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Szimpla Kert

Kazinczy utca 14, Budapest 1075, Hungary (Erzsébetváros)
+36 1 352 4198
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Ranked #1 of 85 Nightlife in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The oldest ruin pub in Budapest.
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Szimpla is an excellent bar - lots of atmosphere, good music and friendly staff. They also do delicious pizza slices for 600HUF (about £2). It really is a great, quirky place EXCEPT for the toilets which were absolutely awful. In the ladies there isn't even a toilet seat on the two "western" toilets and then the third cubicle has a... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Really enjoyed it. Cool atmosphere, good food and cocktails, really fun. Was amused with a girl selling peeled carrots! Very random but funny!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Cool place to experience a Budapest night life. Quite grungy and quirky decor . We came on a chilly and rainy night and had a drink on the ground area. Before we left we went upstairs to check the rest of the bar. If I can turn back the time I'd find a place upstairs as it seemed nicer,warmer and... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is one of the best bars I have ever been to. The whole idea of a 'ruin bar' is so unique and Szimpla Kert is the one to visit. Its an unassuming bar from the roadside, but as you walk in, you are presented with ambient lighting, funky music (not too loud!), doorways leading to small rooms where people... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was one of several pubs located on Kazinczy Utca. Very unusual place but what a great place. Fantastic atmospere within the place. I found that the drinks were cheaper the further you moved into the place towards the back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

First visit it was a little hard to find, but I am so glad we did! We visited here twice on our trip...and as one might expect Thursday night was much more attended than Tuesday night. If/when I go back to Budapest I am Definitely stopping here again! Maybe more than once.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Must go to this bar. Decor is cyber trendy loads of little rooms reasonably priced drinks and good atmosphere , frequented by pack packers and students alike. Not great if u are looking for holiday romance though !!!! There seemed to be an abundance of Ozzie female backpackers sponging for drinks and cigarettes and preying on young American male students... More

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Szimpla may have an interesting interior but there the plaudits end. The waiter who served me rolled his eyes and put on a sarcastic grin as I pointed at the lager and asked for a large glass. If this wasnt ignorant enough he then threw his hands up in the air when my wife asked for a small glass. I... More

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los angeles, ca
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Really cool space, unlike almost any other bar in the world. Weird eclectic mix of decorations and people. Cheap drinks make this worth checking out. I also went to Instant, which I actually think I liked a little more, but both places are similar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

some the bars in budapest can be quite empty , this place was full alive and buzzing and you can see why , live music rooms all over place and many bars and intriging deco , you can smoke inside as open roof but with flags and some canvas roofs plus heaters mean dont get cold , plenty ntables to... More

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