The Best Nightclubs in Bucharest

Partying away in Bucharest
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Georgeta Gheorghe

When in Bucharest, there are at least three things you can take for granted. In summer, the days are hot and heavy, during rush hour the traffic is hectic, and at the weekend, regardless of the season, the clubs are full. From hip clubs for the alternative crowds to glamorous venues where dressing up is mandatory, to the odd student-centred clubs, the city is yours to discover. Here are the best nightclubs to check out while in Bucharest.

1. Control Club

Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub, Romanian

Located in the centre of Bucharest, Control is a landmark of Bucharest’s nightlife. The club’s outdoor terrace, open in all seasons, is the place to go for a casual drink and conversation literally every day. Still, the best day to go to Control, ironically, is Tuesday. What started as a happy hour promotion designed to bring people to the club in the quietest evening of the week has turned into somewhat of an institution, rivalling Friday as the best night to go out. Regularly hosting live concerts, at Control you’ll find plenty of diversity in both international acts and local bands, but electronic music fans will always be heavily favoured.

2. Silver Church

Gastropub, Nightclub, Pub Grub

A gastropub by day, after hours Silver Church becomes one of the most underrated nightlife destinations in town. Airy and recently refurbished, it has transformed from a student disco into an attractive nightlife destination. Its laid-back vibe attracts a mixed crowd with its eclectic selection of music, and prices more affordable than those in, say, the city’s famed Old Centre.

3. Kran

Shopping Mall

In less than a year since its opening, Kran, located on the fifth floor of a central shopping mall, has gathered a loyal following among techno and electro music lovers. Attracting predominantly a young audience, it promotes local DJs and offers a view over the city unrivalled by other nightclubs in the city.

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