Nightlife

Top Choice Wine Bar in Parliament & Around

DiVino Borbár

Central and always heaving, DiVino is Budapest's most popular wine bar, as the crowds spilling out onto the square in front of the Basilica of St Stephen in the warm weather will attest. Choose from more than 140 wi…
Rooftop Bar in Parliament & Around

High Note Roof Bar

If you need to impress someone – even yourself – lead them up to this rooftop bar above the Aria Hotel. With your noses stuck into the dome of the basilica and virtually every landmark in Budapest within your grasp,…
Bar in Parliament & Around

Suttogó Piano Bar

Camp as a caravan park – agreed – but we always have fun at this romantic spot near the Hungarian State Opera House. Music starts at around 10pm, with a different pianist nightly. Cocktails are especially good (if a…
Bar in Parliament & Around

Caledonia

Think anything Scottish and the Caledonia does it – whisky (140 types) with or without Irn-Bru, plus smoked salmon, breakfast (with or without haggis), not to mention big-screen sports coverage and so on. It’s all g…
Club in Parliament & Around

Morrison’s 2

Far and away Budapest’s biggest party venue, this cavernous club attracts a younger crowd with its six dance floors and as many bars (including one in a covered courtyard and one with table football). Great DJs. The…
Bar in Parliament & Around

Terv Presszó

Dating back to 1854, 'Plan' (as in the communist five-year variety) is a retro-style cafe-bar on two levels, decorated with photographs of Hungarian athletes, politicians, actors etc from the 1950s and '60s. Unlike …
Wine Bar in Parliament & Around

Innio

On weekends, you must jostle Budapest's bold and beautiful just to get some elbow room inside this restaurant and wine bar. Perch on a stool and sup Hungarian wine, try pálinka (fruit brandy) or else drop by on a we…
Teahouse in Parliament & Around

Teaház a Vörös Oroszlánhoz

This serene place with quite a mouthful of a name (it means 'Teahouse at the Sign of the Red Lion') just north of Liszt Ferenc tér is quite serious about its teas (760Ft to 1670Ft). It's on two levels, with a shop (…
Cocktail Bar in Parliament & Around

Impostor

This excellent bar occupies a ruin space and courtyard in what used to be Magyar Televizió (Hungarian Television) headquarters. Try one of the mixologist's prize creations, such as the Midnight Espresso with coffee …
Cafe in Parliament & Around

Ëgoist Cafe

This small but comfortable cafe on the ground floor of delightful Bedő House is tailor-made for fans of the Secessionist style. The cakes (300Ft to 650Ft) are fine, and there are more substantial things like salads …