Paying homage to the sights, sounds, and tastes of pre-Castro Cuba, Gloria Estefan’s hit in the restaurant business is a mammoth space attached to the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. On Friday after 11pm and Saturday after 11:30pm, Bongo’s transforms from a friendly-family eatery into the city’s hottest 21-and-over salsa nightclub. Cover charges can be hefty, but consider it your ticket to an astounding display of some of the best salsa dancers in the city. Prepare yourself for standing room only. Salsa lessons are available for those with two left feet. Note: At press time, a move was in the works but the new location unannounced; check the website!
Bongos Cuban Café
601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL
Our Rating Hours Fri–Sat 11:15pm–5am Phone 786/777-2100 Prices Fri women free, men $10; Sat women free until midnight ($20 afterward), men $20 all night Web site Bongos Cuban Café
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.