Red Ruin Bar
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A unique bar in the heart of the city. The best beers from the eastern part of Europe and a wide selection from the famous Hungarian spirit: Palinka. Visit us and get familiar with the communist part of our history in a funny way you have never had the chance to do before.
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Sas M
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We stumbled upon this bar on our first night in Budapest and went back every night! Staff were polite and spoke good English, cocktails were very good 😌
Written November 3, 2022
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Aris K
17 contributions
Oct 2022
Nice little bar with a quirky theme. Cheap beers and palinka. Staff friendly and helpful. Would recommend!
Written October 17, 2022
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Graeme
Ayrshire, UK39 contributions
Sep 2022
Great wee cheap pub in Budapest with cool communist era decor. Don't get the bad reviews for this place. The beer and cocktails were excellent and as cheap as you'll get. The 2 bar staff we dealt with were sound. Especially the bald fella, with the beard and glasses. Spoke away to us about what Palinka to try. Music is mainly heavy rock/metal.
Written October 1, 2022
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Tina R
Bramming, Denmark43 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Never experienced a bartender so unfriendly.. really - lighten up and show some enthusiasm for the people coming and actually spending money in your bar.
We’ll never go there again.
Written July 13, 2022
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Barbara Boros
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Cheap drinks, friendly stuff, good music, long opening hours, the design is amazing
Pablo suggested good craft beer
Written May 8, 2022
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Matt
Wolverhampton, UK171 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Great spot to relax and watch life go by. We sat outside for about an hour or so on Sunday evening g before dinner nearby

Barman was very knowledgeable and helped me pick various craft beers. Was really friendly too.
Written May 2, 2022
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Pink
Doncaster, UK722 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Only visited once during our 5 night stay as this bar was just around the corner from our apartment.

Tiny bar area that people seem to like to crowd around despite there being seating elsewhere. The staff speak English but appreciate a little effort with the local language - even a 'Szia' (pron "See-yah" meaning "Hi!") Is appreciated here in Budapest.

Drinks were relatively cheap, although not the cheapest we found in the city ruin bars.

The decor as atmosphere is very dark. Very red and with some interesting art and graffiti. The toilet is pretty grim which seems to be a theme with the ruin bars. Bring plenty of hand gel and maybe some spare loo roll. The music was pretty awful, hence us leaving after a couple of drinks. Heavy rock isn't our thing but we appreciate that it may appeal to others.

Written April 8, 2022
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Jonathan Thomas
Bangor, UK383 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Communisht bar as it says. Plenty of beers on offer...good music...interesting stuff on the wall. not much more to say really
Written March 1, 2022
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John J
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Friends
We were extorted in this bar. We bought 2 rounds of drinks, there were 4 of us. When bill was brought over we were asked to pay the equivalent of 240 euros for 8 beers. When in confrontation with staff about price they locked the doors and threatened us until we paid and left. Ruined our experience of Budapest. Please avoid this bar. Bad people.
Written February 23, 2022
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Oliver C
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
I was a bit sceptical after reading the more recent reviews but me and the mrs had a great time, didn’t smell as others stated, the staff were more than friendly, nice and cheap, an overall good vibe
Written November 30, 2021
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