The Sense Hotel Rooftop Bar Is The Best In Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia is a great city for exploring in both the day and night (be sure to take a morning coffee at one of the best coffee shops in Sofia). If you’re planning a trip to Sofia to experience the nightlife then you will be pleasantly surprised as there are several trendy bars, the majority of which that sell drinks for considerably less than here in the UK. One of the best, and most popular bars, is the rooftop bar located within the award winning Sense Hotel Sofia. The Sense Hotel rooftop bar on the 9th floor offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the city, with Alexander Nevski Cathedral to the front, and Vitosha mountain to the rear.

The Sense Hotel rooftop bar is currently rated as the best rooftop bar (#4 on Tripadvisor) and is located in the heart of Sofia. The bar is open throughout the day, though for stunning views of the city the best time to visit is just before sunset. Watching the sun go down in Sofia with your favourite beverage in hand is the perfect way to start an evening. If visiting later the chances are that you will need to book a table (reservation details below).

It’s also worth noting that as the Sense Hotel in Sofia is a Starwood property you can book a stay for 7,000 Starpoints per night for a free stay (no cash or local taxes due).


Address: 9th floor, Sense Hotel Sofia, 16 Tsar Osvoboditel Bvd, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria.

Contact: Call +359 (0) 884 544 108 to make a reservation at the Sense Hotel rooftop bar, or email

Opening times: 10AM – 2AM daily

Prices: Expect to pay around 6 BGN for a beer, 8 BGN for a glass of wine, 12 BGN for a premium cocktail (prices as of 2017). Bar snacks also available as part of the bar menu.

More: Dress code excludes short pants and flip-flops after 7 pm.

Entrance to Hotel Sense Sofia

Art installation in the hotel reception roof

Down to the elevator to the roof

View from the Sense Hotel rooftop bar on the 9th floor

One of the top attractions in Sofia, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Seating area overlooking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Seating area around the other side of the bar with mountain views

Full view of the mountains with Sense Hotel signage

Fully stocked roof bar

Pornstar Martini with pineapple slice