Chişinău drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Club in Chişinău

Kira's Club

More than a club, this intimate basement venue might better be described as a multifaceted counterculture haven. DJs are the norm, but on any given night you might encounter live music, hip-hop or poetry slams. In t…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Chişinău

Invino enoteca

Chişinău, as you might imagine, has its share of wine bars. Invino occupies a refined, minimalist space just off the central park. It has a big blonde-wood bar, an extensive wine list with virtually all of Moldova's…
Craft Beer in Chişinău

Smokehouse

Twinned with the adjacent Taproom 27, the motto is 'hoppiness on tap' and they deliver with a small but carefully curated list of craft beers on tap. Grab a flight of four/eight beers for 65/130 lei. It's also known…
Club in Chişinău

Barbar

Keenly aware of its own hipness (the motto is a dude with a beard), Barbar is a classy and stylish bar with an inviting summer terrace that morphs into a top club at weekends. It's a small space that draws top-top-n…
Bar in Chişinău

Mojito

Love it or hate it, you can't deny its unbridled popularity. That patio was put there by the gods, broad and beckoning with warm blankets when it gets chilly, and the cocktails are almost grotesquely large. Tack on …
Club in Chişinău

Bandabar

This club opened to much fanfare in late 2018 and quickly became the hottest thing in town. Sister of hipster club Barbar, this is comparatively huge, with a giant dance hall and a smaller chill space. Draws top DJs…
Cocktail Bar in Chişinău

Who's Bar

A basement cocktail bar with a tantalising (if pricey) drinks menu and bartenders who toss around flaming bottles on occasion like Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown in Cocktail. This place has a racy reputation around town…
Pub in Chişinău

Dublin Irish Pub

An intimate pub with big wood-beamed ceilings, original Guinness in cans, classic Irish breakfasts and a mean cock-a-leekie soup. It's also a good place to watch sports, with comfortable booth and bar seating.