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“On a visit to Budapest, this is imperative.”
Review of Instant

Instant
Ranked #5 of 186 Nightlife in Budapest
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“On a visit to Budapest, this is imperative.”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Instant is one giant happening spaced out over a great big apartment complex. These old buildings were once designated for demolition but clever entrepreneurs saw a wonderful opportunity to buy up the buildings, spruce them up a bit architecturally but mostly putting in lots and lots of bars, benches and dance floors. There's about twenty different rooms (the exact number escapes me right now) all with a particular decor, music and bar nearby. I had never truly seen something like this before and it made a big impression. Music ranges from electro to indie to rock to pop and house and literally everything in between. Beers are, as is Hungarian standard, almost free at about 2 euros per pint and even the whiskies don't burn a hole in your pocket (whether or not they do so in the throat is up for debate). One final nail in the coffin of approval is the fact that it's open til 6:00 I think almost every day which can be a double-edged sword in conjunction with cheap beer, beautiful women and lots and lots of places to excuse yourselves to in relative anonimity.

Visited January 2013
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“At least pop in the week”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

We are not massive party goers so we decided to stop in on a Thursday night when it was quieter and it was brilliant!

The decor is incredible and it is like going through the looking glass. We must have spent 30 mins exploring and another 30 on the retro ice hockey game. Drinks were reasonable and the staff were friendly.

Certainly in the week they did not seem to be asking you to check bags and it was quite a calm but buzzing crowd, perhaps it would be different on a busy weekend.

Visited April 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice experience”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

It's a great bar with very special atmosphere. It's quite crowded in the weekends but it's a good crowd ;), No entry fee is a plus and the prices are reasonable. You have to check your coat in but it's only 200 HUF. They have 3 dance floors with different music genres, RNB, House, Underground.

Visited October 2012
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keeran89
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69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“You MUST Go Here!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

You can’t go to Budapest and not go here. Grungy, charming, an array of characters, great music, better drinks and it made for a wonderful night. And if you left at 5am like we did, take comfort in the fact that a 24 hour McDonalds is about 2 minutes away. Also, don’t be put off by the long queue outside, it moves really quickly.

Visited March 2013
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Marrakech, Morocco
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great decor!”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

I was on a tour and it ended here. I heard about these types of bars being in Budapest. I am glad I cam here, nice atmosphere. The bartender was very nice and suggested other bars to go to and they had a very large selections of beers!

Visited March 2013
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