The Happy End Rocks Bansko

Jan 01, 2009 4 Comments by

The Happy End Bar in Bansko rocked with the sounds of awake on Friday. Click play above to hear their rendition of “Paint It Black” from the Stones.

The Happy End Bar could be an obvious place to avoid – being situated opposite the gondola. But as reported here before, it may just be the best music night out you’ll have in Bansko.

If you like rock in the form of Led Zep, Stones, Hendrix. And grunge, like Nirvana then you won’t be disappointed. Awake not only performed the well known standards, but also play their own music – which was rather good. I can see why they received the BG Radio Award ( for all the the band’s history) and are busy touring not just Bulgaria but Europe as well.

As for the Happy End – It’s best on a Friday and Saturday night to see a live band. There are usually a number of different live acts during the ski season. So do comment if you have seen other bands that impressed.

Expect mediocre food at inflated prices. The Happy End “sache” (mixed grill) is okay and be sure to look at the weight in grammes of the food. Often one dish will serve three people.

Service can be of the non smiling variety – but our waitress was rather good this time. More reports please.

With a DJ who keeps the atmosphere and dancing going during the break, and dancers to add that extra “something” be prepared to enjoy a great night.

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4 Responses to “The Happy End Rocks Bansko”

  1. Steve Farrall says:

    Thanks for some really useful information in your blog Lance. I’m in Bansko right now for my first time and you have inspired me to create my own blog to document the experience! It is at if anyone is interested.


  2. steve says:

    is it possible to advertise my apartment at mountain residence 8 with yourseles

  3. Lance says:

    Hi Steve,

    Yes it will be possible, and very soon. Just tweaking the format to ensure maximum impact. Any suggestions and comments from potential advertisers are welcome. Either here or direct to me. I would encourage advertisers to get on twitter. I can now see how used correctly this can leverage the number of people seeing your property on this site. In simple terms this happens through “retweeting” messages.

    Sign up to now, and I’ll be your first follower. I think this is going to be the hottest “viral marketing” social media tool. I bet google buys twitter before long…

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