With its eclectic cultural scene including a vibrant nightlife and an excellent showing in the performing arts, Bucharest is bound to delight night owls.
There isn’t one main area of Bucharest where all the nightlife can be found. Instead, you’ll come across a multitude of different venues scattered across the city. However, you will find a concentration of bars and clubs around Piata Uniril and Piata Romana. Lipscani is another popular area for nightlife.
Bars and clubs found all over Bucharest generally have pretty long opening hours, so no matter what the time there’s usually somewhere open.
If you are in the mood for a more cultural affair in the evenings, there are plenty of choices. Classical concerts are held in the Romanian Athenaeum, and the Romanian National Opera also has its home in Bucharest.
The city also hosts a lively music scene, with lots of venues showcasing everything from jazz bands to dance DJs.
A number of popular festivals are held in Bucharest throughout the year. Music plays a large part in these events with the international opera festival and the George Enescu Classical Music Festival among the annual offerings.
To find out what’s happening at night in Bucharest, you could check out ‘Bucharest in your Pocket’. This English language publication is available from the city’s larger hotels.
Str. Biserica Amzei 19, Bucharest, Romania
Inside this bar you’ll find contemporary art, flatscreen TVs and a fluid vibe. A great place for coffee in the morning, at night the café transforms into a popular spot where a young crowd sips cocktails and imported beers.
Open 24-hours, 7-days a week.
Str. Tache Ionescu 2, Bucharest, Romania
This bar and dance club was opened in 1998. A wide selection of drinks is available, and the bar is generally packed full with a young, fashionable crowd.
Open daily 8pm-late.
Str Mihai Eminescu 89, Bucharest, Romania
A popular salsa club, this Latin-themed nightspot provides plenty of space to dance to the lively music that plays. There’s a wide variety of drinks available from the bar too.
Open Mon-Sat 8pm-last guest.
Bdul Nicolae Balcescu 2, Bucharest, Romania
This bar, located on the 4th floor of the National Theatre, is a popular spot with the University crowd. Serving a selection of beers and more, the bar also hosts live music events.
Open Mon-Thurs 12pm-2am, Fri-Sat 12pm-4am, Sun 1pm-2am.