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“Different, Great Fun and Cheap”
Review of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert
Ranked #1 of 194 Nightlife in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Dive deep in Budapest’s unique nightlife, go to Kazinczy Street! It is not an accident that it’s also called the Street of Culture, Kazinczy street offers the greatest variety of touristic highlights, the most famous ruinbar, fine dining and the highest quality Kosher restaurants, the most colorful streetfood in Budapest. Under 14. Kazinczy street you can find the pioneer of all; the first ruinbar: Szimpla Kert. Here you will find an uncomparable atmosphere, fine food and drinks, cultural events like movie projections, live music concerts every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, a free jam session on Sundays, farmers’ market on Sunday mornings and many more. Szimpla Kert welcomes you all day with breakfast, lunch and dinner offers, beautiful garden, interesting objects and people. It’s always full of life, especially in the evening, it turns into an international meeting point.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Different, Great Fun and Cheap”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had read about this in the top 10 Things to do in Budapest. We went early evening before dinner. We had never seen anything like this before. What a great atmosphere. Large open courtyard with all sorts of things hanging from steel poles etc. lamp shades swinging and bicycles hanging in the air etc etc etc. Several little bar areas and great selection of drinks and cheap. We stayed here about one hour and started talking to a few people near us. It was a very friendly place. There were many young people, tourists, and even elderly (like us). Great place. Don't miss it. You will enjoy.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank zoli18
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very unique and interesting”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I was hesistant at first to visit this place as I thought it was a tourist trap of some sort. Although it is filled with young tourists, there is quite nothing like it that I have ever seen or experienced. Yes it is a bar but it's definitely much more than that. It is extremely appealing visually and mentally and has a very unique atmosphere it creates while being able to enjoy some drinks and some amazing music. It definitely is worth the visit and we met some great people at this place.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank E T
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The pub is unlike any others that you might have been to, the design and architecture of that place is very innovative, quite an eye opener. Huge choice of drinks at reasonable prices, and shisha is available there as well. The most exciting part is the people that you get to meet them, from all different countries, where you will get to interact with them and learn stuffs from their adventures.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank KayliGoh
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Szimpla night out”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Super cool, interesting, extravagant place, full of nice young people from around the world, fine service, good music and happy memories with friends :)

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Burnkata
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Halmstad, Sverige
Level 5 Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of the best bars in the world”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

There is not much to dislike in Szimpla. A lot of fun people, reasonable prices, very good atmosphere, different interiour and again, lot of fun.
They play all kind of music, so everybody gets to listen to some favourite during the night. It seems that they close up when people leave :) have been there a few times, until very late hours, but never saw them close.

Visited April 2013
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