Do’s and Don’ts Bucharest Nightlife


✔️ Do keep cash on you for anything that you plan on doing – form day to nighttime activities.

✔️ Do make sure you call the venues in advance and arrange it in due time, otherwise the plan might be damaged.

✔️ Do Tip The standard tip is 10%, though you can choose to tip more or less depending on your experience.

Tipping the waiters for their work is a common practice in Bucharest, especially when you have a table service – bar, restaurant, club, etc. It is less common to tip when just sitting at the bar. The service is not included in the bill, but naturally it has to be good to deserve a tip. The common is 10 % of the total amount.

✔️Do not worry about talking to locals – especially the younger ones – in English, because we are fluent speakers.

✔️Do explore the Old Town (Centrul Vechi), which is the heart of Bucharest’s nightlife. It has numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants offering a vibrant atmosphere.

✔️Do try local drinks and cocktails like Palinka (fruit brandy), Țuică (plum brandy), or traditional Romanian wines.

✔️Do dress appropriately, considering the specific dress codes of certain venues. Most nightclubs have a smart-casual dress code, so avoid wearing sportswear or flip-flops.

✔️Do be aware of your belongings and keep them secure. Although Bucharest is generally safe, it’s always wise to take precautions, especially when going out at night.

✔️Do familiarize yourself with the local customs and traditions. Romanians appreciate polite behavior and basic Romanian greetings like “Bună seara” (Good evening) or “Mulțumesc” (Thank you).

✔️Do use reputable and licensed taxis or ride-sharing services like Uber or Bolt to travel around the city at night.

✔️Do check out alternative and underground clubs for unique nightlife experiences, live music, or DJ sets.


Don’t let table bookings to the last minute, because on weekends everything is very busy.

Don’t get very drunk before arriving at the club or the party place, because the group might not be allowed to get in.

Don’t mind a disappointed waiter who is explicit about the fact that he didn’t get tipped. He most probably did not do his job right.

Don’t get too loud and avoid bothering the people inside, or the next thing you’ll know is being taken out by a bodyguard.

Don’t accept drinks from strangers or leave your drink unattended. Like in any major city, it’s important to be cautious and aware of potential risks.

Don’t engage in illegal activities. Bucharest nightlife offers plenty of legal entertainment options, so there’s no need to resort to illegal substances or activities.

Don’t be disrespectful to the locals or their cultural traditions. While having fun, it’s always important to show respect and courtesy to the people and the city you’re visiting.

Don’t rely on street vendors or unofficial promoters who might approach you. Stick to officially recognized venues and establishments for a safer and more reliable nightlife experience.

Don’t wander in poorly lit or unfamiliar areas alone, especially late at night. Stick to well-known and crowded areas to ensure your safety.

Don’t forget to have some cash in hand. While many places accept cards, it’s always a good idea to have some cash for smaller transactions or in case of technical issues with card payments.

Don’t forget to plan your transportation in advance. Bucharest’s public transport might not be as extensive at night, so having a clear plan for getting back to your accommodation is crucial.

Don’t use unlicensed taxis or fall for overcharging. Stick to licensed taxi companies, use ride-sharing apps, or ask the venue staff to call a reputable taxi for you.

Don’t waste any time in your hotel room: Bucharest weekend is waiting for you!