In Bulgaria, there are ancient traditions when it comes to hospitality and cultural heritage. Our friendliness is visible in many aspects throughout the country – in hotels and restaurants, as well as other places, dedicated to relaxation and having fun. Another very important aspect of discovering the country is nightlife. It may not seem important to you, but partying locally gives you a glimpse of what local people are like and how they have fun. Stara Zagora is one of the most beautiful towns in the country, and probably a regular stop on every tour around Bulgaria. This is why I want to introduce to you the best three places to enjoy nightlife like a local in Stara Zagora - Select Club & Garden, Ego Premium Club, and iL Mondo.
This place offers you so many different things, that there is something for everyone, even for those who are not big fans of clubbing. It is located in the town center and is perfect if you want to drink your morning coffee, have lunch or go partying. It is also excellent if you wish to have a drink or two in a pleasant atmosphere since it is open almost the whole day.
The club is open until 2 a.m. on Thursday and Sunday, and until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. From Monday until Wednesday it is open only until 8:00 p.m. The opening hours are from 8.30 a.m. during the week and from 9:00 a.m. on the weekend.
The menu is rich enough to offer you a wide range of choices – there are sandwiches, salads, meat dishes, vegetarian dishes as well as desserts. When it comes to the drinks, apart from the usual warm and cold beverages, such as coffee and soda ones, you get to choose from wine, vodka, tequila, rum, and others.
Apart from the food and drinks, here there is a hookah-menu (an oriental pipe with flavored tobacco). You can choose a fruity or a sweet one, as well as a mix of different flavors.
Ego Premium Club is a dance club – open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. It is located near one of the parks and is not far from the town center.
There is a dress-code as well – it is not very strict, but people in tracksuits would probably be denied entry by the security. The entrance fee is about 8-10 euros if there is a special guest – a famous DJ, a singer, or dancers. Such events are held almost every week, sometimes even 2 or more nights in a row.
The menu includes all types of famous alcoholic drinks, as well as cocktails and some small snacks, such as nuts or chips. Here you can find a hookah menu, as well.
iL Mondo is a club in the central part of Stara Zagora. It is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. This means that you can come in the evening for a drink and stay for the party after that. Nevertheless, only people over 18 are allowed to stay in a club after 11 p.m.
Because of its minimalist interior, iL Mondo has a modern look and is a great place for different types of celebrations. At the club, you can find a wide range of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Moreover, they have special hookah nights, where there are discounts for it. Like in other local clubs, the dress-code is elaborate, which means that you can even wear a gown if you feel like it.
Apart from the great food, the various drinks, and the hookah options, in Select Club & Garden and in iL Mondo, you can hear both local pop, hip-hop, disco, R`n`B hits, as well as world-famous ones. They are perfect if you are looking for a place with a modern ambiance.
In Ego Premium Club you can discover perhaps an unknown music genre - a mix between local pop and folk music, with Greek, Turkish, and Oriental elements. In every club, not only in Stara Zagora, but in the country, you have to be 18 or older to be able to get in, and of course, have a valid ID on you to show the security.
Bulgaria has a lot to offer when it comes to nightlife, including many options for different tastes in music. If you want to experience a modern local culture and the way of life (and partying), any of the three clubs mentioned above should definitely be on your list for when you are visiting Stara Zagora!
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