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“Eclectic and fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert
Kazinczy utca 14, Budapest 1075, Hungary (District VII / Jewish Quarter)
+36 1 352 4198
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Ranked #1 of 134 Nightlife in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Eclectic and fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

we avoided the bald man and went to a bar towards the back. The pretty girl serving was very nice and efficient.
The beer and coke were certainly cheap and cheaper than the hotel but i suspect we could have found an even cheaper place if we had wanted to. We didnt want to as this was in an ideal location and the place was very interesting. I didnt count the bars but it has plenty and whilst it was quiet late afternoon i can imagine its heaving at night, or it should be.
Dont miss it or another of the many pop up ruin bars if you are in budapest, even if its just 1 drink.

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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Oslo, Norway
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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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