Awesome Pictures that Prove Budapest's Ruin Bars are the Coolest Places to Drink

Fogas Ház Budapest
Fogas Ház Budapest | © Fogas Ház
Alex Mackintosh

When it comes to a night out in the Hungarian capital, you never know what you’re going to find. Whether it’s a bath tub next to the bar or a room full of televisions from the 90s, it’s always a surprise and never dull! The city’s ruin bars have become iconic symbols of Budapest’s nightlife and are some of the coolest places to drink – just check out these photos to see why.

You’ll feel as if you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and entered another world…

Csendes Létterem vintage bar

Where you can drink under a canopy of fairy lights…

Ariel view of Mazel Tov
Fogas Ház ruin bar

The bar is always well stocked

The bar at Szimpla Kert

You can even find a farmers market at Szimpla

Szimpla Kert Farmers’ Market

Where else can you drink surrounded by TVs from the 90s…

Szimpla Kert ruin pub

Or sit in an old Trabant car…

Szimpla Kert Trabant

Or dance while an angel owl hybrid watches over you?

Owl angel

They’re housed in the coolest old buildings

Outside Fogas Ház

And can be intimate and cosy…


Or open air with a festival vibe

Very cool backyard bar at Kazinczy Street

And since they’re usually open all night long…

Dance all night at Fogas Ház

There’s always the chance to have the city to yourself and see the sun rise as you walk home

Dawn in Budapest
landscape with balloons floating in the air


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