What makes a city trip complete is enjoying like a local what the city has to offer. Knowing where the best bistros are or which bars have a great atmosphere for an evening out are essential for a memorable trip. Here is our selection of hip bars and bistros to mark on your map while visiting Bucharest.
Piua Book Bar
A bar and library all in one – add to that colourful bohemian interiors and you get Piua Book Bar. This is a place for those of you who like creative designs, but at the same time an intimate atmosphere. From drinking a hot cup of tea to Romanian craft beer, from enjoying a laid-back evening out to partying with friends, Piua is good choice on many occasions.
Address: 76 Dionisie Lupu
A homey cafe situated in a beautiful villa neighbourhood just 5 minutes away from Piata Romana, Lente is perfect both for families and groups of friends. It’s not only a cafe, but also a bistro and if you are one to enjoy playing games, then you’ll be happy to know that a wide range of boardgames is made available to guests.
Address: 78 Dionisie Lupu
A3 is one of those minimalistic bars with a great laid-back atmosphere. It’s the kind of place to spend evenings having long captivating conversations with friends and meeting locals over drinks. Apart from the bar, A3 also offers a food menu, including breakfast, fish- and meat-based dishes and pasta. Tip: Don’t forget to try out the pinball tables!
Address: 2 Pictor Arthur Verona
For those of you in search of a fine dining experience, keep Form Fusion in mind. As the name suggests, fusion dishes take centre stage in this restaurant, so be ready to experiment with food combinations and flavours. Adding to the dining experience is the contemporary-industrial interior design with a cosy ambiance.
Address: 173 Vasile Lascăr
Situated on the rooftop of a former industrial building, Deschis Gastrobar has the specific charm of a space creatively repurposed and brought closer to the people. Thanks to the location, the airy interiors are bathed in light during the day, making Deschis a great place to enjoy a weekend brunch. Keep an eye out for special events taking place there, from parties to film screenings.
Address: 160 Splaiul Unirii
Enjoy the blooming charm of Bucharest in one of these hip locations – you will definitely want to return!