If you are hoping to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Sofia you have definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Sofia wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about where to grab a drink around Europe.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Sofia
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Sofia:
- The Liquor & Tobacco Store at Boryana str 48
- Nokov and Son at Zimnitza Exchange, ul. Vladayska Reka 4
- Alcohol at bul. Hristo Botev 56
The Liquor and Tobacco Store near you opens daily at 7am. Alcoholic beverages, wines, beers, energy, and soft drinks are sold at Nokov and Son seven days a week. Alkoholandia is a local 24 hour liquor store selling alcohol, cigarettes, coffees, charcoals, and hookah tobaccos as well as sweet and savory goods, souvenir bottles, and plenty more.
Breweries & Beer Bars In Your Area
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Kanaal Craft Beer Bar at bul. Madrid 2, 1505 Oborishte
- Nosferatu – Craft Beer Shop
- Vitamin B Craft Beer at ul. Vrabcha 24
- 100 Beers at ul. Yuri Venelin 1
- Hills Brewery at 459 Lenishta area
- Rhombus Brewery at Ivaylovsko Shosse 41
Since 2001 Kanaa Craft Beer Bar has been providing 5,000 beers from international and local breweries every day of the week. You can sample various beers while listening to rock and metal music at Nosferatu from 10:30am to 10pm Monday through Saturday and from 12pm on Sunday.
Vitamin B Craft Beer is open on weekdays from 5pm to 1am and from 2pm on weekends offering over 4,000 bottles and 6 taps. Products from some of the world’s best breweries including Põhjala, Mikkeller, To Øl, Cloudwater, Brewski, and Bakunin are available at 100 Beers daily.
For almost 30 years Hills Brewery has been specializing in high quality beers near you using ingredients from Germany. Rhombus Brewery uses natural ingredients for its beers such as hops, malts, yeast, and water to create unique seasonal flavors in addition to offering classics.
Wine Bars In Sofia
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Balaban Wine at ul. Krakra 22, 1504
- Craft Bistro at ul. Tsar Asen 53, 1463
- Vino & Tapas at bul. Kniaz Aleksandar Dondukov 38
- One More Bar at ul. Tsar Ivan Shishman 12
Balaban is a wine bar in Sofia providing more than 60 different wine varieties as well as cheese, meat, bread, and many more delicacies. They also have local happy hours seven days a week from 4pm to 6pm and wine tastings too from 4pm to 10pm Tuesday through Sunday.
Craft Bistro is a great place to go for white, rosé, red, and sparkling wines as well as whiskeys, cocktails, and delicious meals every day from 11am to 12am. You can choose from a fine selection of first class Bulgarian, Californian, Argentine, Chilean, Australian, Italian, French, and Spanish wines at Vino and Tapas from 5pm to 11pm Monday through Saturday. One Bar is open throughout the week from 10:30 am to 2am.
Wineries & Vineyards Near You
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Rilska Izba Winery & Vineyards
- Chateau Copsa at 34 General Kartsov Str
- Zagreus Winery at 30 Iglika St
- Sintica Winery at 2800 Sandanski
Rilska Izba Winery and Vineyards produces natural wines that are free of artificial flavors and enhancers on weekdays. Chateau Copsa is situated between the southern slopes of Stara Planina and Sredna Gora which is ideal for white wine production near you.
Over the decades Sintica Winery has been creating unique grape varieties such as early Melnik, Melnik Rubin, Sandanski Muscat, and plenty more from 9am to 6:30pm five days a week. Wine tastings in your area are also available at Balaban from our previous list.
Best Local Happy Hours
Happy Bar & Grill Victoria at bul. Pencho Slaveykov 12-14 excels at providing specialties like their signature sushi and exotic fish as well as some of the best happy hours in Sofia from 4pm to 9pm. Don’t forget about the happy hours near you at Balaban from our wine bars list either.
You can also read our posts on:
- Wine Shops & Cocktail Bars Bucharest
- Wine Shops & Cocktail Bars Belgrade
- Wine Shops & Cocktail Bars Istanbul
- Wine Shops & Cocktail Bars Athens
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Sofia
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Sofia.