Don’t be misled – Café Habana isn’t a café. Nor is it much of a restaurant. Instead expect a rowdy and sociable atmosphere fed by the venue’s prominent bar area, loud party tunes, eager bartenders – and South American concoctions. An established US brand that landed in Manhattan in 1998, in Dubai Habana is rather confused about its own identity: the sleek modern mirrored ceiling jars uncomfortably with fake brick walls, while urban art deco three-tone prints sit oddly on faux terracotta walls. Or, put another way, there’s not many bars cool enough to pull off a Che Guevara portrait. This is clearly a counterfeit Cuban experience, and filtered both through New York and Dubai, now so many degrees away from the original concept, there’s not a great deal of authenticity left. But behind the faux-backstreet charm there is spirit however, and while perhaps not a spot to bring your parents to, there are few more colourful places to enjoy a Downtown drink.