Borovets Bars & Restaurants
This is the bar if you like your sport. If they’re not showing the big matches then just ask Tommy the barman who will put them on the TV screens, that’s if he isn’t playing housey pop tunes on his decks. The bar is split into 2 levels so you should always be able to get a good view.
Prices here are pretty average for Borovets, 3lv for a pint of beer, or a vodka and coke. And the food is really good. I’ve heard the nachos are really good.
The Golden Horn Bar/Restaurant
Situated right by the nursery slope The Golden Horn is located in the heart of Borovets. Meaning it’s great for grabbing a drink straight after you’ve hit the slopes. As is the case throughout Borovets, the staff are really helpful and friendly, and they also serve good cheap drink – prices are usually about 3lv for a cold beer, or 2lv for a soft drink.
In the evening The Golden Horn shows a great view of the Rila mountains and offers an excellent evening meal. The menu ranges from pizzas to steaks, from pasta to traditional Bulgarian dishes. The friendly atmosphere of The Golden Horn, along with the extensive cocktail bar makes it a great place to start your night, before heading across the road to the main bars and clubs.
The Buzz Bar
The most famous, and most popular bar in Borovets, is The Buzz Bar. It’s free to enter, and is located about halfway down the main street.
Split into 2 seperate rooms, one specialises in relaxing more ambient music and is furnished with soft sofas and chairs. The second room plays mainly disco and club music, alongwith some R&B, hip-hop, and pop.
As always with Borovets, you’ll find the drinks are cheap. For example vodka and Red Bull is 3lv, vodka and orange 2lv, and these prices apply all night long – except for happy hour when it’s ‘buy one get one free’! Bulgarian beers are 3lv for a pint, with imported bottles priced at 5lv. Happy hour(s) is from 10pm until midnight.
Opening hours vary but tend to be until at least 3pm. Most clubbers tend to get to The Buzz Bar not before 11pm.
Karaoke Bar/Black Tiger
As this name of the bar suggests, this is for those of you who have the X-factor!
If that’s not your thing, then maybe happy hour will bring you to the Black Tiger. If you’re here between 10pm and midnight, OR 1am until 3am then expect to see ‘buy one get one free’ offers. And prices are good anyway, you’ll pay 3lv for a pint or 2lv for a soft drink.
The Tiger Bar is also known for its low wooden beams, you’ll locals and tourists hanging of these or even dancing overhead, especially during the second happy hour.
As you would expect, this bar has a great atmosphere and is a good place to start or finish your night.