Romania’s capital Bucharest is a popular travel destination, but also offers a treasure trove for craft beer fanatics.
Read on to discover where to find Romanian craft beer in Bucharest, and check out the handy map for a bar or shop near you.
Craft Breweries in Bucharest
The nation’s capital is home to five microbreweries – with more to come in the near future.
- Ground Zero; with their on site tasting bar and growler fill station, it’s well worth paying the guys at Ground Zero a visit.
- Sikaru; are becoming increasingly visible on the market, with their beers hitting supermarket shelves around the country. Find them on tap and by the bottle in select locations around the city.
- Perfektum; find their small but consistently good range on tap and by the bottle around the city. The Black IPA is a real treat!
- Three Happy Brewers; offer a great drinking experience in their very own, on site beer garden. Fantastic for summer BBQs and great beer.
- Oriel Beer; Specializing in Belgian style beers, Oriel offer outstanding beers, currently only available by the bottle. A visit to their small, but charming brewery can be arranged, and there are plans to install a tasting bar in the near future.
Brewpubs in Bucharest
Craft Beer Bars in Bucharest
More and more of the capital’s bars and restaurants are beginning to stock Romanian craft beer. Keeping track of them all is difficult, but the following list contains the venues that are guaranteed to stock some local delicacies.
Launched by the brewery behind Zaganu, the Romanian craft beer bar is situated in the heart of Bucharest. Their 10 taps and wide bottle selection showcase a number of independent microbreweries from around Romania.
Always up to date with the latest releases, it’s a fantastic place to discover the ever increasing selection of Romania’s best beers. With stylish decor and decent grub, it’s got everything you need for an evening out.
- Address; Calea Victoriei 91-93, Bucharest
- Tel; 0770 550 234
- Web; www.bere-zaganu.ro/en/
- Facebook; facebook.com/Fabrica-de-Bere-Buna-Romanian-Craft-Beer-Bar
The Ground Zero Bar is the official tap house for the Ground Zero Brewery. Here, the brewers showcase their core range, as well as a number of specialties only available at the bar – such as their nitro stout (the first Romanian nitro beer).
The bar is open daily from 4pm, and shares the space with a local restaurant, Beauty Food Boutique. As such, you’ll find a delectable menu of fresh, locally sourced meals to compliment your beer.
Aside from their own beers, the bar also stocks numerous other Romanian and imported craft beers by the bottle and can. It’s well worth stopping by, as they often have some rarities.
- Address; Jean Louis Calderon Street 34, 020037, Bucharest
- Tel; 0759 030 609
- Facebook; facebook.com/pages/Ground-Zero-BAR
With over 100 different types of craft beers from around the world, La 100 de Beri is a beer lover paradise. You’ll find local Romanian craft beer on tap and by the bottle, along side numerous imports from around the world.
They frequently host new beer/brewery launch parties, as well as other craft beer events, such as tap takeovers.
- Address; Covaci Street number. 8, sector 3 (Old Centre), 030096, Bucharest
- Tel; 0372 963 543
- Facebook; facebook.com/la100deberi
Happy pub is another very well stocked craft beer bar, boasting a selection of over 160 beers from around the world. Of course, they stock local Romanian craft beers by the bottle and on tap.
Always up to date with the latest local releases, this cosy bar is a great place to chill with friends, enjoy rock music and discover new flavours.
- Address; Caderea Bastiliei 36, Bucharest
- Tel; 0736 337 606
- Web; www.happypub.ro
- Facebook; facebook.com/HappyPub
With a traditional pub look, Beer O’Clock does not simply supply a huge range of local and international beers. It’s a cosy place that’s suited to whatever drinking mood you’re in. From a quiet pint with your newspaper, to a lively night out with friends, Beer O’Clock delivers.
They stock a huge range of Romanian craft beers by the bottle, and frequently offer at least one local beer on tap – typically Hop Hooligans. International offering feature a number of ancient classics, as well as more modern craft from the US and UK.
They have 2 locations, both in the heart of the old town.
- Address; Gabroveni Street, Nr. 4 / Calea Victoriei, Pasaj Macca
- Tel; 0735 187 012 / 0735 187 013
- Web; beeroclock.ro
- Facebook; facebook.com/beeroclock.ro
M60 strive to keep up with the latest Romanian craft beer releases, and keep a fantastic stock of bottles. The Scandinavian inspired cafe offers a tranquil environment away from the hubbub of the city.
Aside from showcasing the latest local beers, they serve exquisite, fresh, locally sourced meals. It’s the ideal stop off for a light lunch washed down with superb beer.
- Address; Mendeleev Street, 2, Bucharest
- Email; email@example.com
- Facebook; facebook.com/m60cafeamzei
Growler Stations and Bottle Shops in Bucharest
If you’re planning for a night in with good friends and quality beers, there are a number of excellent bottle shops and growler stations dotted around Bucharest.
With a whopping 31 taps serving Romanian craft beer from across the country, there’s something to satisfy any taste. Grab your growlers and fill em up! They also stock a range of bottles – both local and imported – for those unkegged beauties.
- Address; Reservelor Street 64, Block 2, Militari Residence
- Tel; 0786 640 000
- Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook; facebook.com/rombeer
Stocking a superb selection of bottled craft beer from Romania and the rest of the world, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. Regularly stocking up on the latest offerings from the beer world, it’s one of the best places in the city to find the freshest releases.