Szimpla Kert
12:00 - 04:00
Monday
12:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 04:00
Thursday
12:00 - 04:00
Friday
10:00 - 04:00
Saturday
12:00 - 04:00
Sunday
09:00 - 05:00
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Dive deep in Budapest’s unique nightlife, go to Kazinczy Street! It is not an accident that it’s also called the Street of Culture, Kazinczy street offers the greatest variety of touristic highlights, the most famous ruinbar, fine dining and the highest quality Kosher restaurants, the most colorful streetfood in Budapest. Under 14. Kazinczy street you can find the pioneer of all; the first ruinbar: Szimpla Kert. Here you will find an uncomparable atmosphere, fine food and drinks, cultural events like movie projections, live music concerts every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, a free jam session on Sundays, farmers’ market on Sunday mornings and many more. Szimpla Kert welcomes you all day with breakfast, lunch and dinner offers, beautiful garden, interesting objects and people. It’s always full of life, especially in the evening, it turns into an international meeting point.
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Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
How to get there
  • Astoria • 5 min walk
  • Blaha Lujza tér • 7 min walk
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Mrs R
Banbridge, UK88 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We were recommended the ruin bars, in central Budapest and they did not disappoint. Such an amazing place with so much to ponder. Really unusual setting, culture and atmosphere. The place is buzzing at night with various types of music played throughout the warehouse. After 8pm it gets busy. Our favourite bar was the wine bar. Our first visit was during the day so we got to fully see the character and then on our return we waited until dark and thats when the bars came to life. Its a must see when visiting Budapest x
Written 25 November 2022
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Orfeas S
9 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Great to enjoy a drink of any kind. Very nice people, alternative. Very good atmosphere. Average prices. The staff was okay.
Written 23 November 2022
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Ana S
Ljubljana, Slovenia44 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Unique and a must see place during the day or during the night since it's open till late hours. Great (bohemian) vibe for all generations. Lots of bars, combined with street arts, fresh flowers and live music. They offer special (and delicious) cocktails, long wine list and a variety of beers.
Written 10 November 2022
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Alexandragfkelly
London, UK366 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Came for a few drinks before going to the club. Very hard to get a seat but plenty of places to walk around was very big. Drinks however were slightly over priced.
Written 9 November 2022
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thomas095
Birmingham, United Kingdom111 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
One of the coolest, if not the coolest, bars I’ve ever been to. This ruins bar was highly recommended to us and I’m really glad we went. There was quite a big queue when we got there but it went down very quickly and we were in within about 10/15 mins. Once in it is a maze of places to sit and drink and different bars to go to. There’s also a huge outdoor section. Wish we’d have gone back in the day as apparently there’s an indoor market. Certainly one of the must visits for Budapest!
Written 6 November 2022
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Ineta J.
Lithuania9 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Definetly different and unique place that must be visited in Budapest! Very good vibe inside and lot’s of different bars.
Written 4 November 2022
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Jo
5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
The place is magical at night. I’ve never been to a ruin bar and I really love this place. We arrived after dinner. It was not overcrowded nor filled with noisy music. You can have a drink and have a nice chat with your friends. This place has a lot to explore.
Written 4 November 2022
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George & Mildred
Vagator, India57 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Great place to visit ( a must see) .. cool and interesting.
Walk around, choice of bars inside, great music ….
Very busy in evening .. best to explore durning day firstly
Written 1 November 2022
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Mina Eaves
Kewstoke, UK43 contributions
Oct 2022
Dark, cavernous and full of interesting people and artefacts, this is a must-visit. There are many bars within the building so take time to wander through to the back where there is an outdoor type area and more bohemian rooms upstairs. The expensive Hungarian red wine from the Wine Bar area was disappointing. Next door is a vibrant open air food court (Karavan)- nicer, cheaper wines (half the price) and loads of good food even a great vegan fast food outlet.
Written 31 October 2022
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steve f
Worcestershire, UK96 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Love the idea of ruin bars but has become too commercial and this one now just for tourists with tourist prices.
You’ll find very few locals here anymore.
I also hated seeing the damage being done to some gorgeous old buildings and their features with the graffiti and for example gauged writing in the once beautiful parque flooring.
Written 30 October 2022
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Szimpla Kert is open:
  • Sun - Sun 09:00 - 05:00
  • Mon - Thu 12:00 - 04:00
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 - 04:00
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 - 04:00
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