Where to drink wine in Bucharest? I’ll tell you about my favourites summer gardens in Bucharest, with chill vibes and great vine. Sure, some close when September comes and some stay open until late in the autumn.
So let’s discover these stunning wine bars and gardens in Bucharest you have to visit for drinks and food. Fancy or relaxed, there are all kinds of summer gardens in Bucharest. And they all have wine.
And if you know all these summer gardens for drinks and food, check out some cool rooftops in Bucharest if you’re looking for more awesome places to hang out.
Address: They have relocated to 44-46 Calea Dorobanti until 2021. They share the location with Gradina Dorobanti. Their original location is under renovation.
Even though the original location is now closed, you must know about it, because it is preferred hang out place for Bucharest’s hipsters.
Eden is one of the most famous places to visit in Bucharest during summer. It’s more of a relaxed, hobo chic, hippie, hipster place to drink a beer, where you’ll see people with their bikes. Eden garden is actually the backyard of an old building on Victoria Avenue, the famous street from Bucharest.
Since it got so popular, they expanded the area, having multiple bars, some basic food options and a smoothie bar.
Address: Calea Victoriei 120
Conveniently locates across the street, Green Hours is a more traditional bar in Bucharest which also happens to have an inner yard which customers love during the summer.
The inside is nice too, and they also have a basement. They occasionally host live concerts and other events.
Address: Bulevardul Dacia 139
FlipFlop is another chill and hipster location for a group of friends to drink some beer or wine and eat a burger.
Last time I visited FlipFlop, they hosted a vinyl party which was a pretty successful event. Bike and dog friendly, the staff is cool and the overall atmosphere was great.
Address: Strada Tuzla 50
Bucharest is starting to be nostalgic over the 90s and that’s why Nostalgia is counting on that segment of the public for its success. The entire decor of the garden is all meant to remind locals of their 90s, and some things might be as familiar to foreigners as they are to Romanians. For instance, the keys hanged as the entrance.
Nostalgia summer garden in Bucharest has many hipster elements and set elements which will remind you of your teenage years. If you get hungry, you’ll find some good fast food around.
Nostalgia is famous for its summer parties. They play Romanian music from the 90s. Some love it and some hate it.
Address: Strada Olari 8
Tucked in the heart of Bucharest is this small garden which belongs to an old beautiful house.
The atmosphere is almost romantic, with dim lights hanging over your head after the sunset, with a few well-thought food options, street food style and a great drinks selection at the bar. All are self-service, and the staff is lovely.
Address: Calea Dorobanți 44-46
Yes, Bucharest has many hidden summer gardens, sprinkled all around the old Bucharest. None in the old town, where most foreigners spend their time.
And that’s why, most of the time, these gardens are full of artistic locals, and still have their authentic charm.
Gradina Dorobanti is the most similar to Eden summer garden. It is a place where you can have your drink while swinging in a hammock.
Most of these summer gardens in Bucharest get pretty busy during the afternoons and evenings. As the sunset, the lights come on and they play chill music.
Address: Mihai Eminescu 57
I discovered this place one night as I was walking home from another summer garden in Bucharest. I have heard about this fabulous place, but I had no idea where it was.
This is a garden I would rate as a more authentic hipster summer garden. Good wine and beer. Across the street is a much-appreciated restaurant that also serves here some of its magical food (Becca’s Kitchen).
Address: Strada Pictor Arthur Verona 13-15
Wonderfully located behind a Carturesti bookstore, and close to the main hipster scene of Bucharest, Cafe Verona has a long history as a summer garden. I remember it since I was in my first years in college. Great lemonade, fries and obviously, wine.
I would categorized Cafe Verona to be somewhere between commercial and hipster, but it’s still a favourite amongst locals.
Address: Bulevardul Mircea Eliade 16
By this point, it should be obvious that Grădina means garden. Gradina Floreasca is one of the more chic summer restaurants to drink a glass of wine and have lunch or dinner, which happens to also have a pool.
Gradina Floreasca is the kind of location where people organize corporate events during summer and even weddings. You can also visit it during the day and enjoy the pool.
I promise to keep this list of summer gardens up to date, as I will discover them.
While some of these summer gardens in Bucharest close during the winter, some will remain open. Make sure to check them out on your next trip to Bucharest!