Southern Pest drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Craft Beer in Southern Pest

Neked Csak Dezső!

This temple to craft beer, which takes its odd name from the slaughtered pig (note the wooden portrait on the wall) in the iconic Hungarian 1969 film A Tanú (The Witness), has 32 taps a-flowing, with such essential …
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Jelen Bisztró

We love this ambitious, spacious and bohemian cafe-bar tucked down a backstreet off Rákóczi út. Food is available, from breakfast (990Ft to 2190Ft) to evening grills (1290Ft to 3190Ft), and it also hosts local live …
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Lumen Café

This enormous venue with multiple rooms, including covered and open courtyards facing a huge brick smoke stack of what was once a pipe factory, does breakfast (1250Ft to 1950Ft), sandwiches and more elaborate mains …
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Café Csiga

The 'Snail Cafe' is a very popular, welcoming place alongside the Rákóczi tér market. The relaxed space on two levels, with battered wooden floorboards, copious plants and wide-open doors on sunny days, attracts a h…
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This ruin pub, set in a former glass-blowing workshop, has three sections: a cafe, a wine bar with tapas (890Ft to 1390Ft) and the reason we come...a bar with an unrivalled selection of craft beer. With a brewery on…
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Rengeteg RomKafe

Children and adults alike are treated to a warm welcome at this basement rabbit warren attached to the Élesztő ruin pub and cluttered with teddy bears, old sewing machines, books, games and assorted bric-a-brac. Alo…
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Jónás Craft Beer House

Housed inside the futuristic (and whale-shaped) Bálna Budapest and with a terrace overlooking the Danube, 'Jonah' (get the connection?) delights beer drinkers with its selection of Hungarian craft beers on tap. This…
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Paris Texas

One of the original bars on the IX Ráday utca nightlife strip, this place has a coffeehouse feel to it with old sepia-tinted photos on the walls and pool tables downstairs. Nurse a cocktail from the huge list and or…
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Nándor Cukrászda

This tiny place with excellent biscuits and cakes has apparently been here since 1957. A sign advising clients to take a number and join the queue is an indication of its popularity.
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Hintaló Iszoda

The 'Rocking Horse' (with appropriate decor) is a two-storey affair with Czech beers on tap, friendly bar staff whose eye you can catch and DJs some nights (especially Wednesdays).