We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Szimpla Kert

Certificate of Excellence
District VII / Jewish Quarter
As featured in One Day in Budapest
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kazinczy utca 14., Budapest 1075, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 1 352 4198
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Dive deep in Budapest’s unique nightlife, go to Kazinczy Street! It is not...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,094 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1572
  • 421
    Very good
  • 78
  • 23
  • 39
Best Ruin Pub in Budapest

Went there with a friend on my first night for a quick drink and found the place to be nice and original. Came back 3 other times with different friends. Multicultural... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
Randyman D
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

4,094 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,133: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Went there with a friend on my first night for a quick drink and found the place to be nice and original. Came back 3 other times with different friends. Multicultural, open-minded, different bars, quick service and super-duper dancing ambiance.

1 Thank Randyman D
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Cool ruin bar, good atmosphere and drinks. Some rowdy groups of stag do's and the like but we just sat with a drink and soaked in the atmosphere - we visited during the day time rather than at night.

1 Thank Bernadette T
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

A very eclectic place. We just went for a couple of drinks. Great to walk around and 'nosy' at the interesting decor.

Thank Nadia C
Shotley Bridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
195 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

You have to visit this place. It has to be the best "ruin" bar in the city. You must have a look around at the quirkiness of the place. There are numerous bars inside so you never really have to wait ling for a drink, it's reasonably cheap and there are people of all ages and from all,over the world.

Thank mick1518979
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is one of the coolest bars i've ever been to. It was just a huge, fun, eclectic looking place with different/really good drinks. The music was good, the atmosphere was great, I think it's definitely a must when visiting Budapest!

Thank Lauren D
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Very good place to go for a drink. Unique atmosphere, great entourage and surprisingly allows for multiple tastes and flavors on a relatively small space

Thank stijndeb0nt
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Had been told to visit this ruin bar by friends who have been recently and I am so pleased we took their advice! Such a cool venue with loads of different rooms and things to see. Fantastic choice of drinks and never ending sense of excitement while you're in there. Will definitely be visiting again and recommending to all my... More 

Thank Holly S
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Level Contributor
52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This strange place are located inside some old buildings where the space has been transformed to some otherworldly experience. By night a bar and club where all forms and impressions increase the intoxicated impact. And by day, a food market?! That might explain why we were offered carrots at 2 am?

Thank Peter Z
Ukiah, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

What a fab and hugely unique venue, just can't describe but possiblybest venue have visited across Europe. Live music incredible, friendly &cosmopolitan atmosphere. Decor is bonkers but works. Next door is the 'Karavan' open air food market - perfect for late night snacking and bar visit. I will NEVER forget the Szimpla and would recommend visiting daytime when bar is... More 

Thank Ursula J
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

What an experience ! Don't know what I expected but nothing like this! Various different bars for cocktails, wine, food etc. There's a painted car there too! Must be seen!!!!

1 Thank loiskelly

Travelers who viewed Szimpla Kert also viewed

Budapest, Central Hungary
Budapest, Central Hungary
Budapest, Central Hungary
Budapest, Central Hungary

Been to Szimpla Kert? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Szimpla Kert and other visitors
24 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (24)

Questions? Get answers from Szimpla Kert staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in District VII / Jewish Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
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 Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
Explore this neighborhood