About Events with Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Washington DC
Passing through the doors of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar transports guests to an Old Havana courtyard complete with exotic tropical foliage and vintage décor – in an open-air ambiance. Located in the Penn Quarter neighborhood and just steps away from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Cuba Libre is the perfect venue to host your next corporate or social event. Authentic artwork, upbeat Latin music, and a professional staff make a visit to Cuba Libre truly an experience. From colorful entertainment and festive decorations to top of the line audio visual equipment, Cuba Libre’s enthusiastic team will custom-create an event to meet your individual needs and budget. Cuba Libre can add color and excitement to events of any scale. We have a reputable network to utilize for upgrading a formal, themed or entertainment-filled event.
The Spanish word for “taste” or “flavor,” in Cuba a paladar is a small, intimate restaurant that is run out of the home of the residents. Our most intimate and private dining room includes AV capabilities, a latticed floor-to-ceiling glass wall shaded by an awning over 9th Street, warm golden accents, and a “window” which may be opened for a peek into “Calle Nueve”.
• Standing Capacity: 30
• Sitting Capacity: 28
In Spanish, Calle Nueve means “9th street,” to which this space runs parallel, offering a semi-private area perfect for a dining experience that allows guests to enjoy the overall ambience and flavor of Cuba Libre in their very own sequestered corridor of the restaurant. Vibrant blue and white palatial balconies overlook “Calle Nueve,” enhancing the feel of a quaint Cuban boulevard lit by old Havana style lampposts.
• Standing Capacity: 65
• Sitting Capacity: 50
Translated to “the floor,” our largest semi-private area can be used for seating, cocktail receptions, or as a dance floor. The resident DJ overlooking La Pista in the mezzanine booth will spin Salsa, Meringue, Bachata and other Latin dance music to keep your guests heading to the dance floor well into the night. Wrought iron railings line La Pista, which is perfect can seated dining or a cocktail reception.
• Standing Capacity: 120
• Sitting Capacity: 80
Named after Cuba’s most famous city, this semi-private area is perfect for cocktail receptions and happy hours.
• Standing Capacity: 50
• Sitting Capacity: 30
Our largest private dining room includes a private bar, audio-visual and entertainment capabilities. Enhance your event with Cuban flair, like performances by professional salsa dancers (lessons for guests available!), cigar roller demonstrations, or many other entertainment options to choose from for your guests.
• Standing Capacity: 70
• Sitting Capacity: 55
Full venue Buy-out
Rent out the entire restaurant for your social or corporate event and learn about our long list of event enhancements, such as mojito making classes, salsa dancers, cigar rollers and more. Patio space is also available for buyouts.
• Standing Capacity: 500
• Sitting Capacity: 224