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“Nice. Not as much as i expected. ”
Review of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert
Ranked #1 of 189 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
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3 reviews
“Nice. Not as much as i expected. ”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I have read some very good reviews for this place so we went there. The truth is that i thought it would be better than it really was. However, it would be a lie if i said that i did not enjoy it. Nice enviriment, a little bit expencive. Nice music. Many rooms.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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1 review
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“Something special”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

I came here with my friend and host, Ezster, whom I had met 2 yrs earlier in at the Ecumenical Community of Taize in the French Countryside. Also with us were her flatmate, Andre, and his girlfriend visiting from Paris. It was a remarkable place. The ruin pubs are really something special, and this is the king of them all. You simply have to experience them, as there is no way to describe the eclectic, even madcap, atmosphere. Nothing in the world like this. It is part of what made Budapest my favorite city in Europe. Go with friends, or go to make friends, or both.

Visited November 2012
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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Play the resident bear at shove”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Went there on both Fry-day and Saturday, with a large squadron of lads and had an amazing time. The atmosphere was eggcellent! Beer is cheap and the jäger trains are long and plentiful!!
One tip: wear your best pants and head there on a Fry-day between 12-14:00 to play the resident bear; a local alcoholic jaundice resident who will play challengers at the classic game of shove! He plays not for money but for pride. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Bonbon1985
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Magic Land!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

This place is amazing. Many shocking features, mysterious, international craziness with a local taste... Crowd so relaxed but at the same time lots of good looking people inside. Loved the organic bazaar on Sunday morning too. Great experience!

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Just amazing!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was for sure the best bar I ever been in my life, I never seen something like this before!

The place is just amazing with great vibe. It has a crazy visual and nothing matches but somehow it's so beautiful. Loads of different rooms but the best for me was the room with loads of TV screen.

If you go there try the Unicum! it is a traditional and local drink that will blow your mind!

Visited October 2013
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