Nothing says summer more than a refreshing cocktail late afternoon, early evening or even after dinner. The days of paper umbrellas and plastic mermaid party twizzlers with ubiquitous candied cherry and chunks of orange or pineapple are long gone - although you can probably still find them in places along the seaside during the summer months. In Sofia the art of the cocktail is a highly professional skill with a few celebrity bartenders dominating the scene with their truly beautiful creations - sometimes so beautiful that the first sip takes some courage.
Here is a list of places in Sofia that by popular consensus have great bartenders who make great cocktails both classic and new, and of course several cool outdoor spaces on which to sip them. Enjoy!