Budapest sure is a city that knows how to let its hair down and party and is widely considered one of Europe’s hottest nightlife destinations. Furthermore, this after school paradise is highly affordable in stark contrast to many other European capitals. Check out what’s going down in this great party town:
Anker’t is the largest garden bar in downtown Budapest, it offers fairy lights, beats, one-liter beers and lounges.
Fogasház, one of the vanguards of the ruin pub scene in Akácfa utca, has a stylish interior, budget-friendly prices, and a great dance floor.
Its unique atmosphere makes it sufficiently trendy for hipsters and the underground crowd. It is something of a transition between a party venue and a ruin pub, blasting electronic music all night long.
Functioning as a concert venue, an exhibition space and a creative workshop, Kuplung on happening Király utca is one of the most popular underground spots of Budapest.
1146 Budapest, Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21.
Dürer hosts concerts, DJ-sets and various events. It has a pebbled garden and the numerous dancefloors allow you to party till you drop.
Ellátó Kert, situated on Kazinczy utca, in the heart of the downtown party district, exudes authentic ruin pub vibes, and attracts urban cyclists and students craving cold beer thanks to its open courtyard.
Grandio is a ruin pub in Nagy Diófa utca, it has a jungle-like courtyard, a party hostel on the upper story, and a near-natural vibe.
Kőleves, situated on the ruin pub hub of Kazinczy utca, is a chilled open-air nook.
Ruin pub prices, free concerts, bike stands, grilled food, lemonade, dogs and cool, colourful lights in this popular summer night garden venue.
360 Bar promotes a free, urban spirit of living, which is underscored by the simple design of the highest rooftop bar of Budapest. You can admire the 360 degree panorama of Budapest all summer long.
The secret of this open-air fröccs (spritzer) bar lies in the fact that sitting here immerses you completely into the buzz of Erzsébet tér. Make sure to arrive early, as Fröccsterasz is brimful in the evenings.
The outdoor terrace bar at the Pest bridgehead of the Chain Bridge possesses one of the most beautiful panoramas in Budapest. From May to the 1st of October, this is an excellent choice for a light summer chill session.
The Kiosk is one of the things you must sample, at least for the ambiance, the vicinity of the Danube and the impressive height of the ceiling. Perfect for after-work chats, dinners, mingling, wine, cocktails or dancing.
The aim of Raktár is to serve as a meeting point for friends to warm up ahead of a night on the town at a reasonable price in a pleasant environment.
One of the busiest bars of downtown Budapest awaits you with music to dance to on Fridays and Saturdays and something different on every other day of the week. They have a set lunch menu and cocktails as well.
This wine bar – one of the trendiest bars in all Budapest – sells Hungarian wines exclusively from the talented young Hungarian winemakers of the prestigious Junibor movement.
This beautifully designed, quality bar serves shots and long drinks at reasonable prices. It is perfect for winding down after work, having a drink or two after dinner or even dating.
This lofty locale strives to be a place where busy locals can chillax after work, have a coffee, talk and relax. This much applies until the second half of the week, when things change and the focus switches to electronic dance music and underground performers.
In TipTop Bar, where sunsets and sunbeds are included in the service with the captivating view, while the light nu disco and deephouse tunes fit the scenery and the summer breeze.
Tokio – one of the trendiest venues in Budapest – is the place where everything is a bit cyberpunk due to the interior. Nice meals and cocktails, new-age music and delicious ramen.
Godunov Restaurant & Vodka Bar is a posh heaven of Russian fine dining offering 108 types of vodka and fusion dishes based on authentic Russian cuisine.
Telep wishes to fill the functions of a comprehensive art gallery and an urban meeting point in the heart of Budapest. The three different, constantly changing floors entertain with diverse arts exhibitions, workshops, film clubs and performances.
ZIZI is an elegant spot near the Bazilika, where the theme revolves around bubbles and authentic tapas, the latter categorized by regions.
Akvárium Klub, the surrounding Erzsébet tér and adjacent Deák tér together constitute the largest and perhaps best-known meeting point of downtown Budapest. Akvárium Klub is more than a simple bar: it is cultural center with a wide repertoire encompassing musical genres from mainstream to underground.
Its eclectic ambience makes it difficult to label the place – which is only a few steps away from the busiest junction of central Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér: Anker is a pub, a club, a café, an art gallery and a restaurant at the same time.
Toldi is a popular meeting point among the youth of Budapest due to the good vibe and the welcoming atmosphere.
Innio awaits wine lovers in downtown Budapest with a refined wine selection of nearly 300 bottles from five continents.
