Bars in Budapest
Our favourites are the ruin bars found in the old District VII area. The city’s tumultuous past resulted in abandoned buildings throughout the city. The ever-inventive young locals have used these spaces to create an amazing underground bar scene quite unlike any other. For this reason, a visit to the original ruin bar Szimpla Kert is a must.
If the ruin bar scene doesn’t do it for you, worry not; there are plenty of other genres of bars to visit. There are the ultra-hip student-friendly bars like Morrison’s 2 with its red phone box and wallet-friendly offers. For an experience like no other, why not order a martini on the A38, a retired Ukrainian warship turned floating cultural hub replete with a restaurant and bar and frequent live music events? Or try the brilliantly named Hotsy Totsy: a barber shop by day, outstanding cocktail basement bar by night. A night out in Budapest does not fail to be an eye-opener!