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#768 of 1,573 European in Budapest
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$3 - $13
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European, Pub, Gastropub, Hungarian, Central European
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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0.3 miles from Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a craft beer geek, I tried to visit all the renowned craft beer bars of Budapest I read about at specialised craft beer websites. Craft Head turned out to be an absolute winner with regard to the best complex quality of beer and service...to price ratio due to all this: - all the 2 dcl. "beer tasting samples" were served to me in an ideal temperature and all beers were fresh, which is not so common even in "beer capitals" such as Prague. This is a proof to me that they keep beer barrels cooled properly all the time as well as that they clean the pipes and tap equipment regularly and properly; - they had a wide selection of all key beer styles from Budapest and Hungary based breweries, from both "real physical craft/microbreweries" as well as "former home brewers' virtual breweries that brew their beers at external craft/microbreweries" (I do not know proper English terms for this as I only read Czech and Slovak craft beer magazines and websites); - given a beautiful historical building and rather upscale furniture, as well as a table service by waiters in suits etc., the prices were very reasonable (most beers, incl. IPA, less than 1000 forints per 2 dcl. glass), given also the location right in the centre of the capital city. Unless you are a beer brewer, a beer tasting geek or just a rich person, I see no reasons to pay about tripple prices for similar quaity beers at bars like Hops bar, or double prices at weird places on housing estates such as Jonas pub. While I understad and respect what MadHouse means for the Budapest craft beer scene, I did not enjoy my beer tasting there, as I paid double to tripple prices compared to similar craft beers in Prague, without finding any of the MadHouse beers outstanding in any way (all tasted OK to me, but none was worth the price for me), and serving 1 dcl. beer samples outside of tasting them right at a bar seems a bit unprofessional to me, as beers in just 1 dcl. glasses simply get warm on their way from the bar to the table. In this sense, if one also wants to enjoy a typical esthetics and vibe of Budapest, as well as beer samples tasting, I am unaware of a better place to sit down and enjoy as CraftHead - feel free to suggest to me at pmzahr@gmail.com. Some of the tourists or maybe even those "show off teenage Erazmus" large parties that complained about food and service in the reviews below just were not intelligent enough to read that this is not a restaurant, but a bistro, which means that there is a kitchen serving craft dishes, but not a large team of chefs able to prepare like ten different dishes at the same time. For these "Erasmus and other large parties" I can recommend going for a dinner to just any restaurant that has a word restaurant in its name near the legendary Szimpla Kert, and move to Szimpla to socialise in the best way one can in Budapest, chosing Hungarian craft beer or just traditional Pilsner Urquell or just some cheaper corporate Hungarian beers for those who are not craft beer geeks. Also here at the Craft Head, they had some medium size brewery beer from the Czech Republic, which I guess is the same brewery where they brew their own beers, but as I was fully focused on traditional microbreweries and "flying former home brewers" from Budapest I forgot which Czech medium size breweries this was (it was one of these traditional Czech medium size breweries which are fine in general outside of craft beer geeks tastings|. I did not try pairing Hungarian craft dishes with Hungarian craft beers yet, but on my next trip to Budapest I will give it a try the most probably here at the Craft Head.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 27, 2022 via mobile

Excellent range of beers. Good food - what’s not to like. Main courses of duck and pork medallions were enjoyed.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

The beers were great, but the crispy pork knuckle was very average!! When I saw it on the menu, I was excited!! But disappointed when it arrived!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

We was a large group of friends who was travelling together in Budapest. We had pre-booked a table and the restaurant was prepared (we thought…) that we was coming on a Thursday evening in June. But ufortunately this was not a Good experience at all....They had no control at our orders and everything was very unproffesional and chaotic, there was people who got their food almost an hour after the first ones, but the worst was the really bad service from the vaitors. It is ok to get stressed when there is a lot of people coming, but the vaitors (except for one) was grumphy, rude and did a not acceptable job. The burgers was ok, but the Cesar salat had 4 small bites of chicken, no dressing and was almost just pieces of lettuce. So tips from us; use your money at a place that like to have costumers and behaves like normal, nice service-minded people, and not by people who lookes like they hate their jobs and litterary doesn’t give a f***… 🙄👎 Regards from NorwayMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

Very friendly staff, good selections of drinks, not only beers, but also interesting selection of whisky! nice place for dinner with friends.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022 via mobile

If you try to eat and drink something in Buda late night and see a place stating that they serve till 01:00....do not go this restaurant because they even wont let you enter on 10:30

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

2 weeks ago again we had a lovely dinner here. We ate 3 courses and they all were pretty delicious; and of course the beers too. Very good selection of beers. The staff was helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022

The staff is excellent! Good craft beers, and they also have vegetarian food options. (Tofu burger and sweet potato fries are great;)

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022

Great place to find various craft beers and bistro food at a location easily accessible. If you're not sure which beer to pick, the guys are eager to help :) I personally like the interior very much.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed January 30, 2022 via mobile

We ate craft head burger and drank few beers. The staff was kind and we received our order quickly. Perfect place for families👍

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed January 30, 2022 via mobile

Pork knuckle was amazing! Staff was kind and the service was fast. I recommend the place. Wide selection of beers, great polish, german, czech and hungarian craft beers.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 26, 2021

Amazing taplist that never disappoints with local and international beers. The staff gives great recommendations based on your preferences. They also have a Bottle Shop if you want to take some home.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2021 via mobile

A bottleshop and a restaurant. Their taplist is impressive. Many local beers and I have tasted many: Mad Scientist, Brew Your Mind and Feher. The Hungarian brewing scene is brilliant. The food is ok, got the Hungarian burger which was fine. I'd return.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

The look and atmosphere is in top, but we came for a great food experience. I would compare the food we got with the same we get at the highway from the cafeterias. However they have plenty of drinks and beers and a friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2021
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