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“HAHA what a quirky place”
Review of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert
Ranked #52 of 3,459 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Neighborhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
Description: Szimpla Farm Shop under 7. Kazinczy street is open for you! We couldn't take it anymore that you can only buy these producer goods on Sundays, so we made the essence available for the weekdays too. Soups with meat and vegetarian, Mangalica hot dog, sandwiches from the best available materials from real producers. Cakes, cookies, strudels from sweet cheese, poppy seed, apple, all from Szimpla.
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Could not believe our eyes when we walked in to this HUGE place, it consist probably of three old buildings with equal amount of floors and a bar in every corner, even an ATM machine inside the place! very very original and definately worth the visit, however we still did not enjoy the local draught lager as it is too sweet, so we did not stay very long, but definately visit this place!

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Szimpla Kert is either still managing to lead the way in lo-fi kitsch, off the hook drinking experiences, or a bit of a cliché.

Sure its enjoyable, but sometimes old tat is just old tat. Although we went there twice and I've no reason to dislike the place, I couldn't seem to fall in love with it as some other reviewers have.

That said, very easy going, a true experience to visit and we also enjoyed good service and a fairly good selection of drinks. I didn't manage to find the grumpy bar tenders who feature in other reviews. The ones who served me were all helpful and friendly.

Its certainly a good bar, but I can't call it the best. Although you should give it a try.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

The original Budapest ruin pub. The drinks and such are good and reasonably priced, but the reason to go here is for the atmosphere. Secondhand furniture, graffiti and notes all over the walls (fun to sit and see where all the travelers have come from!), really odd decorations. We went twice early in the evening (in the 6pm to 9pm range) on weeknights and loved it - found a side room without many other folks in it and soaked it in. Make sure to walk around and explore a bit before you leave. One of our tour guides said it was the "third best bar in the world," and I believe it - have never been to a place like this, and I'm surprised there aren't imitators around the world.

Also, when we were there the music was not very loud, which was nice - we could actually converse!

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Thank MossadeghalSaltaneh
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

As it was a great place once, now an average at best. One big plus is the space they have yet one can hardly say that they make use of it best. Some bartenders also behave very much unwelcoming... Frankly, it is still a good place and everyone visiting Budapest should stop by, yet it is not the one your friends suggested.

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Thank curicuis
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This ruinpub was fabulous. They play the most random mix of 90's music (I heard 'Gettin' Jiggy With It' followed by Oasis...).
The decor is something between abondoned building and Goodwill Thrift Shop. The beers and hookah will keep you in good spirits all night.
Luckily we got there early enough to grab a high top table. These become VERY desireable later in the night, which allowed us to make some new friends.
Was one of the most fun nights we had in Budapest!

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Thank Sarah D
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