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.
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.
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. In that place are concentrated some of the greatest clubs in Sofia, with many young people.
Below is a short guide of the best nightclubs in Sofia, where you can dance and drink 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, you should book in advance. Here are often themed parties with the best djs and pop stars in Bulgaria.
Yalta Club (bul. Tsar Osvoboditel 20, Sofia)
Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 19.00, and 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, and Hernan Cataneo.
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 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.
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. The Sofia Live Club It holds shows of all kinds, from rock to pop and alternative music to world music.
Plazza Dance Club (Atanas Manchev str. 6, Sofia)
Open daily from 23.00 to 6.00.
The Plazza Club is located in Studentski Grad and it offers mainly folk music and disco music, mostly pop. 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), good music and great drinks, the Plazza became one of the most popular entertainment venues of Sofia.