budapest nightlife

Budapest nightlife and clubs

Budapest nightlife - Young and wild. In the Hungarian capital, divided into Buda and Pest by the Danube river that flows through it, the nightlife is very lively and offers numerous possibilities for fun and entertainment for all tastes. From ruined bars to numerous parties in the city's spas and saunas!

Budapest nightlife

Budapest is a capital famous for the variety of its nightlife.
There is fun, from every point of view: the beauties of the city, the evening entertainment (concerts, pubs ..) and the spas. There is something for all tastes: more or less chic clubs, places for young and old, classic discos, open-air bars, wineries, historic clubs, theaters and cinemas.

The Jewish Quarter of Budapest, the seventh district, is also very fashionable, there are many pubs, clubs and cultural circles recently opened in buildings previously abandoned and now restored. Among the most special is the Szimplakert, which also has a cinema.

Furthermore, Hungarian girls are very beautiful, fun-loving, open and intelligent. If you happen to be in the summer, you should know that the island of Obuda, on the Danube, is filled with discos and clubs: it is called the "party island".

Broadly speaking, the Budapest neighborhoods recommended for nightlife are:

Liszt Ferenc Square
It is a square full of trendy bars and clubs where you can have a drink outdoors or even eat.
Raday utca
Another street with outdoor bars, restaurants and excellent wine bars where you can taste typical Hungarian wines or the traditional grappa called “palinka”.
St. Stephen's Basilica
Nightlife is becoming increasingly popular in the area around St. Stephen's Basilica.
Baross utca
It develops from Kalvin Ter square.
Alternative venues. The Jewish
quarter In the Jewish quarter the fashion for so-called ruined pubs .

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To move from one pub to another, I recommend using taxis, which are efficient and cheap (you can reach any place for a maximum of 8 euros).
In order not to run into the usual illegal taxis, I suggest you book a taxi over the phone. You can call the City taxi company, tel: 0036-1-2111111.
The rate is excellent, the service on time and the switchboard speaks English.

A fun option if you are in a group is to join the so-called party-buses, real walking discos.
Using the party bus it will then be possible to take a tour of all the discos and parties organized on the night of Budapest. Among these we find those offered by the Dokk, with minimal, techno and house themed DJ sets, or those of the various Morrison's nightclubs in the city, which are teeming with university students, funk and commercial music.

Discos and clubs in Budapest

  • Morrison's 2
    (Szent István körút 11, Budapest)fb_icon_tiny Morrison's 2. Free admission or a maximum of 500 forints (less than € 2). It is a pub located in an open courtyard of a building, in which there are various rooms, all quite small in which different musical genres are danced: from karaoke, to commercial music, to slower music. Average level of the hottie not particularly high, some slinguata but difficult to score, unless you want to aim for some crazy and drunk mature woman. Local still recommended for towing, even if it gives its best in periods full of students. Age 20-35.
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Morrison's 2 - Budapest
  • Romkert
    (9 Döbrentei square, Budapest)fb_icon_tiny Open Monday to Saturday from 22.00 to 5.00
    Outdoor disco with quite high quality and well dressed pussy. The peak night here is Tuesdays. Average age 20-30 with few tourists, free admission.
  • Hello Baby
    (Andrássy út 52, Budapest)fb_icon_tiny Open Thursday to Saturday from 22.00 to 5.00
    The club is located in a Gothic building from 1886, which also houses a library. Great variety of cocktails and electronic music. Men pay 2000 HUF to enter, with 1 drink included, women enter for free.
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Hello Baby - Budapest
  • Trafiq
    (Hercegprímás utca 18, Budapest)fb_icon_tiny Open Wednesday to Saturday from 12.00 to 4.00
    . Assortment of Hip-hop, RnB and House music. Trendy atmosphere, at the weekend you pay 1500 HUF with two drinks included.
  • Peaches And Cream
    (Nagymező u. 46-48, Budapest)fb_icon_tiny Open Wednesday to Saturday from 22.00 to 5.00
    Nice nightclub in Budapest. Commercial music and RnB, frequented by high-level babes. Highly recommended.
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So much hottie at “Peaches and Cream” - Budapest
  • A38
    (Petőfi Bridge, Budapest)fb_icon_tiny Open daily from 11.00 to 23.00
    This club restaurant is located on a barge permanently anchored along the bank of the Danube, at the Petőfi bridge on the Buda side. The restaurant has a huge bay window which offers excellent views of the Danube and the city. There are 5 bars on board, where different local and international music is played. Without a doubt it is an interesting place.
  • Old Man's Music Pub
    (Akácfa utca 13, Budapest)fb_icon_tiny Open daily from 16.00 to 4.00

