Nightlife

Top Choice Ruin Pub in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Szimpla Kert

Budapest's first romkocsmá (ruin pub), Szimpla Kert is firmly on the drinking-tourists' trail but remains a landmark place for a drink. It's a huge complex with nooks filled with bric-a-brac, graffiti, art and all m…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Boutiq' Bar

A low-lit 'speakeasy' serving expertly mixed cocktails (2250Ft to 5950Ft) using fresh juices and an educated selection of craft spirits. For something specifically Hungarian, try a creation that includes Unicum like…
Top Choice Cafe in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

New York Café

Considered the most beautiful cafe in the world when it opened in 1894, this Renaissance-style place on the ground floor of the Boscolo Budapest Hotel has been the scene of many a literary gathering. Some say it lac…
Top Choice Bar in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Léhűtő

Drop into this very friendly basement bar if you fancy a craft beer, of which it does a large Hungarian and international range, with staff willing to advise and let you try before you buy. Coffee-based craft beer? …
Top Choice Club in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Instant

We still love this 'ruin bar' on one of Pest’s most vibrant nightlife strips and so do all our friends. It has 26 rooms, seven bars, seven stages and two gardens with underground DJs and dance parties. It's always h…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Doblo

Brick-lined and candlelit, Doblo is where you go to taste Hungarian wines, with scores available by the 1.5cL (15mL) glass for 900Ft to 2150Ft. There’s food too, such as meat and cheese platters.
Rooftop Bar in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

360 Bar

This bar on the roof of the Alexandra bookshop eight floors above Andrássy út 39 offers nothing extraordinary in the way of libations (some craft beer, wine, lower-shelf cocktails), but the views – literally all aro…
Club in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Grandio

A large kert (outdoor garden club) in a courtyard below Grandio Party Hostel. What sets Grandio apart are the hearty urban weeds that have taken back their share of space and created not a ‘garden’ but a ‘forest clu…
Bar in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Kisüzem

The bare-brick interior of this relaxed corner bar gives it a bohemian vibe. A mixed-age crowd mingles at the bar or on the pavement outside, or chats at the tables ranged around the interior. It hosts live music su…
Teahouse in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Cydonia Tearoom & Vintage

This tearoom feels like a cabinet of vintage and Anglophile curiosities. In addition to English tea served in antique porcelain and homemade cakes, it also has a tiny vintage shop up on the mezzanine with everything…