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High Note SkyBar

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#32 of 363 Bar in Budapest
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Belvaros-Lipotvaros
0.1 miles from St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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What you can expect during your visit
  • 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.
About
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. Since 2015, the team of the High Note SkyBar launches a whole new experience for the autumn-winter season in all aspects. Come up to the High Note SkyBar and see it for yourself!
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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 via mobile

Went to have some cocktails with friends and take some pictures (we didn’t book a table in advance). Staff is very polite and friendly, view from the balcony section is beautiful!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Saranaberrie First of all, let me thank you for your lovely review, and that is proof that the invested work is pais off!!!! Our team works very hard to please our guests and keep up the high High Note Standards. Once again thank you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible view, spectacular service (Orsi was incredibly welcoming and always attentive to customers). Live DJ and drum set just enhanced the experience! Definitely recommend it!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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PCS, Assistant. Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Laupugak Let me thank you on behalf of the whole team and Orsi, your heartwarming comment! I could write a novel about how grateful for your review, but I believe a BIG THANK YOU could cover the whole I wanted to say! Nothing better...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for drinks at sunset and got a gorgeous view across Budapest. We booked online which was super easy and the best way to make sure you can get in. Drinks were reasonably priced and the staff were very accommodating and friendly. Thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear naomi_jasmin44 Thank you very much for your kind words, we are really glad, that you have enjoyed the concoctions of our bartenders and the stunning vistas of the Basilica and across the Buda hills. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Csaba...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with delicious food and really delicious drinks. The staff are easy to get in touch with and know what to recommend of beverage. The roof terrace itself was a bit of a disappointment as one could not really look out. But still nice...to be close to the skyMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear frukuk Thank you for your nice review and for mentioning our friendly staff and delicious drinks. I was saddened to hear that you were disappointed with the view, however, if we would know about it, we may change your seat to have a better...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely advise pre-booking, we reserved a terrace table as the weather was beautiful. Amazing view of St Stephens. We watched the sunset and listened to the great music provided by a DJ and Saxaphone player. Very friendly staff and great drinks menu, it is more...expensive but you are paying for the location. Would have liked to have had a few more bar snacks on the menu but everything was excellent.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear katherineKeen Thank you for taking the time and share your feedback with us. It is always a pleasure to read that what we do, we do it right and guests are satisfied. We always advise and recommend having a reservation, due to high demand,...More

Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

Book your seat,it's worth it. With the back drop of St Stephens this really is a great place to chill. We arrived and were able to watch the sunset. Lovely view with some great areas to sit and enjoy. Maybe a little pricey but with...the view I guess it's worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2022

DaveHKids Thank you for taking the time and share your feedback with us! Not much to say when reading a great comment like yours, but like this, we know that the effort we make to feel happy our guest is worth it! As regards the...More

Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

The location on Top of the High Note Hotel provided great views during the sunset. They have a bar full of unique cocktails and the bartenders have won awards for some of the speciality cocktails like the Bourbon Julip! Being there for sunset over Budapest...was a real treat and lovely view of St Stephens.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2022

Dear CapnGreg Thank you so much for sharing your experience of your recent visit to High Note Sky Bar! It is wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed the spectacular views, and the atmosphere our bar has to offer with its location just a hand...More

Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

Booked months in advance for a special birthday meal. Stated we were eating (to allocate a suitable table as requested), given a low table in the gangway - completely unsuitable for eating a meal. Asked waiter to move and told other tables were reserved, despite...most being empty. Staff seemed nice but cocktails nothing special. Completely overrated and disappointing - left within 20 mins.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2022

Dear Suze_Sull Many thanks for visiting our rooftop bar and honoring us with your straightforward review. We are truly sorry to learn that my colleagues could not provide the high-quality service we are famous for. The High Note Sky Bar has lately become one the...More

Reviewed June 15, 2022 via mobile

I love this place! It has an amazing view, good coctails and nice atmosphere. Thank you for having us. We will definitely visit this roof top bar again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2022

Dear 255michaelag Thank you for the lovely feedback on your recent visit. We are thrilled to read you had an amazing experience and enjoyed all aspects of your stay at Aria. Special thanks for highlighting the outstanding views from our sky bar and the friendliness...More

Reviewed June 15, 2022 via mobile

Guys, you are amazing! Very beautiful place for evening talks! We booked a table with yellow pillows at the terrace but if you want to eat, I’ve recommend to take high table.

Date of visit: June 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2022

Dear Natalia1406 Not much to say about your beautiful review, just simlpy Thank you! This is great feedback and affirmation, that what we do, we do right!!! Kind Regards Csaba Pálfi

Reviewed May 20, 2022

I do not care for bars or being around liquor, but this rooftop at the Aria hotel is so invigorating, and as I looked at the illuminated basilica and areas of Budapest, it was as if stress departed me, and I floated in a dream...world.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jetzina, Manager at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2022

Dear parissmiles, Thank you for your kind review, we are thrilled to read you had such a magical time with us! I hope we can welcome you back again in the near future, it would be our pleasure! Kind Regards Attila Jetzin

Reviewed May 19, 2022

We came to the High Note Skybar with colleagues for a corporate dinner. Everyone was having a great time. The service is first class (after all, the restaurant is located in a five-star hotel) and the food is excellent, too. The view is fantastic, especially...from the two "lookout terraces" you can see the sights of Budapest in 360 degrees. Luckily we were even able to admire the sunset from here. We had a great time, thanks to the High Note Skybar team.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jetzina, Manager at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2022

Dear X1029CGtk, thank you for sharing your kind review with us. Your nice words about our staff, service and food are well appreciated and I have forwarded them to the team already. The view in the night time is truly mesmerizing. We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed May 13, 2022

My family came here for drinks before dinner. It was a great view over the city and was lovely to watch the sun set. The drinks menu was varied with lots of different spirits and local wines. The long couch / chairs were a bit...awkward to sit in, but manageable. The servers were vary attentive. Prices are similar to London ones.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2022

Dear haleymoser First of all, thank you for taking the time to share your great experience with the community! We are very happy that you enjoyed our service and a wide selection of our drinks. As regards the couch, please check back in about a...More

Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

We arrived and were seated in a high table outside, we ordered some drinks whilst waiting for the food. At a certain point we noticed that our food wasn’t coming and then we decided to call out one of the waiters; this young guy approached...us and made sure that everything was proceeding perfectly throughout our 1 hour long waiting between the 2 meals. He was really kindhearted and we can’t thank him enough for the entertainment that he brought to the table just joining us in our little chitchatting. If it wasn’t for this I would probably rate 1/5. Big acknowledgements to Nico!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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PCS, Assistant Director of F&B at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2022

Dear Thenewui First of all, let me thank you for taking the time and share your thoughts with us, and the community. We are very sorry for the bad experience you have gone through, and there is no excuse for it, just a simple explanation:...More

Reviewed May 7, 2022

We got a table inside. Had booked outside with view. Ordered drinks. No drinks came. Ordered wine and water. We got wine, two of us got no glasses. No water until we reminded. The starters was good. Ages after we had finished the starters We...got the food. One dish ice-cold. It was probably microwaved and came back hot as Sahara and dry as the same dessert. Disaster. Will never return. //JohanMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jetzina, Manager at High Note SkyBar, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2022

We are devastated like the desert you mentioned in your review to realize, how disappointed you left after your dissatisfactory guest experience. As a first remark, we offer you our humble and heartfelt apologies for the inconvenience occurred to you. If only I could assure...More

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PAWCarol
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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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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