Pubs in Budapest
Among all types of catering units in Hungary, it is perhaps Budapest’s pubs that can mobilize the largest number of guests today. Obviously, this can be attributed to several factors; but the key explanation is that pubs are capable of reaching and serving the widest range of customer base. This also requires that Budapest’s pubs become closely adapted to their clientele regarding their type and characteristics. Looking back into the past we can see that at the time the pub culture was started in Hungary, almost all of the newly opened small pubs were based upon the traditions of English/Irish pubs, offering local copies of those. In the 1990s, pub culture in Budapest hardly had any distinctive style of its own yet. Later on, when competition among pubs became ever more intense, and people got bored of the old and thirsted for something new, small thematic pubs started to proliferate, offering entertainment opportunities for specific groups of customers and carving out a segment of this market.
Today, if someone wishes to spend a night out in Budapest and elects to do so in a pub, they will not hesitate for a moment when selecting the pub that they prefer to visit. These days there exist pubs for people of any specific age groups, musical tastes and even financial positions; thus, each pub has in fact its own habitual guests.
The latest development which has recently proved to be capable of shattering this prevailing trend is the appearance of the so-called “ruin pubs”, which, of course, are not “ruins” but in their name. Ruin pubs can rouse the interest of guests who are in their thirties and forties, just like of students, the elite and tourists, mobilizing virtually everyone who lives in this city or who arrives here to seek entertainment. These places serve as melting pots in terms of both their clientele and the different styles. What is the most intriguing in this tendency is that most of the guests visiting such ruin pubs are generally not drawn to these places from the other pubs, but rather they are enticed away from clubs. We can safely say that the pubs, and among them the ruin pubs in particular, have become the most colourful gems of Budapest’s night life.
Fine-dining takes on a different meaning at this Budapest bistro pub. Most delicate steaks and various dishes push the limits of modern culinary, not to mention the carefully selected list of crafted beers and homemade special drinks. Apart from offering a rich gastro experience, Bestia pub is ready to enlighten also your spirit with frequent live concerts as well. One of the best restaurants and pubs of Budapest is waiting for you and your friends!
It might sound like a cliché, but Szimpla bar and pub is really a place to experience during your visit to Budapest. As a pioneer amongst the world-famous Budapest ruin bars, Szimpla reflects the unique mixture of urban lifestyle: concerts, parties, rent-a-bike, exhibitions, movie nights and other cultural programmes are awaiting for you in an eclectic and humanistic environment. Could eat a horse? No problem! At Szimpla Pub, apart from usual street food, filling main dishes are also served.
Mature eclecticism, dynamic interior and a resident DJ, mixing the freshest Anglo-Saxon music on his vinyl player: Spíler is a place for life-lovers with a good sense of style. What to expect at this fancy Budapest pub? Quality street food (our burgers are a must-try!), outstanding selection of local microbrewed beers and reasonable prices. Spend a smashing evening at this gem of Budapest nightlife!
Morrisons 2 is the hugest club in Budapest city centre. It is easily found but difficult to leave, thanks to the variety six dance floors offers. At this Budapest music pub, various music genres, dynamic party people and constant discounts are awaiting for you on every day of the week. Bring your university student ID to take advantage of our drink offers (each day we give discounts to different schools, so watch your calendar!).
Prime quality American and Mexican food, traditional Hungarian dishes accompanied by live music every single day: this is Fat Mo’s pub. And much more! Our specialities are gourmet breakfasts, wine dinners, craft beers – and the unique Fat Mo’s feeling which really hard to describe without sounding self-absorbed. Don’t waste your precious time in Budapest; come to our restaurant & music pub and experience a bit of American livin’ large.