La Ruine, another summer paradise, is a wide terrace serving mici and beer (again and again) to a wide range of students and people that come on the Lipscani to do the shoppings. Just watch the ruins of Gabroveni Inn, not to fall over you. I mean it. For, after too much beer, things start to move…and move…ooooohhhh…
Unless you come from Kamchatka or Rejkavik, you have noticed maybe that it is not open in winter.
Dress Code: Just bring your common sense and wear that smile correctly.
Bucharest's Opera House offers very good value. For regular operas ticket prices range from 5.25 lei to 52.5 lei. For special performances, featuring international stars, prices range from 7.35 lei to 63 lei. I bought a good seat for Rigoletto, featuring the great Italian baritone Renato Bruson, for just 26.25 lei, incredibly cheap by international standards. Performances usually start at 18:30 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. It is also one of the main venues for the George Enescu International Festival. The Opera House building, which was opened in 1954 to replace an earlier one damaged by an earthquake, looks as if it has seen better days. The box office is just inside the main entrance.
Inside it has a classic opera house interior, with a giant chandelier and rich cream, orange and maroon decor. It's like a slightly smaller version of the Royal Opera House in London.
You can find this place right in the center of Bucharest, in a beautiful neighbourhood, at, 18A Nicolae Golescu Street, in a walking distance from the Athenaeum Concert Building, the National Theatre of Bucharest.
Placed in an old villa, the traditional Romanian architecture surprises everybody who sets foot in this Grand Cafe. Every room has its own charm and gives the possibility to meet friends or business partners in a WiFi Internet environment, with a high level of privacy.
The bar team probably has the best selection of drinks in town and the kitchen offers elegant, fresh high quality food.
The beautifull historic buildings -CEC,The National Museum of history, The military place, Odeon theatre , The atheneum ..spoted in warm light - so romantic..perfect for a night stroll just try and enjoy..
We had a fun night here.... I'm lucky I found it, my friends got the name confused and told me to meet them at 'Peanuts.' Once I found the place, I was surprised to see bikini-clad dancers on the bar for our entertainment.
Here's what the entertainment magazine writes about the place:
Located in the downtown Amzei area, Planter's is another exclusive venue in Bucharest, where many of the local stars choose to spend their nights partying.
Frequently visited by expats, Planter's has gained its fame with its classic design and good music. Although there is no entry price, the lofty prices make up for it.
Dress Code: The club does not require a special dress code, but sneakers and sandals are out of the question.
Discos are popping up all over Bucharest, increasingly catering for a wider range of musical tastes. Club Maxx is a popular place with a relaxed vibe and a good mix of tunes, which attracts a studenty crowd.
I was a bit shocked though when going there as even if it supposed to be a "student venue", the " female dancers" who dance on stage are almost completely naked, thing which is not common in Western Europe!!
Dress Code: Informal
Located in the heart of old Bucharest, the venue is an every day promise of getting pleasure from favourite dishes, fine drinks and cosmopolite atmosphere. Also, Amsterdam is the invitation for doing business and impressing partners with classy lunches or dinners.
With the original combination of a café, restaurant and club, the 3-storried Amsterdam Grand Café got an intense inner life that inspires any event hosted here. From art exhibitions to quality DJ or live jazz shows, from black tie business mixers to casual meetings or private birthday parties, there is always something in the air that grabs the guests.
Dress Code: Informal
Bucharest is home to Romania's largest recording labels, and is often the residence of Romanian, and more recently Moldovan, musicians. The city's music scene is quite eclectic. Many Romanian rock bands of the 1970s and 1980s, such as Iris and Holograf, continue to be popular, particularly with the middle-aged, while since the 1990s there has been growth in the boy band and hip hop genres. The eclectic pop-rock band Taxi have been gaining international respect, as has Spitalul de Urgenţă's raucous updating of traditional Romanian music. While many discos play manele, a Turkish-influenced type of music that is particularly popular in Bucharest's working class districts, the city has an increasing jazz and blues scene, and, to an extent, eurodance/trance and heavy metal/punk.
The city's nightlife, particularly its club scene grew significantly in the 1990s, and continues to increase. The city does not have a central nightlife strip, with many entertainment venues dispersed throughout the city centre. One of the city's best known clubs is the Lăptăria Enache, located above the National Theatre, as well as Fire Club and Club A. The 2000s also saw an increasing visibility of Bucharest gay culture, with the opening of the Queen's Club, the first LGBT club in the city, in 2001, the launch of the annual Bucharest GayFest in 2004, and the city's first gay pride parade as part of the 2005 GayFest.
OK, it may seem strange, but take a walk through Chismigu Park at night. The park is beautiful by day, but at nighttime, it becomes an enchanted world. Lovers, old and young, sit on park benches, couple stroll the walkways and groups of friends gather to have a drink at the many cafes throughout the park.
In Chismigu at night, conversations become more intimate, a touch more passionate, and a smile more welcoming.
Dress Code: dress lightly in the summer
At night, Bucharest seems to come alive to a different life. Romanians are Latin people and love to live life to the full.
In Bucharest there are clubs, pubs, bars, discotheques, night clubs, and casinos everywhere; every night they are taken by storm by masses of young people looking for fun and adventure. These places are mostly open all night and they await you with great music, superbe drinks and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Casino Palace is the most elegant casino in Romania and it is located at Casa Vernescu, an historical monument built in 1821, famous for its impressive architecture and the unique ambience of the rooms.
Inaugurated in 1995, Casino Palace has immediately become very appreciated. Over 300 visitors enjoy every day the “Palace Experience”, an unique combination between the variety of the games, the high quality services and the special ambiance of Casa Vernescu. The clients can choose to play at any of the 24 game tables, 77 slot machines and 20 Touch-bet Roulettes available in 8 elegant and comfortable rooms. The casino is also famous for its auxiliary services offered to the clients.
There was this bar, mmm fire club..
It took me 15 minutes to discover there was an undergroung stage...
Then me with nice people,
Not all were nice one blonde ukranian origined girl, was kind of rude at times.
But others were okay,
especially my wallachian friend, es we share a history together, how I wish to find him again!
this bar was cool, people are cool,music was cool
I really enjoyed!
I've asked to the owner of the shoe's store located near national bank building. She recommended me Bamboo, Max, Bavaria, Dumars which are Discos and Burebista, La Mama which are the best restaurant in Bucharest.
I went all of theme, firstly to Bamboo!:
This is a decent night spot, if you go with friends. The music is good as it plays a wide variety (pop, techno, 80's). On the weekends this place gets packed and becomes extremely hot as there's no air conditioning - I made the mistake of wearing a sweater out and suffered. The week is relatively quiet. The people who go there try very hard to look cool and are not very amenable to meeting new people. I went on a Tuesday and all the pretty girls had scowls on their faces.
Dress Code: Casual
For an experience you will never forget visit Sundari massage - easily accessible - only a 2 minute walk from Piata Victoriei metro station.
This establishment offers all types of massage from classic therapeautic to erotic - a real delight with some fantastic looking girls! And a rarity in Bucharest - all the girls are fully qualified.
The best part of the experience is that you will feel like you are at home in the salon - the girls are very friendly - they do not ask for the money first and the environment is very welcoming! Also, the choice of girl is yours - something that you won't get everywhere!!!
The facilities too are excellent with a brand new shower room and three different themed rooms to choose from.
They even visit your hotel, if that is where you feel more comfortable.
For full details ring Daniela on:
(021) 312 2952
0723 393 318
Believe me, I have visited a lot of massage establishments in Bucharest and there is not another where you feel so comfortable, will not be riped off and enjoy the company of some extremely beautiful women.