The 10 Best Bars in Varna, Bulgaria

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Bar mood | Pixabay
Photo of Maria Angelova
27 June 2017

Varna‘s nickname is the Seaside Capital of Bulgaria and as such, it has much to offer when it comes to late-night entertainment. Especially in summer, when thousands of vacationers flock to the city, the variety is endless and you might find it hard to choose among the rock bars, retro clubs, and beach bars. Here are ten of the best.

Cubo

Bar, European, Bulgarian, $$$
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Cubo is one of the favorite beach bars of Varna, where you can feel the sand between your toes while you sip your mojito. The place has its own vibe and a steady flow of happy people hanging out here. During the day, families with kids can be spotted, while the nights are saved for parties.

Varna Live Club

Music Venue, $$$
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The stage of Varna Live Club hosts bands from Varna and elsewhere in Bulgaria, including the once popular Tuturutka band famous for its tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Famous rock and metal bands’ tribute live concerts are organized here – check the program for upcoming events.

The Black Sheep Pub

Pub, European, $$$
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The Black Sheep is a British-style sports bar with several TVs where you can watch your favorite game. They brew their own craft beer here in addition to the foreign beer options. If you get hungry, there is a choice of food, too, including steaks, chips, and mussels. It is located close to the center, so it’s pretty easy to get there.

Vintage 33

Bar, Nightclub, European, $$$
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Vintage 33 is a live music and dance club. Its stage hosts a wide range of events – live performances of young and well-known Bulgarian bands, comedy shows, famous bands’ tributes, quiz nights, and tango nights among others. The versatile program guarantees you’ll never tire of coming back.

Zahir

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Bulgarian, $$$
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Zahir is a lounge bar and nightclub located right on the seafront, below the Summer Theater of Varna. It is famous as one of the best places for hookahs in Varna, as well as for its creative cocktails, and the parties go till the last dancing person gets tired.

Pappa's Bar and Kitchen

Bar, European, $$$
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Beer | © Spooky_kid/Pixabay
Beer | © Spooky_kid/Pixabay

Sometimes in life you just want a good beer, a delicious burger, and a soccer match on TV. Papa’s Bar and Kitchen is the perfect spot in Varna to have these three things, a few feet under street level. It’s nothing pretentious, only genuine smiles and friendly people hanging out there.

Moda Bar My Place

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Bulgarian, $$$
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Moda Bar My Place is a trendy spot where the people of Varna go to see and to be seen. There is a wide range of cocktails on the menu. The music choice includes electronic, R’n’B, and chillout, with live sets taking place on weekends.

Arrest Bar

Bar, European, Bulgarian, $$$
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This bar takes its name from the former arrest holding cells that used to be housed in the building 50 years ago. The bar’s program includes young local artists, exhibitions, shot games, and live music performances. Their motto is “You are detained (by your own wish).”

The BRICK Bar

Bar, Ice Cream Parlour, Sandwich Shop, Bulgarian, $$$
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The BRICK Bar is a venue with many faces, changing from a laid-back coffee shop where you can start your day with a cappuccino, to a live music bar in the evenings where the party goes on after midnight. You can also grab a sandwich, or add a few scoops of ice cream to your drink.