Are you wondering what Bucharest, Romania’s capital, has to offer when it comes to its nightlife? Wonder no longer. In the following story, you’ll find the capital’s top three nightclubs, which are a must to enter. These clubs have withstood the test of time by reinventing their style and offering only memorable experiences along the way. While in any one of these clubs it’s sure you’ll have a blast, know that in Romania, club-hopping in the same night is a thing. This way, you will get to experience what each club is about, discovering what suits you best. Nothing compares to the feeling of all hearts beating together to the rhythms of the same tune. Music can connect us to our true selves and the people around us. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to party with outgoing Romanians who will show you the real meaning of the word “clubbing.”
Kulturhaus is known as the club of the youth, but the music and vibe of the place are so pleasing, that even the older crowd finds it entertaining. The club is nicely sectioned. The largest dancing surface is in the basement, where they mostly play contemporary music of all genres. On the first floor, there is a smaller room dedicated to techno music. There are also light projections on a screen behind the Dj. Still on the first floor is a funky smoke room with lots of chairs and an open area where people can mingle.
What is also interesting about Kulturhaus, is that the club has a hostel where one can crash if too tired out from all the clubbing. People who like taking power naps also turn to this hostel, so that they can go back to energetically dancing in no time. One should also take into account that Kulturhaus is only open on weekends, specifically on Friday and Saturday.
While strolling on Bucharest’s narrow streets, there is one location that is sure to pop up on your radar. It is easily recognizable by a large number of people dancing to the booming music right on the outside of the club. At The Drunken Lords, the party takes place both inside the club and out in the open, on a small corridor of the city center. A Drunken Lords party is in its essence a street party, enticing those who pass by to join in.
This club is also known for its delicious cocktails and live concerts, which take place on Wednesday and Thursday. The Drunken Lords is also close to the Macca-Villacrosse Passage and to Bucharest’s oldest brewery, Caru cu Bere, for when in the mood to take a break from partying.
If it is Tuesday, then Control Club is the best place to be. All drinks are half off after 11 pm; this making the location flourish with students and tourists looking for a good time. Control is known for its outdoor terrace filled with greenery, its techno vibes, and the fact that a different event takes place here each night. After eleven years of parties, jam sessions, and bonding through music, this versatile club still keeps us on our toes. Over time, it has reinvented itself multiple times and has found its ticket to success.
Clubbing in Control means listening to the live music of at least two well-known international artists per month, along with international artists that are on the rise. It also means taking part in folk, rock, alternative, and techno concerts. Another great thing about Control is that it is situated next to a restaurant which makes pizzas for the clubbers after midnight. So, if you see people dancing while feasting on cheesy pizza slices, know that they’ll direct you to Alt Shift, the next-door restaurant. This situation is ideal for when the food cravings kick in after all the moving about.
The beauty of music is that no matter where you are in this world, and the language that you speak; it brings people together. This is also the case for Romania. My nation is very friendly, and it is of no surprise that we enjoy ţuică, a Romanian drink that creates friendships. Come and have a blast in Bucharest’s top three clubs, or try heading to the seven must-attend festivals in Romania. Either way, you’ll have a great time.
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