|Serenaded by good music whilst indulging
craft beer - bliss!!
||Havana has only one craft brewer serving two outlets.
La Taberna de La Muralla
+53 7 8664453 A joint
venture with Salm Brau from Vienna-
an establishment I have also visited. One sits down in
this restored square of old Havana and are soon offered
either a LARGE chimney of beer with its own tap for self
service, or by the pint glass. I say 'pint glass', but
it is obvious that no 'official' quantity of serve
exists. They offer a Light, Dark, or Black. Light
is not so attractive, whereas the dark and black are
quiet quaffable. The beer chimney does have provision
for an ice pack container to be inserted so that the
beer keeps its chill factor.
As with all over Cuba - BE
CAREFUL when the bill is presented. Despite a 98% literacy rate and
a well regarded education system many restaurant, bar and hotel
staff, have trouble with simple addition!! Its a universal Cuban
scam - make the final total a bit more and the tourist won't notice
and I can pocket the difference.
The bars and restaurants around this Plaza are more expensive and
whilst they attract large numbers of tourists they also host
increasing numbers of locals. They too enjoy the high quality venues
and a square with stable cobble stones and restored buildings,
something denied to many other areas of Havana. You know you are
approaching a tourist region as soon as the the road, or path
beneath your feet becomes less of an obstacle course.