A cynic might say that the inside of Cuba Libre looks like something you’d come across at Epcot, but hear us out. Sure, the full-on “streets of Havana” theme (complete with salsa dancers, fake terraces, and lampposts) is a little over the top. But by the time you’re on your third mojito, you’ll be nodding your head to the salsa music, and by your fourth, you might even join the dancers. Bottom line, it’s fun. Take a date for cocktails and Cuban food if you’re looking for something a little different from the everyday Italian spot.
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