Can you dance? Means do you want to dance? If you’re not sure then, come back after 5 glasses of beer.
Open late last month, Havana Social Club has Latin vibes, neon lights and everything that can get you into dancing. With their bar snacks such as tacos (Ks 4,500) and nachos (around Ks 8,000) besides beers, you can quench your thirst with classic cocktails like Mojito, Banana Daiquiri and Pina Colada all priced at Ks 6,000.
Jay, a co-founder who also doubles as a dance instructor, says: “I’ve noticed that the nightlife of Yangon is all about drinking. I want to show an alternative where you can dance away your stress of the week. Here it’s less drinking and more dancing!”
The Australian has been living in the Golden Land for over six years, working as a dance instructor. He and some other investors have started Havana for expats and locals to revive the culture of dancing and socialising.
As described as “built by dancers for dancers”, the floor is dedicated for dancing. The upstairs is more suitable for those who want to sip beer and talk. Currently, the place is offering a free Salsa beginner class from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm every Sunday.
Besides Salsa, you can also learn Bachata and Kizomba on Mondays and Thursdays. All standard classes cost Ks 5,000 and come with a free drink from their Dancing Juice menu. And do not miss Taco Tuesday where you can enjoy the crunchy Mexican snack with Myanmar Beer for just Ks 4,500!
Address: G23, Urban Asia Centre, Mahabandoola Road, Yangon
Hours: 6 pm to 1 am (Mon – Sat), 4 pm until late (Sunday)
Phone: 09 778 779769