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Sputnik Cocktail Bar

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$4 - $16
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Bar, International, European, Eastern European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 06/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed April 4, 2022 via mobile

Came here with a friend for a drink on a Saturday evening. Staff was friendly, serving was fast and the drinks were great. We ordered a Sofia Mule cocktail and a home made ginger soda. Both great! Prices are not bad either. The aesthetic of...the place is super nice and the toilets have all necessities provided - deodorant, pads, tampons, toilet paper, soap, and towels. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed November 29, 2021

Well educated and excellent staff! The level of knowledge is Sky Rocking and they can answer you to every single question about anything they serve and have! Kitchen is so finger licking and tasty! The Atmosphere is amazing and the music....o Jesus is perfect! Not...gonna lie...you are loosing a ton if you don't visit and try the place out!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

Great cocktails and super tasty burgers and fries. Fun and friendly staff especially the curly hair guy and the two ladies.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Simeon P, General Manager at Sputnik Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you soon for new happy moments.

Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

I visited Sofia with my friends for a few days and I have to say that Sputnik is a must. I loved the theme and the aesthetic of the bar. The staff was very polite and friendly. Personally, I ordered the Kouma Lisa cocktail which...was delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 26, 2021

When you find yourself in the Sputnik bar ... ... you drink at least 2️⃣ cocktails, ... if you can carry alcohol, they become 2️⃣ * ️2️⃣ = 5️⃣ ... ... because they are very tasty 😋👌🍸 📷📷📷 In the photos ... ... Juniper Margarita...🍸 with ... ... mustard tincture 🟡 and ... sweet and sour lollipop🍭 ... Soc on the beach 🍸s ... ... condom 😉 and ... sand ⛱️ ... Rice with mushrooms 🍄👃👌 👁️🖐️👂👃👅More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2021 via mobile

Went to Sputnik yesterday, cocktails were great and the bar itself is very nicely done, modern and well furnished. Our initial waitress with blond curly hair was super lovely and helpful and always made sure to check on us, so top marks. But there was...one dude with an Afro who was quite possibly the rudest waiter I’ve seen and that’s after 10 years of work in the service industry. Honestly, only reason I’m giving 3 stars is him. When we were ordering he told us to hurry because he had other things to do.... Two girls came in and he basically ordered/shouted at them to come to where he is, they looked shocked and rightfully so. Told us that we’re annoying him when we tried to crack joke. Only smile and courteous behaviour we saw was when he got his tip. I know we can all have a bad day but considering the caliber of the bar that service just won’t cut it. (Soz for the lengthly review)More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 18, 2020 via mobile

I came here with my girlfriend and we were welcomed with a description of all the bulgarian influenced cocktails. Great praise to the bartender named Borislav. Great staff! Great vibe!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 18, 2020

To read the full review and see a short movie about the brunch at Sputnik Cocktail Bar in Sofia, visit the review and rating blog placescases. See .... …. It was full of people because of the beautiful warm autumn day. Every table on the...terrace was occupied. ...... …. Nice view of the park, we saw it from our high bar table. We watched children rollerblading, people walking, there was an exhibition; …. The appetizing appearance of the dishes. …. The beautiful arrangement in the carafes with the water - reminded me of those in Happy Pig; …. The look of the Snow White cocktail,  served in a green apple - very impressive! ..... To read the full review and see a short movie about the brunch at Sputnik Cocktail Bar in Sofia, visit the review and rating blog placescases. Feel …. …. Veeeery slow service. We ordered water several times, but it didn't come. I waited for half an hour for a cocktail, the dishes themselves coming slowly. The waiter was really very kind and he apologized. He said they had run out of water carafes, that there had been a delay in the kitchen and at the bar. These things will have to be fixed if the brunch scheme remains in the future. Hear …. …. Quite noisy because of the many people, I didn't hear any music, but it was a nice jolly noise. To read the full review and see a short movie about the brunch at Sputnik Cocktail Bar in Sofia, visit the review and rating blog placescases.com Smell .... …. There was a strip of cucumber and parsley in the jugs of water, which gave it an incredibly fresh aroma; …. Coriander in the iceberg dressing on lahmajun - very nice! …. The smoky scent of whiskey in the dessert Chocolate Panna cotta- great idea! …. Hazelnut in Kuma-Lisa cocktail - wonderful! Taste .... …. Everything on the menu was very tasty - watch the movie to find out what it included. Although the lahmajun was made with plain Arabic bread, which is also sold in stores, it was very spectacular and incredibly tasty because of the unique filling on top. …. The panna cotta lacked cream density! …. Super cocktails – all of them! If you are a fan of not so sweet cocktails, I recommend Snow White - very fresh and slightly sour. To read the full review and see a short movie about the brunch at Sputnik Cocktail Bar in Sofia, visit the review and rating blog placescases.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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700albenas, Manager at Sputnik Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2020

