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For those with pure food indulgence in mind, come next door and sate your desires with our ever changing internationally inspired small plates. Watch the chefs serve from the open kitchen and languish in our stunning restaurant that begs for a long stay. Our food is made to share and be enjoyed by all, why only get one choice from a menu when you can have it all? Order what you want, when you want it. Our food promotes the best from New Zealand's produce and is always seasonal and constantly changing, never letting you or our chefs get bored.
Our friendly front of house team are hospitality professionals; passionate, knowledgeable and always ready to facilitate your perfect night out in Havana.
We love food, lots of different food, just like you.
Fresh exotic and exciting, our handcrafted concoctions brought to you by the finest bartenders combine products sourced from the four corners of the globe. Incorporated with these are an array of local and international wines and beers, brought to you for your tasting pleasure.
Daily sunshine deals
Monday 4-6pm - The Socialist Party unites to bring you $5 bottled beer with our Chefs Special.
Tuesday 4-6pm - The Solidarity Workers Union presents Plantation worker $5 Tap Beer Tuesday.
Wednesday 4-6pm - The Women's Knitting Cooperative's $5 Wednesday Wines.
Thursday 4-6pm - The Rum Runners present Ron Varadero $5 Pirate Pricing.
Friday 3-5pm - Freedom Fighters Friday. Comrades, lay down your arms and slake your thirst with $10 Mojitos.
Saturday 4-6pm - Our chefs selection of Sunkissed plates with your favourite glass of Hops or Grapes.
Relax and enjoy.
Havana Bar is located in two Historic Te Aro workingmen’s cottages on Wigan Street. The cottages date back to the late 19th century. During that time Wigan St was on the outskirts of Wellington’s old China Town. The area stretched out from Haining St and Frederick St containing the dubious reputation of gambling, opium dens, and gentlemen’s pleasures.
In 1991 the lads from Havana Coffee Works set up shop in 34 Wigan St and subsequently in time brought 32a. Between espresso’s the idea of a Cuban bar was brewing and before long the infamous owners of Fidels Café were enlisted to bring this idea to life.
In late 2002 Havana Bar was created, more as a speakeasy for the colourful personalities of the area and then officially opened in early 2003. The bar has supported local and international musicians four nights a week for over 10 years, and has maintained its commitment to providing free music to Wellingtonian’s ever since. From its inception, Havana Bar has created a new hum in the city by embracing all things Cuban; its history, music, rum, famous cigars and coffee.
During 2010 Havana Coffee Works relocated its operations from 34 Wigan St to its new HQ to Tory St. With this opportunity, the Havana Bar crew had no hesitation in transforming the cottage into a stunning and now award winning tapas style restaurant.
Havana Bar is a unique urban oasis preserved and nestled amongst an array of high rise neighbours. The kitchen is proud to provide the highest quality products sourced from the ‘Best little capital in the world’, including the rest of New Zealand and Abroad. Havana Bar encompasses the full experience, from the delights of lunch, dinner, and drinks, finishing with the finest music and dance.
We welcome you to come down and join in the relaxed and spontaneous sanctuary that is Havana Bar.
Havana Bar is located at 32a-34 Wigan St, Te Aro Wellington, just around the corner from Fidels on Cuba Street. You can see a map of our location below or find us on google maps here.
The restaurant takes Lunch reservations Monday to Friday and Dinner reservations Monday to Thursday. We work on a 'first come, first served' basis on Friday and Saturday nights; we recommend your party come in early to garauntee a table in the restaurant. We can only seat a table in the restaurant when the full party are present and ready to dine, but it's always nice to have a drink in the bar while you await any late-comers. To dine in the restaurant, ALL members of a party must be having the equivalent to a full meal. For people after light tapas and drinks, we welcome you to sit in the bar. We are also available for functions.
32a - 34 Wigan St, Te Aro, Wellington.
phone: (04) 384 7039
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30am - late. Sat: 3pm - late. Sun: Closed
Hola friends of Havana! Join our social club and go into the monthly draw to win a Havana Experience. Every month we’ll give away a Chef’s Plate for Two with a couple of drinks; the perfect date or after work wind down.
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