Sofia nightlife: the Bulgaria has established itself in recent years as a summer destination for young people looking for fun night, Thanks to the Sunny Beach Resort, Varna and Golden Sands, the Black Sea. But also the Sofia nightlife, the capital of Bulgaria, hides the real pearls and guarantees lots of fun! Here are the best nightclubs in Sofia.
Sofia It is definitely one of the cheapest cities in Europe and its nightlife making it the perfect destination for a low-cost weekend: in Sofia you can have fun with little and know beautiful Bulgarian girls in the various discotheques scattered throughout the Center, Open every day of the week.
Sofia It is a young and active city, Bulgarians love and fun. Usually the nightlife in Sofia starts quite late: the meeting takes place soon, right after dinner, at some coffee or a few pubs to start the night, but the real celebration does not begin before midnight, to finish so late in alba!
To reach the various Sofia nightclubs, the recommended means of travel is by taxi: are very inexpensive and allow you to move quickly from one point to another in the city. Sofia public transport from suspend 01.00 to 5.00, then at night the taxi is the only possible solution: Despite Sofia is a relatively safe city, We recommend not walking alone in the middle of the night.
In Sofia there are clubs and bars for all tastes and a musical offering that covers many different genres really: Bulgarian traditional music to hardcore, punk, reggae, electronics, or metal. If you want to try the Sofia musical tradition you should visit a club or bar where they play Chalga music: chalga music is a kind of fashion in Bulgaria and the Balkans, which incorporates the European mixed house beats to Balkan and Gypsy rhythms, Arab and Turkish influenced – a real mix of musical cultures.
Sofia nightlife surprising because the city takes literally night life, all in the name of fun and excesses. Thanks to the fact that there are few read permission, the city is full of places open all hours of the day and night and the bars can serve alcohol at any time: You can always find a place to party!
The greatest concentration of bars and nightclubs in Sofia It is located at the Bulevard Vitosha and Ulitsa Rakovski. Entry into these clubs is usually free or at most about 10 euros in most elegant nightclubs and trendy area of Sofia. The drinks are cheap too: try the Bulgarian beers and local wines in the wine bars and taverns.
In addition to the city centre, the sofia nightlife is alive even in the student district, Studentski Grad, the area where are located the 16 Sofia University. That, in the midst of Soviet-style buildings anonymous, are concentrated some of the greatest clubs in Sofia, many young people's.
If you are planning a weekend in Sofia in mid-September, make sure you don't miss the appointment with the Seeme Festival, a marathon of concerts and conferences related to music, established in recent years as one of the most important musical events of Eastern Europe.
Below is an in-depth guide on best nightclubs in Sofia, where dancing and drinking in the Bulgarian capital!
Clubs and discos in Sofia
Briliantin Club (ul. Moskovska 3, Sofia)
Open daily from 22.00 to 5.00.
The Briliantin is one of the most famous sofia nightclubs. It's a small place and always very busy, therefore, If times sit at the table, You should book in advance. Inside there are plenty of lounges with comfy sofas, high tables, huge plasma screens, glittering balls hanging from the ceiling and two large bars to enjoy something from the wide choice of drinks and cocktails on offer. Here are often themed parties with guests the best djs and pop stars in Bulgaria.
Club Chervilo (bul. Tsar Osvoboditel 9, Sofia)
Chervilo is a clubs in Sofia fashionable, where the major work of djs and Bulgaria from abroad. The club has three dance floors where the party continues until 5 in the morning. Dress well.
Yalta Club (bul. Tsar Osvoboditel 20, Sofia)
Open Monday through Thursday from 9.00 to 19.00, Friday from 09.00 to 19.00 and 23.00 to 06:00, Saturdays from 23.00 to 6.00.
Yalta Disco is the oldest in the city and one of the best of Sofia. Classified by DJ Mag between 100 World's best nightclubs and renewed in 2005, It hosts djs every weekend of international renown. Yalta is a modern and original Bulgarian club, and it was one of the first discotheques opened in Bulgaria. Opened in 1959 During communism, the club has endured up to the present day, becoming the first in Bulgaria where he played electronic music and the first Bulgarian club with foreign djs. Among the famous djs that have succeeded to the console we find names such as Victor Calderon, Rojer Sanchez, Timo Maas, Paul Oakenfold and Hernan Cataneo.
Sin City (61 Hristo Botev Blvd., Sofia)
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 22.30 to 6.30.
