Raketa Rakia Bar Sofia

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Raketa Rakia Bar – To the days old

Remember when TV sets were nowhere near flat, 42-inch or full HD? When your computer could not fold and when your grandma used to fix your jeans on her sewing machine? No matter whether you have lived in those years or you’re too young to know, Raketa Rakia bar will take you on a pleasant trip back in time. For some – to better days, for others – what’s left from the socialist regime in Bulgaria and the Soviet Union, but anyway, an interesting meeting with real-life history.

Things will be called to mind that used to be part of our everyday lives not so long ago, if you are at that respective age, and if you are not, then you will learn about at least some of them. Make sure you take someone with you who can translate Cyrillic alphabet/knows a Slavic language, so you could get to know the ways in which a husband officially apologizes for coming home late, written by his colleagues, for example.

Raketa rakia bar is just across Zaimov park’s main alley and when you see the old ‘Balkanche’ bikes in front of the entrance, you’ll know you’re there.

Its sequence for after dinner cocktails is Sputnik bar (merged in the same building), which also deserves your attention.

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Details about this spot



17 Yanko Sakazov Str., Sofia

Telephone number


Opening Times

11:00 - 00:00 daily


Meal: BGN 10

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