Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert, Budapest: Hours, Address, Szimpla Kert Reviews: 4.5/5

Szimpla Kert
4.5
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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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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Belle Y
17 contributions
Vibrant and eclectic
Nov 2021 • Couples
We knew we wanted to experience a ruin bar in Budapest and this seemed to be the most recommended one - we were very glad we went when we did (around 8/8:30pm) as we noticed a very long queue when we left! Put simply, if the Lost Boys from Peter Pan were to create a bar, this would be the result. It’s very trendy, perhaps hipster, but there’s a very cool vibe here. There are quite a few bars within to explore, we chose one selling mulled wine as we needed the warmth but we found a seat in the corner and people watched to our hearts content! It’s bustling and busy, full of youth and life so definitely visit if you love to be somewhere lively! We did hear some live music somewhere in the midst of all this, which was great too. Would absolutely return now we know what to expect.
Written 15 November 2021
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mariam
Tbilisi, Georgia2 contributions
Good place for drinks
Nov 2021 • Friends
We visited on Tuesday evening at 9pm and I can tell it is the best crowded places for gathering friends and have variety of drinks until late night (2am I think). Nice cocktails and hot wine. It was warm enough inside at second floor.
Written 10 November 2021
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DarrylC
London20 contributions
Lovely daytime visit
Oct 2021
As a family of four with teenage girls, we decided to skip an evening session amongst the stag and hen parties and instead came here on a Saturday lunchtime. We arrived just after it opened and sat in the courtyard with a few drinks as a couple of skilled gentlemen played some lovely guitar music and other locals prepared food. If you like your beer, try the "liquid cocaine" IPA, it was very tasty. The crowds started to gather after a little while, but it wasn't too busy to have a wander around the whole complex and see all the other areas and nooks and crannies which would be filled with noise and laughter of an evening! It's a really lovely space - my wife and I could have stayed for a few more hours in truth, but the kids had turned to their phones so we decided it was time to move on.
Written 2 November 2021
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dr S
7 contributions
Awesome experience : Must do for all travellers
Oct 2021 • Friends
New gen ambience … must try the local alcohol … Unicom and Palinka.
Sad that the kitchen does not open to serve food before 7pm !
Written 31 October 2021
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Dan K
Israel122 contributions
Super recommended!
Oct 2021 • Friends
This is an amazing building, very beautiful place. I went there with my friends for drinks, we had great time. Excellent atmosphere, lots of options. Really cool place with great vibes!
Written 10 October 2021
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FilipH
Cologne, Germany4 contributions
Cool Place - but an expensive tourist trap
Aug 2021
The location is nice, like in the pictures. I can imagine that this place once was a cool place to hang out.But now it is really full of tourist, many loud youngsters ,
In this place I had my worst cocktail ever. A huge glass with very little alcohol and lot of cherry juic. Think it was almost 3000 incl the plastig mug one have to buy..
I would not say "do not go there", the location is cosy and cool. But keep in mind that this is a place like s"een this - been there - never come back."
Written 27 August 2021
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Steve F
1 contribution
Prices almost doubled
Aug 2021
Szimpla just increased the price for a beer with almost the double. It used to be 700 forints, now it's 1200 forints. Much due to their new environmentally hostile policy that you have to pay for your own plastic cup to drink from. Ironically in the name of the environment. Needless to say that plastic was never particularly environmental friendly. The beer in plastic cups are not just much more expensive and environmentally hostile, but also taste much worse, as the beer doesn't stay cold when it's not in a glass.
Written 21 August 2021
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Timea S
1 contribution
good ruin bar vibe, terrible dj, small drink options
Aug 2021 • Friends
The place is eunique, worth to visit to experience the vibe that you don't get elswehere! The music however is shockingly bad, their dj probably works for free, or drinks, lol. it was painful, no transitions between songs with different rytms all night🤣 the bar at the back NEVER has white whine, and that rose is only bearable with water...and they dont tell you that there is a wine bar room right by the batrhooms, with actual selections. Overall the place is good, full of foreigners, if you dont mind the terrible music and the zero wine selection that you get if you are not aware of the options. prices are also ok.
Written 8 August 2021
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Pandafilet
Vienna, Austria47 contributions
What a place!
Jul 2021
Crazy collection of anykind of furniture, deco, trash - people drinking in old bathubs, cars, etc. Several bars of good quality drinks and reasonable prices. Absolutely a "must see". Excellent friendly and helpful Cuban guy at the entrance!
Written 1 August 2021
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lin
Leipzig, Germany12 contributions
super special place that you have to experience yourself!
Jun 2021 • Friends
most beautiful bar ive ever been to, the vibes are immaculate. its popular among hungarians as well as international tourists, but mostly young people. we went on a sunday night and it was full. friendly bouncers who care about whats going on inside but everyone was peaceful anyway. we got to meet so many new people it was awesome! the whole building with the dancefloor and different bars and decoration is so special, you HAVE to visit! i will miss this place
Written 19 July 2021
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