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Nightclub Reviews: Havana Club -Saturday

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Club Reviews for Havana Club -Saturday
4 Reviews Found

Ratings*: 1 to 5, 5=best
(#) = number of responses
Overall Reviewers' Rating: 2.8 (4 resp)
Atmosphere: 3.5 (4 resp) Dancing: 2.8 (4 resp)
Dance Floor: 4.0 (4 resp) Noise Level/Volume: 2.0 (4 resp)
Music Quality: 2.5 (4 resp) Parking: 2.8 (4 resp)
% Salsa: 80.0 (4 resp) % Merengue: 11.2 (4 resp)
% House: 3.5 (2 resp) % Other: 7.0 (4 resp)
* Published ratings are compiled directly from response received from the dancing public. SalsaBoston.com in no way endorses ratings as they appear.

Reviewed by "dancenotstandaroundallnight" on 10/9/2011 12:23:53 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
Went last night. Brought two friends (complete newbies). The "dual" dance lessons going on at the same time with the music going all at once was very distracting. The content of both the new class and the intermediate class (in my humble opinion) was not appropriate. They had the beginner classes turning, turning, turning, where they could have stayed in closed hold for longer to get the RYTHYM and the basic stepping down first. I thought the intermediate "teacher" was a good dancer, but not a great teacher, didn't seem to run the class that great. In part because he did NOT rotate the class often enough. (Very bad mistake for the poor guys who didn't have a lady to dance with for most of the lesson!) Mid way through the night, I counted at least 20 guys hanging around in front of the bar. I dance LOTS of other dances, and never saw so many men just hanging out. It's probably a fun club for the people who just want to "go somewhere" on a Saturday night, but the DANCING was actually minimal. I think this place is VERY overrated.

Reviewed by "sandiego salsero" on 6/29/2008 1:38:28 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
Hi, I came in from San Diego, googled "salsa" to find clubs on Saturday June 28, 2008. It appeared to be between going to Mojitos or Havanna Club (in the old church). I chose Havanna Club. Good choice. I saw about 200 people, many of them pretty decent salsa dancers, and some of them very good salseros. From what I hear about Mojitos on Saturday, if you want SALSA, maybe it's best to go to Havanna Club. It costs $15 in the door and $3.00 a budlight--very nice. Wish more people had posted items in 2008 for Havanna Club, but I think this may be the only one. Have a good one----we're waiting for you in San Diego:-) Mike

Reviewed by "J" on 3/11/2007 15:31:4 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
Saturday nights at Havana Club is currently my favorite spot in town because it is not as crowded as Friday nights, there is usually a great live band (e.g. Cinco Son), and some of the lady dancers are so good at following that they will make any dude look like a salsa King. Fridays nights are great, but you are very limited on the dance floor because it is so crowded. On Saturdays, especially after midnight, you've got plenty of space and a live band. I wish they would play more bachata, but nobody seems to understand or get into bachata in Boston, so I can't blame Havana Club. Bring on the salsa!

Reviewed by "erickdraven" on 12/12/2006 14:49:49 Pop up this reviewer's ratings
If there is a band playing during that night it is ok you go there, but if the DJ is playing music.. don't go. The music is horrible. He (the owner of this club) plays the same songs over and over every weekend. He plays only old salsa songs with strange beats. I asked him to play new songs from latest salsa, merengue and bachata groups, but he just doesn't care. I know for NON-Latinos it doesn't matter, because most of them don't understand. They dance to the beat, that's all. For example, he plays every Saturday, the same Elvis Crespo song "Suavemente", "Azul" by Cristian Castro and "Colegiala". He plays only one Chachacha with awful lyrics in English. I don't like at all when there is an interruption between each song. There is not continuity because he is dancing and then he runs to play other songs. He doesn't prepare the songs he will play that night, he just picks a random song from his CDs. I asked him to renew his repertory of songs. I gave to him names of songs and groups, so he can buy new music CDs, but he just ignores that. With all the money he makes every weekend, he should be able to buy new music CDs. He should play new music to attract and keep the current salseros/merengueros/bachateros. People who appreciate good latin music have the same comments about this Night Club. The only good thing about that place is the dance floor, it is big and good for dancing and you get a great mix of people. If you want to dance to good latin music, great songs from latest salsa singers, merengue and bachata groups go to Mojitos. They play great music, but the only thing I don't like much about Mojitos is that they have a small dance floor, but the music is A+++. Als,o a great club is Johny D's on Sundays near David Sq. They always have a band playing great music, but the dance floor is kind of small. Vincent's in Randolph is a night club with great music, I recommend to go with friends, because people there are not very open.

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