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Top bar recommendations from locals

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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 ”
  • 592 locals recommend
Soup Place
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“Best streetfood place in BP. They sell filled baugettes and AMAZING soups. Small menu(soup&small baugette) is just 5EUR. Dirt cheap but great quality”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bar
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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”
  • 110 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the coziest bar & bistros in Budapest. Prices are affordable, the location is very central.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Café
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“With the largest outdoor seating area on Mikszath square Zappa bistro offers food and drinks and occasional concerts on the basement level to its visitors. Food quality is ok but not the highest level.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“i like this baar on Ráday street. The interior is very artistic and special.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“ Local artisan brewery that serves their own beer label and finger food plus proper hot dishes as well.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“In Borbíróság you can have the most delicious breakfast in the neighbourhood.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“The closest cool bar around our neighbourhood. Looks good, feels good, nice to have the last drink before home :)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“7min walk. Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant. Up-coming part of District 8. The dishes are served in small portions, ideally to the middle of the table, and then everyone can taste all of them. Specialties: Tortilla, gambas (shrimp), croquetas as tapas, eponymous small, green Spanish pepper fried in hot oil etc. Open Evenings Mo-Sa 5pm-11pm”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is a less crowded place on Kazinczy street, now they also have kitchen. Bike rentals. Cosy sou-terrain bar, reasonable prices.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Taking a beer here is like being filmed for a movie! Decoration and food are quite unique. They have a very good burger recommendation as well.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Obviously one of the most touristy places, but also one of the weirdest. Of you would like to meet people and do not mind crowd, Grandio open terrace is wonderful for you. The place is located inside a typical Budapest tenement house with its gangs running around you. Trees and the gang balconies are decorated according to the Hostel's boho, hippy style. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“The biggest selection of Hungarian craft beers, good food, lively atmosphere. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Old real brewery and restaurant. They craft their own beer right at this place.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Book your table early as sports fans from around the world will descend on this place and pack it out! ”
  • 8 locals recommend