This place still tops our list of 'clubs for people who do not like clubs.' Control is a brilliant, dead central venue where there is always something going on, be it a DJ or live music supplied by one of Bucharest's better live acts. It also attracts a decent line up of international acts too: often quirky bands you will actually want to go and see. The crowd is equally eclectic, refreshingly free of the airs and graces you find in so many other Bucharest clubs. We love it, and note that it opens early: it is now a pub as much as a club, and when the weather is good enough it has a very smart terrace, set underneath a huge creeper which provides shade even in the fiercest summer heat. There's food upstairs at Alt Shift. Fantastic.