Sofia Gay Clubbing Guide  Gay Clubs in Sofia

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Overview Gay Club Scene In Sofia

Bulgaria joined the European Union back in 2007 meaning their outdated law, banning homosexuality were changed and that sexual orientation discrimination became officially illegal. There are still no laws allowing Gay couples to wed or have civil partnerships which is where Bulgaria is still behind much of the continent. The City’s first Official Gay Pride event back in 2008  was ruined by protestors declaring homophobic slurs and committing violent acts.

The average person on the street is fairly tolerant and you are unlikely to suffer any sort of discriminatory behaviour. The gay scene here is by no means large, but is bigger and more varied than many of their Eastern European neighbours. Exit and ID are two of Sofia’s leading queer haunts and Essense is the city’s only primarily Lesbian club.

Sofia Gay & Lesbian Club Guide With Club Reviews

For Guys:

Exit Club, Sofia 16 Lavele Street Exit is one of the Bulgarian capital’s premiere Gay and Lesbian haunts. They are Open 8 pm till 3 am. Live DJ’s provide the entertainment with popular Gay disco and dance anthems. The Drinks are reasonably priced. There have been reports of tourists being overcharged and exploited so please be wary. website

In da Club, b, 33 Ulitsa  Tsar Samuil Street – In da Club is the city’s newest and most outlandish gayr club. It’s a raunchy venue which is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The club is brimming with camp and colourful characters. The music is gay friendly Dance and Pop music played by their resident DJ’s. They serve an extensive range of  palatable and affordable cocktails.   This massive club has three levels to dance on and a scenic roof terrace for old and new acquaintances to mingle on

Soho, Sofia 32 Todor Aleksandrov Boulevard tel no: 089-466-1607 - Soho is  a welcome addition to Sofia’s burgeoning gay scene. They host convivial Karaoke nights and Drag Queen  shows. The  Drinks here  are averagely priced. This loud and proud club is a home of gay liberation and celebration. Open Tuesday to Saturday 7 pm till 4 am. website n/a


ID Club, Sofia 18 Vitosha Boulevard This is a low key venue which has an open minded attitude accepting Gay’s, Lesbian’s and straight clubbers. The stylish music is a little more classy than most of the inner City joints. they have saucy dark rooms and themed nights with Cabaret performances and Retro concerts. A good selection of alcoholic beverages. They have relaxed areas for tired clubbers to converse and rest their feet. They are Open from Tues-Sat 9 pm till 5 am. website

SPS, Sofia Borisova Garden SPS is an open air night club which is populated by a gay friendly clientele. Drinks are well priced such as beers and vodka mixers for around 3 Euro’s.  Music is mainly European House and Dance tunes.  It draws a mixed bunch of straight, Gay and Lesbian party-goers.  They are Open 9 pm till 5 am. website

For Girls:

Essense, Sofia 29 Alexander Stamboliysky Boulevard tel no: 359-89-999-866 – Essense is the city’s only predominately Lesbian nightclub. It’s open Weds-Sat 9 pm till the small hours of the morning. It entices a mix of butch and feminine clientele.  The Music is mostly gay pop icons such as Madonna and Canada’s lesbian singing icon K.D.  Lang. Their beverages are fairly priced.  website n/a

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