Best Bars and Pubs in Brasov [2021 Update]

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 happening there.

Some of these places also serve amazing food, so you can say that you have all areas covered during your trip to Brasov.

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 initially 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.

Plus personal experience – although unfortunately, since publishing the original article, some of the recommended pubs went out of business. But great new ones took their place and we’re checking them all below.

Without further ado, here are the best bars and pubs in Brasov:

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 located in the city center, so easy to get to from anywhere!

You can find out more about Deane’s Irish Pub here. I’ve marked it on the map here.

Aftăr Stube

Aftar Stube Brasov

An amazing place for trying out various sorts of craft beer and enjoying a homemade burger.

The piece of resistance is by far the Aftăr Garden, a small but charming place outside where you can enjoy spectacular views over the nearby Tampa hill.

But the inside area is equally charming as well, with various rooms offering a unique, artsy style that you will surely love. A true experience, no matter where you choose to stay – one you will definitely enjoy.

Find out more on their Facebook page or plan your visit using Google Maps, as I marked the location for easy access.

Dei Frati

Kevin complained a bit about the long waiting times here and 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, and one he did enjoy – and I am sure everybody going there will enjoy it also.

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 or enjoying the clean air of the city.

You can find out more about Dei Frati here on Facebook or plan a visit directly to their location via Google Maps.

Tipografia

The hip place in town, right in the heart of Brasov. A small pub 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 local beer.

You can find out more about Tipografia (including a map to their location) here. I also marked their location on the map here.

Kasho Lounge

This is an absolutely beautiful place, made even better by the beautiful terrace with a view to the park from inside.

There are few things – if any – 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 and it’s definitely worth it!

You can find out more about Kasho Lounge on their Facebook page here. I also marked it on Google Maps for easy access.

Social Pub

social pub brasov

During the times of social distancing, going to the social pub and interacting face to face with others feels really good.

Located in the new center, in one great area to live in Brasov, Social Pub is a place where you can enjoy a waterpipe like never before. (Or at least I never saw this approach).

The upper part, where the charcoal is burning, is usually covered in fruits – melons, pineapples and others will make it look surprisingly well. Definitely worth taking photos of!

Of course, there’s more than the waterpipes – you have some amazing views from the terrace and anywhere in the pub you can enjoy great drinks and cocktails, as well as delicious food.

They also have special themed nights like the Salsa Night on Thursday or Karaoke on Wednesdays.

Find out more about this place on the Facebook Page or head over easily as I have marked it on Google Maps.

Wrapping up

Being a more touristy place than others, Brasov has a ton of pubs and bars to choose from and most of them will surely offer a great experience.

But if you choose one of the places that I recommended above, you will surely be 100% satisfied. And you’ll want to come back for more. Which is not a bad thing, in the end!

Do you have other favorite pubs or bars (or both) in Brasov? Make sure to share them with us in the comment section below so we can get there and try them as soon as possible!

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11 thoughts on “Best Bars and Pubs in Brasov [2021 Update]”

  1. Calin: Can “Kevin’s, “A Little Slice of America,” bar be far behind? Interesting story, and mouth-watering pictures. ~Teil

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  2. They all look so good, but as a pharmacist, I have to say my favorite is the pharmacy cafe for obvious reasons. So glad that the Americans are still loving their adventure and new life in Brasov. The burger at the Hockey Pub looks deliciously yummy :-).

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    • We had a burger at the Hockey Pub and it’s one of the few places where they put the cheese on top of the bun and it melts in a delicious, gooey awesomeness 🙂 Not the easiest thing to eat this way, but doesn’t matter 😀

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  3. I just left Brasov and caught the last day of “The days of Brasov” celebration while I was there. It remains my favorite of the larger Romanian cities although I have not been to Cluj which my wife’s family speaks highly of. On the stray dog count I saw only a handful spread throughout Bucharest, Timisoara, and Brasov…. probably a total of 3 and they were friendly?.

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  4. I know the subject is bars and pubs but I should mention a restaurant I enjoyed while in Brasov, Roata Norcului. I did need to speak Romanian with the waiter but the ambience and food was outstanding.

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    • Thanks for the recommendation, Tim! The name of the restaurant sounds inviting indeed.

      Cluj should be really nice as well, but in the end its a matter of personal opinion: you’ll know better when you will get the chance to visit it yourself.

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  5. Now we’re talking!!! Sitting here at home in California, enjoying my morning coffee and cozonac (Yes, cozonac!), when I find this amazing article. We’ll be in Romania in two months and moving to Brasov within a few weeks of our arrival. This “Cafe Society” lifestyle is what we’re used to here in the States, and knew Brasov was rich in this culture. As an amateur musician, I appreciate the tip regarding these establishments offering entertainment… especially Tipographia which looks to be right up my alley! I had read about Dr. Jekelius Pharmacy Cafe a couple of years ago and must say that it’s been at the top of my list locations to ply myself with libations. Also, thanks for the tip on Kevin’s blog. I bookmarked it and can’t wait to “sink my teeth” into his restaurant reviews.

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    • Sounds great, Jim! There are even more hidden gems and treasures in terms of restaurants and pubs there, but I am sure you will find the adventure of discovering them really enjoyable. I hope the cozonac was good – you’ll get the chance to try a lot of that (and more) two months from now!

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