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Szimpla Kert

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Address: Kazinczy utca 14, Budapest 1075, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 352 4198
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12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Drinking
Description: The oldest ruin pub in Budapest.

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Decide to find a Ruin bar at a friend's suggestion and checked on trip advisor for suggestion. We were not disappointed with a number of bars inside and reasonably priced drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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London, UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Decide to find a Ruin bar at a friend's suggestion and checked on trip advisor for suggestion. We were not disappointed with a number of bars inside and reasonably priced drinks. We got there around 8.20pm and got straight in, but by the time we were leaving there was a queue formed outside. Great friendly atmosphere with lots of different... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is incredible - it felt like being in a movie - Blade Runner or something similar - a real labyrinth of bars, eating places, (had a fine burger upstairs) and quirky places to sit - to pinch someone else's style, a 'szimply must do' when visiting Budapest!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The whole place is incredible. Apart from the whole place which looks different, fun and great, what i liked the most is that the atmosphere is just relaxed. Everybody is welcome. We saw young people, senior people, two grandmas with a dog! I just love variaty and this place definitely has it! By the entrance, there is a photo box,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want to go to the best bar ever in the world, go here. I would say more but words cannot do this place justice.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are in Budapest you have to check out Szimpla Kert. We had heard about the famous ruin pubs so decided to check out the most famous one during the daytime. It is such a quirky place to go for a chilled out drink during the day and you can see everything they have going on there from seats... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want to experience some nightlife in Budapest, Szimpla Kert is a must visit. The party starts as soon as you step through the PVC strips at the entrance. There are multi-coloured lights, disco balls, signs, artwork all over the ceiling and walls. The clientele was mainly tourists when we went but there were some locals too. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is one of the most popular Ruins Bars in Budapest! This place has an insane vibe! It has a unique style and atmosphere! We went to Budapest with friends and we found ourselves heading to Szimpla Kert each night! Go there for the pocket-friendly drinks and the psychedelic organic interiors!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place is touristy, like absolutely rammed with tourists. It is like Erasmus exchange heaven. But you know what, join the herd and check it out. The place is popular for a reason. Whilst you may not meet any locals here it's still a cool place to have a drink at. The whole concept of a ruin bar is awesome... More 

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What an odd place. Total Health and Safety death trap, but the way its been decorated and is full of such weird pieces of junk is really cool. Great music in different areas, a huge "outdoor" area where if you can bear the smokers is a very cool "chill-out" part. Great price drinks, a hilarious night guaranteed. Brilliant, very original.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great atmosphere! We had a few shots of Palinca and listen to some great music here. I'm coming back for sure!

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