Nightlife in Bucharest has its undeniable highlights, as well as its share of ill-famed temptations newcomers in particular are warned against falling into. Thus, prostitution, though illegal, is a constantly surging phenomenon no tourist should even have the curiosity to explore, but just look the other way and search for more socially accepted manners of spending the nights in Bucharest.

There are plenty of bars, discos and clubs to keep the party people busy during their nocturnal explorations of Bucharest. For the more culturally-oriented travelers, the theaters, concert halls and opera of Bucharest are a solution at hand. Thus, may it be dancing, drinking, a casual conversation or a theater performance, Bucharest has something to offer to anyone. It is, as said, a place which embraces all contradictions, and this feature holds true with respect to nightlife too.

Theaters and concert halls in Bucharest

Bucharest National Theater

The Bucharest National Theater is one of the most reputed cultural venues in Bucharest and nationwide alike. Enjoying a virtually central location in Bucharest, at the intersection of some of the most important thoroughfares of the city, the Bucharest National Theater is a top choice for people who want to spend a cultural and rewarding night out in Bucharest. The history of this institution goes back to the first half of the 19th century, which is relevant for making an idea about the importance of its activity on the cultural life of Bucharest.

Name:
Bucharest National Theater (Teatrul Naţional Bucureşti)
Address:
2, Blvd. Nicolae Bălcescu, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3147171 / 0040 021 3139175
Website:
www.tnb.ro

Bulandra Theater

Boasting of being the only Romanian theater member of the Union of the Theaters of Europe, the Bulandra Theater has two halls in Bucharest. It was set up no sooner than 1947, but it is one of the most active theaters in the capital of Romania, maintaining excellent relations with reputed theaters on the continent.

Name:
Bulandra Theater (Teatrul Bulandra)
Address:
1, Blvd. Schitu Măgureanu, Bucharest, Romania
Email:
office@bulandra.ro
Website:
www.bulandra.ro

State Jewish Theater

The history of the State Jewish Theater goes back to the mid 19th century. The institution focuses on promoting the works of Jewish playwrights. As a rule, representations are given in Yiddish, with translation in Romanian by means of the headphones provided to the public.

Name:
State Jewish Theater (Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat)
Address:
15, Strada Dr. Iuliu Baracsh, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3234530 / 0040 021 3233970
Fax:
0040 021 3232746
Email:
teatrul-evreiesc@adslexpress.ro
Website:
www.teatrul-evreiesc.ro

MIC Theater

The MIC Theater, formerly named after Maria Filloti and Constantin Nottara, was set up, as an institution in 1914. In time, it provided a launching platform for some of the most reputed figures on the artistic scene of Bucharest and of Romania, for that matter.

Name:
MIC Theater (Teatrul MIC)
Address:
16, Strada Constantin Mille, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 031 23663 / 0040 031 59158
Website:
www.teatrulmic.ro

Comedy Theater

Without coming down to a bundle of laughs, the Comedy Theater of Bucharest offers quality comedy representations (but not only) to the public keen on this genre of theatrical productions.

Name:
Comedy Theater (Teatrul de Comedie)
Address:
2, Strada Sf. Dumitru, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3159137
Email:
teatrul@comedie.ro
Website:
www.comedie.ro

Nottara Theater

Set up in 1947, under the name of the Army Theater, the Nottara Theater provides the public with a wide range of quality representations.

Name:
Nottara Theater (Teatrul Nottara)
Address:
20, Blvd. Magheru, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3188901 / 0040 021 3174101
Fax:
0040 021 3124480
Website:
www.nottara.ro

Bucharest National Opera

The ballet and musical performances provided by the Bucharest National Opera, a reputed institution on the artistic life of the city, are complemented by the visual spectacle one can enjoy admiring while attending the new productions of this institution. The interior of the opera house strikes by its luxuriant decorations and layout, creating the perfect set for a culturally rewarding night out in Bucharest.

Name:
Bucharest National Opera (Opera Naţională Bucureşti)
Address:
70-72, Blvd. Mihail Kogălniceanu, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3146980
Fax:
0040 021 3102660
Email:
office@operanb.ro
Website:
www.operanb.ro

Ion Dacian National Operetta Theater

The Ion Dacian National Operetta Theater should not be overlooked by tourists with a penchant for representations complemented by the strong lyric vibe characteristic of the operetta performances. It is a place and an institution worth taking into account by visitors with classic cultural interests.

