· By Herb Lester

La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana

Extracted from Havana: Right Now.

An Ernest Hemingway haunt that prior to the revolution was a bohemian hole-in- the-wall where locals, tourists and celebrities could safely go slumming. The bar started out as a small general store prior to its transformation into the celebrated pub famous for its mojito cocktails. According to legend, the hard-drinking Hemingway remarked, “I take my mojitos at La Bodeguita and my daiquiris at La Floridita.” Typically packed with tourists, so go after 9pm when it’s quieter.

La Bodeguita del Medio
207 Empedrado
Tel: (53) 7 866 8857
Daily: 10.30am-12midnight

Photo: Bruna Benvegnu