The largest nightclub of the Balkans, the Sin City is well known for the breadth and the variety of entertainment offered. Open seven days a week, the Sin City is one of the favourite foreign clubs and rich in Sofia. Until a few years ago, Sin City He was best known for “chalga”, But today are offered all kinds of music, Depending on the night. Sin City has a great sound system and lighting, It has a great location in an impressive building in downtown Sofia. The entrance has affordable and inside there are different rooms where genres are proposed.
Cosmo Club (Pozitano str. 8, Sofia)
Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 23.00 to 7.00.
Located in front of theHotel Sheraton, the Cosmo Club dance music, House and techno. on Friday and Saturday evenings promise to attract some of the best djs of Bulgaria and worldwide.
Culture Beat Club (NDK, 1 Bulgaria Square, Sofia)
The Culture Beat is both a café, a disco and bar, as well as a good place to eat a delicious bite. The club is located in NDK (National Culture Palace), in the heart of Sofia. The Interior is a mix of different styles that give off a sense of closeness and warmth, and there is also a spacious terrace with stunning views of the city and Vitosha Mountain. The place attracts many young people, including many artists and musicians. The music ranges from electronic music, to house music and techno, but there are also themed evenings devoted to jazz, R'n ' B and to Indian music.
Retro Club Gramophone (ul. Budapeshta 6, Sofia)
Open from Thursday to Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00.
The Retro Club Gramophone It has been recently restored. Now inside, darkness and retrò style with large Angel Wings on the walls and a dramatic lighting, the best djs of the moment playing mostly dance music. The Club Gramophone is open from 22.00 but the disco starts crowding after midnight.
Sofia Live Club (NDK, 1 Bulgaria Square, Sofia)
Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 21.00 to 5.00.
The Sofia Live Club, located in the underpass near the fountains of the National Palace of culture (NDK), with 270 seats, is a great club became a symbol in the Sofia nightlife and one of the favorite places for lovers of live music. Here are housed not only Bulgarian talents, but also guests from all over the world. Recommended place music lovers and for those who appreciate jazz and world-class musicians. The Sofia Live Club It holds shows of all kinds, from rock to pop and alternative music to world music. The founders have the ambition to make it the club with live music Bulgaria's largest. Admission is by 10 to 30 BLV (about 5-15 euros).
Swingin’ Hall (bul. Dragan Tsankov 8, Sofia)
Open Wednesday and Thursday from 21.30 to 2.00, Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 4.00.
If you want to taste the Sofia underground music environment, You must come to the Swingin’ Hall. With an atmosphere very hands, Red walls, low ceilings and brick, This bar puts together a line-up of local and international artists who play jazz music, Rock and pop. It is popular among purists for live music and especially for Sunday jam sessions, which are a real local legend.
Tequila Club (Narodno Sabranie 4, Sofia)
Tequila is certainly one of the most prestigious nightclubs in Sofia. Always busy and well attended, the club regularly hosts some of the best Bulgarian and international djs. We advise you to reserve a table if you want to really enjoy the party: usually starts the club fills up after midnight, But if you have a table reserved you can get to the 23.30. Great events and parties every night, especially from Wednesday to Saturday.
Club Alcohol (pl. Petko R. Slaveykov 4, Sofia)
Alcohol is another best clubs in Sofia where dancing until dawn ’. Here the music spans various genres, from the house, hip hop, disk, Rock and retro, But if you are looking for traditional Bulgarian folk music (the chalga) then this place is not for you. The entrance ticket costs 5 lev: holidays or if there is a special feast ’, the entrance may be more expensive.
Maymunarnika (Borisova gradina, Sofia)
Maymunarnika (the Monkeyhouse) It is a bit different than the other clubs as it is quite a popular entertainment venue located in Sofia's largest park, the Borisova Garden. The Maymunarnika works only during the summer and attracts young people from 20 to 30 years. The place is extremely basic and simple, and consists of a huge bar, a stage and some improvised seating scattered under trees. The place has a long history of festivals and concerts, that are still very popular among young Sofia. Maymunarnika It has an intensive programme of live music that satisfies different tastes and preferences. This is a great place for cheap beer and listen to some music of Bulgarian groups. It is situated in a quite area near the main public transport nodes, including Orlov Most (Eagles bridge) and the Vasil Levski Stadium, and is open 24 h 24, 7 days 7.
Studio 5 Music Club (Sq. Bulgaria 1, Ndk, Sofia)
Studio 5 Music Club is an exclusive club located in the heart of Sofia, all internal ’ National Palace of culture (A3 entry). Here you will find many artists and musicians of different genres, In addition to theater and dance, classical music and jazz concerts, and promotional events. The Club is open every day: from 11.00 to 19.00 lo Studio 5 is a relaxed and friendly environment where you can watch a filmed concert, meet up with friends or co-workers, or just sit and enjoy a drink and soft music in the background. Theatre shows, dance and concerts start at 19.00, While the real party starts at 22.00 with live music concerts.
