The Barbaran “Pepito's Bar” is the Refuge of Vampires in Havana

By Luis_Herrera | Apr 30, 2022
Caribbean > Cuba > Havana

Barbaram Pepitos Bar in Cuba

Barbaram Pepitos Bar in Cuba

Barbaram Club "Pepito's Bar" is located on avenue 26, in Nuevo Vedado, infront of the Havana Zoo Garden. The Barbaram' s club has existed since the fifties of the 20th century, its name Is closely related with the devotion that its former owner felt for the Virgin of Santa Bárbara.

The Barbaram Club "Pepito's Bar" is a cozy and well designed place with a capacity for 60 people where the song is the musical genre that marks this cultural center, integrating humor as a vital part of the show.

The setting of Club Barbaram "Pepito's Bar" was inspired by the animated feature film Vampires in Havana, made and directed by Juan Padrón.

The name of "Pepito's Bar" has to do with Pepito, the protagonist of the anime, who represents the quintessential Cuban: friendly, good friend, family member, in love, brave, rhythmic and a professional musician.

They also set the Club Barbaram "Pepito's Bar" furniture that uses a baroque aesthetic from Louis XIV period, made of lacquered wood and textiles that convey the spirit of the vampire aristocracy.

"Pepito's Bar" decoration is complemented by chandeliers reminiscent of the anime, as well as framed canvas paintings, in which the main characters show up.

The vampisol

The Vampisol

The Vampisol

Another attraction of this place is the house's Vampisol cocktail, which reinforces the authenticity of the Barbaram and recalls the long-awaited and persecuted formula created by Berndhart Amadeus in Padrón's feature film, which allows vampires to resist sunlight.

The Vampisol that is offered at Club Barbaram "Pepito's Bar" is blue and was created by Cuban sommelier Ariel Sedano and turns out to be a delicious drink that will catch the most skeptical, sealing the pact to return to the Club with friends and family members to share a unique cocktail that is impossible to forget.

Trying the Vampisol formula will be one of the possibilities that visitors to the Barbaram "Pepito's Bar" will have, to feel part of an entire environment, definitely ideal for recreation.

This Is the Vampisol cocktail formula offered at the Barbaram "Pepito's Bar"

  • 4 ounces of orange juice
  • 4 ounces of White Wine
  • 7.5 milliliters of Blue Curacao

Then the cocktail Is completed with ice and perfumed with rum Havana Club Añejo Especial & decorated with orange slices and mint.

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Written by Luis Herrera
I am Luis. Founder & Ceo Hostal Aptofive. I was born and raised in Nuevo Vedado in Havana, and I love my city! I want to share all the great things that my hometown has to offer and leave you with insider information you will only get from a true local and lover of Havana. The tour I am offering is for people who have limited time but want to gain a genuine feel for Havana, without missing the top attraction. Variety (never routine!) is a key part of keeping things interesting and fun. So with me, you will find my tour is fresh and flexible. As a guide, I love to learn what interests you so my tour can engage and leave you with a real feel... Read more

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