Bucharest is actually renowned as a great city to visit by those that are looking for a great nightlife. There are so many options that are available and it is not at all difficult to find something that you would love during all days of the year. That is especially true during the student year since when students are in the capital, all places where you could have fun are filled and they are open until the morning.
Some Spots To Consider:
If you are looking for a club that is stylish and quite expensive, Bamboo is where you want to be at. The atmosphere is always great and the high quality is respected. The only problem with this location is that you would end up spending a lot of money, with price tags that are much higher than other parts of the city. At the same time, you will need to take a Taxi in most cases since the club is not located in a central area.
An alternative to the Bamboo club that is usually frequented by a younger audience that has a limited budget is Club A. It is located right in Centrul Vechi (Old City Centre) and is quite close to practically anything you may want to have fun. In fact, most tourists end up visiting this area because of commodity. There are many restaurants, fast food joints, bars and clubs that can be considered. An alternative for the clubs in the area would be Revenge, which is close to the city center and is divided in 2 areas, perfect for various tastes.
If you are looking for a place to eat at night, as a tourist, you have to consider Carul Cu Bere. This location is basically created especially for tourists and offers tremendous cuisine, renowned in the city, with entertainment that changes from one night to the next.
Safety Tips To Consider
The capital of Romania is quite safe for basically all people that come from another country but there have been reports of problems in the past. With this in mind, make sure that you only go to places in central city locations or locations with a high reputation since this basically guarantees you will be safe. Mugging is not common but it can happen if you go at night in areas that are not well lighted. Try to avoid back alleys as much as possible.
In most clubs tipping is not needed in clubs. However, in restaurants it is practiced even by locals. A regular tip would be of around 10 to 20 percent, based on the experience that you had and how well you felt. With taxis, locals sometimes tip but only when the service was good. Speaking about taxis, make sure that you only call the recommended companies so that you would not be taken advantage of by dishonest cabbies.
On the whole, Bucharest nightlife is quite vibrant. However, research is necessary before you go so that you can plan an itinerary. It will help you to have more fun.