From the outside, you might question our choice of Sangri La. We’ll admit that the grungy stairwell looks like it might lead to a basement, but don’t be put off by the exterior. Sangri La is more of style bar than dive bar. This high-energy place is one of our favourites, but don’t take our word for it. Ask one of the well dressed, ready-to-party Cubans there enjoying steamy summer nights and taking group selfies. If you’re up for the full-on party that is Sangri La, make sure you’re dressed appropriately. This place is perennially busy and they’ll turn you away at the door if you’re not.