Castle District drinking and nightlife

Bar in Castle District

Belgian Brasserie Henri

Dark, wood-panelled, underground bar specialising in an extensive range of Belgian beers. There are just under a dozen on tap and a much more extensive bottled selection with some 150 to choose from. Belgian blotter…
Cafe in Castle District

Steamhouse Cafe

This lovely new cafe on the top floor of the one-time Batthyány tér covered market takes its coffee very seriously indeed, with blends from Colombia to Ethiopia. But we come here for the food too, with breakfast (89…
Bar in Castle District

Oscar American Bar

The decor is cinema-inspired (Hollywood memorabilia on the wood-panelled walls, leather director's chairs) and the beautiful crowd often act like they’re on camera. Not to worry: the potent cocktails (950Ft to 2250F…
Cafe in Castle District

Bereg Bar & Cafe

Located in Swan House, a remarkable example of Hungarian 'organic architecture', this friendly place welcomes 'wanderers, lovers, artists' and more. There's a peaceful garden for lingering over a craft beer, a glass…
Bar in Castle District

Lánchíd Söröző

As its name implies, this pub – now in its 29th year – is right at the Chain Bridge head and has a wonderful retro Magyar feel to it, with old movie posters and advertisements on the walls and red-checked cloths on …
Teahouse in Castle District

Zhao Zhou

Anyone who takes their chai very seriously would be advised to visit this 'tea shop and lab' whose owner sources the best and most exotic leaves from China and India. Come to try some of the latest arrivals, buy som…
Cafe in Castle District

Ruszwurm Cukrászda

This diminutive cafe dating from 1827 is the perfect place for coffee and cakes (550Ft to 750Ft) in the Castle District. Be warned: in high season it’s almost always impossible to get a seat – inside or out.
Cafe in Castle District

Bambi Eszpresszó

Named after a communist-era local soft drink, Bambi has hardly changed since the 1960s and that’s just the way the clientele here likes it. Friendly though set-it-down-with-a-crash is part of the picture.
Wine Bar in Castle District

Grill Déryné

Essentially a wine bar with an extensive list of Hungarian wines, this classy place also does meals. Perch by the beautiful bar or take it out on to the sunny patio in warmer weather.
Cafe in Castle District

Angelika Kávéház

Attached to an 18th-century church, Angelika is as much a restaurant as a cafe, with a raised outside terrace. The more substantial dishes (mains 2890Ft to 4990Ft) are just so-so; come here for the cakes and the vie…