Nighlife in Bulgaria
What then, has Bulgaria for the party-people to offer? Enough. You can if you want spend your whole time in Bulgaria partying everyday from dusk till dawn. There are these places like Zlatni Pyasatsi (by tourists called Golden Sands), that have on every corner a club or disco where can find all you need; these places are the Walhalla for the real clubber; open till 5 or 6 am, the nightlife or early morning life continues after the clothing time of these establishments at the open bars on the streets where you, around this time, can see the drunken tourists lying and sleeping on the streets or vomiting around; that’s cool… But of course you can then also go to Ibiza or Mailorca; same scenery. A better place for clubbing is then Varna; a lot of locals go there in the summer and the partylife in Varna is totally different from that in Zlatni; but its of course a question of taste. Then, party-town number one is for me Veliko Tarnovo. With a lot of bars and student pubs around town, I had a great time over there. You can go your way trough the night there and taste the Kamenitse beer or vodka’s; and still, you cant get enough! Other places of good nightlife are Sofia (where you also can go on partying all night long, as they say, but in which town it can pack out that – in my case – you are having all the things within hand reach for a good party at the art-hostel where I was staying and where the hostel garden offered good opportunities to hang around, without feeling the urgue to leave it) And of course Plovdiv, the patytown that will force it self up on you when you are there and you see the lights dimming. Also there are some parties celebrated by locals such as April Uprising day in koprivshtitsa; but then, I recommend, you should know some of the background about what people are actually celebrating there! Wouldn’t it be a stupid situation when you are having vodka with Bulgarians celebrating the historical uprising against the turks, whereas you think they are celebrating the end of the Ramadan?
One of many bars
This guy was a great entertainer, dont remember his name but he was on every night at the same bar.He did great renditions of White Snake, Meat Loaf , Chris Rea and many more, good fun night out.
Dress Code: Anything goes
The Crown Bar: The Local
The Crown is a relatively new bar in the centre of Bansko. Its was in effect our local when we were in Bansko, since the Dream Apartments that we stayed in were less than 2 minutes walk away. Really good place to get dinner and a few drinks. Unlike many of the other bars in the town it closes early enough, around 1 or 2 a.m.
Really good service here. The waitresses, Viki (with the tattoos) and Tanya (I think) were great craic, and always kept a drink in front of us.
There is a games room there too, with brand new pool and foosball tables.
Satchmo Boy Jazz Club: Jazz spot
This was such a funky little place for a drink after dinner on our first night in Sofia. "Alexanderoff Ragtime Band" were playing that night - really trad jazz stuff, which my husband and I love. Thier first number when we arrived was Satin Doll and we knew it was going to be our kind of place...
It is a little labyrinthe of interconnected rooms. The band were in one of the rooms with literally only room for about 6 seated punters in the same room - a bit close for some perhaps but you could sit in another room if you preferred and still hear well. We chose to sit with the band but as I say you didn't have to.
Very reasonable drinks prices and friendly service. There was a cover charge of I think 5 lev to get in - less than £2. I think they serve food too but we had already eaten so don't know what that was like.
We stayed til about 1.30am I think the band finished about 1am. A great end to our first day in Bulgaria!
Dress Code: CasualRelated to:
If you get the chance try the...
If you get the chance try the Bulgarian wine tasting night - we sampled 4 reds and 4 whites during the course of a meal and were given the history and culture of each - only wish I could remeber all their names but but the end of the evening it was a bit of a blur...
Amigo's: Dancing on the Bar
This was one of the stops for the Pub crawl on our second night there, and what a time we had. Alas, we had to settle for Tuborg, but the cocktails were good. But it was when Up the Ra (the IRA, that didn't sit too well with the English people in our group) came on that we went mad, we danced on the bar for what seemed like an age, and the barmen didn't care.
The barmen were cool. Flaming cocktails lit with blowtorches, juggling bottles, allowing us behind the bar to show them how to pull a pint of Guinness. They were nuts, the main reason we went there. On the website below, in the photo of the 3 barmen, the guy on the right (sorry, can't remember his name) was our favourite. Cool guy!
