Delirio Habanero, PIANOBAR
By Mercy Ramos / Photos: José Tito Meriño
Located at the center of the Cuban capital, on the 2nd floor of the National Theater building, the Delirio Habanero Piano Bar is the perfect place for a night of dance and original live Cuban music performed by prestigious traditional bands.
Delirio Habanero opened about two decades ago and has been recently renovated. Attractive and comfortable, it has a panoramic view on the city for clients to enjoy, with a merging of history of the Plaza de la Revolución and the monument of the National Cuban Hero José Martí.
In fact, the stage is right in front of a large window. While spectators are enjoying the performances of well-known groups such as el Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro, los conjuntos Sierra Maestra, Arsenio Rodríguez and the Sexteto Habanero, among others, they can take in the magnificent view.
Familiar images of Havana, such as a gigantic photo of the Malecón (the legendary seawalk), la Giraldilla as well as other themes, along with lyrics of popular songs written on the bathroom doors and on cushions are all part of the decor, giving it a touch of sui generis.
This cultural center belongs to the la Empresa de Grabaciones y Ediciones Musicales (Egrem), which is the Cuban Company of Recordings and Musical Editions and has just had its 50th anniversary. According to the executives of the place, Yanelin Oharriz García and Orelvys Cárdenas, in addition to night presentations (from Tuesday until Sunday of 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.) they plan to also offer day services for tourists as a Bar Look-Out. They also hope to soon start offering Salsa and Rumba dance classes.
With a capacity of 144, Delirio Habanero is one of three places in Havana that distinguishes itself with a “Mojito Bar ” and the offer includes light meals, appetizers, tapas as well as national and international cocktails.
For a pleasant evening with the best of traditional Cuban music and with an ambience full of “Cubanía”, Delirio Habanero is the place to go.