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Best bars in Central Hungary

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“Ask pretty much anyone what they recommend you do in Budapest and they’ll likely suggest a night out at Szimpla Kert. The iconic party place is undoubtedly the city’s most famous nightspot, and has inspired wave after wave of “ruin pubs” that have popped up in the years since it opened. We sat down with one of the owners, Ábel Zsendovits, to talk about the role Szimpla has played in Budapest becoming one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, particularly among young people. While you might think he’s too busy running his Szimpla empire to have a lemonade with us, he was generous with his time. Location: H-1075 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14 ”
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Café
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“Experience the most beautiful café in the world, Gorgous interior and live music”
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Nightclub
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“Another ruin bar / club, basically grew into Fogas but a separate entity, also open till morning.”
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Music Venue
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“What is it? This centrally-located nightlife spot opened in 2010, offering a slightly more polished clubbing experience than it’s edgier counterparts. Ötkert’s magic takes place in an impressive, restored nineteenth-century building. Why go? During most summer nights, Ötkert boasts five DJs playing a mix of commercial music, R&B and hip hop across two rooms, as well as some themed nights. They also have a large terrace which is perfect for summer vibes and which comes equipped with patio roof and outdoor heating for the colder nights.”
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Music Venue
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“Good concerts, restaurant, and bars on a standing ship in 5 minutes to the flat.”
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Concert Hall
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“kvárium Klub, the surrounding , and the adjacent Deák Square together constitute the largest and perhaps best-known meeting point of downtown Budapest. Thousands of youngsters gather here night after night to chill out in the park or on the steps of the club. Akvárium Klub is more than a simple bar: it is a culture center with a wide musical repertoire from mainstream to underground. There is always a good concert and a smashing exhibition, performance, or other event happening here, in a friendly scene, situated right in the city center. Furthermore, Volt-Lokál found inside brings the atmosphere of the best festivals to Budapest week by week.”
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“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.”
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Nightclub
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“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”
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“ 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”
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Soup Place
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“A small place, street food at its best! Highly creative and delicious. You may need to queue for some time depending on the time of the day but their soups are out of the world and their baguettes are amazing too. Not much space to sit so take it outside to eat or ask them to pack for take away.”
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Bar
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“One of the larger ruin bars, several floors, various bars and dance floors, get lost till the wee hours!”
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Restaurant
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“Great food and also good to start the evening with good drinks, great atmosphere inside with high ceilings.”
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Bar
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“Ruin pub with live music every day. Open Mon-Thu: 16:00-01:00, Fri-Sat: 16:00-03:00. ★7 MINUTES ON FOOT★”
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Wine Bar
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“One of the best wine bar in Budapestwith a beautiful view near the Szent István Bazilika.”
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Bar
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“Housed in the enormous building of a former factory. You can get good burgers while drinking the Hungarian Fröccs (white or rosé wine mixed with sparkling water)”
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Wine Bar
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“Highly recommend if you are interesting the party life. Thematical night parties. For examle, Cubapest, latin music, or Hungarian Hits Night...”
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