nightlife Cluj-Napoca: quiet and dynamic, the capital of Transylvania offers a wide choice of discos, bars and nightclubs where you can have fun and dance with young Romanian vampires!
Cluj-Napoca is a beautiful city in Romania that represents a mix of dynamism and culture. In fact, out of about 500,000 inhabitants, one hundred thousand are university students! Cluj is also the capital of Transylvania , famous worldwide for the legend of Dracula. Basically, Cluj-Napoca is a young and lively city, full of clubs, pubs, restaurants and events. Its historic center is wonderful, full of old-world charm.
The nightlife of Cluj Napoca is very lively: pubs and clubs are scattered along the streets of the centre. The bars have a familiar and deliberately neglected look, with an almost artistic style, probably to boycott the too elegant aspect of the expensive clubs. The artistic aspect is a widespread trend in the nightlife of Cluj-Napoca . The bars want to offer a completely new experience, such as, for example, The Soviet , whose decor is inspired by communist motifs.
Whether you want a couple of cheap pints (you can drink it for just 5 LEI) in a bar with some live music, or dance the night away in a club with lots of beautiful girls, the nightlife of Cluj-Napoca can meet your needs. There is even a street full of student bars, called Str Piezisa . The city has a lot to offer for anyone in search of good nightlife: the clubs are open until dawn, until the last person leaves.
Cluj-Napoca: Clubs and discotheques
(republicii 109, Cluj-Napoca) Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 to 24.00, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 to 5.00.
The Noa Club is one of the busiest clubs in Cluj-Napoca , and is located in front of the Euphoria Club . The club is large and is always very busy, with music ranging from commercial music, RnB to dance music. Definitely not to be missed.
(Str. Berariei 6, Cluj-Napoca) Open on Fridays from 11pm to 7am.
The Club Midi is an institution of the nightlife of Cluj-Napoca , especially in the panorama of electronic music, and is one of the best clubs in Cluj . This nightclub was listed at 26th place in DJ Mag's Top 100 Clubs. During the "Party Season" a famous DJ is hosted every weekend: the big names and all quality electronic music labels spent a night or two at the Midi Club . Club Midi is the ideal place to enjoy the lively nightlife of Cluj Napoca !
(Henri Barbusse 59-61, Cluj-Napoca) Open Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00.
The Boiler club is very similar to the Midi . This is a smaller but newer club.
New Janis Club
(Plata Unirii 19, Cluj-Napoca) If you've come to Cluj-Napoca and haven't been to the Janis Club , then you haven't been to Cluj. Located on Eroilor , the Janis is open every night and is always busy: the beer flows freely and people are more likely to dance by jumping up and down with their hands in the air than by stepping or swaying to the beat. This can be explained by the rock music dominating the playlist and it might be very difficult to dance to it without first having a couple of shots. Janis Club : This sweaty cavern draws locals in with guest DJs, themed nights, karaoke, and a soundtrack that ranges from Pink Floyd to The Doors.
(Plata Unirii 17, Cluj-Napoca) The Diesel Club , located in Unirii square , is an elegant club in Cluj-Napoca , one of those places to “see and be seen”. Nonetheless, Diesel is a great place to hang out: the DJ knows how to get the best out of this crowd and the people are as friendly as you might think. The club is mainly frequented by foreigners and beautiful Romanian girls: its fame derives from the fact that the drinks are more expensive than in many other clubs in the city, attracting wealthier men and girls looking for men. Definitely a great place to dance and feast your eyes.
After Eight Cocktail Club
(Samuel Brassai 12, Cluj-Napoca) Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10pm to 6am.
The After Eight is a club located a short walk from Unirii square , with a cheap entrance: only 10 LEI (don't let it be understood that you are a foreigner otherwise you will pay double). The club offers some of the best parties and concerts in Cluj . You can listen to the best music from the 80s and 90s, including songs from many different genres ranging from the latest commercial hits to Romanian music. The average age is around twenty, and there are university nights from Tuesday to Saturday.
