When they connect the heart of Students’ city with the metro, if ever, they should make the stop under Stroeja. Not only because its name (Construction Site) will commemorate the epic Sofia subway project, which commenced in the 70s, but because Stroeja is the bar/club/live alternative music venue which, in the last fourteen years, has invariously managed to lure Sofianites far out to the dark corners of Students’ city. That makes it legendary, and add to that that it’s near John Lennon street. When all else is dying, there’s always action in Stroeja.
The program is an all-around mix of good music: thematic parties dedicated to Britpop, rock’n'roll, or swing, tribute evenings and of course, live concerts by the best Bulgarian bands, as well as international acts. Stroeja & associates have the most ambitious concert program in Sofia. But even when there’s nothing, Stroeja is a lively (and noisy) place with several bars, table football and people who party.
Sporadically they organize the Sunday Art Report – an extremely pleasant soiree with a menu of book readings, theater, screenings and concerts. I suspect it increases the reading rate in the district by 50%.
We are now holding our breath for the rumored opening of their second location in the center. Meanwhile, check Stroeja’s website and Facebook for details on upcoming events. Its ambition is to function as something of a media, and among other things you can find mp3s of Bulgarian bands for free listening.
With the coming of spring, the outside bar is now open from 12:00 noon!