Carul cu bere is one of the most famous restaurants in Bucharest. It's in Stavropoleos Street, No. 3. It was opened in 1879, its name means the beer cart, and is one of the few neo-Gothic buildings in Bucharest. It was created by a Polish architect. The main hall, with impressive ceilings that are extremely high, is supported by pillars, and has a half-height gallery. The décor is full of paintings, wood work, and strangely enough, stained glass. Around 1900, it was the meeting place of the literary and a major cultural center for the city. The Carul Cu Bere was the direct competitor of the famous Casa Capsa, but a little more bohemian.