Much of the accommodation is based around huge 'Soviet-style' Samokov or the Rila, recently refurbished in 2015/16. Recent visitors praised the 4-star Radina's Way - 'plush rooms, nice pool and sauna area, helpful staff'. The Crown restaurant is praised also praised - 'inauspicious exterior but good grilled meat dishes'. The Finish Line does 'good chicken kawarma (a local dish)' and service was 'efficient'. There are plenty of lively bars with 'live music', including the Black Tiger. Buzz is said to be one of the liveliest, and there's a night club in the Rila hotel. The Red Lion is a 'good drinking place with a real fire'. Katy's Pub 'with a guitarist in the attic' and Mamacita's Mexican restaurant and bar have been recommended in the past. Tour operator reps organize pub crawls, folklore evenings etc.