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    Budapest Pubs: Fat Mo's

    by muratkorman Written Nov 30, 2007

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    If you want to enjoy live music in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, Fat Mo's could be a good option. Jazz and blues bands take stage here usually. You can have a decent dinner as you watch the live music and after the programme you can stay as much as you like for dancing. Check out the website for the events schedule and the wide menu.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Old Man's Pub: Music, Food and Dance in Old Man's Pub

    by muratkorman Updated Nov 30, 2007

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    This is a great pub for live music in Budapest. Since the concept is pub and restaurant, there are many tables available for dining around the small stage. Many good Hungarian bands take stage in this warm pub from 8 pm till 11 pm. Blues, rock and jazz from various artists both in English and Hungarian. During the live performance, you can either enjoy your meal if you have already made your reservation or stay in the bar side to watch the band. After the live music, the place turns into a disco until the early morning. Prices are reasonable and very beautiful lady bartenders add more joy to the atmosphere. Air conditioning is not enough around dance floor especially when it becomes really crowded after midnight. Both weekdays and weekends you can enjoy this place.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Old mens pub: Pub searching

    by candilakis Written Apr 8, 2007

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    At first i didn't knew where my friend was bringing me. Almost hidden out of the known tracks were this pub. "let's just go for a beer" she said. Entering i was like a tipical pub, but after i folowed the music and on the down floor there was a party on ;) everybody dancing ;) You can also find their calendar for 2007 featuring the girls working there....no comment on that, you can find yourself ;)

    Dress Code: normaly dressed

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    Old Man's Music Pub: Nothing Old-man-ish about this spot!

    by Reetercat Updated Sep 5, 2006

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    I wanted to check every theme for this hotspot on the Pest side of the city! We started wandering around and checking out "real" old man pubs, (because that's where you get to see and meet the people of the city), and The Old Man's came highly recommended by a bouncer with a pony tail. As with most pubs in Budapest, this one is also located in an old cellar. We had no idea what we were in for!

    When we arrived, people were finishing their dinners and a live band was playing. We found a little spot in the corner and reveled in the newsprint covered ceilings for a while. After a few shots of Palinka and giant glasses of beer, the dance music started. Then I discovered that there was a whole 'nother disco on the floor below us. We "people watched" the meat-market action for hours ... and it seemed that there were people from all over the world hanging out.

    Old Man's is eclectic enough to please everyone. We're not huge "disco" fans, but we really enjoyed all the options that came with drinking at this fine establishment. Food, live music and dancing with festive folks from everwhere!!! I will definately go back.

    Dress Code: Anything you want! It's hot down there, so you may want to wear something light under your coat!

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    Budapest Pubs: the For Sale pub

    by kirmarsh Written Aug 28, 2006

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    the pub is friendly place which appears to be frequented by both locals and tourists. it has live music at weekends and is great fun. the walls are covered with notes and messages left by past visitors.

    Dress Code: none

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  • Budapest Pubs: Fatmo's Budapest

    by greenaple Written Aug 22, 2006

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    Please do not go to Fatmo's pub, in Budapest. Once they realize that you are foreigner, they ripp you off!!! You end up paying much more than the local folks, and top of it the bartenders don't give the right change back...of course they give less!! Be careful, they like doing this with tourists!!!!

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    Budapest Pubs: Szoda club

    by gal_flower Written Aug 13, 2006

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    Szoda is a definetely must go if you visit Budapest.
    Great atmosphere. Age 22-30, everybody are really friendly - it's open during the day and the evening.

    Offering snacks, beer, cocktails.

    Also a place where except locals also lot of foraigners go,
    so you'll adapt very fast

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Budapest Pubs: Tents

    by JohnniOmani Written May 7, 2006

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    Drinking tents are a huge assest and bonus of Budapest just because they are everywhere. It is hard to deny that they are fun since you can have a huge pint and watch the locals walk by near the Danube river. Some of my favorite moments of Hungary were spent in these tents speaking to the young people about education and their future. It is a great environment to loosen up and meet local people. Ask your hostel where the locals go because I tried to avoid the beer tents that foreigners frequented. I had a blast in Budapest.

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    Budapest Pubs: "For Sale"

    by violetnon Written Apr 23, 2006

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    Opposite the new market hall, there is a pub called "For Sale". We discovered it while taking night photos in the streets. We followed the music coming from the pub and then entered the pub. There was a live local music that attracted all of us and made us stop taking more photo at that night.

    It is a small country-style pub that you can see local people and tourists together.

    Dress Code: no special dress required

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    Budapest Pubs: Castro

    by violetnon Written Apr 23, 2006

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    In Budapest, "Castro" was our favourite pub with its student crowd and cheap beer. It is almost local pub in the university region.

    In our last night, we tried "palinka", traditional Hungarian drink. I can say I extremely love it! I guess it is stronger than tequila! There are different types of palinka, but you should try the grape with honey!

    Dress Code: There is no dress code, however to be in comfortable / sport dress is better!

    while drinking palinka:)

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    Budapest Pubs: bohemian atmospere

    by gal_flower Written Feb 9, 2006

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    in budapest you can really enjoy a bohemian atmoshere in numerous pubs.
    just go there have drink, feel comfortable and enjoy your time.
    my favourites are : szimpla, szimpla kert and tripla (you can find more info about them in the rest of my nighlife tips)

    Dress Code: casual

    tripla cafehaz

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  • For Sale Pub: For Sale - lets buy it!

    by Mrs.Passport Written Jan 19, 2006

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    Right across the Market Hall there is a pub called For Sale. It's a very interesting place to visit. When you open the door, you see peanut shells and straw on the floor. If you look up, you see business cards and notes from tourists on the ceiling. If you happen to be hungry, that's ok. You can eat a gigantic Wiener Schnitzel (escalope of veal) there :) Oh boy, I'd love to go there soon!!

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    Budapest Pubs: Irish Cat Pub

    by jeoren Written Jan 13, 2006

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    This Irish cellar-Pub is a good one. Nice service, normal prices and a good atmosphere. There are nice table-mats. The cafe is always crowded with young people in the age of 20-40. Don't forget to walk along the National Museum across the street when leaving.

    Live music on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays.

    Dress Code: there is no dresscode

    Irish Cat Pub
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    FOR SALE: live music and monkey nuts

    by stevehallam Updated Nov 30, 2005

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    This was a great find at 3.30am a pub with live music. It had straw on the floors and the ceilings were crowded with messages and calling cards people had stuck up. the beer was good the music was OK - a two piece guitar combo - the locals were very enthusiatic!

    Dress Code: anything

    I'll buy one

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  • Budapest Pubs: Oldman's Music Pub

    by tomKovacsi Updated Jun 6, 2005

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    A little hard to find but very good place to go. When I went i took in some live music, and had a little to much palinka to remember much else. Since acording to my father I didn't get in till around 04:00 I guess I had a good time.

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    Jan 27, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Srof is quite simply a wonderful little pub/bar that serves great quality food at remarkably reasonable prices. I visit Budapest fairly frequently and this is my all time favorite. Set over 3 levels this place is the antithesis of all the bars and restaurants on Ferenc terrace opposite.
    Staff are friendly and efficient, the food is always good and the prices are fantastic.
    There is a fine selection of palinka, live football shown when on and upstairs has a very funky old school Star Wars poster.
    If you are looking for somewhere to unwind and have a drink and a bite to eat then you really can't go wrong by visiting this place!

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