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Spending the coming weekend in Bucharest.

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By Traveller October 31, 2016
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Spending the coming weekend in Bucharest.

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By Tomas Traveller October 31, 2016

I am staying at the Radisson and would appreciate some suggestions about restaurants and some fun nightlife where there is a great atmosphere.
Take care// Tomas

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Hey!
If you are interested in a medieval themed restaurand, I recommand Excalibur, it is located near the center of the city, on Calea Victoriei, near Radisson (5min walking distance) or Restaurant Cu Atrium, near Excalibur. You can also visit some nice places near that place, like Ateneul Roman, Memoriul Renasterii (Renessance Memorium) and so on. If you want to see the city from a high place, you can go to 18 by Embassy, its near park Herastrau, at Aviatorilor metro station.
If you want to have fun playing boardgames, i recommand Sufrageria cu Jocuri, near Universitate metro station. (also near Radisson, 10min walking distance)
As others said, Curtea Berarilor, La Mama, Caru cu Bere are also good places.
Clubs, i don't know, not a club guy, but for the day after, check some nice coffee shops, one is near Cismingiu Park, and its called Black Eye Coffee, you can check one of the numerous 5 to go coffee shops, both are way better than Starbucks.

Hope you have a nice visit, there are many places to see, many things to do, just scout the city and you won't get bored.
Local October 31, 2016
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HI Thomas,

You can go across the street to Primus or Pow Wow, but you can also try the old center. It's full of restaurants and bars. It depends what you like to eat and what kind of bars/clubs you usually go to, because they range from rock bars to pretentious.
In the old center I recommend Entourage or Biutiful for a drink in a fancy decore. There are good pizza places like iI Peccato or traditional romanian restaurants like Caru cu Bere(the beer cart) or Curtea Berarilor and all kinds of pubs.
Also you can easily club hop in the old center, because most of the entrances are cheap. I know a lot of foreigners like Bordellos for clubbing. You can pick and choose for yourself once you get there.
There also are other options in the city, so let me know if you need more information.
Local October 31, 2016
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HI Thomas,

You can go across the street to Primus or Pow Wow, but you can also try the old center. It's full of restaurants and bars. It depends what you like to eat and what kind of bars/clubs you usually go to, because they range from rock bars to pretentious.
In the old center I recommend Entourage or Biutiful for a drink in a fancy decore. There are good pizza places like iI Peccato or traditional romanian restaurants like Caru cu Bere(the beer cart) or Curtea Berarilor and all kinds of pubs.
Also you can easily club hop in the old center, because most of the entrances are cheap. I know a lot of foreigners like Bordellos for clubbing. You can pick and choose for yourself once you get there.
There also are other options in the city, so let me know if you need more information.
Local October 31, 2016
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If you want some quiet time and to enjoy some good food and a nice conversation, you could go and grab something traditional Romanian cuisine at "La Copac". Other places nice to eat are: Shift, Simbio, Stadio or Excalibur (is like medieval restaurant and you eat with your hands :) the food is delicious and you can ask for forks in case you want). You need to make reservation. These are medium price restaurants. If you are looking for something posh and fancy 18th Lounge and is in a very tall building. Beraria H is another nice place, in park Herastrau. For nightlife, the old city center is a good place to start and if you are looking for something more fancy, you can spice up your weekend with some places in the north of the city, near Herastrau Park.
The restaurants that i have mentioned you are my favorite places in Bucharest. Some other places to eat : Trattoria's - Verdi/ Primavera (all good), Journey Pub, Embassy, La Mama.
All you have to do is just embrace the vibe of the city and have fun!

Enjoy your staying!

Alex
Local October 31, 2016
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If you luke Japanesse there is Edo sushi very close to the Radison hotel.
Most of the night life is in the area called The old city (2 subway stations from your hotel) or clise to the Herastrau Park, in the opposite direction to the Old city.
However, I don't personally recommand that area since it's too crowdy and lacks style for my taste. I would rather choose a dinner at Trattoria Verdi on Aviatorilor Bvd 19.
Take care ans hope you'll have a great time here! You should go to some cultural events if you enjoy them - stand up, theatre, ballet ... anything. Or maybe take a visit to a Hub - like TechHub or a very smart startup lile Modulab...it really depends what you're into.
Local October 31, 2016
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