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Fogas Ház Budapest |© Fogas Ház
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Awesome Pictures that Prove Budapest's Ruin Bars are the Coolest Places to Drink

Picture of Alex Mackintosh
Updated: 12 June 2017
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 bar Budapest
Csendes Létterem vintage bar | © Csendes Létterem

Where you can drink under a canopy of fairy lights…

Mazel Tov bar Budapest
Ariel view of Mazel Tov | © Mazel Tov

Or dance in what feels like a forest!

Fogas Ház bar Budapest
Fogas Ház ruin bar | © Fogas Ház

The bar is always well stocked

Szimpla ruin bar Budapest
The bar at Szimpla Kert | © Jorge Franganillo / Flickr cc.

You can even find a farmers market at Szimpla

Szimpla Kert Farmers' Market
Szimpla Kert Farmers’ Market | © Jorge Franganillo / Flickr cc.

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

Szimpla Kert ruin pub Budapest
Szimpla Kert ruin pub | © VillageHero / Flickr cc.

Or sit in an old Trabant car…

Szimpla Kert Budapest
Szimpla Kert Trabant | © Jodie C / Flickr cc.

Or dance while an angel owl hybrid watches over you?

They’re housed in the coolest old buildings

Fogas Ház bar Budapest
Outside Fogas Ház | © Fogas Ház

And can be intimate and cosy…

Leibling bar Budapest
Leibling | © Fogas Ház

Or open air with a festival vibe

Koleves bar Budapest
Very cool backyard bar at Kazinczy Street | © Christoph Derndorfer / Flickr cc.

And since they’re usually open all night long…

Fogas Ház Bar Budapest
Dance all night at Fogas Ház | © Fogas Ház

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