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Best drinking & nightlife in Budapest

Drinking & Nightlife

  • Csendes Társ Lovely little outdoor terrace on the edge of one of the city's prettiest parks.
  • Szatyor Bár és Galéria Funky bar with street art and Hadik Kávéház as an annex.
  • Ruszwurm Cukrászda Dating back to the early 19th century, this is the oldest traditional cafe in town.
  • High Note Roof Bar This impressive rooftop bar above the Aria Hotel has the 'Wow' factor in spades.

Garden Clubs & Ruin Bars

  • Instant Multilevel venue with a bar for every taste.
  • Kertem Wonderful beer garden in City Park with live music on weekends.
  • Élesztő High-quality craft beer, and lots of it.
  • Pótkulcs Almost a garden club, with a variety of live acts.
  • Szimpla Kert Budapest's first romkocsma (ruin pub), and some say still the best for all its quirkiness.

Wine & Cocktail Bars

  • Boutiq' Bar High-quality cocktails in a fantastic speakeasy setting.
  • Doblo Romantic brick-lined bar with a huge variety of Hungarian wine.
  • Oscar American Bar Film decor and cool cocktails below the castle.
  • DiVino Borbár The place to taste your way through Hungary’s wine regions.

Traditional Cafes

Gay & Lesbian Venues

  • Alterego Still the city’s premier gay club (and don't you forget it).
  • CoXx Men’s Bar Three bars and a whole world of cruising.
  • Habroló Friendly neighbourhood gay bar with a mezzanine space for privacy.
  • Why Not Cafe Celebrated for its events and fabulous views.