Cuban-inspired pop-up bar experience at Tobacco Dock.
- Quayside Bar Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF
- 25/01/2019 to 31/05/2019
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Inspired by the famously opulent playground that was 1940s and 50s pre-revolution Cuba, Last Nights Of Havana evokes a time when rum cocktails, cigars, Cadillacs and unbridled glamour were the order of the day. Launching its new season from January at the re-imagined Quayside Bar at Tobacco Dock, Last Nights of Havana will run for a limited number of nights this Spring.
Last Nights Of Havana is a celebration of rum, jazz, dance and decadence. For this pop up, the beamed dockside bar serves expertly made Zesty Mojitos, refreshing Daiquiris and heady Cuba Libres from its large island bar, while guests can enjoy a fresh take on Cuban street food or sample a bona fide Cuban cigar.
Entertainment on the night comes from a host of expert Sala dancers whipping the crowd into a samba frenzy, while Cuban-born Musical Director Oreste `Sambroso' Noda, the man behind London’s famous Sambroso Sambroso leads the band nightly. The music at Last Nights Of Havana draws inspiration from Cuba’s famous sounds, and combine them with a contemporary London soundtrack. The nightly live band pays homage to the soulful syncopation of Buena Vista Social Club, and as the night gets hotter and the tempo gets faster, DJs play Latin-inflected beats, seamlessly mixed with cocktail bar and dancefloor favourites. And with salsa dance classes taking place from 5.45pm, guests can immerse themselves completely in Cuba’s unique rhythms.
Tickets are priced at £9 each and includes a membership card for repeated free access for the duration of the pop up.Street food and snacks is also available to purchase throughout the night.
For rum aficionados or those looking for a group activity with a difference, Last Nights Of Havana hosts a rum-tasting masterclass each Saturday afternoon of the pop-up. Priced at £60 per person, tickets include a rum flight and special cocktail, and a discount towards that night’s event.