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Potkulcs

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Csengery utca 65/b, Budapest 1067, Hungary
+3612691050
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks

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  • 16
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  • 2
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wanna listen to real,authentic folk music in Budapest?

It's a fantastic place for folk music lovers! I was there yesterday evening,the band played traditional hungarian folk music,and as the night went on,more musicians arrived, and were joining them. They ended up with 3 "primas"(lead violin),two "kontras"(viola)plus the bass player... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
davida p
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It's a fantastic place for folk music lovers! I was there yesterday evening,the band played traditional hungarian folk music,and as the night went on,more musicians arrived, and were joining them. They ended up with 3 "primas"(lead violin),two "kontras"(viola)plus the bass player. Furious the dancers were on the dancfloor,we saw real dancers this time,and the girls were amazing too! I'd like... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I usually go here to meet friends for a drink or two. The place has a nice atmosphere is summer, you feel like home in the garden. It looks like the perfect place to read a book in the afternoon and then meet friends in the evening. In winter I don't go there so often, but definitely a great choice... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great great music. Definitely check it out! Not like the other ruin bars, as they have really fantastic music (i'd like to say all the time, but I actually can't be sure..)

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Potkulcs is for those who want to go somewhere where you get the feeling that several of the guests are regulars, you hear more Hungarian than English and you want to run the chance to run into a nice live concert - and you don't care if it is Hungarian folk, jazz or rock. You can eat something but you... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

i went to this place for the strapatchka, which i'd heard it was the best. but they were out of it when i went :( since it was my last night in budapest and the place is kind of hard to find (you have to get in through a little gate and walk past a corridor towards a little door... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Nice original laid back bar with mostly local crowd. Not very easy to find. You can get food here too. The night I was here, an older gentelment was playing an acordion.

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New york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I loved the laid-back atmosphere here. It felt very relaxed, even when it was crowded. I ate one meal here that was decent, but nothing special.

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

I have been going to Pótkulcs regularly since 2006 and I love it. It is quite "retro" in style, but very cosy. In summer you can sit outside in the lovely courtyard. The prices are very good and I love their food, especially sztrapacska, one of my favourite dishes.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

funky but not unique

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

I love it. A little bit expensive but the in the summer this is a great place. the cook is sometimes slow, we did wait an hour once, but the food is good once it is in front of you.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Csengery utca 65/b, Budapest 1067, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > Terézváros
  • Neighborhood: Terézváros
  • Phone Number: +3612691050
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?