Budapest Bars

These are the Ruin Bars of Budapest you should visit. Do you know them?

Budapest and the ruin bars. Have you ever heard of them? We bring you a list of the ruin bars you should visit in the city.

Every city has a different bar culture, and in our case Budapest also has its own. Good ideas come out of every crisis, and in fact the ruin bars were born from the need of young people to get cheap places to taste some concoction. They supposedly exist since more or less 2001, and this need was translated into stylized bars housed in pre-war buildings. Although they have become more frequented by tourists than by locals, thus more expensive, in some you can still taste a beer for less than 2 euros.



The Instant is the city’s iconic ruin bar, and it’s the largest. It has six bars, three dance floors, and two gardens. It was built in two ancient houses.

Publiée par Instant-Fogas Komplexum sur Dimanche 29 avril 2018

Arany János, 231051, Magyarország


Doboz Ruin Bar

You can find Doboz near the Instant Bar. The good thing about Doboz is that accessing the bars is much less complicated than those bars where you have to go through the crowd. If you wish, you can reserve a table and secure your Doboz cocktail or beer tasting! You can also accompany your drinks with food: hot dogs or hamburgers.

Klauzál u. 10, Erzsébetváros

Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert is not only a bar… it has become a place of events, flea market, farmer’s market… it is strange but you can always enjoy one of the many beers on the menu in Szimpla or approach the cocktail bar for an original or classic creation. It’s said to be the first ruin bar that was created in 2002, but it’s now been in the Jewish District since 2004 and has since become the epicenter of nightlife as well.

Kazinczy utca 14. Budapest


And to get out of the tradition of bars at street level, you can also visit this wretched rooftop bar, the Corvin tető. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the Danube enjoying one of the specialties of the house. You can reserve a table and also enjoy events every day. The prices are extremely reasonable.

Blaha Lujza tér 1-2, 1085

Eating and tasting beer in Budapest

The Smokey Monkeys Bar BBQ is perfect for dinner and to get ready before a visit to the ruin bars already mentioned. All kinds of grilled meats, pulled pork, hamburgers, sandwiches, all in the best BBQ style. Impossible not to accompany these delicacies with a good and fresh beer.

Mindenkinek kellemes vasárnapot!Ma is nyitva vagyunk 16:00-ig 🙂

Publiée par Smokey Monkies BBQ sur Dimanche 21 mai 2017

Arany János, 231051, Magyarország


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.

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