Name:
Ion Dacian National Operetta Theater (Teatrul Naţional de Operetă Ion Dacian)
Address:
2, Blvd. Nicolae Bălcescu, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3141187 / 0040 021 3136348
Fax:
0040 021 3126583
Email:
secretariat@opereta.ro
Website:
www.opereta.ro

George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra

The George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra organizes its activities and representations at the Romanian Athenaeum, a symbol and a landmark of the local and national culture and love for the elevated expressions of artistic inspiration. Once in Bucharest, tourists should be curious enough to attend one of these representations, at least as a preview of the reputed George Enescu International Festival which, at least in part, is held at the Romanian Athenaeum.

Name:
George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (Filarmonica George Enescu)
Address:
Romanian Athenaeum, 1-3, Strada Benjamin Franklin, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3150024
Fax:
0040 021 3122983
Email:
office@fge.org.ro / info@fge.org.ro
Website:
fge.org.ro

Cinemas in Bucharest

There are plenty of cinemas in Bucharest able to cater for the need to spend the evening out in a pleasant way. All of the malls in Bucharest are laid out with modern cinemas, very popular with the crowd eager to complement a quick snack or a shopping spree with the spectacle of one of the latest cinema productions. However, malls aside, plenty of cinemas can be spotted throughout the city. As a benefit for the English speaking tourists, the cinemas of Bucharest feature movies in their original language, with Romanian subtitles. The following is but a short list of them:

Cinema Pro

Name:
Cinema Pro
Address:
3, Strada Ion Ghica, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 031 8241360
Website:
www.cinemapro.ro

Garden Cinema

This is a unique venue in Bucharest, an open-air cinema focusing on the screening of classic productions.

Name:
Garden Cinema
Address:
5, Strada Doamna Ghica, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 0735 444422
Website:
www.palatul-ghika.ro

Movieplex Cinema Plaza

Name:
Movieplex Cinema Plaza
Address:
Plaza Romania, 26, Blvd. Timişoara, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 4078300
Website:
www.plazaromania.ro

Hollywood Multiplex

Name:
Hollywood Multiplex
Address:
Bucureşti Mall, 55-59, Calea Vitan, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3277020 / 0040 021 3277021
Website:
www.bucurestimall.com.ro

The Light Cinema

Name:
The Light Cinema
Address:
Liberty Center, 151-171, Strada Progresului, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3699740 / 0040 021 3699797
Website:
www.libertycenter.ro

Cinema City Cotroceni

Name:
Cinema City Cotroceni
Address:
Afi Palace Cotroceni, 4, Blvd. Vasile Milea, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 4070000
Website:
www.aficotroceni.ro

Cinema Samsung IMAX

Name:
Cinema Samsung IMAX
Address:
Afi Palace Cotroceni, 4, Blvd. Vasile Milea, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 4070000
Website:
www.aficotroceni.ro

Cinema City Sun Plaza

Name:
Cinema City Sun Plaza
Address:
Sun Plaza, 391, Calea Văcăreşti, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3860600
Website:
www.sunplaza.ro

Casinos in Bucharest

In the last few years, Bucharest has experienced an unprecedented phenomenon, that is, the upsurge of numerous casinos on the scene of the local nightlife opportunities. In fact, Bucharest is one of the east European capitals featuring the largest number of casinos. This is worth taking into account by keen gamblers. However, given the plethora of gambling venues, tourists should carefully ponder on their options and pick the highest rated casinos, usually the ones which enjoy a central location or are situated within the precincts of the celebrated luxury hotels of Bucharest.

Casino Bucharest

Set up in the 5-star Hotel Intercontinental, Casino Bucharest is one of the most reputed and advisable casinos for keen gamblers who simply cannot stay away from the gambling arena.

Name:
Casino Bucharest
Address:
Hotel Intercontinental, 4, Blvd. Nicolae Bălcescu, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 0728 833828
Website:
www.casinobucharest.ro

Grand Casino

Having branches in two of the most celebrated luxury hotels of Bucharest, namely, Grand Hotel Marriott Bucharest and Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel, Grand Casino is a top choice for all tourists who cannot conceive the perfect vacation without crossing the threshold of a gambling venue.

Name:
Grand Casino
Address 1:
Grand Hotel Marriott Bucharest, 90, Calea 13 Septembrie, Bucharest, Romania
Address 2:
Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel, 1-3, Strada Episcopiei, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 4030800 / 0040 021 3147200
Fax:
0040 021 4030808 / 0040 021 3147211
Email:
marriott@grandcasinoromania.com / hilton@grandcasinoromania.com
Website:
www.grandcasinoromania.com

Queen Casino

Queen Casino is yet another gambling venue which complements the already rich casino scene of Bucharest. It caters for the needs of passionate gamblers, in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere which maintains the standards of a stylish casino.

