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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...more
Iranyi utca 25, Budapest 1056, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

Go for beers and listen to some live music. Nice vibe and people, friendly staff. Good price on beer

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank sssara2017
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Full of hipsters, heavy metal fans, young lovers and tourists interested in sampling some communism, Red Ruin is a quite interesting way place. It’s a kind of a strange cross between a dive bar and an artisan brewery bar, which I don’t think all of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Applefee
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Evenings at the ruins bar is literally unmissable. Drinks are super cheap and the ambience with international crowd is just amazing. This is teh best place in town to hang out for a drink. Unmissable!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sreedevi_prajith
Reviewed March 15, 2019

Noisy, full of atmosphere, great beers at great prices. It took a little finding, but well worth the walk

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nw12
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

This is a quirky bar that would suit those looking for drinks on a budget. It’s fairly interesting inside and had a nice friendly atmosphere. The one thing that let this place down (I can even forgive the hard rock music) was the terrible smell...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank esmeingers
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

We mapped a few bars to visit for a mini bar crawl and chose this one because it seemed like a fun concept. When we arrived rock music was playing and the friendly bartender (with excellent English) served us quickly. It was fairly busy and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

We heard for it from a friend who recommended it because of cheap drinks and they really were moderately priced, also we went there on a friday and all cocktails on fridays are 1+1 so that is pretty great, the only thing that was wrong...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Came here for one drink on the way back to our hotel, as soon as we walked in we were hit by the smell of public toilets. Drinks are cheap, but the smell of toilets is horrendous, we quickly drank our drinks & left for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kirsty K
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Really friendly bar staff and good value drinks and happy hours. The decor and decorations are interesting - graffiti styled ironic communist propaganda. We visited several times during our stay in Budapest and will definitely go back. A relaxed atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RaCaJo
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Red Ruin Bar is somewhat of a hidden gem, lots of locals here. and surely like no bar you have visited before :) Very small inside and not much seating, but a good range of drinks available. Anti- communist/ sarcastic humour. This bar has a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube,
with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The
Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica
stand out as two of the finest examples of
architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for
more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval
city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while
the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention
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May 30, 2018|
Response from etempleman | Reviewed this property |
2pm I think!