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“Szimpla Kert - one of the Budapest's signature ruin-pubs” 5 of 5 stars
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Szimpla Kert
Kazinczy utca 14, Budapest 1075, Hungary (Erzsébetváros)
+36 1 352 4198
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Ranked #11 of 419 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Drinking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The oldest ruin pub in Budapest.
Budapest, Hungary
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“Szimpla Kert - one of the Budapest's signature ruin-pubs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

If you could onyl visit 1 pub in Budapest, that should be Szimpla Kert. The place is a ruin-pub, which is already an original establishment (you can only (or mainly) find these kind of places in Berlin and in Budapest). The place has indoor and outdoor areas with unique design and murals. In the outdoor area sometimes there is live music or they screen movies as well. Also, in the weekends there is a farmer's market. Wide selection of drinks and snacks as well.

Visited August 2013
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“Shoreditch in Budapest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Has that bohemian quirky thing going on. Tucked away in the Jewish quarter we stumbled on by mistake and walked into the cavernous entrance. Making our way through this dark inside pub we settled outdoors in a great little courtyard. Drinks are marginally more than elsewhere but its a superb place to go for a few drinks and take in one of the more interesting drinking holes you'll ever be in.

Visited September 2013
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“like in a movie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Love the design of this place, or perhaps lack of it. It is a bit like beeing in a some kind of a place in a Blade runner movie. Fun place.

Visited September 2013
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“A must see!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Words wouldn't do this place justice. Szimpla is the best bar I've been to hands down. We put together our own pub crawl and had Szimpla kert as our last stop which worked out perfectly since we definitely spent the most time there. Cheap drinks and food with an amazing atmosphere!

Visited September 2013
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“Different, Great Fun and Cheap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had read about this in the top 10 Things to do in Budapest. We went early evening before dinner. We had never seen anything like this before. What a great atmosphere. Large open courtyard with all sorts of things hanging from steel poles etc. lamp shades swinging and bicycles hanging in the air etc etc etc. Several little bar areas and great selection of drinks and cheap. We stayed here about one hour and started talking to a few people near us. It was a very friendly place. There were many young people, tourists, and even elderly (like us). Great place. Don't miss it. You will enjoy.

Visited August 2013
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