Bars of Buda, Budapest
This is a very cosy bar, the walls are covered in famous faces - usually black/white. It has the best cocktails you can imagine & quality staff to boot. Very friendly crowd.
Also serves wonderful food too.
you will find Alchatraz on Ketly Anna Ter (nearest metro is Blaha Lujza ter on the M1 red line) this pub has live music untill 11pm with no cover charge, the pub itself has a prision theme (as per its title) and is open til 4am, drinks are quite cheap here with a good range of cocktails, a good spot to visit with friends, see can you grab a cell for yourselves.
Dress Code: none
you can have a coffee, beer or sandwich at daytime,
but in the evening is the real plesure :)
sometimes there's a DJ mixing nice sets of music,
and if you want to feel what's like mixing with locals
go downstairs and grab a tire to sit :)
Dress Code: whatever you prefer
Budabeach... is an outdoor club on the river Danube on the Buda side. Yes in case you didn't know Budapest is two cities, cut in half by the river. The club was great(tiki torches,salsa dancing, moderate drink prices, and quite a few pretty girls) all in all... a pretty damn good time
Dress Code: you can dress as you like, if you have a back pack be ready to get searched at the entrance
Location and decor great but the place was largely filled with the dynamic local expat community (probably playing hard as well as working hard). Very expensive for the town and very much like being in a British pub full of business professionals playing hard. One best to give a miss particulalrly if you've travelled over from Britain!
Dress Code: Anything.
Around Blaha Lujzi ter Metro running parallel to Rokoczi Ut (district VII) is Dohany U. on or just off which are a number of bars and clubs. The most different of these was a Kareoki bar with free entry, cheap beer and plenty of entertainment. Local young Hungarians queued to sing their favorite ballad. The girls were generally aweful but their blokes (generally skinheads which could well be because they were in the forces as there wasn't a threatening atmosphere) really put their heart and sole into it. I couldn't imagine similar blokes in Britain standing up and singing such ballads either so well or in such a serious fashion.
Great entertainment value.
Dress Code: Anything
Rather quiet. Beer cloudy but ok.
Expensive. Looked to have a good selection of cocktails. Nice Decor.
Not bad for an early drink if you don't mind overpaying.
Dress Code: Any.
For a morning coffee or a relaxing evening drink, Lanchid Bar is just off the Chain Bridge on the Buda side. Friendly athmosphere and helpful staff. Blues and rock music.