Dear PlacesCases, thank you for your beautiful picturesque review! We value your words and we are happy to have guests like you at our venue! Your feedback contributes to our improvement. We're working on fixing the timing issues with our new kitchen so next time...More

Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Niya was amazing. Super cheerful and smiling, 5 stars service! They have variations of cocktails and amazing food.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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700albenas, Owner at Sputnik Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Thank you, MihaelaR234 for the kind words! We always try to provide great hospitality and 5 stars service to our guests and we are lucky with our team! We dare to say there's no exception in the team's hospitable manners and we're excited to confirm...More

Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

Creative cocktails with artistic presentation served by friendly staff make for a perfect night out.

Date of visit: August 2020
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700albenas, Owner at Sputnik Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

The best of the best staff in the town. Good location. Time travelling in time and space - back to the young and wild times-memories. The bar is supporting local artist's and is really cozy.

Date of visit: February 2020
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700albenas, Owner at Sputnik Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2020

Thank you so much, Spirko Lazarovski! Looking forward meeting you on board again!

Reviewed January 21, 2020

We visited the bar on saturday, 11 girls celebrating a bachelorette party, and had a reservation ( made 2 weeks prior to the event )for Rakia tasting at the restaurant Raketa Rakia and a reservation for bar Sputnik after that. According to the servers in...both places, we had no reservations. We had to contact the person we have been communicating with to make the reservations. No one saw to inform us that the tastings take place in the bar not the restaurant. We only learned that when the person in charge of the tasting came to look for us in the restaurant. The rakia tasting experience was the highlight of the evening and I would recommend this to anyone interested. The servers were friendly but kept in the dark about reservations and arrangements so they couldn’t do their job properly. The manager of bar Sputnik was unfriendly and uncooperative even after we pointed out their obvious mistake in losing our reservation. Although the restaurant and the bar seem to belong together, the communication between them is practically non-existent. I wouldn’t recommend this place for organized and important events since organisation is lacking, you would be blamed for their mistakes, and it will ruin your mood. It’s really too bad, because the tasting was on point, the drinks and the atmosphere as well.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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700albenas, Manager at Sputnik Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Dear Iskrat2020, Here is what actually happened on this day: We were preparing for a really, fully reserved evening at the bar. (40 pax, 15 pax, both Birthday parties, 2x5 pax, 4 pax and so on..). We were arranging the seats according to our sitting...More

Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

Our favorite spot in all of Sofia. The rakia and rakia drinks made with in house syrups and local botanicals (i liked the honey cocktail the best) were excellent and dangerously smooth. Atmosphere is funky and perfect - octagons or hexagons (who knows) of old...rugs line 2 of the walls - there’s a great overhead light installation, and a lot of fun 1960 mementos. Staff was friendly and professional. Laid back vibe. DO NOT MISS the 4 dips and crunchy bread - i will be dreaming of this app for months to come - EXCELLENT.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

Very popular with locals and tourists. Friendly staff, great food and a nice vibe. Highly recommended

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

Best cocktail bar we’ve been to in Europe. Great music. Really good service. Amazing cocktails and theme.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Albena S, Guest Relations Manager at Sputnik Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2019

Thank you so much! Looking forward to see you on board again!

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Thank you so much, you made us so happy with this feedback. The most important thing for us is the positive vibe and love giving to our guests:)Hope see you soon again. Best regards,Sputnik team!
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Sputnik Cocktail Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5