Lets just say this place is to be avoided if you value your health. The pints we were served were in glasses so dirty it looked like they hadbeen dipped in ashtrays. In fact if I hadn't seen the guy get them off the shelf I would have assumed it was an anti-tourist device.
Seriously 3 of the guys refused to even sip from there glasses. The braver more fool hardy - and thirsty - scraped away the grime - - actually the beer was OK.
There was also two types of wine that were served by ladels - i would have liked to try it but was a bit worried for my well being.
It was a very very cheap drink - needless to say!
Dress Code: Try to acheive the Wino/hobo look and you will fit right in!
When you wanna watch a soccer game in Budapest, you're probably recommended to go to champs. It may be very full and service is not very helpful there.
On the other side of the street you find a small place called den haag pizza. This guy is very interested in soccer and puts on the most interesting games. It is a good local bar for watching a game. Expect full update on all games as livescore.com is running on his computer, and all goals in any game is discussed. Beer is cold and reasonable priced and you can also get a cheap pizza if you're hungry.
Opposite the new market hall there is a pub called the FOR SALE PUB, we found ourselves made welcome and enouraged to drinks as much as we liked of the local brew. there is no cleaner here i.e. anyone who cleans the floor as the pub provides copius buckets, barrels and basins of monkey nuts to crack and put thr shells on the fllor amongst the straw, throughout all floors a small quaint and excellent drinking hole. goulash was not too good though.
Opposite and 100 metres to the left is the Pool bar, no nuts but good draught beer and cheap pool tables to hire shuts like the other about 3 or 4 in morning.
Dress Code: no special dress required
there seems to be alack of bars in BUDAPEST there are some but are in certain areas and not dotted about everwhere say as in prague. there is only 1 bar in buda old town and this closes about 10pm.average price of a beer was around £2 in british money ,not as cheap as we had been lead to think,but we still had a good time!
It has a bit of a "British Manufactured" feeling, it is a good place to swill grog until the wee hours. It is the only British style pub that I ran across while I was there.
I ran into a couple of drunken English boys who could drink like fish. We hung out and drank Bitter unitl even the hookers left!
Dress Code: Shirts and shoes required, pants optional.
If you're looking for a fun, laid-back, yet still hoppin' place to hear live music, Fat Mo's is a good choice. A favorite of tourists and locals alike, Fat Mo's is a typical Budapest cellar-type bar, but with good live acts (usually jazz and blues) almost every night. The bar staff is friendly, and if you have the munchies, there is a good selection on the menu. Good selection of beer on tap. You can usually find a few places at one of the bars, but if you're planning an evening there, call ahead and reserve a table.
Dress Code: Come as you are!
This is a bart Inga took as to. The interior is very Miro. And they had some really nice drinks on the menu card. So we tried several.. yes, all non alcoholic!
The bar is on Buda hill. When you enter the street opposite the Mathias church you'll see it on the rigt hand side when you come to the first crossing..
Coffee and cakes in the Hapsburg style, turns out on closer inspection to also have its own brewery. Entering from the Dorrotya Utca side, a staircase leads down into a cellar brewpub and restaurant. As well as the homebrewed pale and dark beers, there is also an extensive menu of traditional Hungarian food.
For those more interested in chocolate cake than chocolate malt, there are plenty of temptations in the café upstairs.
Regular draught beers:
Gerbeaud Világos (pale lager)
Gerbeaud Barna (dark lager)
Open:Mon - Sun: 11:30-23:00
Multiroomed pub-restaurant with some rather handsome brown murals partly covering the interior walls. Quite posh, but with charmingly obstinate staff, who have their own ideas of what you should be ordering and show their disapproval when they think you get it wrong.
Good food at a very good price. If you're into wine, they also sell a very nice tokay. Open:
Mon - Sun: 11:00-23:00
Regular draught beers:
The range of beer available is fairly limited, being mostly standard pale lagers. The odd bock beer, here called bak, is about the only variation. Most of the beers on sale are brewed within Hungary, with some beer being imported from Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Good Irish Bar with decent beer and food. Its the place to be during Grand Prix weekend. Has Sky TV and English is spoken very well.
Popular with ex-pats, travellers & locals watching British football.
Dress Code: Informal.
This is simply an open-air 'pub' with some tables where young people (20-30y) meet to have a beer and talk togerther...
Nice atmosphere, I would say this could be the perfect place to meet people in Budapest....
Dress Code: Simply casual, you'll see plenty of people with short pan...
You can always find an irish bar anywhere in the world, including budapest.
Becketts, is busy at weekends with ex-pats, tourists and locals. They do good food too and sell good beer! a good crowd in here!
Box Utca where we had food is also good for beer and some sporty tv.
Here you can have a coffee or beer at daytime and have a great time in the evening.
extraordinary place ... mix up with the locals and have a relaxing time
Dress Code: casual or just whatever you prefer
just a bog standard pub we went in. It had a nautical theme and the beer was good and quite cheap. It was just around thh corner from our hotel so we met in there before going out.
Dress Code: any