If you’re looking for a great place to grab a drink while in Brasov, we’ve got you covered! Today, we’re going to check out the best pubs and bars in Brasov – where you can have an amazing time, listen to some live music, make new friends and take part in various events regularly taking place there.
Some of these places also serve amazing food, so you can say that you have all areas covered. No matter what, you will have to visit each of my recommendations at least once during your stay in Brasov – and I am sure you will love them all because they simply ooze personality and charm.
Before we move on to check out the best bars and pubs in Brasov, I have to say that I actually created this list in cooperation with Kevin, who moved to Brasov in December 2015 from the US and had a lot of time to explore all the bars and pubs in the city. So you know that a lot of research has been done to create this list.
Without further ado, here are the best bars in Brasov:
Dr. Jekelius – Pharmacy Cafe
A pub whose name comes from a Nazi doctor who sent thousands to the gas chamber doesn’t sound like one you’d like to visit. However, we’re giving them the benefit of the doubt and consider that maybe it’s a different, made-up Dr. Jekelius that the name comes from.
But names aside, Dr. Jekelius – Pharmacy Cafe is a really unique pub that you can definitely fall in love with. Just as the name suggests, it is made to look like a pharmacy and has a lot of great pharmacy-themed glasses and cups to serve your drinks in. You have a great choice of unique teas and the pricing is just right. Overall, a place you don’t want to miss while in Brasov!
You can find out more about Dr. Jekelius – Pharmacy Cafe (including a map to their location) on their Facebook Page.
Even though Kevin didn’t rate Dei Frati highly on his blog, mainly because of long waiting times, but also because he spotted one of the servers leaving the bathroom without washing her hands (which is hopefully just a one-off thing). Still, Dei Frati is one of the best rated places in Brasov, with a maximum rating of 5 stars on Facebook, out of over 300 reviews.
Although small, the family-run restaurant is cosy and charming, offering great food without being too expensive. Plus, it’s in a great location and the small outdoors area is great for people watching.
You can find out more about Dei Frati (including a map to their location) here.
The new hip place in now, right in the heart of Brasov. A small place packed with great atmosphere, amazing live music and events, Tipografia is a place that you will love especially because it won’t weight heavy on your pockets.
Large windows are great for people-watching during the day (or evenings), or just daydreaming while sipping your tea, coffee or cheap beer.
You can find out more about Tipografia (including a map to their location) here.
This is an absolutely beautiful place, made even better by the beautiful terrace of view to the park from inside. There are few thins you can complain about when it comes to Kasho Lounge, but if I really want to find something, I’d say that it’s pricier than the average. However, we’re talking about “expensive” in Romanian terms, so you might still consider the prices great!
Service is excellent, drinks are also good – as well as the food. Plus the view. You get it all!
You can find out more about Kasho Lounge (including a map to their location) here.
One of the most popular places in town with a great atmosphere. If karaoke is your thing, then you’re treated right at Schwarz Pub. This is the place to go to get drunk and have a ton of fun. Of course, that’s not mandatory, but it helps!
The prices here are amazing, the drinks are good and aplenty and the crowd is definitely younger than in most other places on this list.
You can find out more about Schwarz Pub (including a map to their location) here.
The Hockey Pub
This is one of the first places that we’ve visited in Brasov with Kevin’s family and there’s a lot to love about it. The atmosphere is great, there are all sorts of events and games taking place (like trivia shows for the customers) and this is the best known place in town for great burgers.
So make sure to pay a visit here – it’s equally good in the Summer and during the cold winter months!
You can find out more about The Hockey Pub (including a map to their location) here.
Deane’s Irish Pub
Kevin considers this place “The King” when it comes to pubs and bars in Brasov. It’s right in the heart of the city, it has a great outdoors area for the hot summer days and a beautiful indoors area where all sorts of events take place at regular intervals.
You should go there to grab a Guinness, eat some delicious food and wonder how come everything’s still so cheap. Plus, it’s right in the heart of the city!
You can find out more about Deane’s Irish Pub (including a map to their location) here.
One interesting thing to consider about these great pubs in Brasov (and this can be extended to Romania as a whole) is that, even though extremely famous and 100% cool, they can still get closed over night. This happened recently with one of the most popular pubs in Brasov – Times Pub, to the surprise of regulars. So take advantage of the fact that these places are still open and make sure to pay them a visit before the unexpected happens!