Name:
Queen Casino
Address:
19, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 5991126
Website:
www.queen-casino.ro

Casino Palace Bucharest

Name:
Casino Palace Bucharest
Address:
133, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3119744 / 0040 0722 665788
Fax:
0040 021 3111645
Website:
www.casinopalace.ro

Casino Lido

Name:
Casino Lido
Address:
13, Strada C.A. Rosetti, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3110101
Fax:
0040 021 3110102021
Email:
office@casinolido.ro
Website:
www.casinolido.ro

Casino Phoenicia

Name:
Casino Phoenicia
Address:
Phoenicia Grand Hotel, 87, Blvd. Alexandru Şerbănescu, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3000888
Fax:
0040 021 3000885
Email:
office@phoenicia.ro
Website:
www.phoenicia.ro

Platinum Casino

Name:
Platinum Casino
Address:
63-81, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 031 7102234 / 0040 0720 227466
Fax:
0040 021 3125918
Email:
office@platinumcasino.ro / marketing@platinumcasino.ro
Website:
www.platinumcasino.ro

Casino Napoleon

Conceived in the spirit of a Napoleonic theme, Casino Napoleon is located in the luxury Hotel Sofitel, representing yet another top choice for people who cannot define the perfect vacation in the absence of gambling.

Name:
Casino Napoleon
Address:
Hotel Sofitel, 10, Piaţa Montreal, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3194412
Fax:
0040 021 3194303
Email:
info@casinonapoleon.ro
Website:
www.casinonapoleon.ro

Royal Cash

Name:
Royal Cash
Address:
319, Splaiul Independenţei, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 0771 618805
Email:
office@royalcash.ro
Website:
www.royalcash.ro

Havana Princess Slot Club

Name:
Havana Princess Slot Club
Address:
13, Blvd. Regina Elisabeta, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3139823 / 0040 021 3103910
Fax:
0040 021 3103916
Website:
www.worldofprincess.com

Clubs and discos in Bucharest

More than anything, the local nightlife of Bucharest is livened by the seemingly never sleeping clubs and discos, bars and pubs where visitors can listen to live music, dance, have tons of fun in the company of their friends or friends in the making. Bucharest is literally replete with venues of this kind, so the only excuse one could fabricate would refer to the puzzlement when facing such a wealth of alternatives. Briefly put, Bucharest welcomes all visitors with nocturnal opportunities tailored for all tastes.

Bamboo Club

If it is extravagance, luxury and upmarket entertainment that tourists look for, Bamboo Club is, without a doubt, the place to be. Note that the prices do match the reputation of the club, which is why, if not a spendthrift, one should reconsider their alternatives. Otherwise, Bamboo Club is an ideal alternative, mostly for clients who like to theatrically shy away from the glitzy spotlights of the place.

Name:
Bamboo Club
Address:
50, Strada Tuzla, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 031 1011931 / 0040 0724 322189
Fax:
0040 031 1011931
Email:
irina_tanjala@bambooclub.ro
Website:
www.bambooclub.ro

XO Piano Cafe

For an exquisite atmosphere infused with jazz vibes and cognac flavors, XO Piano Cafe is exemplary on the local scene of Bucharest. The genuineness of the experience is guaranteed both by the authenticity of the fine liquors and by the live piano performances organized each night. Neither bombastic nor, definitely, lacking elegance, XO Piano Cafe offers the best pastime for classy jazz enthusiasts who know how to appreciate a fine exquisite drink.

Name:
XO Piano Cafe
Address:
4, Strada Shitu Măgureanu, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3187737
Email:
office@xocafe.ro
Website:
www.xocafe.ro

Fire Club

Fire Club is, by far, the most recommendable alternative for rock music aficionados. The specific rugged and yet cozy atmosphere is complemented, in quality, by the excellent music always able to unbend the brow of the toughest bikers. The live concerts draw crowds of enthusiasts to the underground level of the club.

Name:
Fire Club
Address:
12, Strada Gabroveni, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3127019
Email:
office@fire.rofire
Website:
www.fire.ro

Club A

Club A, self defined as a students’ club, is an unexpectedly down to earth venue with quality music (more on the rock side of the musical spectrum). It organizes sundry events, other than music-related happenings. As a particular feature, the club stresses on the fact reservations are not necessary, except for the cases when the club notices otherwise.

Name:
Club A
Address:
14, Strada Blănari, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3161667
Email:
contact@cluba.ro
Website:
www.cluba.ro

The Silver Church

The Silver Church is more on the trendy side of the nightlife opportunities of Bucharest. It is a place where visitors can enjoy quality live music performances and the company of the splendid hostesses. Without being an exclusive club, The Silver Church keeps a high profile by force of the quality entertainment it provides to its clients.

Name:
Silver Church
Address:
61, Calea Pleveni, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3135592
Fax:
0040 021 3154786
Email:
office@tscarena.ro
Website:
www.tscmusic.ro
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