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Kanaal – The Dutch-inspired mix

I was never a huge beer fan but after five months in Belgium and a year in the Netherlands, I grew very fond of it… Every time someone would visit me in Brussels, I would take them out to try at least 4 different kinds. In Tilburg we were regulars in a bar called Kandinsky.

So, coming back to Bulgaria there was definitely something missing. My friends and I were thinking that it would be great if we could have a bar that offers a wider variety of the famous Bière belge. Et voilà…

Kanaal is a family-run business – this guarantees the hospitality that’s a must for such a place. In the future, they plan on opening a hostel, an art gallery and a restaurant so the whole house will be used. By the way, it’s not a coincidence that this Dutch-influenced bar is located right at Sofia’s gracht.

Their nice garden (there’s a covered section as well) is open for a visit so the place is great for an afternoon visit as well. You may combine it with a walk in one of the hidden gems of the city – Military Academy Park.

Moreover, I am definitely looking forward to the promised stroopwafels they plan to include in the menu. Perfect dessert after a hearty meal at the nearby Skara bar in the park. There are also regular special events, focused on various types of beers, often new additions to the menu, for example: 

~ Day of Bulgarian craft beers ~

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Details about this spot



Bulevard Madrid 2, Sofia

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 17:30 - 00:00, Sat 12:00 - 00:00


Beer: BGN 5.00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)