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Budapest Ruin Bar Walk

  • Discover Budapest’s ruin bars on a walking tour
  • Visit up to seven top bars and learn about the ruin bar trend
  • Enjoy the arty vibe and decor, plus a drink and snacks at up to five bars
Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
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'Ruin bars'—drinking spots in abandoned buildings—are all the rage in Budapest, and this tour takes you to some of the city’s best. Follow a guide into the city’s former Jewish Quarter to visit a number of bars, where you’ll hear about the bar trend, savor the boho settings, and enjoy a drink and snacks (in up to five bars). Upgrade to a small-group or private tour to include hotel transfers.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Budapest or one of the area’s hotels if you’ve booked that option.
Next, head to the old Jewish Quarter to visit some of its popular ruin bars. Located in disused pre-war buildings, shops, and courtyards, these edgy hangouts are key to Budapest’s nightlife, and you’ll hear from your guide about about their role in the revitalization of neglected areas.
You’ll soak up each bar’s atmosphere, and enjoy a drink and light bar food in up to five of them as you chat to your guide. You’ll visit semi-derelict warehouses and battered lots decorated with vintage furniture, and get tips from your guide about what to drink and what other bars to visit later.
Your tour finishes in the area or, if you’ve upgraded to a private tour, with hotel drop-off.
Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile
Great and unique experience

We had a great time! Very unique! There were 8 of us and our guide was very knowledgeable. We visited four bars, had drinks at all of them and had a tiny shack at one. The tour lasted three hours! Loved it!

Thank Paola A
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile
Good for Younger Set

The tour took us to four bars in the Jewish Quarter. All were cool but I think I realized that at almost 50, I’m a little old for this kind of nightlife. Lila was a good tour guide and answered our questions about life in...More

2  Thank ChrisGrayFaust
Reviewed November 26, 2018
Well worth a visit, so quirky

Situated in the Jewish quarter the various bars are fun quirky being set in old semi derelict buildings. Popular with stags parties.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fuzzy4food
Reviewed November 13, 2018
The Ruin Bar tour was fun and unique-a must for your Budpest to do list!

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Lilla! She was so knowledgeable, personable, energetic, fun and interesting. She explained the background of the ruin bars, Hungarian/Budapest history, gave us some of her personal insights and enthusiastically answered all of our many questions. Also,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RhondaTraveler
Reviewed October 23, 2018
Fabulous. A great sampling of the ruin bars

Just a great evening. Lilaa was an excellent guide and picked a nice diversity of the different styles of ruin bars. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 22, 2018|
Response from Amy K | Reviewed this property |
It is plenty of food for your dinner. Do not eat beforehand. You would never know how to find these places and all the insider ways without the tour. Really, it’s a great time.