Dress Code: No dress code that I know of.
Make sure to take the Skidoo trip through the forest in the evening.
Wrap up warm as it is extremely cold, speeding through the snow in minus temperatures. Very exhilerating for all of us!
Dress Code: Lots of layers - pile on the thermals.
Make sure your gloves are warm enough as your thumbs go numb!Related to:
- Skiing and Boarding
Sunny Beach.: Anything goes....
All along Sunny Beach, while you are enjoying the veiws, people will run up to you and thrust flyers of their busy clubs into your hands. We came home with nearly as many of those as we did our luggage!!
We are not night club kinda folks, but we know some are. You will never have to visit the same club twice, even on a 2 week holiday.
You will find bars, casinos, nightclubs aplenty... And for the voyuer in us all, there is a Playboy nightclub, which also seems to do a roaring trade in the daylight hours.
Still, be sure and keep your wits about you, the pick pockets are just as brazen here too!!
In the hotel where we stayed, a bottle of Vodka cost the equivalent of 50 Irish pence (less than a Euro!), and beer was the equivalent of 12p. For a group of 16 year olds this was heaven indeed! Bring 50 Euros and you'll be drunk for a month.
The Southern Nights variety...
The Southern Nights variety bar is a must but it caters for all nationalities on different nights.
Southern Nights has a variety of acts Jugglers,Dancers,Exotic dancers,singers,magician,and performing animals.
Dress Code: No dress code
The Bulgarians like to party...
The Bulgarians like to party and drink, so there are many places to go and have fun.
There are bars with top 50 music, with local music (if so, make sure you participate in the traditional bulgarian dances, it ain't too hard and the people will love your effort.) With rock music, with live music (bulgaria has soem good live bands, check out D2, or Poduena blues band)
My favourites - Escape,...
My favourites - Escape, Biblioteka, Alibi(May-August) and several more (just opened).
Escape - house and hip hop
Biblioteka - live music, Fridays is the best - D2 is performing, tehy r my favourite Bulgarian band, they r just awesome!
Alibi - coolest people, flings all around, stars, breeze, love in the air.. hip hop, r'n'b and commercial stuff
Dress Code: Be urself, but be sexy - in Bulgaria beautiful women r all around plus they r dressed up skimpy :)
There are many places to go at...
There are many places to go at night at Golden Sands. Most visited and cool club is Disco club 'Jamaica'. Free entry and good music. You can dance all night long and you won't be able to get out of there, because the atmosphere is really friendly.You can meet different people there, and DJ starts every party with greetings to different nations. You can find bulgarian, russian, ukranian, danish, english, people from Israel, Finland, Norway, Ireland, Germany and so on! Drinks are not expensive. And what I like is its situation. Club stands on the beach, in the sand, so you can swim at any time and many people do like that! There are some clubs yet. 'Bonkers', 'Malibu','Amazonia',but the best is 'Jamaica'.
As I told this place is cool, because it is situated on the beach. You can go on the pierce and listen to the sound of the sea. And behind you will hear modern and new dance hits and old remixed songs.
Dress Code: Everybody comes dressed in what he want. All dress types you can find there. But most often people dress some southern clothes, open topics.
There are many cool clubs in...
There are many cool clubs in and around Plovdiv though be warned for some reason there is a big gay and Lesbian scene in Bulgaria so to avoid any embarrasement check before you go inside....
There are some Cafe's open that play banging house music until the small hours such as DREAMS and other places that can be easily heared. The best nightclub for outrageous people is Calligula's
Good music and crazy nights out
Dress Code: no jeans except in the coffee shops where you can dress as you like.
Absolutely disco Malibu! Great...
Absolutely disco Malibu! Great music, great bar!
And for the ladies... Ladies night in Red Street night club!! There was every wednesday and saturday a Chippedales Men erotic show!! Hahahaa! That was funny!
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