This typical American bar got its name after its film-oriented designs and has been a success from the first day, representing a high-end cocktail culture.
Platz, located in Szent István tér only a few steps from the Basilica, is highly recommended in the summer thanks to its huge terrace and the Hungarian and Bavarian dishes and drinks served.
Szatyor Bar and Gallery is a contemporary bar with tons of art, literature, culture, music and lots of fun. Have a coffee or try the daily offer and feel the presence of the poets.
This place is very popular among tourists because of the friendly prices and the popular music. Buy your spirits according to their stock value on the television screen that continuously scrolls announcing when the liquor’s price is down or up and go to dance.
Boutiq’Bar, which was ranked among the top 50 bars in the world by the London-based Drinks International magazine, is a true gourmet cocktail bar in downtown Budapest.
Grund, a multifaceted bar characterized by unique architecture, is a perfect venue for playing pub games, eating, drinking and living it up.
In Ráday utca, Púder Bárszínház és Galéria is a stronghold of culture and gastronomy and gives time and space to visual arts, the art of movement and literature as well, while it also boasts a studio theatre in the back. In the evenings, DJs and various drinks help you to wind down.
We can say that Ötkert is the most popular club right now in Budapest, because of its great location and vibe. There is usually no entrance fee to this upmarket take on the ruin pub, the prices are reasonable, the menu and the programs vary, but one thing is for sure: there’s always a huge crowd and it isn’t easy to enter because of it.facebook/otkert
In this “street bar” you’ll find a re-interpreted bar atmosphere, a Cuban vibe, quality cocktails made by good-looking professional mixers and a wonderful view of the Chain Bridge and the Buda Castle.facebook/bobbudapest
The BadGirlz bar and club at the Pest-end of the Chain Bridge brings you girls dancing on the bar, tattoo-inspired decoration, an immense amount of drinks and a few simple dishes.facebook/BADGIRLZBUDAPEST
The legendary ruin pub culture of Budapest and elegance meet in Urimuri, where good spirit, fantastic people, great electronic tunes (nu-disco, deep-house, vocal house, underground-pop) and drinks are the earmarks.facebook/urimuribudapest
Trafiq is a restaurant, bar and club with an elegant and timeless interior, which reflect the air of the nightclubs of the 30s, where every detail invites you to drop in and return, plus special treatment is guaranteed.facebook/trafiq18
Trafiq is a restaurant, bar and club with an elegant and timeless interior, which reflect the air of the nightclubs of the 30s, where every detail invites you to drop in and return, plus special treatment is guaranteed.facebook/kraftbudapest
Rio is one of the most popular outdoor venues famous for its clientele of hardcore party goers. It’s in a stunning location at the Kopaszi Dam, right on the Danube.rio.hu
Romkert is the ultimate summer venue on the Buda side, beloved by locals, open from April to September. It’s relatively small, thus it always seems overcrowded.facebook/rudasromkertofficial
Symbol is definitely the most elegant club on the Buda side, attracting young executives, local celebrities, and the upper-middle class. Prices are positioned accordingly, while it also pleases sports fans with a dedicated bar for watching live games.facebook/budapestsymbol
From Wednesday to Saturday nights, Hellobaby opens its gates to entertain the audiences with the support of DJs in a minimalist interior and unusually subdued lights.facebook/hellobabybar
The world’s most famous revamped Ukrainian cargo ship, A38 is a concert venue, culture center and restaurant floating on the Danube, which has already achieved legendary status. It’s outdoor and indoor stages have hosted innumerable noted artists and bands from almost all genres.facebook/a38.hajo
Holdudvar is a perfect summer spot on Margaret Island, a restaurant and a club at the same time, which is dominated by classic old school tunes. It boasts an art gallery and an open air cinema, which makes it one of the most colourful meeting points of Budapest.facebook/holdudvaroldal
The Club Play is very popular among young people, due to its two dancefloors with two different music styles. Its popularity can be explained by the unique design, the friendly, excellent service, and the immersive atmosphere.facebook/clubplay.hu
Doboz is the largest party venue and bar of the 7th district. Its peculiarity is that (as opposed to the ruin pubs of the district) it has a select interior, but has retained some of the characteristics of derelict houses still.facebook/doboz
Advertising itself as a permanent festival venue, Budapest Park (near the Palace of Arts) is open from May to September to entertain music and party fans with a wealth of quality programs.facebook/budapestpark
The concert venue can host up to 6,000 people and even though it did not change much externally, its main stage has been expanded and it has now got a roof, hence even the biggest bands will be able to perform at the scene now. One of its greatest strengths is the unbeatable prices.facebook/barbanegratrack