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Szimpla Kert

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
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“ruin bars”(213 reviews)
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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...more
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Kazinczy utca 14., Budapest 1075, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
+36 20 261 8669
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here for a few drinks, definitely a very random place, good atmosphere. Worth a visit if wanting a good night

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheoSox10
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this ruin bar on an afternoon for a drink and some lunch. Make sure you spend some time exploring it before you settle down for a drink. Every area seems completely different from the previous one. Where else can you see a giant...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Smack1970
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went several times with some of my friends during our trip to Budapest in summer. It's just the perfect place to grab a drink, have a nice moment with your friends and also the occasion to meet new people from all around the world....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mcheg_
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my second review of this incredible ruin bar, albeit in very different circumstances this time. I was so excited when the Stag party decided to give it a bash, given the success of my last experience! After a short queue outside, we walked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for a night out, the drinks were so cheap. We are used to asking for double gin and tonics in London, pretty sure we got quadruples by asking for that as they don't measure like London. We weren't complaining but just be careful!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really cool experience. There is loads of different rooms- wine- spirts ect- the music was really good! It was deffo an experience you need to witness

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MJN_o2
Reviewed 4 days ago

A collection of eclectic drinking and eating establishments within the famous Budapest ruin bars , great vibe, great music and a great atmosphere and all reasonably priced, had a great time, highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gary D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place with 90s decorations! Really good music and cheap drinks. It is a must visit for drinks. Will definitely go back again when I will visit Budapest next time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KaterinaSof
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this place with few friends and had a fun, but suddenly we heard how the staff talking about foreign customers( whos bringing the money) the lady talked about very rudly about them. We asked why do speak like that, cos someone could understood,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ambassador818451
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really bad and rude staff ,just make a money!!Never again !!Even one of the staff with black hair and face piercings!!She was the worst !!

Date of experience: February 2019
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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
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February 12, 2019|
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Response from Robert K | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely casual.
January 13, 2019|
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Response from szciklon | Property representative |
Hi, after ten o'clock the bouncers may ask for your ID already before entering, and at the bar they can ask for it anytime, therefore please be prepared. Regards, Orsolya Szimpla
January 13, 2019|
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Response from szciklon | Property representative |
Hi, I suggest you either wait for your friends outside, or inside, or come before 8, because then there is no queue at all. Regards, Orsolya Szimpla
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Szimpla Kert End Of Feb (2 Replies)
Hi, We are coming February 27th for 3 nights. Last time I came in July and kert was open. Is it still open in the winter months? I remember a large outside open area last time?
January 15, 2015|
Response fromTimeaRose|
Its open all year round. I was there in November once - a bit chilly, but they had heaters all over.
Neil K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Best ruin pub's in Budapest . (4 Replies)
We have been to some good ruin pub's in Budapest ,think we went to Szimpla kert and kaplung and can anyone suggest any other ruin pub's to visit,much appreciated,Neil.
March 01, 2016|
Response fromJulie C|
You could try Instant which is over behind the Opera house a few blocks. IMO, Szimpla Kert is the best...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Afternoon tea at Four Seasons Gresham Palace (9 Replies)
Good evening.. I have a few questions regarding the above. I have been to Budapest a fair few times now and I'm planning a trip for next year. This will be a hen do for a very good friend who visited Budapest with me a few years ago and fell in love with the city. We just want to do something luxury and different. She is not a spa person so I came up with the high tea idea. We are planning on going July-August next year, obviously looking to avoid the F1 weekend and Sziget fesztival. Has...More
August 23, 2016|
Response fromJulie C|
I can not comment on tea, but I had breakfast here with friends. I thought the prices were insanely expensive. So far beyond anything I would have expected. They were staying there, so they had a 'free breakfast". Pity those that had to pay. I ended up just having coffee. Nothing in Budapest is worth the $$$$$$ they were charging.