Nocturnal pursuits

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Sofia is a city that truly comes alive at night. The Sofians love to party - and the fact that there are no laws restricting the selling of alcohol means that they like to party long and hard into the night.

For anyone keen to initiate themselves into the Sofia nightlife scene then the Vitosha Boulevard is the best place to head. The area either side of this main strip teems with cool cafes, funky bars and watering holes of many more descriptions. With fifty different beers to sample you might want to try Schweik! Meanwhile if you're in Sofia for summer the many outdoor cafes around the National Palace of Culture give the Bulgarian capital a Parisian air.

Around midnight the bars start to empty out as Sofia's nightowls begin to make their way to some of the city's pulsating nightspots. Caramba is a must for lovers of latin music, whilst techno heads will enjoy raving it up at the vast Escape club or the hip Scream club. Of course nightlife connoisseurs shouldn't leave Sofia without experiencing Club Chervilo. Full of posers it can also provide you with the sorts of legendary nights out that you'll be talking about to your grandchildren.

If live music is more your thing then Sofia can also offer you a first class nightlife experience. Backstage is probably the most well-known and is highly regarded for the quality of acts that play there whilst Swinging Hall is renowned for its great atmosphere.

With all these and many many more to choose from we're pretty confident your Sofia nightlife experience will be a fruitful one - certainly it will be if the famously friendly locals have anything to do with it!


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United States

ciao dan...siamo appena arrivate a sofia anche hai capito quali sono le night suggestions in sofia..facci sapere! ciao

Reply Nov 14th, 2010

i'm just arrived in Sofia (i'll stay 4 months). Any suggestion about winter's clubs in Sofia? thx, D.

Reply Sep 24th, 2010

Sunday 29th august 11,30pm... Sofia is a Phantom Town...

Reply Aug 29th, 2010

this page is totally out of date! If you want to party hard in Sofia you should definitely check out places like: Yalta, Tchervilo, Brilliantine, Escape. For example, Brilliantine is a good choice for Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays. Also, CHALGA dance clubs should not be underestimated if you want to see how locals party (quite impressive atmosphere, a little expensive thou). The best ones are: Biad, SinCity, NaiClub. You could also go to Studentski Grad (Students City)

Reply Jun 7th, 2010
nelly tankov

Hey bamba!! I am going in June too, we should meet up and party as I'll be by myself? Find me on facebook! :) :) ...

Reply May 23rd, 2010
United Kingdom

How dated is this page, I am going to Sofia in June and wondered if it is still the same?

Reply Apr 10th, 2010

wot are prices 4drinks in Sofia like?

Reply Dec 5th, 2008
Miss V
United States

I am an African-American and will be in Sofia in Jan. Where are the best clubs for hip hop and dance music

Reply Nov 25th, 2008

The best places in Sofia for the weekends are Yalta club ( it is the best club for house music every Friday night there is a guest DJ ), also Chervilo ( transleted as a Lipstic), PR club also is a good venue try Escape too but only in Friday night

Reply Oct 11th, 2007
United Kingdom

What are the best nights to party, Thursday Friday Saturday as in the UK?

Reply Oct 10th, 2007
Sofia Life

Hi Keith, Please see our "Gay Sofia" page for listings of gay hotels, as well as the best gay bars in the city.

Reply Sep 7th, 2007
keith jones
United Kingdom

I asked for gay hotels, none on site

Reply Sep 5th, 2007