By day, Timisoara is a fantastic yet-off-the-beaten track European city with a beautiful cathedral and quaint squares and city views. By night, some visitors might think this lovely city would shut down, but instead you will see a new and lively side of Timisoara that will prove that Romanians love to party and have a great sense of fun.
Before you head out to any clubs or bars, you should take some time to walk around the city after dark. Many of the picturesque views of the city can take on a whole new atmosphere, especially the central square by lamp light. Dress up and make it a romantic walk; you will need to be dressed nice to get into most clubs and bars anyway.
Clubs and Bars
Timisoara has many clubs where you are sure to meet local Romanians and other travelers as well as have a great time dancing, listening to music, and eating good food. The Hotel Timisoara is highly recommended and open all night. It is a great place to try some top Romanian wines and is centrally located right next to the Opera House in case you want to catch a show for a very sophisticated night.
There is also the Komodo Lounge, which some visitors rate as Timisoara’s nicest club. It’s quite large and decorated with an Asian theme, Buddha statues and very comfy sofas, perfect for a cappuccino in the afternoon or a cocktail at night. Despite its rather chic, upscale ambiance, it’s not a pretentious place. They have DJs at night, usually playing mainstream techno and house.
Some other bars and clubs to check out would be The Note, Parck Place, Discoland, the Cezar casino, and Guliver bar and mini-disco. Guliver is actually in a student complex and is popular with university students. They have cheap beer on tap, there are two small dance areas inside, and there’s no cover fee (which is why students like it).
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Timisoara nightlife.