Best ruinpubs in Budapest
What is this ruinpub madness in Budapest? Why they are so special and popular? We give you the answers and the list of the best ruinpubs in the capital.
You may already heard about the Szimpla Kert, the most famous ruinpub in Budapest, and the one Lonely Planet chosen to the 100 best bars of the world toplist. Well, it’s true Szimpla has a very unique atmosphere, and it’s quite a large place. Szimpla is situated in the downtown, next to Astoria, in the Kazinczy Street.
Being in the instant is a pretty surreal experience. Varied decoration in every corner. You can’t decide it is a western pub, or a large house party. Instant has several floors and rooms, you can almost get lost. The main difference to the Szimpla is that here’s usually a party in the night, sometimes with famous foreign djs an mcs. You will find Instant on the Nagymező Street.
Interior of Púder looks like it’s also spontaneous, little chaotic, but artistic and naughty. It’s designed by a contemporary artist Bertalan Babos Zsili. The walls all overpainted, the decorations are oversized, but this together is the Púder (means powder), a cool ruinpub in the Ráday Street. At night there are theatrical performances and djs.
The Grandio is inside the inner garden of a typical hundred years old house of Budapest. Green plants, leanders and trees (shady in the summertime), original ruinpub furnishing, and an extra large burger to eat, the Grandio. The pub includes a party hostel and club for concerts. Look for it on Nagydiófa Street.
Dürer Garden [dy-rɛr]
Set up in the Ajtósi Dürer Street next to the City Park in the former building of ELTE University. Dürer Garden has so much for you, such as table tennis, table football, shady garden with a large projector, and a wide range of concerts and parties from indie to electro, from reggae to hardcore.
Fogas Ház [fo-gɒʃ ha:z]
Varied furnitures and decoration, different types of lamps, weird objects hanging from the ceiling. Imitating a residential community place. But even so you can find in Fogas Ház an art gallery, table tennis room. Fogas Ház focusing on its cultural character instead of the ruin pub trait. So they organize exhibitions and screening movies. Fogas Ház is in the Kertész Street.
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