Habana Village

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Habana Village A popular destination for salsa experts and merengue beginners alike, Habana Village is a high-energy hotspot for those in the mood for Cuban cuisine, Latin music, and a slew of signature mojitos. Washington, DC United States 38.921722 -77.043127
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Party Earth Review A popular destination for salsa experts and merengue beginners alike, Habana Village is a high-energy hotspot for those in the mood for Cuban cuisine, Latin music, and a slew of signature mojitos. Located in a converted... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Red Line: Woodley Park- Zoo/Adams Morgan

  • Phone:

    202-462-6310

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    W 6:30–10pm, Th 6:30–11pm, F–Sa 6:30pm–12:45am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Habana Village Review

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A popular destination for salsa experts and merengue beginners alike, Habana Village is a high-energy hotspot for those in the mood for Cuban cuisine, Latin music, and a slew of signature mojitos.

A popular destination for salsa experts and merengue beginners alike, Habana Village is a high-energy hotspot for those in the mood for Cuban cuisine, Latin music, and a slew of signature mojitos.

Located in a converted three-story townhouse, the venue draws a sociable and ethnically diverse crowd, all dolled up in flowing skirts and tight pants and ready for the early evening salsa lessons on the second floor.

Appetites duly fueled by almost two hours of hip pops and tap kicks, happy couples and new friends head down to the cozy dining area, where rustic orange walls, murals of famous Caribbean musicians, and small draping palm trees keep the Cuban vibe alive.

Full bars on both levels ensure the sweaty revelers stay hydrated, whether with the mojitos and their sugar cane stirring sticks or the myriad beer and cocktail options.

Later on, dance instructors are usually replaced by DJs spinning a mix of salsa, merengue, bachata, and timba, while Saturdays see the crowd trooping up to the third floor for a live five-piece band and easy access to a few more drops of rum.

(NOTE: Venue is currently undergoing renovations and live band has been temporarily moved to the second floor).

A lively vibe and outgoing clientele – not to mention the three bars and continuous Latin music – make Habana Village the perfect place for a fun night of salsa, authentic cuisine, and a sugary sweet taste of Cuba.

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Tip from Emma:

Don’t know how to salsa? Don’t have a dance partner? Don’t sweat it! Habana’s salsa lessons are low-key, super fun, and there are always plenty of people to practice with. Just be sure to take your newly-shaken hips to the main dance floor afterwards!

  • Crowd

    Diverse mix of international tourists, dance lovers, Cubans, South Americans, young and old couples, and birthday groups, mid-20s to late 30s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJs and live acts playing Latin fusion and tropical sounds. Salsa lessons Wednesdays through Saturdays.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Authentic Cuban cuisine on the ground floor, including chuleta de puerco (pork chops) and camarones Caribeňos (Caribbean shrimp).

  • Prices

    Cover charge for men $6/F–Su, free if having dinner or taking dance lessons. Appetizers $5–$10, sandwiches and salads $9–$10, entrées $13–$16, desserts $7–$9.

    Beer $5, wine $6–$10/glass or $20–$48/bottle, cocktails $8–$15. Salsa lessons $10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Comfortable dance attire: long flowing skirts or dresses, jeans and button-downs.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Wednesdays through Saturdays for salsa lessons, or Fridays and Saturdays for a packed house from around 9pm to close.

  • Close By

    Rumba Café (2443 18th St NW) offers live music Wednesday through Saturday and more mojito action.

Habana Village User Reviews

Average rating:
Spinning all Night Long!
Emily H. Feb 20, 2013
After experiencing this club, my friends and I can’t seem to stay away! Habana Village has not one, not two, but three floors of Latin dancing! Amid these floors, there has never been a dull moment. People in the club are constantly dancing, and moving from floor to floor. Once you step into Habana Village, your body will be in motion until the end of the night. After all the spinning, the night can fly by before one can hardly order a drink. Unlike any other place I’ve been, everyone seems to be friends at Habana Village. No wallflowers to be found here! After sharing a dance with one partner, another will sweep you away within seconds. People of all dancing levels come to Habana Village. The advanced dancers love to teach their skill to the newcomers. If you prefer, just watching the advanced dancers is a night of entertainment in and of itself. Regardless of skill level, everyone is living in the moment, smiling from ear to ear! The DJs play a variety of upbeat music and the mojitos are delicious! I recommend this place for anyone who loves to dance!
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