Club Phi 18
(Strada Republicii 110, Cluj-Napoca) Open every day from 9.00 to 6.00.
The Phi 18 club , whose name suggests it is student oriented, is located across the street from the Obsession and is literally next door to a series of student dormitories located on Zorilor . The disco is frequented by more chill-out people who want to enjoy the night. Phi 18 offers a variety of themed nights and drinks are very cheap . Recommended for those under 25 years old.
(P-ţa Mihai Viteazul, Multiplex Leul etaj 2, Cluj-Napoca) Open every day from 9.00 to 6.00.
The Bamboo Club is a very elegant and glitzy nightclub located in Piata Mihai Viteazu , not far from the Obsession club . Great drinks but very expensive. recommend going to Bamboo on Fridays and Saturdays, but only if you have a lot of money to spend: forget about meeting the beautiful Cluj girls in the club if you don't have a private room and a good bottle of champagne. The Bamboo is certainly the chicest club in the nightlife of Cluj-Napoca .
Euphoria Music Hall
(Calea Manastur 2-6, Cluj-Napoca) Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10pm to 6am.
The Euphoria Music Hall is both a concert hall and a club, but it's not a bad place to party and dance. I think it probably depends on the evening. Drop by: in case there's nothing interesting, you can always go to the Noa club , located across the street.
My Way Club
(Piaţa Unirii 21, Cluj-Napoca) My Way Club is located next to the Janis Stuff and is its version of “luxury”. The mandatory consumption of 20 LEI for a coctkail helps make My Way one of the most expensive clubs in Cluj-Napoca . Basically, it's like Janis but for the bigger and richer.
(Strada Universității 6, Cluj-Napoca) Casa TIFF is a quite new and nice place, located in the center of Cluj-Napoca. The bar offers plenty of seating for having a drink with friends and during the summer the terrace is open until the late hours of the evening. The events that take place here are of the highest quality and very varied, from exhibitions to parties to film screenings. Casa TIFF is one of the main gathering points during the Transylvania International Film Festival . During the party this is the place to meet celebrities, attend meetings and enjoy a drink between movies. Outside of the festival, this pub is still a pleasant and vibrant place, with various activities taking place here on a regular basis.
Shto College Bar
(Memorandumului 6, Cluj-Napoca) Open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 14.00, Saturday and Sunday from 12.00 to 2.00.
This hidden bar is anything but conventional: the walls, the seating, the vibe that screams “college years are the best”. During the day it is a quiet place to meet and talk with friends, at night the place becomes lively with theatrical performances, theme parties and goliardic evenings, all in the company of nice people and good drinks. Shto College Bar is a great place to meet young people of Cluj, have fun and party!
Flying Circus Pub
(Iuliu Maniu 2, Cluj-Napoca) Open Sunday to Thursday from 17.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 17.00 to 6.00.
The Flying Circus Pub is among the best student nightclubs scattered around the center of Cluj-Napoca. The pub opens around 5pm, but the party doesn't start until 11pm.
(Piata Lucian Blaga 1-3, Cluj-Napoca) Open every day from 8.00 to 6.00.
6) Kharma Lounge Spirit Cafe
Since 2002, Kharma Lounge Spirit Café has expanded its interests and continuously tried to satisfy customers on every visit by offering various exotic cocktails and drinks served by qualified personnel. Upstairs, the Kharma Café can seat up to 100 people, making it ideal for private parties. Nowadays, this is one of the busiest clubs in Cluj-Napoca .
(Memorandumului 13, Cluj-Napoca) Open from Monday to Saturday from 20.00 to 5.00.
Club 30 Plus
(Str Avram Iancu 29, Cluj-Napoca) Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 to 24.00, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 to 5.00.
