The Best Nightclubs in Budapest for a Unique Night Out

Adam Barnes

While Budapest’s nightlife may be more famous for its ruin bars, it’s the many and varied nightclubs of the capital that will really leave an impression. Here are our top picks.

1. Akvárium Club

Pub, Bar, Nightclub, Beer, Cocktails

This is by far the most central nightclub on the list, making it an appealing attraction for party-goers who don’t want to have too far to find their way home. It features a number of halls – often hosting concerts across the spectrum of musical genres – a funky central room for taking a break from the dancing and is a particular treat in the summer with its quaintly-lit terrace and events.

2. Doboz

Bar, American

It’s not hard to understand the decision behind naming this place Doboz – meaning ‘box’ in English – with each of the different dancefloors and bars connecting to the central outdoor area to create an intriguing ring road with a mix of distinct music styles. It’s definitely one of the more trendy places to party the night away, whether that’s on one of the many dancefloors or – in the warmer months – outside in the courtyard beside the 300-year-old tree.

3. A38

Bar, Hungarian

hajo_image_8
© A38

This old Ukranian cargo ship has been a staple of Budapest’s nightlife for nearly 15 years now, and it’s easy to see why. It’s one of the most popular venues for visiting musical artists, plays host to various art and cultural events and has weekly parties with a variety of DJ tastes aboard the deck of the ship, all with the Danube drifting quietly by.

4. Sparty

Bar, Hungarian

Cinetrip Spa Party Budapest
© Sparty

As popular with tourists as it is with locals, the weekly Sparties combine the famed thermal baths of Budapest with bright lights, loud music and attractive people. In the warmer months the Sparty takes place in the most iconic of the capital’s thermal baths, Széchenyi, with the colder months finding a home in Lukács. If you’re planning on partying in Budapest then bring some swimwear, because a Sparty will be one of the more memorable nights of your life.

5. Kobuci

Music Venue

Though this place is further out from the city itself in a part of Budapest called Óbuda it manages to evoke a sort of secret garden vibe, hidden away as it is beyond cobbled streets and within a courtyard sheltered by many trees. It’s not strictly a club, but commonly hosts bands and DJs for parties that last well into the night.

6. Ötkert

Bar, Pub, Beer

IMG_5136
© ÖTKERT

If a club is judged on its popularity, then Ötkert is by far and away the number one destination for party-goers. Often requiring a lengthy queue just to get in – which is something of a rarity in Budapest – its different, creatively decorated dancefloors will provide the tunes to match any taste while original themed nights means there’s always some new reason to turn up for a party.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Summer Sale

Save up to $1,665 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

X
close-ad
Edit article