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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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9:00 am - 5:00 am
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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

Dive deep in Budapest’s unique nightlife, go to Kazinczy Street! It is...

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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Great night out

Fantastic ruin bar with lots of different rooms. Drinks and shisha were both great. Only small complaint would be lack of toilets but then the place was quite big so maybe we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Fantastic ruin bar with lots of different rooms. Drinks and shisha were both great. Only small complaint would be lack of toilets but then the place was quite big so maybe we just couldn't find them! This is a must for a night out in Budapest!

1 Thank SuzyMax94
Paris, France
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a fun, funky bar- you can have drink sitting in an old cadillac if you like. The service was friendly & the bathrooms were clean. Definitely a great spot for hanging out with friends- the more the merrier. It's an expat bar mostly geared towards students & the 35 & under. Lots of personality!

1 Thank traveller2927
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great fun, cheap drinks compared to the uk prices were used to. A group of 7 of us managed a table no problem. Smoking area was nicely heated. Cloakroom queue was nothing short of a nightmare. Genuinly thought I might be trampled. Needs much more organisation.

Surrey, UK
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great atmosphere and good beer in this splendid ruin pub. Only the food, which is pretty average, stopped it getting 5 stars.

Thank BaggyQuin
Vienna, Austria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

atmosphere, unique, meet locals with the hungarian palinka. nice place to get around in the city center

Thank mate k
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were advised to visit a ruin bar whilst in Budapest and had a very interesting evening. The bar is inside a ruined building, it's difficult to see where the street ends and the buildings begin and the various rooms are piled high with bric a brac - everything from vintage shop scales to hairdressers chairs complete with dryers. Good... More 

2 Thank Julie L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Really great place with good beer and music.entry is free and beer is cheap. Its oldest pub in town and its quite amazing.

2 Thank Kenan Z
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We are 'oldies' so you wouldn't think that a ruin pub was our sort of thing but we had read about them in our guide book and decided that they were so unique that we should visit at least one. I am not sure what our expectation was but it was clearly met! Quite an eye opener. Everywhere we looked,... More 

2 Thank nickandliz
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Initial enjoyment of the Bohemian atmosphere quickly evaporated when it became clear that this is a haven for scumbag pickpocket gangs. Enter at your peril - at the very least DO NOT take your phones with you. Oh and should you be so lucky as to be targeted by these lowlifes, don't bother reporting your losses to the apathetic, ignorant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Colleagues recommended this bar very excitedly when I told them I would be traveling to Budapest. And now I'm certain to be one of those excited colleagues telling the next traveler to go! The atmosphere and creativity of the bar and it's decor is the reason to go, it's as simple as that. I didn't know what to expect even... 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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