Central Sofia is a wonderfully hectic mixture of old houses and taller buildings, and I ca not help it but envy a little bit those lucky people who have their own small yards to enjoy in summer. 65 Svetulki comes to the rescue of some of us who are not as lucky to have a private garden, and those who are sometimes too lazy to go to the park…
It is situated at the further end of a central Sofia street – I would say the not-so-popular end. In spite of that, 65 Svetulki (svetulki means fireflies, 65 comes from the number of the street) is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for locals, so it is definitely wise to reserve a table before coming.
What I love about this place is its alternative Bohemian design with lots of small hanging lights and bright colors. The wooden furniture and ceiling with rooftop windows make you feel like you are in a cozy hut (with cocktails!). The fresh grassy yard is what makes this place even more special, but bear in mind that the outdoor area closes at 22:00 and you will be asked to relocate inside. Unfortunately, one of the minuses is that it is allowed to smoke inside, so bear that in mind when coming here.
The food is exceptionally tasty, just as are the white wine and the Bulgarian craft beers. If you are keen on exploring the latest trends in Sofia nightlife, do not miss this spot.