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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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10:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Drinking
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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Totally original, unique....and brilliant

I get the impression that all of the ruin bars are pretty good fun, to look at least, but the general consensus is that this is the best one. Hence, off we went, on a Saturday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2014
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I get the impression that all of the ruin bars are pretty good fun, to look at least, but the general consensus is that this is the best one. Hence, off we went, on a Saturday night out in March. The general concept of a ruin bar seems to be sticking whatever random tat you can find on the walls,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place is so quirky and such a great atmosphere, you must visit if you are in Budapest! great food and drinks too!

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Best in the Pest is how i'd describe this bar. Great space with quirky decor and cool tunes to keep you entertained...if the (v cheap) drink doesn't! (toilets could be better, but can't they all). Enjoy!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ruin pubs. I'm not sure I would have grasped the concept fully before experiencing Szimpla Kert. I've been here before and everytime is a new...experience. While being a bar, it's at the same time some kind of wonderful Alice in Wonderland goes apocalypse-ish feeling over it all. In a way *very* touristy (you get the token senior citizen bus tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Probably the original and best ruin bar in Budapest. I took a bunch of old timers to Szimpla to expand their horizons. After the initial shock for some of them they all got into the swing of things and we ended up having a great night and even had one of the shisha pipes on offer. A wonderful concept for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I read about the ruin bars. But we didn't know what to expect! What a cool place! Bit weird but weird in a good way. Best thing... Cheap drinks! Half litre beet and a good rose.. 700 huf! But definitely a recommendation!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is one of the well know Ruin Bars. What a fantastically cool and relaxed place to recharge your batteries and rest your walk weary feet. What a wonderful idea - making open unused spaces into bars. There is a very special vibe in these places and it doesn't matter what age you are or gender you are - you... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This bar was amazing - the setting is really original, and they had some really awesome decor including a phone booth, random gnomes... truly an awesome find! I love the ruin bars in Budapest but this was by far my favourite! Make sure you arrive earlyish to secure a table though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ruin Pubs in Budapest became an important attraction and this one is on the top of the list. You have a few floors of a building with a inner yard and unique style (or no style at all, some may say). Some of the large rooms got the bars while most rooms (some of them tiny, some of them large)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is a fun place. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best ruin pubs I've been. There are many bars and a wide range of drinks. Highly recommended!

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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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