Where to Drink & Go Out In Budapest, Hungary.
One of my favorite parts of Budapest, Hungary on top of Budapest’s Restaurant scene is their nightlife. The city has such amazing energy, it’s a lot of fun to experience. We were lucky to have my Norwegian cousin Helge, a medical student in Budapest, showing us around and giving us the local’s taste of Budapest’s night life. It was so much fun that after three nights I was not ready to leave. My advice if you visit Budapest is to allow at least four nights for your stay. We had three which was just a bit too short. Always great to leave a spot wanting more and that’s exactly how I feel about Budapest. I’m anxious to return for more…..
DiVino Wine Bar – This came highly recommended from our hotel concierge and it was very popular during the happy hour time we visited. It was just off the Erzebet Courtyard with both in door and outdoor seating. My favorite part was that their menu was on a chalkboard behind the bar. Such a fun innovative way to illustrate their amazing wine assortment. 1051 Budapest, Szent István tér 3.
Piritos Pub – This is a more casual bar with a pretty good size outdoor seating area. It’s in the Kazinczy utca area which has a ton of outdoor restaurant/bar options and was the most crowded area of Budapest I experienced for drinks/early dinner. They’re also known for their light tapas like appetizers so great for not only a drink but a light bite too! 075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 52/c. Térkép Térkép.
Doblo Wine Bar – I had heard this was one of the best wine bars thanks to one of my favorite travel guides Wallpaper Guide. This was in a more rustic, off-the-beaten path neighborhood called the Jewish Quarter. I thought the Bar Interior & Decor as well as the amazing Wine list were stellar. Another example why it’s worth exploring a more off the beaten path hood to discover a great find! 1072 Budapest Dob St 20, Hungary +36 20 398 8863.
Szimpla KERTMOZI (underground bar) – We were told by Helge, our local expert that the “underground bars” were the rage and we had to experience one. I had no idea what to expect but shortly after grabbing drinks and sitting in-car with the roof cut off (as seating in place of a table) I began to understand how cool these bars were and what a unique type of nightlife Budapest had to offer. Unfort it was so dimly lit that it was challenging getting pictures (and as you have seen I take a TON of pictures) so you’ll have to visit for yourself to see! 1075 Budapest Kazinczy St 14, Hungary. +36 20 261 8669.