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Face masks required for staff in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Socially distanced dining tables
Staff required to regularly wash hands
Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 09/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Niya was amazing. Super cheerful and smiling, 5 stars service! They have variations of cocktails and amazing food.More
Date of visit: August 2020
700albenas, Owner at Sputnik Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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
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
700albenas, Manager at Sputnik Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020
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
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
I always like checking out a new city’s cocktail bar scene so when I saw this bar pop up on google search I persuaded our group to give it a try. The bar was fairly busy but we were able to get seats. They had...some fun looking cocktails including one served in an apple. Very hip atmosphere. I’m used to NY drink prices so cocktails here are much cheaper in comparison but it’s more expensive than other bars in Sofia.More
I came here as part of a tour party for a rakia tasting session. The session was led by very knowledgable dude. We had a fine range of snacks to go with it.
The music is a bit loud so if you want a conversation...best sit outside. The eating area looked bright and breezy with a homage to the USSR space program by having posters and thelike. We came here for the rakia which was excellent. Looks like an interseting place for a proper meal but I was only in Sofia for three days...More