On June 23, 2002, after twelve years and 359 days, Havana’s curtains fell. The Havana was a household name in Amsterdam’s Reguliersdwarsstraat and very popular in the 1990s with spectacular parties and innovative music with great appeal to both gay and straight.
The club was opened on June 29, 1989 and was housed in a former double warehouse with three floors from the first half of the twentieth century. The site had been the venue of De Viking since 1976, a busy gay disco that in its final years was plagued by a dubious image because of sex and drugs. It was closed in 1987 after being raided by the police.
Many visitors and employees of Dance Bar Havana are still in contact with each other over the web, and some of them want to meet again for a good time in “real life,” to meet and reminisce. Some former colleagues of the Havana therefore decided to organize a reunion.
On Sunday, September 25, Soho, Reguliersdwarsstraat 36, will open its doors at 17:00 to host this reunion.
Those who would like to join can register via firstname.lastname@example.org or the Facebook page “Havana Reünie.”