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High Note SkyBar

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 08/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Belvaros-Lipotvaros
0.1 miles from St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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The High Note SkyBar is a full-service, lushly landscaped rooftop garden which was named as one of the Top 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the World by Conde Nast Traveller in 2018. The skybar offers fine-drinking cocktails, exciting barfood selection and extensive wine list, all while granting a breathtaking view of Budapest and a front-row ticket to St. Stephen’s Basilica. Three years in a row, the team of the High Note SkyBar launches a whole new experience for the autumn-winter season in all aspects. For this year, they were inspired by the legends and myths that surround us. What was Leonardo da Vinci’s favourite flower? Can the Philosopher’s Stone really turn anything into gold? What does Nicola
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $42
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, Contemporary, Central European, Hungarian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exciting, great drinks by knowledgeable and kind staff, excellent view to the Bazilika - an Instagrammable spot that's very cozy and not too crowded at the same time. An ideal drop-in and stop for any tourist and regular in Budapest.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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PCS, Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear vszilvasi Thank you for your kind words , we are happy that you find us knowledgeable and kind, as it is our goal to surprise all of our guests , whether local or tourist, with a 'home away from home" feeling! With Best Regards...More

Reviewed August 11, 2021

Great drinks, view and Spotify music had to shazam so many songs. Amazing spot ❤️ Definitely coming back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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PCS, Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2021

Dear 813tetianag Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our great drinks and our well selected Music! You know what they say..."Noblesse Oblige" Best Regards Csaba Pálfi Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed September 20, 2020

Beautiful view especially from the two towers right next to the Basilica. The armchairs are very comfortable and the waiters are very polite and attentive.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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X7823EUpeters, Egyéb at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Dear PVKrisztina, Thank you very much for your kind review of our bar. It is heartwarming to hear, that you had an enjoyable time with us, not to mention your special comment on our professional servers. Your kind words will be shared with the team....More

Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

Sándor is the absolute best mixologist in all of Hungary. The service is outstanding and the cocktails are outstanding! Don't go on a weekend without a reservation.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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CSP1028, Ass. Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2020

Dear Vernon On behalf of Sandor i would like to thank you for the nice words,regarding service,drinks,Sandor and everything.Well the weekends are very hectic, but mostly very very busy.Our Bar is very popular among the Local guests and tourists.Well recommended to have a reservation before...More

Reviewed August 22, 2020

the place it's so so beautiful and nice decorated and in the night u have a beautiful view the food and the drinks are really really good and the prices aren't high for what they offerMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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X7823EUpeters, Egyéb at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2020

Dear elenaoprea735, We appreciate your kind feedback. It's wonderful to read you had an amazing experience at our rooftop bar. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit. We hope to welcome you again in the future! Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed August 5, 2020

We came here many times, because it has a beautiful view over the basilica and Buda. The good thing is that you can visit this bar even if you do not purchase anything. So, if you are around, just take the elevator to the 7th...floor and have a breathtaking view of Budapest. You can almost reach the dome of Szent István bazilik - which gives a special touch to the bar. If you are thirsty, they have a huge selection of alcoholic beverages. In addition, they offer snacks and small bites. The prices are pretty high, but the panorama is priceless :) I recommend to come here at night - it is open until midnight.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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csengek2016, Vezető at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Dear Istok, welcome back again - if I can greet you as our returning guest! Thank you for your compliments and for mentioning our great selection of drinks, as well the bites we offer to our guests. 😊 Thank you very much for your feedback...More

Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

This skybar was by far the best we tried on our trip to Budapest. We tried 3 and they had the best cocktails and a beautiful view/background of the grand church. Go there!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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csengek2016, Vezető at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2020

Dear Christian First of all thank you for visiting us and that you have shared your experience. We are to the moon and back that u find the best bar in Budapest! Looking forward to greet you soon! Kind Regards Csaba Palfi Assistant Director of...More

Reviewed July 23, 2020

We have been in this place many times and always had a good time. The location is perfect, nice view, impeccable service.

Date of visit: July 2020
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csengek2016, Vezető at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2020

Dear Michalis G, Welcome back as a returning guest! Happy to hear that the quality is still the same, and our team is still trying to make it 101%! Hope to see you soon! Kind Regards Csaba Palfi Assistant Director of Food & Beverages

Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

This place is amazing. I would love to be able to afford to stay in the hotel but this was just a surprise treat for my boyfriend birthday to the skybar. Its sophisticated and the view is great. It is quite pricey. The cocktails are...fancy and mostly whiskey/rum based. It’s such a lovely atmosphere here and the service is exceptional! I wish I had dressed up more, I definitely felt underdressed!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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csengek2016, Vezető at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Dear lauramcf97, Thank you for your kind feedback, we are so happy we were able to deliver a memorable experience during your visit! We are incredibly lucky to enjoy such a stunning scenery, we hope to see you again soon. I believe among the rooftop...More

Reviewed March 30, 2020

We booked a table for a couple of cocktails, the list wasn't extensive and the ones we wanted to try were sold out, they are expensive but the location and views were excellent, very close to St Stephens Basilica which at night all lit up...looks lovely. It was too cold to sit outside so we drank our cocktails inside and then looked round out side and took some photos.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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csengek2016, Vezető at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Dear Sarahc11 Thank you for providing us with feedback of your recent experience at High Note Skybar. It was wonderful to read you enjoyed the breathtaking views from our rooftop, we are very lucky to enjoy this spectacular panorama of the city. I was saddened...More

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PAWCarol
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Response from Kornél M | Property representative |
Dear PAWCarol, Many thanks for the question. Unfortunately we do not have any accurate dates of re-opening the High Note SkyBar after the pandemic statistics make it possible. Normally, it is not a must, though highly... More
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Yes pretty sure they do but can't remember the times.
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Response from jenwez | Reviewed this property |
We took a chance and we did get a table for drinks but would recommend booking!
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Yes, High Note SkyBar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

High Note SkyBar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4