Heltai Folkcenter, Cluj-Napoca 🇷🇴

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Location: Str. Clinicilor 18, Cluj-Napoca 400394, Romania

Venue Type: Folk Pub / Live Events Venue / Courtyard / Kocsma

Year of Inscription: 2023

EBG Rating: 8.6/10

Choice/Quality of Drinks: ❤️❤️
Basic range of Hungarian beers in bottle, a simple club type range of alternatives, purely functional.

Style/Décor: ❤️❤️❤️
The entrance leads to a courtyard with a terrace, function room, event space and at the back the pub itself. Interior is simply designed with a tiled floor, simple wooden seats, bookshelf and hatch bar.

Atmosphere/Character: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
An authentic kocsma type pub room improved further when live folk music is played, further still when dancing begins.

Amenities/Events: ❤️❤️❤️
Outdoor seating, simple meals, live events

Value For Money: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Good value for the area.

We were lucky enough to spend one of the best nights out we’ve had in Europe here. It started off in a reasonable but undramatic way, seemingly winding down to last orders at 11pm. Then musicians started to arrive, and before long live music was played with a fiddle and double bass. This led to full on dancing as the evening wore on. Hungarian folk heritage celebrated here, with good value simple food and drink in a traditional kocsma setting. Quite unlike either the townier options or the scuzzy options elsewhere in Cluj. An instant hit. Ignore the reviews! Come here later on for the music.