As soon as the weekend comes, people of Plovdiv abruptly switch to aylyak mode. As early as Friday afternoon, the outdoor areas of the bars get filled with impatience to start the summer weekend and most often in the air is the sound of glasses and laughter. And if we hear it more often from the surrounding tables in the small cobbled streets, today we turn our eyes straight up to reveal to you the merriest terrace in the art district.
It reveals one of the most impressive views in the area and from it our eyes stop directly at the impressive Dzhumaya Mosque. Enjoying the drink from here is a completely new level of the concept of absolute peace and immersion in the Plovdiv atmosphere. You just casually lift your feet on the railing, relax comfortably with an ice-cold cocktail or a refreshing lemonade in hand and indulge in the emotions of the little joys in life.
The terrace of Bally Club surrounds the entire exterior of the bar and is an excellent choice for an escape from the hot cobblestones in the hot July afternoons. On the occasion of their 23rd birthday, which they celebrated less than a month ago, the bar announced HAPPY HOUR from 7 pm to 10 pm for the whole year. And now they offer you to get a hookah with your drinks.
In the past, hookah smoking was a common practice, especially in Eastern countries, but in the beginning only men enjoyed this privilege. In the 19th century, this activity was considered a very prestigious occupation, assigned only to the elite of society.
The origin of the custom turned out to be quite difficult to establish, as there are several hypotheses linking its origin with Europe, America, India, Persia, Africa. The Bulgarian name of the exotic smoking device, which allows to filter and cool the inhaled smoke, actually comes from Persian. In this ancient language, "nargil" was called the coconut, from which they originally made the vessels for smoking special tobacco.
In Europe, it gained popularity only in the XIX century, when Eastern traditions became modern in high society.
Now you can try a hookah in different places under the hills, but if you don’t want to go beyond the most colorful district in Plovdiv, immerse yourself in the aylyak of Bally Club and take advantage of their offer for shisha.