Joy Station (ulitsa Akademik Stefan Mladenov 3, Sofia)
Open from 0.00 to 14.00.
Joy Station is one of the biggest entertainment centers opened in Sofia. This Club ultra modern It is located in the liveliest part of Sofia, i.e. Studentski grad, and offers plenty of space for dancing and partying, incredible sound and lighting systems, a huge stage and the largest bowling facility in Bulgaria. There are pool tables and a cozy restaurant called Mychoice Grill, which serves delicious food in a pleasant atmosphere. The “winter gardens” allow visitors to relax and enjoy the greenery and open spaces, though off crazy snowstorm. The best attraction, however, the club is inside. Some of the biggest names in pop and rock music of Bulgarian and international have already played here and will in the future. The Joy Station It is definitely one of the most fashionable nightclubs of the capital.
Plazza Dance Club (Atanas Manchev str. 6, Sofia)
Open daily from 23.00 to 6.00.
The chain of nightclubs Plazza Dance Club excellent clubs to dance in Sofia, Varna, Burgas and Silistra. The Plazza Club is Studentski Grad and it offers mainly folk music and disco music, mostly pop. There are 2 ballrooms, respectively, the largest pop-folk music, live shows and parties with djs, in smaller instead disco dancing. Due to its location (Studentski Grad is where most universities have their headquarters for which the concentration of students and young people is very high), working hours (Open 7 days a week from 11:00 up to 5 in the morning), good music and great drinks, the Plazza became one of the most popular entertainment venues outside of Sofia.
Mixtape 5 (bul. Bulgaria 1, “Gallery” underpass, Sofia)
The Mixtape 5 is a relatively new club, very spacious (the largest room has a capacity of 800 people), minimalist interior design and one of the best audio systems in Sofia. The place is spread over 2 levels: on the first level there is the dance floor with around several raised platforms where the dj booth, ensuring plenty of space to dance and move. Most events are free or very reasonably priced.
Sugar Club (ul. Knyaz Boris I 121, Sofia)
Open from Thursday to Saturday from 22.00 to 5.00.
The Sugar Club is a disco located in the Centre of Sofia, with musical trends ranging R Music & B, hip-hop, jazz, funk, disk and Brazilian music. On Thursday evening at Sugar Club playing a mixture of funk music, Brazilian electro and Latin music, While every Friday and Saturday, there is the “Bounce Party”, with the latest hits hip-hop and R&B. It is possible to rent the Club for private parties.
Rock’n’Rolla Bar & Club (Graf Ignatiev 1, Sofia)
Open daily from 20.00 to 6.00.
The largest (and only) Rock n roll ’ ’ clubs in Sofia, located in the heart of the city, in one of the busiest shopping streets (Graf Ignatiev). The club is equipped with a sound system, 8 huge plasma screens and a karaoke room. The place to see a rock concert, match, or just sit and relax to the sound of rock 'n' roll music with a bottle of beer and a bowl of popcorn (the popcorn comes free!). Rock ’ nrolla offers a simple and affordable, discounts and promotions and some good dj parties unconventional.
The Cotton Club (Akademik Boris Stefanov Str., Sofia)
Open daily from 22.00 to 7.00.
Dark blue, black and gold: These are the colors that dominate within the sumptuous The Cotton Club, in which the luxurious and elegant atmosphere is mixed with the functional style and comfort. The Club is located in the liveliest part of Sofia, Studentski Grad, overall called Zimen Dvorets (Winter Sports Palace), and is easily reachable by public transport or by taxi. The good location and pleasant environment are accompanied by excellent service, quality guests, Wild Party, along with numerous promotions, discounts and competitions to please the most demanding customers. Definitely one of the places not to miss in the Sofia nightlife.
Bedroom Club Sofia (ul. Lege 2, Sofia)
Open Monday to Saturday from 22.30 to 6.00.
Bedroom Sofia is an elegant disco located in the Centre of Sofia, just behind the Palace of the Parliament. The club has a modern and functional decoration and a sound system and high-quality lighting. Its stunning location, versatile program, high quality drinks and excellent service have made it a popular entertainment venue among party-goers and the worldly life, including various local celebrities. This Disco is frequented by the most beautiful girls in Sofia. Dress well, the shirt is a must: If you come to Sofia with a you don't have to jump into this beautiful club!
PM Club Sofia (ul. General Yosif V. Gourko 4, Sofia)
Open daily from 10.00 to 6.00.