At Club 30 Plus you can find good music (mainly house and latin music), cheap drinks and you can meet a lot of interesting people. Every Saturday evening there is the Instant Party , with theme nights with a musical selection ranging from salsa to Greek music. Dress Code: tight t-shirts, short skirts and tight pants.
(Piata Unirii 2, Cluj-Napoca) Open from Sunday to Thursday from 16.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 16.00 to 4.00.
The Submarine is a club located on Piata Unirii , right next to the Cluj Town Hall. The pub is located underground and is decorated in a military submarine style. The place is very easy going and you can dance as well as drink.
Cluj-Napoca: bars and pubs
(Str. Universităţii 2, Cluj-Napoca) Open every day from 9.00 to 1.00.
Insomnia is a quirky pub, located on the second floor of a building near Piata Unirii . The pub looks like a real apartment (with all its original furnishings!) transformed into a bar, which extends over an entire floor of the apartment block. The small rooms are eclectically furnished with chairs and tables whose style ranges from the spartanness worthy of a gulag to excessive comfort. This is not a club where you dance, but it is a great place to hang out, listen to music and have a drink. If you like quirky style, with easy-going and non-trendy people, Insomnia Pub should be your first stop in the Cluj-Napoca nightlife scene .
Le General Café Pub
(Eroilor 18, Cluj-Napoca) Open every day from 10.00 to 3.00.
LeGeneral Café Pub is an easy-going bar frequented by friendly people. Here they have special daily promotions, Happy Hours between 18.30 and 20.30 and, every weekend, “Le General's party” during which concerts with famous local bands are organised. The prices are fair and you can even sing karaoke (Mondays and Tuesdays). Le General is a good place to visit if you go to Cluj-Napoca , even just for one night. They are also the largest Guinness beer sellers in the county.
(Iuliu Maniu 12, Cluj-Napoca) Open from Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 10.00 to 3.00.
The Enigma Cafe is so hidden away that even some locals may need clear directions to find it. But once they find their way, they come back again and again. The main attraction is the summer garden with its swings and ivy-covered walls. The large tables, the many comfortable chairs, the menu and attractive prices make the Enigma Café a sought after secret.
Samsara Chillout and Teahouse
(Emil racovita 27, Cluj-Napoca) Open daily from 14.00 to 2.00.
The special ambiance of the Samsara Chillout and Teahouse is complemented by good services and friendly waiters, always ready to advise you on what to order. Psy trance electronic music has an energizing and almost hypnotic effect on the listener. Samsara the only Tea House where you take off your shoes before entering, sit on a comfortable cushion on the floor to drink one of the best teas in Cluj-Napoca .
(Memorandumului 9, Cluj-Napoca) Open from Monday to Wednesday from 9.00 to 23.00, from Thursday to Saturday from 9.00 to 24.00, Sunday from 16.00 to 24.00.
Locals love its unconventional style, good location, good music and events. The service and drinks are great, and it's the place to listen to some music and relax looking out onto the bustling street.
The Jack Pub
(Fortaretei 12, Cluj-Napoca) The Jack is the smallest pub in Cluj, but don't worry: if the seats are full, there are plenty of crates of beer to sit down.
Irish & Music Pub
(Horea 5, Cluj-Napoca) Music Bar is a cavernous underground bar with enough space and darkness to hide a busload of happy vampires. Good indie music and a lively young crowd.
(Universitatii 1, Cluj-Napoca) Open from Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 23.00, Saturday from 9.00 to 23.00, Sunday from 10.00 to 23.00.
The Klausenburg Café is a sought-after bar in Cluj-Napoca.
Gothic Cafe Umbra de Noapte
(Str. Negoiu Nr. 9, Cluj-Napoca) Umbra de Noapte (Shadow of the night) is a Gothic Café in Cluj-Napoca, where you can spend your free time, read, write, meet friends or simply forget your problems. The sounds of the café are accompanied by gothic music and there is room for everyone. If you like gothic subculture then you will feel at home in this place.
