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Bars and nightlife in Budapest

Top bars

Pub
“One of the most notorious ruin pubs in Budapest: excellent drinks, great music, vintage and unique atmosphere. The place often gives place to art exhibitions and live concerts to enhance the convivial ambience. ”
  • 586 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Another ruin bar / club, basically grew into Fogas but a separate entity, also open till morning.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Music Venue
“ÖTKERT provides quality nightlife in Budapest, with events and parties, French touched Hungarian cuisine, and 2 rooms that are jumping until the morning”
  • 116 locals recommend
Café
“I recommend this café for it's historical past and unique , beautiful design. Multiple famous hungarian authors wrote their best selling novels and poems like The Paul Street Boys. It's located between Erzsébet avenue and Dohány streer, It's about 100 m away from the Pretty Good Flat of Downtown.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Nice Concert and Event Hall in the 'National Hole In The Ground' and a good open air bar, too. Strange name comes from political reasons: a governmental decision was made and they started building here the new National Theater, but after the elections works stoped and we had the expensive hole for years without any idea what to do with it. Fortunately, best solution was found after all and an underground concert hall was built here with a pool at its top. Originaly, the name of it was Gödör (Hole In The Ground), but later changed to Akvárium. ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Concert Hall Boat on the Danube. Winner of several prizes, such as Lonely Planet World’s 100 Greatest Bar, 2012. ”
  • 132 locals recommend
Bar
“ Corvin Club & Roof Terrace 650m 1 of 4 Party, Music, City View on top of the former Corvin department store, this excellent club, with stunning views from its open-air dance floor, holds a variety of nights from techno to rooftop cinema. If you can’t face the stairs, once you’ve paid (cover 500Ft to 2000Ft) head 100m south to the Cafe Mundum at Somogyi Bela utca 1 and ride the goods lift to the roof. 7 min walk(‘1 min yellow tram 1 stop) Open We-Sa 9pm-6am”
  • 106 locals recommend
Bar
“From panoramic igloos to glass-fronted terraces augmenting Art Nouveau hotels, Budapest has any number of terraces to sip mulled wine in the warmth of indoors while watching the snow fall and Christmas lights tinkle. Some are seasonal additions or conversions to popular alfresco spots in summer, others imaginative creations that have only been unveiled this year. Those operating as extensions to top-notch restaurants can offer fine fare to go with your glass of red, a surprisingly affordable experience particularly if you factor in lunchtime deals as well. Live music is an occasional feature, DJs too.”
  • 113 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Plaza
“Gozsdu-udvar (English: Gozsdu Courtyard) comprises seven buildings and their courtyards in the 7th district of Budapest. Gozsdu Courtyard is one of the most dynamically improving nightlife centres in the downtown of Budapest; it is a meeting point that combines entertainment, gastronomy and culture.  ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Another ruin bar / club, basically grew into Fogas but a separate entity, also open till morning.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Music Venue
“ÖTKERT provides quality nightlife in Budapest, with events and parties, French touched Hungarian cuisine, and 2 rooms that are jumping until the morning”
  • 116 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Nice Concert and Event Hall in the 'National Hole In The Ground' and a good open air bar, too. Strange name comes from political reasons: a governmental decision was made and they started building here the new National Theater, but after the elections works stoped and we had the expensive hole for years without any idea what to do with it. Fortunately, best solution was found after all and an underground concert hall was built here with a pool at its top. Originaly, the name of it was Gödör (Hole In The Ground), but later changed to Akvárium. ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Bar
“ Corvin Club & Roof Terrace 650m 1 of 4 Party, Music, City View on top of the former Corvin department store, this excellent club, with stunning views from its open-air dance floor, holds a variety of nights from techno to rooftop cinema. If you can’t face the stairs, once you’ve paid (cover 500Ft to 2000Ft) head 100m south to the Cafe Mundum at Somogyi Bela utca 1 and ride the goods lift to the roof. 7 min walk(‘1 min yellow tram 1 stop) Open We-Sa 9pm-6am”
  • 106 locals recommend
Bar
“From panoramic igloos to glass-fronted terraces augmenting Art Nouveau hotels, Budapest has any number of terraces to sip mulled wine in the warmth of indoors while watching the snow fall and Christmas lights tinkle. Some are seasonal additions or conversions to popular alfresco spots in summer, others imaginative creations that have only been unveiled this year. Those operating as extensions to top-notch restaurants can offer fine fare to go with your glass of red, a surprisingly affordable experience particularly if you factor in lunchtime deals as well. Live music is an occasional feature, DJs too.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Morrison's 2 is one of the coolest party places in Budapest. This lively pub/club has five dance floors playing 5 different genres, karaoke, an inner courtyard (open year-round), an English-style pub and several bars, offering a wide selection of drinks. Open every night, Morrison's 2 offers cocktail happy hours from 5 pm to 9 pm, for HUF 700. Location: H-1055 Budapest, Szent István krt. 11”
  • 73 locals recommend
Nightclub
“The music is a bit “commercial” and the service is not the best in town but this club has an amazing architecture! They transformed an abandoned Palace into this fantastic club. It’s worth to go check it! Plus, it’s not so expensive.”
  • 39 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“ÖTKERT provides quality nightlife in Budapest, with events and parties, French touched Hungarian cuisine, and 2 rooms that are jumping until the morning”
  • 116 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Nice Concert and Event Hall in the 'National Hole In The Ground' and a good open air bar, too. Strange name comes from political reasons: a governmental decision was made and they started building here the new National Theater, but after the elections works stoped and we had the expensive hole for years without any idea what to do with it. Fortunately, best solution was found after all and an underground concert hall was built here with a pool at its top. Originaly, the name of it was Gödör (Hole In The Ground), but later changed to Akvárium. ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Concert Hall Boat on the Danube. Winner of several prizes, such as Lonely Planet World’s 100 Greatest Bar, 2012. ”
  • 132 locals recommend
College Arts Building
“The TOP art-nouveau building in the city. Fabulous exterior, interior, excellent very affordable classical concerts. Guided tours with mini concerts daily.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“From May to September, it will welcome you with concerts and an after party. Outdoor, with 3 venues to choose from in 3 styles of music to dance until dawn.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Underground event and concert hall, beer garden. Currently alive, but there is a pretty good chance that alive not for so long, we afraid. Best in June for more than a week, when Tilos Radio (Forbidden Radio) organizes here its fundraising festival: free concerts, funny raffle, caldrons on open flame, design merchendises.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“ne of the main centres of Budapest’s local live-music scene is the Budapest Jazz Club, set in a vintage cinema in District XIII. Often listed among the best venues in renowned magazine, DownBeat, the BJC has seen Ravi Coltrane, Stacey Kent, Joshua Redman and Lonnie Smith grace its stage. The club also gives a platform to young talent, hosts several of Hungary’s main jazz events and its friendly café and restaurant are a great place to hang out before a concert.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Nice coffee place. They also offer daily menus, and hungarian wines. Sometimes they have a concert or exhibition. Or market.”
  • 37 locals recommend
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