In some of the early visits with Josie Russell, Hemingway and Russell were known to frequent "Sloppy Joe's" in Havana, a well known bar in the center of Old Havana. In 1959, following the Cuban Revolution, Sloppy Joe's Bar was closed and the legndary furnishings abandoned. I was told that the ceiling collapsed in the bar and the building had fallen into disrepair, but there has been a restoration project that has been going on for several years, and the progress has been slow getting things completed.
|Sloppy Joe's Today|
Sloppy Joe's was one of the most popular bars in Havana during the 30's, Americans coming to Havana to enjoy liquor, that was not available in the US. Located at the Corner of Zulueta and Animas Streets, Sloppy Joe's thrived for many years.
|Original Long Bar at the Havana Club Museum|