Alhambra >Havana House Cigars & Lounge
best place, good music, rude bouncer, authentic good cigar, nice most part dress, good people, great drinks
finally!!!!!. been goin here forever and FINALLY its nice to see some gentlemen behind that bar! those female bartenders needed to be replaced. they had the FUNKIEST attitudes ever! a poor representation of this establishment....... not only were these men quick but cordial and entertaining. dont those ladies realize they would make LOTS MORE money if they treated their customers a little better?? but i guess not eveyone has mastered the art of hospitality. i saw them walking around too. you just dont forget a rude face. keep up the newest good work Havana! cant wait to come back again on a saturday night!
Getto!!!. I have been going there for a few yrs now and it has changed so much!! Back a few yrs back it use to be the place to hang out thurs/sun. The crowd was very classy and very mature but now it's so getto! The guys are gangster looking and women not classy at all!!!! the havana house should not have a dj at all cuz that is what attracts this type of crowd. Back in the days on thurs night, the crowd would play cards at the table,drink and just enjoy themself. The crowd was mainly educated people such as police, teachers,lawyers, fireman etc...
Yea, sometimes you have to wait...
Yes, the bartenders get busy, not really their fault. Tip them and they will be nice! PS: The blonde one is my favorite & she makes great drinks! Not sure what you did to piss her off.
Yes, the music is awesome.
Yes, the place needs a face lift, since I started going some five years ago, it's gone down hill a bit. Not sure if its management or just wear and tear, since most the time that place is PACKED.
Yes, the bouncer has to make people wait when due to fire code...not his fault.
All in all, the HH is a great spot in the 626 area. If you want more trendy, expensive, and less fun...go to Fullerton or Pasadena. If you are in the area, HH is not a bad option.
The last critique I have, some nights the girls are just amazing, cute, young, and fun. Other nights it's like the baby sitter factory had a two for one special and nothing but older, "mom" looking types...Don't hate - I'm just being real.
However, I can never understand the pattern, Fridays are great, sometimes then Saturdays are DEAD or vise versa. BUt when this place is bumping some good music, the drinks are being served, and good looking people are in the place - it's HH as I will always remember it!
Don't go here. This place is BS. When we ordered food the waitress wrote it down wrong and the manager tried to blame us that we did not order correctly. Then they misplaced my friend's credit card and tried to say she had it in her purse when the waitress had it the entire time. When I told the manager I worked in customer service in a 5 star restaurant for 6 yrs and "the customer is always right" and all my friend wanted was a side a fries which came with the order the manager said "sorry we are not Mc Donalds." WTF. we are never coming back here again and we will make sure everyone we know will never come here! Don't waste your time. Horrible service!
Great place, Good Music. Good Cigars and safe enviroment.
This place rocks. Many complain about the bouncer but he is just doing his job. If you arrive before 10pm or after midnight you will have no problem getting in. The good thing about this place it has a nice enviorment, it has a dancing floor for those who love to dance.. with real good LATINO Music, a bar for those who want to smoke or just socialize and drink, and finally at the back of the room there is a small lounge to sit conversate, drink and smoke. This place is made just right.... I know the lines might not be the best. but remember you CANT HAVE everything in life. Plus this way they get the wrong people out. I been to this place many times for the past year and I've never seen or heard of a fight. SO if you wait in line for an hr. but I will not have to worry about having the wrong crowed then it WELL WORTH IT..
Trust me, its small place, but the good thing about it is that no matter when you go your bound to have a good time. About the smell, well you are going to a cigar shop what else are you going to expect? Plus ladies remember if a man know how to smoke fine cigars, and dress well you wont find loser there, and fellas the women for the most part dress nice and classy....
About the bartenders, well they will take long if you dont take care of your bartenders, so just like in any other place you go, take care of them and they will take care you.... Bartenders work for tips, so just start with a good $5-$10 tip, and they will do everything you want the rest of the night. If you dont beleive in tipping then dont complain... Service has a price, plus the drinks are reasonable price..... So I have to say its............The only Latino Place I enjoy going to in southern California.
not horrible...but not great. I've been coming in for about 3 years now. I'm a fan of the Bay of Pigs! Being a bartender myself I know how hard it can be keeping up with cranky people who have been waiting outside and have lost their patience and demand service, and I've also takin notice that the batenders have all been there fo a while, most of which are pretty pleasant and fast....yet I always wonder why the tall blonde is still there?? She just stands there and looks in the mirror and moves at a very slow speed and when she finally decides to help you out it's like she's doing you a favor. I'm sure she's a nice person, but in this industry your here for the customer. I feel bad for the other bartenders who have to carry her weight.
Mediocore at best. Honestly, the service is just atrocious. A friend and I went on a tuesday and their was no cover so that was a plus, about the only one though. The bar tender was too busy doing nothing to take our drink orders, once we finally got our drinks the bartender dissapeared... as if we only wanted the one drink. Finally when we were ready to leave we practically had tie her down to close out our tab. Place is not that serious.
best bar to hang out and smoke a cigar. best place to hang out in a tuesday or saturday night no cover and the prices are moderate,its true there is two lines one is for the regular and the other one is for the 1st timers,if you are a first timer there dont hate the regular cause we go in almost immediatly,,earn your wings kid,want to go in quick become A REGULAR.HAVANA HOUSE is the best place to hang out smoke your cigar and meet beatiful girls.oh one thing if you go there please behave,chill and have a good time,and fellas if u guys bring a girl watch out with the old guy with white hair looking all MIAMI!! hanging by the dance floor cause he'll take your girl.
Lousy customer service!! Avoid at all costs...
I am never going again!! I went with my friend who had heard from some of his friends that this place was good, and had really good music. Well, it seemed to, at least from what we hear while waiting FOREVER outside in a long-ass line!! I mean, I understand a little bit of a delay when there's no cover, but this was absolutely ridiculous (1 hour at least, and this is Alhambra!). The bouncer is so low-class. There are 2 lines, but apparently we were in the wrong one, as he holds our line forever while letting people in the other line in. I figured ok, that's the VIP line or something, but he lets random people off the street enter too. He doesn't seem to have any sense of order. I mean, come on, if you're going to let random people in off the street as they walk up with no wait, while turning away people waiting for over 45 minutes, how do you expect to keep any customers! When we finally get in, and FINALLY make it to the bar, the bartenders ignore you! I waited 15 minutes, while one bartender was standing by the cash register text messaging!!! Give me a break lady - you are on the clock!
Lousy experience... lousy customer service... I am never, ever, going there again, and will make sure everyone I know knows what a sucky place this is!!!
Para gustos los colores. I've seen best and worse. For me being from Spain the music rocks as unfortunately we don't listen to much r'n'b back home; and it's funny listenig to Spanish singers, hehe. Yeah, the line thing: it's true, it's like "Man, it's been 30 minutes and nobody came in!", well, not nobody, nobody from the line. The bouncers let everyone in as long as they know him/her. For me it's ok, the waitress is always very nice and invites me to drinks and I have a lot of fun watching guys being rejected by girls. About meeting interesting people, well, I just prefer to dance and have fun, girls who go there look too horny, but when it comes to reality (lights on at the end of the night), well, you can imagine :) By the way, to that Chinese FAT&ugly guy who wanted to fight me the other day: I understand why you did that, everytime you look in the mirror you become frustrated, so you better feel a man saying people "you have a problem?". Wow, you are such a man.. Good night men, good morning ladies ;)
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