Specialty Coffee Bars
Madal specialty chain with raw vegan sweets
Espresso Embassy unique, stylish, friendly
My Little Melbourne cool area, nice terrace
Brew Brothers small, good coffee
Art Cafés
Kelet Buda’s gem café
Hadik and Szatyor Hadik is a poet meeting points, szatyor is more like a ruin bar in Buda
Magvető Café Really quiet and nice atmosphere, owned by Magvető book publisher
Bars
Ruin Bars
Szimpla Kert Oldest ruin bar, famous, dirty
Ellátó Ház Old, semi-open ruin bar, nice mexican food, terrace, pool and table football
Kuplung Newer ruin bar with concerts (entry fee)
Csendes Means ‘quiet’, more for sitting, has a terrace next to the park
Anker’t Indoor-outdoor ruin bar with music and great outdoor vibe for summer
Instant/Fogasház
Largest ruin bars and also a party place. merged in 2017, you will find a small techno venue Larm and an underground rock club here as well.
Local Hot Spots
Telep Art gallery! skater, surfer, underground style
Központ Laid back, good music, central bar
Fekete Kutya Cool, alternative, nice beers
Pontoon Riverside, super hot right now
Kisüzem Busy with a huge selection of spirits
Wine bars
Kadarka Drink local small winery products, busy
Veritas Has food as well, friendly
Doblo Wine Bar Nice old fashioned look, refined, bit dark
DiVino Wine Bars Chain packed with Hungarian wines, bit overpriced but nice locations
Innio High end champagne, Hungarian and international selection, small tasting dishes
Jazz clubs/bars
Jedermann Café Entry is free, but table reservation for concerts is highly recommended – Events
Budapest Jazz Club Free and paid events – Events
Opus Jazz Club Jazz music concerts – Events
Craft Beers bars
Élesztő Craft Beerhouse Bit farther from downtown, great atmosphere, 21 local craft beers on tap, burgers
Léhűtő Craft Beerhouse Always new and premier local beers from 6 taps Basement &
terrace, central location, tapas n burgers
Legfelsőbb Beeróság 10 local craft beers on tap, lot more bottled
Jónás Craft Beerhouse Close to the river, great views and cool interior
Cocktail Bars
Impostor Asian style, nice cocktails and bites
Boutiq Bar Voted among the best cocktail bars in the world, booking needed
Hotsy Totsy Bar Barber No menu, they do drinks based on your mood
Farm Friendly, nice atmosphere, cool cocktails
Skybars
Toprum brunch, restaurant, great view, great interior
360 bar open, central view of the 6th and 7th district
High Note Sky Bar nice view of the basilica, good coctails
St. Andrea Sky Bar Great view over the city towards the citadel and Vörösmarty square
Alternative bars
Diófa Pinyó a dark basement in downtown, inexpensive
Wichmann’s Pub
If you want to see something truly different, an old watering hole in downtown. Ask for a beer and a ‘fried chicken on bread’
Dzzs Bar alternative, bit dark, good hiding spot
Nappali huge selection of spirits, looks like a living room
Hivatal very small place, has terrace, central, friendly
Zappa Bistro Nice location, try Mikszáth square!