Happy Hour Cuban Style

Havana 1920
Havana 1920 Provoleta (courtesy photo)

The new daily lineup of food and beverage offerings at Havana 1920, located at 548 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, are bringing Cuban flavors and spirits to life. The new happy hour and daily specials are available beginning Thursday, Feb. 20 and include specially priced dishes, cocktails and more.

The new happy hour menu, available 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close, boasts a selection of “bocaditos” bites and “entradas,” appetizers, for half price, including: beef, ham and cheese, vegetarian or Cubanita empanadas; croquetas, classic Cuban croquettes filled with either ham or roasted chicken with creamy Béchamel; dip de frijoles negros, Cuban black bean dip blended with peppers and onions, served with plaintain chips; champiñones flambedos al ajillo, sautéed mushrooms with garlic and white wine, flambéed with rum; tropical ceviche with shrimp, grilled pineapple, jalapeño, cucumber, tomato, onion and cilantro; among others.

Havana 1920’s selection of specialty cocktails will be available for half price and include a menu of rum-based craft cocktails and twists on Cuban classics such as the Havana 1920 Mojito, made with Havana Club añejo blanco rum, fresh lime juice, yerba Buena, fresh-pressed sugarcane juice, sugarcane syrup and club soda; Hotel Nacional, made with Diplomatico six-year rum, fresh pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, apricot liqueur and R&D Aromatic #7 bitters; One Night in Rio, made with strawberry-and jalapeño-infused Leblon, cachaça, cucumber, lime and demerara; and more. Cuba Libres, a combination of Don Q blanco rum, lime and Mexican Coke; will be available for $4 each.

For the daily lineup of specials, Copa Cabana Sunday will bring $5 caipirinha cocktails and bistec Havana, an Angus skirt steak topped with house-made chimichurri and served with grilled Cuban bread, plantains and Caribbean avocado salad, for $15.99. Mojito Monday will pair $5 mojito cocktails with $1 croquetas. Havana 1920 will give Taco Tuesday a Cuban twist with two-for-one priced empanadas and Joya Sangria available for $5. Wednesday will offer guests a mid-week Date Night, where guests may enjoy a “Journey to Havana for Two” dinner offering, which includes a flight of three daiquiris to share followed by three courses, priced at $49 per couple. Thursdays will have a “tradicional” taste, with half-priced sandwiches and Cerveza Hatuey, the Cuban-born craft beer, priced at  $5. Guests will “Get Stuffed Friday” with half-priced beef or cheese papas rellenas. The weekend will kick off with “Eggceptional Saturday” and half-priced tortilla Española, a potato quiche made with onion, eggs, feta cheese and piquillo peppers served with a side of Spanish olives.

More information about Havana 1920 and the full menu may be found online at www.havana1920.com.

About Havana 1920

Havana 1920 brings Hemmingway’s Cuba to life with authentic Cuban dishes, drinks and entertainment. Located at 548 Fifth Ave. just south of Market Street in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Havana 1920 is open for dinner daily from 4:30 p.m. to close. A café serving Cuban pastries, sandwiches and small bites is open daily at 8 a.m. More information about Havana 1920 is available on the website at www.havana1920.com, by calling 619.369.1920, and on Facebook, Instagramand Twitter @Havana1920.

About GBOD Hospitality Group

GBOD Hospitality Group was founded in 2012 by brothers Raymond and Patrick Davoudi in San Diego with the opening of Mezé Greek Fusion in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Two new partners, Joe Santos and Aleko Achtipes, joined GBOD in 2014 with the aim to build a portfolio of dynamic hospitality brands. Building on the success of Mezé, GBOD took over operations of Prohibition, an underground speakeasy at 548 Fifth Ave. in February 2017; followed by the opening El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican in May 2017; and Havana 1920, located at 548 Fifth Ave. in October 2017. With four concepts under its umbrella, GBOD is now working to develop sister companies in related industries. More information is on the website at www.gbodgroup.com, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @GBODGroup.