What are the Party Hostels in Sofia like?
- Party hostel style: Party and fun hostels
- Craziness level: Fairly crazy
- Parties on-site: Bar onsite
- Pub Crawls: Yes
Best Area to Stay in Sofia for Nightlife
The City Centre is the most suitable area to stay in Sofia for nightlife. All main tourist attractions are close to it, so are lively restaurants, bars and clubs. Everything is in a walking distance. It is a pretty noisy area at night, but isn't it what you came for? Sofia is not an expensive city, so backpackers easily can afford it.
- 📍Best Party Hostel in the City Centre: - Nightingale Hostel and Guesthouse
Nightlife in Sofia
Sofia is a vibrant city with an amazing nightlife. There are plenty of bars and pubs where you can enjoy your favourite alcoholic drink, any time of the day. They are the perfect spots to start your night adventure in the capital of Bulgaria. After midnight, the party is moving into the crazy nightclubs where you can dance until the morning. Sofia has the biggest University in the country, with lots of great parties and amazing deals on drinks for students.
Basic information about nightlife in Sofia:
- Pubs and clubs closing times:
- Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until 00:00am – Weekends at 01:00am
- Clubs: Monday to Thursday until 04:00am – Weekends at 06:00am
- Average cover charge for clubs: from free to 10€ (not incl. drink)
- Average price of a pint of beer: 1.20€ - 2€
- Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Students Town, City Centre
- Famous events or parties: Fire dancing festival, May/June
Best Party Areas in Sofia
Party in Studentski Grad (Students Town)
Studentski grad is the part of the city where all Universities (16 of them) are located. The area is very popular among the students, with lots of buzzing and vibrant bars and pubs. Most of the places have regular parties with special happy hour deals. Here, you can find the biggest clubs in the city, live music performances, popular DJs and other events.
Carrusel is a vibrant dance club, where you can find the best house and rave parties. Another super cool club is Yalta, the favourite place of students and real party maniacs.
Party in City Centre
Downtown is crowded with local bars and pubs, with a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Here, you can find family-owned places with a long tradition. The heart of the city is always a great spot to have a few drinks and start the adventure.
Bedroom Premium is one of the most popular clubs in the city. The place is hosting the world’s most famous DJs every weekend. Sky Plaza Rooftop Bar is located on top of the building. Besides the great views, you can enjoy amazing cocktails and other drinks at reasonable prices.Bulgarians pay a lot of attention to their outfit, especially for going out on weekends. Although the dress code in most of the bars located in Students town is not rigid, there are some places where you might not enter in sneakers, jeans, and a T-shirt. Tank tops, sweatpants, swim shorts, and hoodies are forbidden in clubs.
Dress codes & age restrictions
Bulgarians pay a lot of attention to their outfit, especially for going out on weekends. Although the dress code in most of the bars located in Students town is not rigid, there are some places where you might not enter in sneakers, jeans, and a T-shirt. Tank tops, sweatpants, swim shorts, and hoodies are forbidden in clubs.
Officially, the drinking age in Sofia is 18 years. At the entrance of the most exclusive clubs and bars, you are probably going to be asked to show your ID, so make sure you have it with you.