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Top Choice International in Constanţa

Irish Pub

Several years after it opened to an enthusiastic reception, this is still the place to see and be seen, and one of the best meals in town. There are a couple of pub staples like burgers and fish and chips, but the m…
Top Choice International in Vama Veche

Sandalandala

This spacious summertime terrace bar and restaurant, connected to a campground on the northern end of the resort, feels like a relaxing antidote to the general chaos of Vama. Grilled meats, cooked over an enormous o…
Top Choice Cafe in Constanţa

Barissimo

Worth a trip to admire the stunning steampunk-inspired interior of tiles and colours and big bar built from stacks of pulped paperback books. Great coffee, superb cocktails and a smart, modern vibe make this a great…
Top Choice International in Mamaia

Chevalet

Head chef Nelu Păucă trained around the world before opening this romantic beachfront restaurant on the far northern end of Mamaia. Specialities include steak tartare, frog legs and a mouthwatering array of beef, po…
Romanian in Vama Veche

Casa Double M

This family-run inn on the main highway that passes through town takes home-cooking to a new level. Traditional Romanian dishes, as well as ample fish and seafood, are paired imaginatively with local sides such as p…
Museum in Constanţa

National History & Archaeological Museum

This is the city's most important museum, though on balance it's a minor disappointment. The stunning exhibits of vases, jewellery and statuary from the Greek and Roman periods, lasting until about AD 500, easily ju…
Club in Mamaia

Crazy Beach

One of the hottest clubs in Mamaia is this open-air lounge and cocktail bar, situated in the extreme north of Mamaia, about 4km beyond the northern telegondola station. Take a taxi (about 10 lei from central Mamaia)…
Live Music in Constanţa

Phoenix Club

Legendary rock club with a rep that goes back to the '90s for bringing to Constanţa Romania's biggest rock and metal acts. Check the walls for a list of groups that have played here over the years. It's still going …
International in Constanţa

Pizzico

Pizzico has greatly expanded its range in the past few years, moving beyond very good wood-fired pizza to excellent grilled meats, seafood and chops. The location, on Piaţa Ovidiu, makes it easy to pair lunch here w…
Club in Vama Veche

Expirat

Expirat is widely considered Vama's premier dance club and weekend parties in July and August routinely last well into the next morning. On off nights, Expirat is a relatively tame cocktail bar with a nice view out …