The new Havana 1920 opens this week in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, channeling Cuba’s hay days when the island became a playground for Americans to escape prohibition and hit a happening bar scene.
The latest concept by GBOD Hospitality Group, Havana 1920 is located at 548 5 th Ave. just south of Market Street. Serving classic Cuban fare with Executive Chef Anthony Porras at the helm, signature dishes include croquetas de jamón y queso, classic Cuban croquettes made with ham and creamy béchamel; sandwich Cubano, sliced of slow roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread; and ropa vieja, shredded beef cooked in tomato sauce with peppers and onion.
Honoring Cuba’s favorite spirit, beverage director and lead mixologist, Ryan Andrews, has curated an impressive collection of more than 150 rums, including French-style Rhum Agricole, classic British Navy, and the hard-to- find Appleton Estate Joy. Signature cocktails honor Havana’s heyday, as well, with selections like Havana 1920 Daiquiri, made with Havana Club añejo rum, fresh lime juice and fresh sugar cane syrup; Havana 1920 Mojito, made with Havana Club añejo blanco rum, fresh lime juice, yerba buena, fresh-pressed sugarcane juice, fresh sugar cane syrup and club soda; and Painkiller, made with Pusser’s Navy Rum, fresh squeezed orange juice, house-made coconut cream and fresh pineapple juice.
Our café opens at 11am.
The restaurant opens at 5pm.
Enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday evenings!