(Strada 1 Decembrie 1918 35-37, Cluj-Napoca) Open from Sunday to Wednesday from 12.00 to 1.00, from Thursday to Saturday from 12.00 to 4.00.
The Cotton Club is a bar in Cluj-Napoca with a pleasant outdoor garden.
The Londoner Pub
(Emile Zola 5, Piata Muzeului, Cluj-Napoca) Open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 3.00, Saturday and Sunday from 14.00 to 3.00.
The Londoner is a typical English pub in the heart of the historic center of Cluj-Napoca . You will feel like you are enjoying a beer in a bar in England.
(Piata Muzeului 3, Piata Muzeului, Cluj-Napoca) Open every day from 10.00 to 4.00.
At Charlie Pub you will be greeted by a friendly waiter who will ask you if you have a reservation. Book in advance if you want to come here!
Tube – Social Chemistry
(Bogdan Petriceicu Haşdeu, Piata Muzeului, Cluj-Napoca) Open from Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 1.00.
At Tube Social Chemistry they have great drinks and it's located in a great location, near the most famous street for nightlife in Cluj-Napoca ( piezisa ). The bar is full of people, mostly young students.
Fabrica de Bere Ursus
(Calea Manastur 2-6, Cluj-Napoca) Open every day from 8.00 to 3.00.
Ursus is a famous brewery in Cluj- Napoca . The place is very nice, with good beer and good food at cheap prices . All accompanied by a very pleasant and varied musical background. The pub is very large, with several rooms, furnished in Romanian style with helpful and kind staff. The beer is very good and there is a very large choice of dishes: try one of the best chocolate soufflés in Cluj here. The pub is located right inside the old brewery and some of the pipes and fixtures are still there.
Bruno Wine Bar
(constantin daicoviciu, Cluj-Napoca) Open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 23.45, Saturday and Sunday from 16.00 to 23.45.
The Bruno Wine bar is a great place to relax and have intimate conversation with friends. The bar is located in the historic center of Cluj-Napoca and has a wide choice of local wines. The place is small, with not many tables, and when full, it gets very crowded and the smoke from cigarettes could be really irritating for non-smokers. The proposed local Romanian food is also very good. It is worth a visit, before diving into the nightlife of Cluj-Napoca .
Casa Jazz Tauffer
(Vasile Goldis 2, Cluj-Napoca) Casa Jazz Tauffer , located in an elegant old house near the museum square, is the ideal place to spend a relaxing evening: here you can taste the excellent house beer or a good glass of wine in the company of good music. The pub also offers a list from which you can choose some songs you want to listen to. There is also good food here and live music on several occasions.
People Pub Gourmet
(David Ferenc 13A, Cluj-Napoca) People Pub has a really friendly atmosphere: the staff are nice and talkative, the music is not too loud, which makes it a perfect place to hang out with friends or meet new people. Some describe it as the best coffee in Cluj-Napoca .
(Piezisa 26, Cluj-Napoca) Open every day from 9.00 to 3.00.
Studio 26 , located in the student district of Cluj-Napoca and precisely in Piezisa (the street with the highest concentration of bars and restaurants), is the best place to spend your days or evenings. This bar offers drinks and quality at cheap prices. The music ranges from indie rock to pop music, as well as live entertainment.
(Str. Ion Ratiu 10, Cluj-Napoca) Open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 2.00, Saturday from 12.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 12.00 to 24.00.
This is a suitable place where you can meet with friends and enjoy a beer. Service is good, location awesome, and prices are good. Definitely worth a visit!
(Strada Avram Iancu 29, Cluj-Napoca) Open Monday to Thursday from 7.30 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 12.00 to 1.00.
Joben Bistro is a bar inspired by the imaginary tales of Jules Verne. If you are a fan of steampunk, this fantastic bar will impress you: there is a lot of art and installations here that will make you feel inside a whirlwind of optical illusions.