The new wave of entertainment is represented by the many 'Ruin Pubs'. Live music, charming retro décor, unique atmosphere and late opening hours make these places popular. The summer brings an even greater wealth of options, when Budapest expands its nightlife into several outdoor venues.
#Szimpla Kert is one of the oldest "ruin pubs" in Budapest, and a popular hangout for students and art types. Szimpla offers concerts, movie nights, a computer room, a great collection of old furniture, reasonable prices, and a laid-back atmosphere.
#Ötkert opened in the summer of 2010 and it soon became one of the hottest party places in Budapest. Its terrace, overlooking the pedestrianized Zrínyi utca, and its patio make this relaxed gastropub a favorite on hot summer nights.
Brought to you by the people behind award winning Budapest restaurants such as 21 and Pierrot, #Spíler is a favorite with locals. This 'bistropub', located in downtown Budapest within the historic Gozsdu Courtyard, offers delicious pub fare and drinks, funky décor and a roster of DJs.
Located in the heart of the city, #Akvárium Klub is a great place to grab a drink and mingle with the locals. The huge terrace is a lively spot, guaranteed to be packed when the sun goes down.
#Doboz isn't just another pub. It also serves as a cultural hub for up-and-coming designers. So much so that young architects and interior designers were involved in renovating the building.
#A38 - one of the coolest clubs in the city is the reincarnation of a Ukrainian carrier ship - a barge on the Danube with live music and an open-air rooftop. Shake it to reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, house, and electro. Live concerts are usually scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, but there are various programs throughout the week.
With live concerts on most nights, the #Budapest Jazz Club hosts a variety of performances ranging from traditional jazz to classical music. The venue has an impressive interior decor, excellent acoustics and a state-of-the-art sound system.
#Fat Mo's Music Club is a popular pub. There’s live music almost every day. Jazz, Blues, Soul and R&B are regularly on the program. They also offer a variety of dishes from around the world, such as New Orleans-style chicken, Mexican Quesadilla, Argentinean rump-steak and goose liver, a Hungarian specialty.
Every August, #Sziget Festival brings together more than 70 nationalities, thus becoming one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe.You can enjoy great music with a cool line-up, cultural programs, art installations at more than 60 venues on a beautiful green island in the heart of Budapest.