A funky, bicycle-themed concept bar on Strada Lipscani with great views down from its third floor location onto the bustling street below, Bicicleta turns into a party venue at the weekends, when it pumps out loud music for both locals and visitors alike to enjoy.
Bucharest's nightclubs vary between hip hop haunts spinning the latest sounds and flashy discos where Romania's wealthy go to let off steam. There are no licensing hours in Romania. Nor is there a legal drinking age, however, you must be over 18 to purchase alcohol. Entrance fees are cheap compared to those in the West. Many nightclubs are concentrated in or around the historic centre, making club-hopping an option.
Jazz is popular in Romania and Bucharest has good jazz clubs. Latino music is also trendy and salsa-dancing couples invade the dancefloors of certain clubs. Casinos flourish and many of Bucharest's well-to-do flock to those along Calea Victoriei.
For up-to-date information on nightlife, check out Şapte Seri (www.sapteseri.ro), the website of a free entertainment weekly available in the city, which also lists cultural events.