Top places to enjoy a beer in Bucharest
Did you know that the B in Bucharest is coming also from Beer?
You are in Bucharest and you will have to embrace the Romanian spirit and its drinking habits. It is a well known fact that Romanians enjoy drinking sometimes, but what is less known is the fact that the beer culture in Romania is highly versatile.
If today there are around 30 Romanian craft beers, in the 1980’s there were more than 120 breweries around the country.
Despite this, in the last 10 years, there is a clear upward trend for reintroducing craft beers and most of them are produced and available in Bucharest.
So if you are a beer lover, Bucharest is the place to be, below we list some of the best places to have a nice cold beer, whether these places are tourist hot spots or just known by its locals.
La 100 de Beri is the place where beers from all around the world are to be found. From special crafts to common pilsners, here everyone can find something amazing to taste. Romanian special crafts can also be found, for example the new Hop Hooligans brand. And a good news is that you can find this bar in the middle of the cool Old Town area.
Address: Strada Covaci nr. 8 (Old Town)
Beer O’Clock pub is another very popular place in Bucharest. As the name is suggesting, it is always time for beer and here you can find something to suit all tastes. The pub is full of students and young professionals and if you chose to come here, be prepared to drink. Although they feature a wide variety of international beers, this pub has included more and more interesting new Romanian beers. Just like the last place, Beer O’Clock is also located in the Old Town.
Address: Strada Gabroveni nr. 4 (Old Town)
Caru cu Bere is the oldest beer house in Bucharest with a history of almost 140 years. This restaurant also has one of the most spectacular interior decors that reminds you of the traditional Bavarian beer houses. Here you should try their house beers and pair it with a nice Romanian dish and dessert.
Address: Strada Stavropoleos nr. 5 (Old Town)
Berestroika is a place that blends the concept of small brewery with that of a restaurant. The beer they sell here is made after a German recipe that is 500 years old and is available in a wide variety. Besides the tasty beer you can enjoy a delicious meal with traditional Romanian dishes like smoked sausages with cabbage, beans with pork or cabbage rolls.
Address: Aleea Cauzasi nr. 57 (close to Piata Unirii)
Epic Bar also features a variety of crafted beers. A respected board game player knows that a fun game goes hand in hand with a nice tasty beer, and this combination can be found here. Four of the most loved crafted beers are to be found in the menu: Csikisor, Zagau, Terapia and Nemteana brands. If you love beer, make sure that you taste them all. If you are fun enough the guys at the bar may delight you with a very particular shot on the house: „Trantita”. Epic pub can be found on Coltei street, no.50, near Universitate square.
Address: Strada street nr.50 (near Piata Universitatii)
BEAT Bar umanist is the place where you can chill and have a Zaganu beer, one of the most popular crafted Romanian beers since it was founded in 2013. So if you are looking for a non touristic place and want to make new friends, join the BEAT Bar family and have a cold one.
Address: Strada Vasile Lascar street nr. 20 (near Piata Universitatii)