Legend has it that the Cuba Libre, (rum and cola with a slice of optional lime), was first invented in 1900 in Havana, Cuba. It is said that it was drank to toast Cuban freedom from Spanish occupation.

In 2006, the spirit of Cuba came to the Lion City at Clark Quay where you can find Cuba Libre Café & Bar. Designed to invoke the spirit of a Cuba trapped in a time long forgotten, it is reminiscent of a typical Havana bar. An imposing wrought iron outline of Che Guevara takes place of honor above the main bar. He was a famous figure who came to be a hero in the sixties for his radical political stands for the people of Cuba. His profile with the iconic beret and red star can still be seen throughout Cuba and has a dominating presence at Cuba Libre.

From Monday to Saturday, Cuba Libre’s band light up the evenings with a stunning array of live performances; make sure you bring your dancing shoes as the place fires up late into the wee hours.

Cuba Libre serves up a myriad of cocktails including Singapore’s best Mojito. Perhaps the oldest cocktail in Cuba, the name derives from the African word “Mojo” which means “to cast a spell” and that is exactly what it does – at least after you’ve had two or three. The Capirinha is a must-try at Cuba Libre along with the exotic Caipiroska and Mojito Grande.