Cuban-born musical director Oreste `Sambroso' Noda – the man behind London’s famous 'Sambroso Sambroso' – leads the band nightly as they pay homage to the soulful sounds of the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club, among other musicians of the day. Later, the tempo gets faster as dancers take to the stage and DJs play Latin-inflected beats mixed with dancefloor favourites.
Of course, Cuba’s nightlife is as much about the cocktails as it is the live music. On arrival, guests are greeted with a complimentary rum cocktail before entering the balmy, palm-filled bar. From Pina Coladas to Modern Mojitos, the pop-up sports an extensive list of cocktails, which can be made with rums unique to the Caribbean as well as more locally-renowned brands.
While Cuba isn’t known for its cuisine, the team at Last Nights of Havana are determined to showcase the best of the island’s street food. As such, peckish punters can get their hands on the likes of sweet potato and black bean hummus, and mariquitas fritas (plantain chips) as well as a selection of grilled Cuban sandwiches – just what you need to dance the night away.
|What||Last Nights of Havana, Quayside Bar at Tobacco Dock|
|Where||Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, E1W 2SF | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Wapping (overground)|
29 Nov 18 – 01 Dec 18, 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
|Price||£40 per pair|
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|