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When the workday is over and Sofia residents leave their cubicles, they usually head to a favorite pub or craft beer bar to satiate their thirst and to indulge in conversations about life. If you want to immerse yourself in this atmosphere, here is a list of the most popular pubs in Sofia where locals like to hang out.
In spite of its tiny space, BiraBar is a generous home to Cask Ale/Real Ale from Fuller’s Brewery on the banks of the River Thames. Brewed according to the highest English standards, the ale served at BiraBar is rich in aroma and varied in taste. A special technology doesn’t let additional CO2 to be added to the beer when you order from the tap. The bottled beers come from BrewDog and Mikkeler breweries as well as from the Bulgarian Glarus and Brewery 359 craft beer breweries.
This small but cozy venue is probably the best pirate bar in Sofia with a unique atmosphere, both because of the bartenders and the friendly clientele. Cocktails, shots, beer, and strong spirits – they have it all and serve it in a spectacular way. The hard rock and alternative music make for an unpretentious atmosphere, and you can also go and ask for your favorite song to be played.
If you want to have a drink in a homey ambiance with French windows looking at one of the secret inner courtyards of Sofia, Cava is the place to go. Reminiscent of Spanish tapas bars, it will set you in the right mood to pop open a bottle of bubbly Spanish Cava to start out the evening. The carefully selected wine list and seasonal food menu perfectly complement each other. The bar is open from noon onward, with a different lunch menu every day.