Feeling right on ladies’ night

Newsroom 05/03/2012 | 10:08

A girls’ night out is part of the fun of March 8, International Women’s Day. But whether you prefer to spend the evening with your friends or your partner, in an intimate spot like a quiet tea room or out on the town clubbing and getting in the mood with live music, we have recommendations to help you enjoy the occasion.

Music venues

Hard Rock Cafe

Band 13 (Trupa 13), considered by many as the band with the best live sound in Romania and the best group with an international repertoire, will play Hard Rock Café. One of the largest of the chain’s outlets in Europe, the venue has all the hallmarks of the classic American brand. Band 13 will start their show at 9 pm; tickets cost RON 25.

Reservations on 021 206 6261

The Jacks Piano Club

One of the top places for fans of live music to both listen and dance is The Jacks Piano Club. The resident band, made up of three Bulgarian artists, will be your hosts. Relax, have a drink and enjoy listening to their versions of some of greatest hits of the last 50 years, and you will soon feel like you’re among old friends.

Reservations on 0762 991 024.

Bars

For an evening of Old City fun, head to the Interbelic Cocktail Bar in the little alley Selari. A delicious selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails are prepared by chic waiters, inspired by London bartending traditions. They work under the direct supervision of Costin Gache, who boasts international experience of spirits and bartending. Knock back the most famous cocktails, from the classics Margarita and Kiwi Mojito to feminine-themed beverages appropriate for the day, such as Tall Jane or Raspberry Mee, or the sophisticated Blackberry Highlife and Pear and Ginger. Music is another vital ingredient, and the guest DJs turn the place into an Old City hot spot.

Reservations on 0722 100 193.

Right opposite the Interbelic is sister business Tiki Bar, a small place of about 35 sqm but with room enough for a sociable group of people ready to taste some of the 25 types of rum cocktails served in ceramic sculptured cups resembling human faces. Borrowing from his trips abroad, Gache has created an exotic atmosphere using interior design elements from the Polynesian-inspired Tiki culture born in 1920s American pubs. A bar for lovers of nature, heaven and abundance. Reservations on 0722 100 193.

Restaurants

Fashion, elegance and romanticism make Dada restaurant, on 94bis Matei Voievod, the ideal place for a girls’ night out. Fashion items, both clothes and accessories, plus great food create the ambience of a fashion capital. For gentlemen it is a good place to impress a lady.

Reservations 0729 997 405.

Forever in love with Paris, Nicolai Tan has created a fresh Parisian look for his Bucharest restaurant La Cantine du Nicolai. He now invites diners to enjoy his special menu for March 8, which consists of several delicious French dishes. Entitled Degustation, the menu starts with a Coupe de Champagne, and includes homemade duck foie gras and onion soup. The main dish is a selection between ravioli stuffed with duck or mushrooms and an oven-baked filet of sea bass.  The desert specialities of crème brulee or the delicate cake of  raspberry  cannot miss of these culinary delights.

Reservations 0725 210 608.

Thai Moods offers an authentic mix of Asian flavors and feelings. Its quiet location provides a relaxing mood. The cocktails are absolutely delicious and the food uniquely combines salty and sweet, sour and spicy. It all adds up to something magic in the atmosphere and an ever more exotic ambience.

Reservations 021 224 68 51.

Tea Houses

A few seconds is all it takes to relax in the Oriental themed Ramayana Café. Two floors host six rooms painted in different colors and styles to induce different moods. The red and green rooms are for people who want to socialize, the violet one for quieter encounters and the basement hosts three booths ensuring privacy for your romantic or private discussions. Each table is equipped with a staff call system which guarantees prompt service. Trip-hop, neo-swing, tango nuevo and electro-bossa complete a harmonious ambience. Authentic and organic coffees and teas are brought straight from India, China, Sri Lanka and South Africa. You can also enjoy a narghilea.

Reservation: 021 317 16 81.

Whether you want an intimate encounter or an exuberant meeting with friends, if you love a brew, Green Tea is the place to go. Stop in one of the four themed rooms – classic lounge, Indian room, Japanese room and French attic – and pick from over 100 tea varieties, such as white, black, green, oolong, rooibos, matte, honeybush, organic, yellow, fruit and lapacho. The teahouse’s sweets are a must-try and when you leave you can take home beautiful teapots, accessorizes or your favorite blend. Reservations 0749 090 202.

Dana Niculescu

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