The PM club, located a short distance from the Bedroom Club, is another elegant Sofia disco, frequented mainly by people from 30 years and over. Make sure you have booked a table before coming here, otherwise you risk to remain standing. A club where to see and be seen, more than dance. Entrance 10 lever, as with most Sofia nightclubs.
Disco bar Camino (ul. Neofit Rilski 70, Sofia)
Open Monday to Saturday from 22.30 to 5.00.
Disco bar Camino is undoubtedly one of the the best places in Sofia where having fun. It is not easy to get, because it is very hard to find a table: make sure you have pre-booked a table before you go here. The Interior is decorated with pictures of famous musicians decorated all over the walls (more than 250 portraits, made specifically for club) and musical instruments. Here it is possible to smoke over 20 types of cigars Cohiba and the live music of various kinds, including Russian music, Bulgaria, retro music, Rock and jazz. Dress well and be prepared to spend!
Planet Club Sofia (bulevard Bulgaria 1, Sofia)
Open daily from 10.00 to 2.00, from Thursday to Saturday from 10.00 to 6.00.
The Planet Club is a Sofia disco with disco music, House and chill оut. The local specialties are 70 different types of cocktails and 138 sortable whiskies.
Jim Beam Club (Ul. Atanas Manchev 3, Sofia)
Jim Beam Club is a nightclub located in student district of Sofia. The club offers mostly Hip Hop music and is popular with students and young locals. The particularity of the place are the maids often improvise cubiste.
Bars e pubs a Sofia
Il Mondo Bar (ul. Lege 15, Sofia)
Open daily from 9.00 to 5.00.
Bar during the day, disco-pub at night. R'n ' b music and commercial, combined with excellent drinks (try the Absinthe flambé!) make this bar a great alternative to Sofia nightclubs. Ingresso gratuito. Always full on weekends.
Bar Me (Monument to the Tsar Liberator, pl. “Narodno sabranie”, Sofia)
Open daily from 10.00 to 3.00.
Bar “Me” is a small bar located in the heart of Sofia preparing cocktails. The bar has a mix of 70s style interior and 20 ' 50 and a nice view over Russian church and on one of the famous boulevards of Sofia. Normally it is the suitable place for a drink before going out dancing, but sometimes unexpected party are organised with good music and cool people. During the summer you can enjoy your coffee or a cocktail on the terrace. The behind the scenes offers the intimacy perfect for a romantic date.
One More Bar (Ulitsa Tsar Shishman 12, Sofia)
Open daily from 8.30 to 2.30.
One More Bar is one of the coolest places in Sofia that the locals love to attend. This is great for any time of the day: whether you want to have tea in the morning, grab a quick bite for lunch, a glass of wine while listening to good music or just enjoy a cocktail in the evening, This is the place for you. This is not a cheap but quality bar: weekend evenings arrive before 21.30 so find a seat. Must try the jug of Bloody Mary!
Sense Hotel Rooftop Bar (boulevard Tzar Osvoboditel 16, Sofia)
Open daily from 10.00 to 2.00.
The Sense Hotel Rooftop Bar It is located on the 9th floor of the hotel and from here you can enjoy a unique view over the city of Sofia. Smoking is permitted in the bar then, If a non-smoker, you might find it annoying. Besides the great view, the Sense Rooftop Bar has a wide selection of wines and cocktails, both hot and cold, from the classic to the more details (We recommend the “hot cocktails”).
Casa De Cuba (ul. Dimitar Hadzhikotsev 1, Sofia)
Open daily from 8.00 to 1.30.
If you prefer your rum than the typical Rakia Bulgaria (fruit spirit), Casa De Cuba is the place for you. With a live band, great cocktails and a good selection of shots, House of Cuba is a great place to spend a few hours in the evening. Excellent attendance, There are also several theme nights.
Hambara (ul. 6-ti septemvri 22, Sofia)
Bar located in a narrow street and little reported: Many argue that half the fun of Hambara lies precisely in finding him. Paradise for musicians, artists and Bohemian, the Hambara is a kind of crypt, lit only by candlelight. Inside a smoky atmosphere and. Definitely a very special bar, to visit.
Sofia nightlife: Pub Crawl in Sofia
The New Sofia Pub Crawl (Park Crystal, Sofia)
Every day from 21.00 to 1.00.
The New Sofia Pub Crawl is a guided tour through the hidden and unique bar in Sofia. Participate in the pub crawl is a great way to meet other travellers from all over the world and spend a nice international night, drinking with friends. The tour costs 20 LV and includes some drinks at most places.
Meeting point: Krystal Garden
Departure time:: 21.00
No reservation is required, just show up at the meeting point!