VII., Kazinczy utca 52. Mon-Wed 10 a.m. – 3 a.m., Tue-Fri 10 a.m. – 5 am., Sat 12 a.m. – 5a.m., Sun 12 a.m. – 3 a.m. You can also order a pljeskavica (Serbian hamburger) or frog legs, but it is mainly a place to drink, chat and party with a large dance floor. We suggest you to arrive on foot or by bicycle.
VII., Hársfa u. 1. (+36-1 352-1424) Mon-Thu 3 p.m. – 3 a.m., Fri 3 p.m. – 4 a.m. Sat 6 p.m. – 4 a.m.,
Sun 6 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Rockabilly bar, in which everything reflects the nostalgic mood of the fifties, but this place is mainly about drinking not dancing.
VI., Hajós u. 14. (+36-1 269-3114, www.balettcipo. hu). Mon-Sun 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mojito, San Miguel and light snacks near the Opera. Warm-up before a party or after an opera.
VI., Dob u. 53. (+36-30 874-3733) Mon-Sun 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
On weekdays it is popular because of its lunch menu, but at night Ladino turns into a real bustling bar. Large space and many guests.
V., Bajcsy Zsilinszky út 72.( +36-1 311-1035) Mon-Fri 12 a.m. – 1 a.m., Sat-Sun 12 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Authentic Irish pub in the heart of the city near the Parliament. With many foreigners and even more football.
IX., Ráday u. 5. (+36-1 217-6757). Mon-Sun 12 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Once a cult place, which grew old together with Ráday Street. It also functions as a restaurant, but most people choose a good serving of Zlaty Bazant, or van Duvel and Chimay for those who love Belgian beer. All this at a reasonable price.
Billy Rotten Bistro
VII., Rottenbiller u. 32. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sat-Sun 4 p.m. – 12 p.m.
A hidden treasure known by few people, in a less popular neighbourhood of Budapest. Simple drinks and daily lunch menu, many foreigners, good company, DJs and live music – and also drinks.
VI.,Paulay Ede u. 5. (+36-30 229-1821, www.boutiqbar. hu).
Tue-Sat 6 p.m. until closing time. Unbelievable selection of cocktails, professional staff. Professional drinking according to one’s needs.
VI., Mozsár u. 9. (+36-1 311-7611, www.caledonia.hu). Sun-Thu 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Authentic Scottish pub with a large selection of whisky and beer with rich breakfasts. Loud fans on match days.
VI., Nagymező u. 30. (+36-1 266-1226, www.eklektika.hu). Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sat-Sun 12 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pleasant atmosphere for an afternoon siesta or for recharging your batteries before a party. A rich selection of food from snacks to serious main courses, good wines, beers and shots.
VI., Madách Imre tér 3. (+36-1 215-0184). Mon-Thu 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Fri 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Sat 12 a.m. – 2 a.m., Sun 2 p.m. – 12 p.m.
Central location and Serbian food from plejszkavica to csevapcsicsa. Cool atmosphere, lively guests.
V., Ferenczy István u. 5. (www.kiscsendes.hu). Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. – 12 p.m. The bar, which has a large internal height, has a unique atmosphere due to the damaged toys, recycled little cars and all the other surrealistic decorations in the corners. Reasonable prices, a young audience, DJs regularly playing.
VII., Vásár u. 2. (+36-1 210 0885). Mon-Sun 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
The bar and party place with its orange walls makes visitors forget about the bad reputation of Rákóczi Square. Those who would like to hide away will find their favourite place here: the gallery in the back is perfect for whispering secrets.
V., Balassi Bálint u. 27. (+36-30 345-3739) Mon-Sun 8 a.m. – 12 p.m..
Brave opening hours and a perfect selection characterise the new entrant near Jászai Mari Square. You can taste 60 types of wine there.
VII., Klauzál tér 2. Mon-Fri 8 a.m.- 12 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. – 12 p.m
Spacious and lively bar with a tempting exterior. You can see, from the street through the giant windows, that life never stops here at night, and if the staff feel good, you do not have to take closing time seriously. Many people plan to start the night here, but then they do not want to leave.
VIII., Baross u. 10. (+36-1 318-0091, www. fecsketerasz.hu) Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. – 12 p.m.
