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Szimpla Kert

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Address: Kazinczy utca 14, Budapest 1075, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 352 4198
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12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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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
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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.

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Cool place

Definitely worth the visit. Good atmosphere and very interesting decoration and interior. A bit too crowded with tourists, didn't see many locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Julian W
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Cologne, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth the visit. Good atmosphere and very interesting decoration and interior. A bit too crowded with tourists, didn't see many locals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I did really enjoy this place. Cheap drinks, good music and atmosphere. There were so many interesting rooms to explore too. The only thing that made it not so great for me was all the tourists. Ok, I was a tourist too but I met some really interesting people in different bars so if you're looking to meet locals it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We met friends from Germany in Budapest, their hometown. We went to dinner in the Jewish Quarter and then over to Szimpla Kert. We were blown away. We wound our way through the entire apartment complex before settling into a spot on the second floor at an old kitchen table and chairs. The music was great, the place was crowded,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

It's a "must see" place in Budapest. Even tour programs are allocating time for their tourist clients can visit and enjoy the place. Very crowded at night, beers are good, cocktails are disappointing. 5 star for the atmosphere.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Truly amazing place with an atmosphere I have never seen before. It is a combination of weird and eccentric, interior is just filled with so many details, every piece of the place carries a story. Everybody can find something for themselves, from shisha to beer. One of those places where you just keep coming back to!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Never seen a place like this before (and I travel a lot!). This typical ruin bar reserves you lot of surprises! More than original decorations, animated walls (you can change channel screens on tv using an xbox which is connected to an old computer!! Weird and funny)... well you can't leave Budapest without seeing this place!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This was one of my highlights of Budapest, you have to go check it out! We got there at around 10pm and the atmosphere was great. Every room is different, its a really cool place!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Oldest ruin pub in Budapest and definitely has the most the character. Such random decor but it makes the place. Drinks are cheaply priced, slightly more than other ruin bars but still cheap. A must visit if in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

See what I did there? Puns aside, there is a reason this place is rated tops: it’s a maze of funky rooms, with crazy art, tons of fun people and a great vibe. You can’t go wrong; there is something for everyone here. Do yourself a favour and get lost in this place. The only thing to watch out for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We went when it was quiet. I've seen a few bad reviews due to bad service. The service we received was fine, as we're the drinks and they were cheap by UK comparison. The place was very random, which is what you'd expect. It was interesting to see but give me a standard pub any day of the week.

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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 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.
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