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Bars and nightlife

The underground scene

Take a tour through Iași's most legendary bars and you won't be sorry. This particular underground area has a certain Berlin vibe – the art on the walls, the music, the people, the nonconformism, the rules that are meant to be broken.

These places are bound to give you great memories of endless nights spent with your best friends. Not to mention that you’ll be right in the city center, so you can go wherever you want from there. Anyways, time to hit the bars!

Start your night at Șotărie, a tiny bar where you can drink tailor-made shots. You get to choose the flavors that best suit your mood or maybe try new things as the night is young.

Oddity will offer you one of a kind experience when it comes to signature cocktails. The bartenders are super friendly and very professional as they explain and prepare each person a drink to match their taste. The interior design is amazing and the music is impeccably chosen. The prices are above average, but the experience Oddity offers you is worth every penny.

La Bază
One of the most famous and vibrant bars in Iasi, La Bază is definitely the place you can have a lot of fun while listening to a great music selection (rock, alternative, indie). From beer pong on Wednesdays to regular weekend nights, this is the place to be if you want to get your groove on. Plus, from time to time, you’ll get to see some super cool concerts from local bands.

Vinyl Bar
This is one of the most laid-back bars in Iași, where the atmosphere is very relaxed and the prices are friendly. You can have a lot of fun here while enjoying a nice beer with your friends.

This place is a local classic. Plus, if karaoke is your thing, you simply have to go to the Tavernă bar. After you enjoy your drinks that are rather cheap, you can tap into some dancing and singing with your friends. Or alone. Or with the whole crowd. Jolly, easy, and fun!

Underground, the Pub
If you’re in the mood for partying on drum and bass and dubstep, Underground the Pub is your spot. It can become really crowded at times, especially on organized party nights, but if electronic music is your thing, you should definitely pay them a visit.

Gate Bar
Metalheads, gather around! Be prepared to listen to some classics while chatting with the bartenders who will indulge you with your favorite bangers if you ask them nicely. Even if it’s a rather small bar, you can definitely crash there all night if you’re in the mood for heavy metal.

In the mood for shots again? That’s alright, there is another shot bar waiting for you, just between La Bază and Tavernă. You have a great variety to choose from, depending on what you’ve had before or what you’ll plan to do tomorrow. Talking about shots paradise, huh?

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A shooting range specialized in shots! You can Shooters for practice or to show your skills. With an infinite variety of shots, Shooters welcomes you in the underground area of Stephen the Great Galleries, right in the city center.
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