If you feel like going out at night for a drink and a small chat but you don’t feel like going in one of the big clubs, try one of the cool bars in Romana area. From hip and cool to underground, here’s where you should go to.
Fratelli Espresso Bar is very close to the Romanian Athene or Hilton Athene Palace. The bar is funky and eclectic in music, design and people. The perfect place to go for a drink, great cocktails, good tapas if you feel like eating something…, all in a cool design. I wouldn’t recommend any other place for a night out in a cool bar.
Nicolae Golescu, No.5, ($$$)
Green hours is more than a bar, is a cultural underground venue with an amazing creative energy and spirit, as you cannot find elsewhere in Bucharest. It is the first jazz club in Bucharest, a place where art went on the next level, and promoted the underground art in all its forms. Introducing the Monday Green Hours Theater, more than ten years ago, many independent directors and actors became known to the public. Actors, artists, jazz men, clients, all love this place.
Calea Victoriei, No.120, ($$)
A 1 it’s one of those cool bars that you have to know about. The music is from electronic to acid jazz. The walls are tapped with bikes, boxes of audio vinyl and some containers. The clientele is made up of a mix of cool people / interesting / hipster / advertising / creative / bohemian. At A1 you will find at the bar special beers from around the world. If you want a sweet beer, you need to order Liefmans, a Belgian fruit beer, which is served in a special glass that you put three quarters ice. A serious beer option? Fuller’s London Pride.
Piata Amzei, No.1, ($$)
Frame is a club for movie enthusiast. The owners are a group of known Romanian actors who created a meeting point for them and movie lovers. Be a part of the various events that are happening here: karaoke nights, live acts, weekend special DJ parties, chill-out nights or film screenings. Cozy place, with a jazzy atmosphere, perfect for private parties or any other special occasions. Some of the best cocktails in town.
Bvd. Gheorghe Magheru, No.38B ( go thru the gang) ($$)
Embassy Social Club is a casual place, just a few minutes walk from the main city center spots, combining the 150 years old architectural house with the contemporary mix of design, food and bar. The two floors accommodate up to 250 people inside, the freshest ingredients for food and bar inviting you for an moment of relaxation. During the summer, a 300 seats terrace await for you with a breezy atmosphere, complemented with one selection of seasonal food and drinks.
Piata Lahovari, No. 8 ($$$)
$ – close to market prices
$$ – regular prices
$$$ – have all the cards with you
$$$$ – good bye piggy bank