Dada Cultural Bar – Sofia

Pink bus!

Coming home from dinner one night in Sofia we walked past a cool little bar. It looked like a band was just about to start so we popped inside for a beer and a listen.

We’re normally pretty rubbish at finding all the ‘cool places’ in a city but lately we’ve had a string of luck. Is it because we’re getting old and aren’t trying anymore?

Dada Cultural Bar turned out to be awesome. Often when people rave about a city with a great nightlife, they mean loads of nightclubs, etc. That’s not really our bag – we prefer a place with a good vibe, good music and loads of fun. That’s exactly what Dada Cultural Bar has.

The walls are covered in cool art, Vladimir Putin adorns the ceiling (along with other posters from magazines) and the staff were really nice. What more can you ask for in a bar? A large pink bus, you say? Why, they have that too! Amaze-ovaries!

The band, X-Ray, enthusiastically belted out covers in both English and Bulgarian – including an amazing medley of Sting and Rihanna, which they also performed on Bulgaria’s Got Talent in 2010.

I’m always amazed at how many talented musicians there are out there in the world. Why then is Lana Del Rubbish so popular?


More info:

Dada Cultural Bar

XR@Y band website

– Interview with the artist whose pics are on the wall

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