18 Apr '13, 7am

Once Havana's most famous bar, Sloppy Joe's reopens after 50 years #food

Once Havana's most famous bar, Sloppy Joe's reopens after 50 years #food

(Reuters) - Sloppy Joe's, one of Havana's most famous pre-revolutionary bars and a former haunt of American tourists and film stars like John Wayne, Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable, reopened its doors on Friday, almost 50 years after it closed. Waiters dressed in black and orange uniforms served drinks and tapas to a mix of tourists and Cubans, some of whom had waited years for the reopening of the historic watering hole. "I'm very excited ... Sloppy Joe's is open. I can't believe it. The past and present have been united," said Barbara, an American tourist from New York who has been visiting Havana for the last ten years and followed the bar's much anticipated restoration. Sloppy Joe's Bar was founded by Spanish immigrant Jose Garcia, who capitalised on the US Prohibition era from 1920-1933 when American tourists flocked to Havana to drink and gamble to their heart's conten...

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