was launched last Thursday night, transporting past tourists back to memories of rum, cocktails and cigars. Channelling that Cuban charm, the walls of the Havana Club are lined with wooden panelling, painted in the pastel shades of the rainbow often seen on the streets of Havana. Multi-coloured plant pots with palm trees trace the length of the walls, with cushioned benches welcoming many an Instagram blogger and Adelaide influencer.

The Havana Club has done well to channel Cuba’s intriguing culture in such a small space, featuring a Che Guevara mural in the centre of the laneway wall, surrounded by multi-coloured LED lights and Latin Jazz music. One of the biggest crowd pleasers of the night was (of course) the pop-up bar, offering refreshing Cucumber Mojitos and an interesting blend named the ‘Cuban Ginger’. If the cocktails weren’t enough, a range of spirits, beer and wine were also offered in case mint or ginger didn’t tickle someone’s fancy. Saying that, the tropical weather on the night of the launch and the pleasant company would have uplifted the spirits of any crowd.

As summer slowly but surely approaches, it is undeniable that the Havana Club will be a fun spot for a sneaky cocktail or two.

Adelaide Blog-Adelaide Magazine-Havana Club

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Head to the Havana Club (next to the Propaganda Club)
110 Grenfell Street

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Photos: Paul Walton