House party mood with pub food, university notes and many types of beer near the capital’s Szabó Ervin Library.
V., Ferenciek tere 5. (+36-1 788-1944) Mon-Fri: 8-1 a.m., Sat: 10-1 a.m., Sun: 12-11 p.m.
The legendary bar of the 60s, which has regained its beauty of the 70s to give it all back. Coffee, sandwiches and wi-fi in the morning and during the day, and beer, wine and cocktails at night. Pinball machine and music centre on the first floor, and neon lights at the front.
VI., Liszt Ferenc tér 3. (+36-1 342-1471) Mon-Fri: 12 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sat-Sun: 2 pm. to 12 a.m.
There are legends about this first bar in Liszt Ferenc Square, but its past is not the only thing it is worth visiting for. Great for rendezvous and night cocktails, and it’s not at all embarrassing to sit at its long counter on your own.
VIII., Blaha Lujza tér (+36-1 344-3155) Tue-Sat: 4 p.m. to 4 a.m., Sun-Mon: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
One of the best pubs in Budapest, operating in the building of the Corvin department store. A wide selection of alcoholic beverages from draught beer through cocktails to pálinkas. Regular jazz concerts in the inner room, and DJs also play occasionally.
VI., Jókai tér 3. (+36-1 331-1955) Mon-Fri: 10-1 a.m., Sat-Sun: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
As opposed to the fanciest places in Liszt Ferenc Square, this indie place is a favourite among students and bikers from the neighbourhood.
XII., Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 16. (+36-1 224-0055, www.majorka.hu). Sun-Wed: 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.,
Thu-Sat: 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. A lovely place with a terrace in Városmajor, by the lower terminal station of the cogwheel railway. In winters it transforms into a huge tent, offering mulled wine as well as draught beer and various wines.
VII., Kazinczy u, 47. (+36-20) 965-3007, www.mikativadarmulato. hu)
Mon-Tue and Sun: 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., Wed: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., Thu-Sat: 2 p.m. to 3 a.m.. The wall of the house has been bearing the name of Tivadar Mika since 1907, and the building is currently serving as a great pub.
Sandokan Lisboa Solingbar
VI., Hajós u. 23, (+36-1 302-7002, www.sandokanlisboa.hu). Mon-Sun: 10-12 AM
Two-storey adventure park for those who want to drink and meet people. Bold and relaxed atmosphere and one of the best terraces.
VI., Lázár u. 7.(+36-70 410-7450, www.aspajz. hu) Mon-Fri: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Sat-Sun: 5 PM to 12 AM
Mostly visited by wine-lovers, but also a great spot to drink apple spritzers.
Szatyor Bar and Gallery
XI., Bartók B. út 36, (+36-1 279-0290, www.szatyorbar.com)
Concerts, exhibitions and readings. Coffee and daily menu during the day, and vibrant nightlife.
VII, Wesselényi u. 7. (+36-1 461-0007, www.szoda. com) Mon-Fri: 9-4 a.m., Sat-Sun: 2 p.m. to 4 a.m.
In the centre of the nightlife of the 7th District; sitting around on the ground floor and a greatest hits party in the basement. Open on 24 December as well.
i VI., Nagymező u. 40. (+36-30 209-2550) Mon-Tue: 11-12 a.m., Wed-Thu: 11-2 a.m., Fri-Sat: 11-6 a.m.
A place where life goes on even after 4 AM. Spot-on beer selection, and exceptional snacks, such as hamburgers, French fries and quesadilla.
„Das ist ein Unicum” (“This is something unique!”)”, shouted Emperor Joseph II in 1790, marking the path for these herbal bitters, which have had a great career ever since. The recipe belongs to the six-generation family enterprise now, but you can get closer to the essence of it by ordering a shot.
Fröccs ("SPITZER") = SODA + WINE
Ányos Jedlik, (1800–1895) was the man who discovered the pungent, sparkling soda and, by the same, this drink, perfect against thirst. This light drink, mostly prepared from white and rozé wines, may take a variety of titres and is available in different quantities; the most frequent proportions of water and wine being 1:1 (small spritzer), 1:2 (big spritzer) and 2:1 (long step).