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For Sale Pub

#208 of 2,425 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
District V / Inner City
Bar, European, Pub, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Vamhaz koerut 2 | District V, Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 267 0276
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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434 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in for a drink and something to eat. Nice place but the most unfriendly arrogant staff I have ever met. Getting a drink was a challenge as waiters/s kept passing by as if we were not there. We didn't stop to eat. This is a tourist trap, we would never return.

Thank david s
Haifa, Israel
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came there for dinner, during couple trip to Budapest. Really its a very nice place, good food, fantastic gulash soup, good live music. We waited for 10 minutes to get a table, but its defenetly worth it

Thank Zhenya R
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For Sale Pub in Budapest is a simple place in central of the city (just in front of the Central Market Hall or in the local language - Nagy Vásárcsarnok, located in Budapest, Vámház krt. 2, 1053). The atmosphere is very friendly, the walls and the ceiling are covered with notes left by the visitors all over the world. On... More 

Thank samkal77
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picture the scene - a full evening the night before sampling the amazing wines of Budapest, wake up late morning and need a place for some hearty spicy goulash soup and a medicinal beer. The perfect place in Budapest is the 'For Sale Pub'. Expect to queue and be prepared to be patient - but don't give up. This is... More 

Thank Halfochki
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Special and authentic pub which all the There is free peanuts on the table, eat all you want and throw the shells on the floor, there are two levels, the staff is very accommodating (we AM). Overall this is a special and nice place worth visiting. recommended. Is in front of the covered market.walls are covered in notes.

Thank אילן מ
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to this place as a family member highly recommended their experience. However we weren't overly impressed. We were shoved into a corner on a stair well with staff running up and down the stairs running into us. We waited for over 20 minutes for our drinks which never arrived until we asked again. It's a cool atmosphere with big... More 

Thank Harry B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch twice first time interesting watching other diners and read reviews which confirmed our impression of brusque service. However, on second visit a few days later, service was fine . they must have read reviews!!! Each time goulash was excellent and with beers very cheap.

Thank andyandanne2015
Pleven, Bulgaria
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere. Busy staff. We were there for diner with our group - 4 adults and 2 children. Reserve the table before you go or prepare to wait long time. The goulash soup is perfect. It is enough for 3-4 people - 1 litter is the portion. There is also live music starting about 20h. Very important thing. Only CASH... More 

Thank didkoband
Quito, Ecuador
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is located just few meters from Liberty Bridge and Citadella Hill. If you wanna try Hungarian food this is a very good place, prices are quite hight but dishes are big enough to share with friends (that's what waitress stated and I cofirm it). You will love the decoration, is very unique and have a relax environment. Free... More 

Thank Wilson M
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the goulash soup which was excellent and plentiful, a meal in itself. Enjoyed the quirky atmosphere and watching the rather off hand treatment of arriving guests, some of whom turned round and left! Be prepared for the queue and some rather brusque treatment, I guess with crowds arriving it doesn't matter if you upset a few people....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, European, Pub, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vamhaz koerut 2 | District V, Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 267 0276

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Staying in District V / Inner City

Neighborhood Profile
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 and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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