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Szimpla Kert

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Address: Kazinczy utca 14., Budapest 1075, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 352 4198
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12:00 - 04:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 05:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 04:00
Fri 10:00 - 04:00
Sat 12:00 - 04:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Dive deep in Budapest’s unique nightlife, go to Kazinczy Street! It is not...

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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Excellent Bar

Cheap beer and a friendly/busy atmosphere. Well worth a visit probably the best bar we visited in Budapest.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jason S
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cheap beer and a friendly/busy atmosphere. Well worth a visit probably the best bar we visited in Budapest.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to this pub some days ago. The pub itself is very fantastic but I was literaly conned. While my boyfriend was looking for a table, I ordered two burgers and two beers. The bill was around 3000 Huf and I gave 10000 Huf, I received 5000 huf LESS!! When I realized that I came back... More 

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1 Thank Concetta R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been looking forward to visiting Szimpla for a while on our holiday to Budapest and my husband and I went in on a Monday night for a drink. The bar itself is very nice and there is plenty to see if you take a walk around. However, my visit was ruined (no pun intended) by a blonde member... More 

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1 Thank Cindy W
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's very interesting with all the riun pub atmosphere where everything looks like it's falling apart...good beer & tea, free wi-fi :)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such an awesome place and so relaxed. Nice to go to a really popular bar that still feels authentic and not just tourist. so interesting so chilled out. One of those bars that you can sit and drink (and shisha) for hours. Once you're done I'd recommend stopping in at Karavan next door it's basically a little outdoor food court... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We heard that this was in the top 3 bars in Europe and decided to check it out. We went on a Friday night and it was pretty busy. Great ambience, good music - classic oldies and more recent, with a DJ in attendance. Clientele is cross-generational. Lots of spots for ordering drinks, enjoying outdoor or indoor chill axing spaces.... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty cool place. As you walk in you can't help but stare around at all the bits of art junk that have been collected up and turned into something very unique. In the afternoon it's quite laid back with plenty of seats. Come the night and it's gets seriously busy with some people getting into some states. It can have... More 

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1 Thank Cupholderboy
Province of Lecco, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This ruin pub is really popular with both locals and tourists. We had dinner here with a couple of burgers: the quality was nice but not outstanding, and the price a little higher compared to the usual price in budapest. The place is the real attraction: it's a mix of different styles and it's really original. They also have live... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting experience. As expected the bar was in a derelict building and the decor reflected that. We found a couple of bars but discovering what was being sold in other parts of the venue was difficult. It wasn't a comfortable place but the staff and clientele were pleasant and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this ruin bar! There's around 15 rooms & a different theme in each room. There's a live band, outside seating and they sell food. There was a Wine Bar and some of the bars only sell beer or whiskey. I had to search around to find a bar that sell cocktails. Maybe seven or eight bars all... More 

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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.
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