We received an email last week from a punter who wanted to share with us the details of a rather unfortunate incident which took place at the Stars Night Club, on Strada Ion Campineanu opposite the Novotel.
(We have written about this particular place before, by the way. See this post, from January 2011).
Please warn explicitly again about clubs as Stars Night Club, on Strada Ion Campineanu opposite the Novotel, as I was ripped off on Friday evening. I just read on http://www.bucharestlife.net/2011/01/26/we-always-wanted-an-excuse-to-get-bucharest-and-sex-into-a-post-title/ to avoid that place.
A girl opened the door, and led me downstairs without saying anything about an entry or extra consumption fee. There were a few mediocre looking women, and one came over and wanted to force me to buy a small bottle (800 ron). I had 400 with me, so I bought a beer and a cocktail for a girl, for 300 in total. After 10! minutes she asks for another drink, else she would have to leave. Instead, I asked for the bill. It suddenly was 440 (140 entry fee added). I said that nobody told me about the fee. The girl said that it is written in the menu, and yes, it is there, very small in the same red as the light it was written (and invisible without a flashlight). I argued with her and said that I have only 400 in cash and that my credit card I had (gladly) left at home. So she took the 400. After 2 min she came back and said that I have to leave. Which I did, telling that I will “promote” the place.
So 400 for aprox. 20 min having a beer and a cocktail for a girl. And a very unpleasant experience. Please stress in In Your Pocket that that place is a ripoff.
Consider yourselves warned.
If you must partake in a bit of the other, head for one of the respectable erotic massage parlours. The day job In Your Pocket is the ultimate source for listings of Bucharest erotic massage parlours (and other vice advice) see here.