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Szimpla Kert

Kazinczy utca 14., Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 20 261 8669
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Relaxed and ReImagined!!!

So whilst in Budapest we decided to give the RuinBars a go and being within our hotel being half a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom J
Essex, United Kingdom
via mobile
Psycho bouncers

I have been visiting Budapest regularly since 1987 and every year since around the time this bar... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ruin bars” (140 reviews)
“amazing bar” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kazinczy utca 14., Budapest 1075, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
+36 20 261 8669
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So whilst in Budapest we decided to give the RuinBars a go and being within our hotel being half a Km from Szimpla Kert (the 1st RuinBar) there really wasn't a better opportunity. The whole place is pure genius, seriously such a laid back, relaxed...More

1  Thank Tom J
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been visiting Budapest regularly since 1987 and every year since around the time this bar opened. What fails to get noted is that Budapest has always had a great pub scene even under communist times and szimpla kert is not inventing the wheel....More

Thank georgewashington
Reviewed 3 days ago

Based in the Jewish Quarter, real cool ruin bar. This is a must see when in Budapest. Plenty of bars and a real good vibe could kill a whole night here on the session!

1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the most unique bar experience of my life. Since returning from my trip to Budapest I have difficulty explaining the diversity of areas within the bar, and the overall experience. Highly recommend.

1  Thank spk7493
Reviewed 3 days ago

Think I was lucky that there was a good band playing. The venue itself is interesting and everyone says. The group playing in Hungarian were excellent with an arrangement of musicians to mirror the haphazard decor itself.

1  Thank stiffoak
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My son came to this bar over year ago and said "Szimpla might just be my favourite bar in the world" We have just been over the weekend and I can see why. It's just a great place. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank Gerhart L
Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't know what to make of it. One one hand nithing but garbage what people picked up at gardage day or monument of old and useless. Never the less you wonder around and look everything and buy some overpriced drink

Thank stevepencz
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the original ruin bars, the Szimpla Kert is now a prominent tourist attraction in it's own right. Occupying a haphazard area with nooks, cranny's and rooms leading through to rooms, there are plenty of seats, bars and even a burger joint. Drinks are...More

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This bar is incredible. It’s got several bars inside and all with good beer. The food here was delicious they catered for several different allergies and vegetarians. We hired a shisha from the bottom bar which was reasonably priced. We spent about 4-5 hours in...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a crazy bar area with around ten different types of bar. But it's not a dancing pub area. The drinks are quite quite cheap.

Thank Joann C
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
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Alice P
30 September 2017|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
Hey alice, the good thing about this place is its good to go to on ANY night. We went on a friday and on the sunday and it was still as lively and as good. Infact, the sunday night was the better night when we went, they had... More
Gillian C
11 September 2017|
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Response from Calikins | Reviewed this property |
We visited once late at night and returned early afternoon the next day, and it had a very relaxed atmosphere. There were groups, couples, hen parties etc all enjoying themselves without any trouble or fuss. You certainly... More
27 January 2017|
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Response from Andi_Strud | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's still cheaper than UK/London bars, but more expensive than other bars in Budapest because this is the most touristy place. With £ being 25% weaker than it was when I last visited, I would say international... More