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Szimpla Kert

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1075 Budapest, Kazinczy St 14, Budapest 1075, Hungary
1 300 4009
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12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 59
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  • 17
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting..

In Budapest there are bars/clubs which have been created within old run down buildings. We visited this one and found it intriguing to say the least. During the day it is a place to meet drink coffee and chat. During the night it becomes a mass of life amongst a normal residential street and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
KateSmith47
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is probably the most infamous bar in Budapest, combining diverse but at the same time a bit cheap entertainment. You see from all the pubs-bars we visited in Budapest we kept the image of a mosaic of different decorations all combined to a great sum. The good thing with Szimpla is that it contains different rooms and places so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

In Budapest there are bars/clubs which have been created within old run down buildings. We visited this one and found it intriguing to say the least. During the day it is a place to meet drink coffee and chat. During the night it becomes a mass of life amongst a normal residential street and you would not know it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

we wanted to see for ourselves what a ruin bar is like and heard that szimpla was one of the iconic ones. indeed the decor was very eclectic and fun. dont just stay on the first floor, do venture above as well. It's equally if not more interesting. the wines we had were pretty average and nothing to shout about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Plus prices above Berlin level. But taking this into account it was a great visit to the past, location wise

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This ruin bar has to be seen to be believed. The impression is that everything is just thrown together but when you look more closely you realise that there is a lot of attention to detail - such as a bench made out of old skis. there is so much to look at its hard to take in, that must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I read about Szimpla on trip advisor and luckily for us it's placement is right behind our apartment. That said we couldn't hear any noise late in the evening. We have had a fantastic 4 day break in Budapest and szimpla kert has been the sprinkles on top of the cherry on the cake!!! It is simply too hard to... More 

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United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I went because we wanted to stop by and see the original ruin bar, and we ended up staying most of the night. The setup in an old Budapest courtyard/apartments is awesome, and we loved the different moods in the different rooms. We did not find drink prices to be that expensive, and the cocktails we ordered... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went here only for couple of drinks, so cannot comment the food. Design of this place is indeed interesting and well done, we liked the ambiance a lot. It's a ruin bar, composed of old, thrown away stuff, with a lot of places to sit, so we were able to find a place even on Saturday's evening. However, staff don't... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A very interesting temple to random junk which has several bars and loitering areas to choose from. Good vibe and a very cosmopolitan crowd.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A really fun place to visit with friends for a few drinks. That being said, there are a lot of tourists just sightseeing and the place gets really crowded. I kind of felt bad getting drunk while watching groups of tourists with small children making their way through the pub and wading through the crowd of partying people. If you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1075 Budapest, Kazinczy St 14, Budapest 1075, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: 1 300 4009

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am

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