The article was updated in August 2023.
For a city famous for its location on seven hills, you can literary count the bars and restaurants on the Plovdiv roofs on the fingers of one hand. And which are the places where you can enjoy cocktails in the clouds, the team of the only digital guide will tell you in the lines below:
Sinatra piano bar is located on the top floor of one of the emblematic hotels in Plovdiv - Ramada Hotel Trimontium. There, under the accompaniment of piano and live performances, you can sip your drink with a unique view over Plovdiv at night, the Main Street and the Ancient Theater. A preferred venue for many favorite Bulgarian performers and for dancing until dawn directly in the sky.
Our second suggestion is also in a luxurious Plovdiv hotel - Imperial Hotel Plovdiv, a member of Radisson Individuals houses an exquisite bar on its panoramic floor. In The Whiskey Library Bar, the whiskey is not just a drink, it is an amber universe of flavors and aromas. A place where you will surely fall in love if aesthetics is what you’re looking for. The Whiskey Library is the perfect location for an important business meeting over a glass of whiskey or for a total intimacy with the fruit notes in the 15-year-old Dalmore, aged in barrels of bourbon and sherry.
In case you are in the mood for dinner, your option is Victoria Restaurant on the top floor of Markovo Tepe Mall. The cuisine is varied and you can enjoy both interesting offers for salad and appetizers, pasta and pizza, as well as the special offers of the chef. In the evening, the last sunlight reflects slowly in the eyes and hides behind Bunardzhika, sinking to the water of the Rowing Channel. The summer terrace is the perfect place to observe both the sunset and hectic traffic, sinking into the comfort of the interior, especially after a tiring and long day.
At the other end of the floor is the porch of Kolekcia where you can enjoy your afternoon coffee in the company of a delicious cake, for example.
The Panorama restaurant with an open summer garden, located on the 22nd floor of the St. Petersburg Hotel with a panoramic view of Plovdiv, also creates a feeling of flying over the city. The majestic atmosphere is complemented by selected dishes from Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Meals are prepared in a glass-enclosed kitchen in front of visitors by chefs who have worked in some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. With a capacity of 120 seats, the restaurant is a perfect solution for both business meetings and gatherings with friends or family celebrations.
At the moment, our favorite panoramic bookstore-café Ciela in Mall Plovdiv has been moved to the second floor, but we can't wait to find out what the oldest shopping center under the hills has prepared for the space there.
Even if you haven’t found the right place for you, having a drink and watching the city from above is not a mirage, because there is always the option of getting on a hill, for example. You may not drink the most fashionable cocktail, but in a pleasant company and with headphones with the preferred music, the experience will be just as memorable and positive.