Budapest’s night Life: TOP-8 most Interesting Places in cityRuss Bily
The capital of Hungary is undoubtedly interesting for its cultural and historical values. But life is boiling here not only in the daytime!
For those who live in the 24/7 mode, we have collected the most unusual nightlife in Budapest.
Secret Club Keret
Keret (in translation – “key”) is a non-standard and very atmospheric club-cafe, which began with an equally unconventional idea: one day a couple of hippies made 200 copies of keys from their apartment and distributed them to all their friends.
Since then, everyone who has a key can come into the house on any day from 19 to 23 hours. Those who do not have keys, but know about this place, they can just go on a visit, calling the door.
The atmosphere in Keret is more than informal and disposable: here you will be treated with Hungarian house wine and simple snacks, and pleasant music and live communication with guests will be even more tuned to a relaxed mood.
To the note: from June to October, the owners of the club-apartment travel and the club is closed.
Address: Somogyi Béla, 16.
2. Bath Parties
Budapest has long been known as a health resort, and in local bathhouses and baths could improve the health of all comers. And here, probably, to revive the former glory of the capital term, the authorities of the city came up with an unusual move: in ancient baths, parties began to be held.
For example, every weekend from June to September the Szechenyi Baths are transformed into a kind of night SPA club: laser-lit water, modern electronic music, cocktails – all right. Dance till you drop, meet, talk, bathe again – until you get bored.
But in the spring, from March to May, similar parties take place in the Lukacs Bath. The difference is that most hip-hop is played here and there is a jacuzzi. But they are united by one – crazy fun!
Széchenyi – XIV. kerület Állatkerti körút, 9-11;
Lukács – Frankel Leó, 25-29.
One of the famous ruins of Budapest, Fogas provokes conflicting impressions: someone is delighted with the informal thrash situation, someone considers his visit a waste of time. To decide who is right and who is not, go there yourself. There are three dance floors in the bar, there is an open platform on the roof, and good music and a pleasant atmosphere are exactly guaranteed to you.
Address: Budapest VII. Akácfa u. 49-51.
- Monday-Sunday from 16:00 to 6:00;
4. Szimpla Kert
Another “ruin” institution of the capital. Its counter is that the bar is half in the street, but there are also closed parts (in case of rain, for example). The atmosphere is also what you need: you can relax, drink (at the bar a good selection of cocktails), dance, and even smoke a hookah and even watch a movie!
Address: Kazinczy u. 14
- Sunday from 09:00 to 05:00;
- Monday-Thursday from 12:00 to 04:00;
- Friday from 10:00 to 04:00;
- Saturday from12:00 to 04:00.
Clubbers with experience, which give something, not at all standard, probably will like the ANKER’T bar, because as a location this place is chosen … abandoned house-ghost (intrigues, right?).
But ANKER’T is different not only this. Unlike other “ruin” bars, the interior here is designed in the style of minimalism: rare fluorescent lamps, tubs with trees, here and there, some walls are whitewashed, others are left as is, with plaster and clay.
Well, the final “chord” – a pile of sand, over which flaunts a large black inscription “beach”.
Address: Paulay Ede u. 33.
If you have already tried all the “land” institutions in Budapest, it’s time to move to the water. Just do not be afraid, you do not have to dive into the Danube!
This is a floating club A38, moored at the bridge Petőfi – one of the most popular and fashionable places not only in Budapest but all over Europe.
Here life rages every night: concerts of local and visiting performers, dances, and a pleasant atmosphere – all with a stunning view of Budapest at night.
7. Corvin Club
This “ruin” bar can be safely attributed to the category of the must-see in Budapest. It is located on the roof of the Corvin department store and works only in the summer, but this and all its charm: breathtaking views of Budapest’s nightlife, pleasant atmosphere and good music, drinks and film shows, often free admission – what else is needed for a great night?
Address: Blaha Lujza tér 1-2.
The largest ruin-pub of Budapest affects even those who are difficult to surprise anything. It is located in a three-story house, which used to be residential, but now belongs entirely to the club.
In fact, Instant is a three-story premise with two inner courtyards, six bars and two dozen rooms, each of which can be called a mini-dance floor.
The highlight of Instant is an unusual interior, which behind every repetition conceals something original. This place is always crowded with young people, and if you want to go where, in any case, it will be noisy and fun, the best option you will not find.
Address: Budapest, Akácfa u. 49-51
- from 16:00 to 6:00.
Related: Travel from Vienna to Budapest
Budapest nightlife is famous for its bars, nightclubs and the ruin pubs.
The ruin pub phenomenon has taken over Budapest’s nightlife a couple years ago to establish a far-reaching success formula. These bars are built in Budapest’s old District VII neighborhood (the old Jewish quarter) in the ruins of abandoned buildings, stores, or lots.
However, it’s not only the rickety furnishing, the psychedelic interiors, and the hipster crowd that make these ramshackle properties popular, but the dilapidated edifices also boast a distinct charm.