About the Night & the City Budapest Tour

 

Your visit to Budapest would not be complete without experiencing the unique world of “ruin bars.” This super popular trend, which began with the opening of Szimpla Kert, the quintessential ruin bar, nearly twenty years ago, is among the hippest nightlife experiences in Europe. The bars are situated in what used to be Budapest’s Jewish Quarter, which was abandoned and left to decay after World War II.

The bars are set up in the ruins of abandoned factories, deserted apartment buildings, cellars, and stores. The decor is mix-matched, flea market furniture, peeling walls, and exposed piping, decorated with weird, wonderful, and random art and antiques (what is junk to some is art to others!). Ruin bars offer cheap drinks, some food, great music, dance floors, and street art. They are also friendly, unpretentious, and really fun places to drink and hang out. The existence of the ruin bars, and the vast numbers of people who frequented them, attracted other, more upscale restaurants and bars to the neighbourhood, turning it into an important cultural and gastronomical hotspot of the city.

Besides the classic ruin bars, you will visit trendy eating places, learn about great Hungarian wines, and see that there are more depth and richness in this neighbourhood than initially meets the eye. Come wander the streets of the Jewish Quarter and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of this truly unique neighbourhood of Budapest.

1,5 km tour
3h
6PM - 11PM
1
Pop Up Flamingo OR Green Lantern cocktail with a snack

Pop Up Flamingo cocktail with lychee liqueur and vodka, or Green Lantern cocktail with Midori liqueur and rum

2
Classic pork sausage OR chicken liver paté with a glass of beer

Classic pork sausage with pickled vegetables, mustard, and bread; or chicken liver paté with ginger apple sauce on bread

3
Lángos

Lángos with sour cream and cheese or creamy sheep’s curd cheese and grilled paprika topping

4
Glass of Hungarian Wine

Choice of Hungarian white or red wine

5
Pálinka

Choice of Pálinka

Further Information

Important Information
  • Minors under 18 years old will not be served with alcohol bites
  • The tour is not available on national holidays
  • There are no guaranteed substitutions for those with allergies, though some bites will accommodate
  • Note that you may be asked to wait to receive your bite, depending on server availability, and seating may not be available
  • You may interrupt the tour and continue it on a different day
  • You may convert unused bites to bite-credit via the app
  • The tour is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase
  • Although the tour will be downloaded into your device after purchase, minimal cellular data is required when claiming the bites. Please make sure you have access to cellular data.
Weekly Availability
  • Monday to Friday - 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday - the tour is not available
  • Sunday - 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM