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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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Today
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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If you go nowhere else, go here!

If you want to visit just one ruin bar, this is the one to visit. Achingly stylish in a ruined, degraded kind of way. It has bags of character and endless cool quirks. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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366 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to visit just one ruin bar, this is the one to visit. Achingly stylish in a ruined, degraded kind of way. It has bags of character and endless cool quirks. We only went twice but I could imagine you'd find something new on every visit. The money shot is getting a photo lying in the bath upstairs!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably you have already heard all about ruin pubs, but let us just say that Szimpla Kert is a unique experience and a must see for everybody! There are several bars to choose from, including a cocktailbar and a shisha corner, but the real attraction is naturally the funky interiors! We decided to hang around for some time before our... More 

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Thank NomadEpicureans
Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I heard about this bar before my trip to Budapest so I had high expectations. But this place is much better you can even imagine, very unusual and unique. Highly recommended!!

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Thank Mare M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Szimpla was such a cool ruin bar with cheap drinks. We spent ages just walking round all of the different rooms as they're all so unique and different from each other. Definitely would recommend a trip there, and then stop off at Bors for an epic sandwich, which is just a couple of doors down!

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2 Thank Leah M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the most beautiful bar that I ever seen in the world!! All the decorations,how it's been designed, music, all the different bars, JUST AMAZING. I'm in love with it. hope I'll come back soon.

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2 Thank Fabiola R
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, it's not hard no be a super pub in the pub area but I tried many of them, and I can tell Szimpla is the best in the area. Only 4* coz I wanted to try local "szimpla beer" and it's actually Slovenian. The vibe is great with so many foreigners and the stuff speak well English. Cool place... More 

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2 Thank Barney T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it here. Go here for a cheap pint and an interesting explore. We spent about half an hour just walking round with a beer and exploring all the little rooms and different bars. Very interesting and just overall very cool place. Recommend.

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2 Thank Megan P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has joined my list of the top 10 bars in the world. It's an amazing place with so much going on.

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2 Thank Bennkers
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ruin bar which we visited based upon the trip advisor reviews. We went in the week so it wasn't too busy but I loved all the different areas and the cocktails were great too ! We also ate there and had the chicken wings platter to share, it was very nice but a bit pricier than some places, cocktails... More 

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

Szimpla Kert has to be one of my favourite bars in the world. It's in a massive space with loads of different rooms, even if you don't stay there for food or drinks it's worth it going just to explore all the different rooms and artefacts. We went on a Saturday night which is probably the busiest night but there... 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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