Don’t Miss: Last Nights of Havana at Tobacco DockBy Iona Goulder
Say hello to a corner of Cuba: Last Nights of Havana has launched at Tobacco Dock. Inspired by the famously opulent playground that was 1940s and 50s pre-revolution Havana, the newly open re-imagined Quayside Bar at Tobacco Dock evokes a time when rum cocktails, cigars, Cadillacs and unbridled glamour were the order of the day.
Transformed into an all singing and all dancing Cuban party complete with a new cocktail list and live music, Last Nights of Havana is a balmy palm-filled bar, humming with energy and colour.
Last Nights of Havana: Sambroso Sambroso
Cuban-born Musical Director Oreste ‘Sambroso’ Noda, the man behind London’s famous Sambroso Sambroso, is the leading chap on the mic. The music at Last Nights Of Havana draws inspiration from Cuba’s famous sounds, and combines them with a contemporary London soundtrack. The nightly live band pays homage to the soulful syncopation of Buena Vista Social Club, as well as DJs playing Latin-inflected beats, seamlessly mixed with cocktail bar and dancefloor favourites.
Last Nights of Havana: Cocktails
Designed by Andy Mil and Elliot Ball from Shoreditch bar, Cocktail Trading Company, the cocktail menu adds a contemporary touch to Cuban classics. Featuring the full Bacardi portfolio alongside a selection of unique bottles from the Caribbean, rum is undoubtedly the star at Last Nights Of Havana, however, a full bar offering is available. Street food and snacks are also on offer to purchase throughout the night.
For rum aficionados or those looking for a group activity with a difference, Last Nights Of Havana also 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.