Revolutionising clubbing: Introducing Café Havana

Havana-ing a good time.


Mary’s and Hild Bede third years Rory Hugill, Pete Nicholas, and Charlie Bailey are here to bring you their own little flavour to the nightlife in Durham – a night that combines all your needs across two floors. Dancing, salsa and music in one room and cocktails, socialising and eating in another.

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Café Havana opens its doors for the first time this Friday. Prepare to escape the sub-zero temperatures of Durham and be transported to the chilled out sexy vibes of Cuba. Entirely for the students, by the students, Café Havana promises to cover everything a Durham student wants and craves at the end of a week stuck in the BB.

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The ‘typical,’ club floor of Café Havana will offer up fun and exotic sounds set to make you groove with a DJ playing from a hand built, glowing DJ booth that mimics the colours and architecture of Havana, Cuba.

Riki Ross, Cuths 2nd year and resident DJ of Café Havana told The Tab:  “I can guarantee lots of Prince and a bunch of Cuban records I’ll finally have the chance to play.”

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However, the genius part of this clubbing revolution is arguably the concept of ‘The Café’ on the other floor of Studio. Gone are the days of shivering in the rain of a smoking area, ‘The Café’ is the place for shots, snacks, and socialising.

‘The Café’ is a purpose-designed area for mingling and meeting new people in a chilled out atmosphere, therefore adding another dimension to the night. Studies suggest this will make your chirpse 92 per-cent more effective

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Finally – a night that offers the chance to do the salsa? Sign me up. Café Havana is a breath of fresh air, so fill up a cocktail bucket, grab a bite and report to La Plaza for a dance or The Café to meet someone new. It’s all under one roof.