In the recent years, Bucharest lured lots of expats who are very socially active. They founded communities together with local managers from various corporations and made a habit on painting the town red every week or so, in locations like:
* Nomad Skybar, as the name says it, is located on the last floor of an old building, so you need to take a glamorous ride with the elevator in order to get in. The interior design is fabulous and the music mixed live in the evenings by a DJ. Great atmosphere and music, good cocktails, friendly waiters, interesting decor for those with posh tastes.
* Bordello Bar is loud, fun, exciting and crazy. What started as a one-room pub morphed into three complementary venues that offer their clientele a unique night out in Bucharest. The ground floor is home to The Pub – old-world Romanian décor provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy pints, great tapas food and live music. The Library Lounge resembles New York’s late 30’s Speak Easy Bars – yours truly particularly enjoys sampling and sipping from their extensive menu of single malt whiskeys. The Moulin Rouge Dining Theatre is the cherry on the top featuring entertainment in the form of cabaret, magic, acrobatics, theatre, dance, music and fine dining. It’s a very lively place, especially in the evenings when they have live music and the girls start dancing at the bar.
* Interbelic, a hidden cocktail bar, has an interwar period feel to the décor and atmosphere. They serve some of the best cocktails in town and their aim is to educate their clientele about spirits and cocktails, so everyone’s invited behind the bar to create his own drink.
* Silver Church has an imposing architecture of a medieval catholic church, also featuring a terrace. Even though they have all types of music, smart casual dress code is needed. Watch out for Disco Winesday (every Wednesday wines are 1+1 free)