During Prohibition, American tourists reveled with rum drinks in glamorous pre-Revolution Havana, and that’s the vibe La Descarga goes for. It combines a massive rum list and series of classic cocktails with burlesque performances and live music in a sexy and sophisticated venue. You can even buy a cigar and smoke it in the attached lounge that somehow gets around smoking laws with a separate ventilation system.
THE DRINK TO DRINK:
Get a taste of the islands with a rum flight. You can choose from Martinique rhum agricoles, rums from the British Caribbean or Latin American bottlings.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
La Descarga has a rather strict dress code, especially for Los Angeles: flip-flops, shorts, sneakers, baseball caps and t-shirts are banned.