Best Bars in Brasov (Pubs too!)

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.

Dei Frati

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.

Kasho Lounge

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.

Schwarz Pub

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!

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11 thoughts on “Best Bars in Brasov (Pubs too!)”

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

  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 :-).

    • 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 😀

  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?.

  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.

    • 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.

  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.

    • 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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