Maybe the most well-known is Kazinczy Street, winding through the district like a snake. It features the famous Szimpla Kert, which was the first ruin pub in Hungary. The place is now heaven for foreigners and some locals, but it hasn’t lost its charm. Around the bar there are plenty of options to eat, from street food to Asian, Cajun, Jewish and sandwiches all away to Mexican food. Nearby, you will see Tesla Club with electronic music blasting from the speakers, and later on Mika Tivadar Mulató will keep you entertained with a great world music scene. Ellató kert and Kőleves are the summer favorites with open air terraces and a cheap selection of beer and wine.
For those who want to see a lively spot in the city, just follow Király Street from Deák Ferenc Square and head straight for the Gozsdu Courtyard. It has some higher end restaurants and innovative world cuisine with fancy bars and sky terraces to show you another Budapest party scene. The area gets pretty busy during weekends with most of the tourists gathering here to find a nice spot, but it shouldn’t discourage you from coming here, since there are plenty of options to choose from.
Just around the corner, Wesselényi Street has a lot to offer with a wider variety of places. Shot bars, cheap pubs and gyro stands are available in abundance with more locals to hang out with. Though it might not be as fancy as Király or Kazinczy, the street is a home for alternative music and underground clubs around Kéthly Anna Square. Last, but not least, Dohány Street, starting at the Great Synagogue has some exciting venues to offer with new hostels and cafés along the way. A pub crawl in Budapest is incomplete without a drink in Akácfa Söröző, a messy bar in the middle of the street. Feeling excited? Just go ahead and book our pub crawl in Budapest online to get a discount!