Ruin pubs

That of the ruins pub is a fashion born in Budapest in the early years. These are buildings in ruins and abandoned, transformed into clubs or pubs where you can listen to music, dance and drink beer. These places are devoid of signs and on the outside appear as normal buildings. Ruin pubs are informal places, they are also called romkocsmák (ruined bar), or kertek, if they are set in courtyards.

To find all the most popular Ruin pubs at the moment and the events held in them, you can consult the websites or

  • Szimpla Kert
    (Kazinczy utca 14, Budapest)fb_icon_tiny Open 12.00 to 2.00.
    It is undoubtedly the most popular ruin bar in Budapest. Lonely Planet even listed it in the 100 best clubs in the world. It is a large post-atomic style club, with many rooms and a courtyard that can accommodate hundreds of people during parties that last until late at night. Not to be missed.
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the Szimpla Kert - Budapest
  • Instinct
    (Nagymezo utca 38, Budapest) The palace is fantastic, there are so many rooms to visit and the creativity here has reached remarkable levels.
  • Ötkert
    (Zrinyi Ut 4, Budapest)fb_icon_tiny Open every day from 11.00 to 24.00. From Wednesday to Saturday from 11.00 to 5.00

Night parties at the Spa

If you come to Budapest do not miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the night parties organized in the most famous spas of the city. On these occasions, the thermal baths remain open on weekends (especially Saturday evenings) from 10 pm to 3 am to give rise to real night parties. Men and women come together in swimsuits.

  • Rudas Baths
    ( Döbrentei tér 9, Budapest) Turkish baths, dating from the 15th century, with an impressive octagonal bath and a stained glass dome. Friday and Saturday the opening is also at night, from 10pm to 4am, for both genders.
  • Széchenyi
    Baths (Állatkerti körút 9-11, Budapest) The Széchenyi Baths are always crowded and are among the largest in Europe, with eleven indoor and three outdoor pools, not to mention the diving and healing pools. On Saturday evening the Cinetrip is held, an aquatic party that attracts young people from all over Europe. Djs blast music while hundreds of people dance in the pools.
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Night parties at the Széchenyi spa - Budapest

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Party in the thermal baths of Budapest

A place for every evening:

Whatever day you happen to be in Budapest, here are some tips on the best locations for each day of the week!

  • MONDAY: Pub Morrison (révay, 25)
  • TUESDAY: Instant
  • WEDNESDAY: Peaches and Cream
  • THURSDAY: Pub Morrison II or Szimpla Kert
  • FRIDAY: Otkert
  • SATURDAY: Pub Morrison II, Peaches and Cream or the night parties at the spa
  • SUNDAY: Old Man's Pub

Clubs to avoid in Budapest!

Not everything that glitters is gold! Some clubs in Budapest have a bad habit of scamming unfortunate patrons. Usually the script foresees that some beautiful girls placed near the entrance of the club try to convince you to enter by promising you free admission, low prices and lots of fun, except that then they present you with bills several hundred euros per person, without having done anything or for drinking only one beer. If you don't have cash with you, the night club staff will escort you to the nearest ATM and won't leave you until you drop your money. These clubs are mostly located in the area surrounding Vaci Utca, but not only.

Here are some places to avoid (also reported on various online sites):

  • La Dolce Vita (Október 6 utca)
  • City Center Club & Restaurant (Váci utca)
  • Mephisto Café (Váci utca)
  • Nirvana (Lola Club) (Szent István körút)
  • The Black and White Club (or Tropical Bar) (Galamb utca)
  • Cabaret Fountain (Vaci utca)
  • Small Bar (Párizsi udvar)
  • Flashdance (Váci utca)

Outside Budapest

Absolutely to go to Lake Balaton , especially on the south side during the Heineken festival , where the university babe goes to celebrate (devastating herself) away from her parents, precisely around the second week of July. If you like live music then the Sziget festival , where for 7 days half the world pours on the banks of the Danube. The babe feels very hippy and free to open up to new experiences.