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“A bar to brag about!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert
Ranked #43 of 3,044 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A bar to brag about!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

My partner and I went to this bar the first night we arrived in Budapest. We agreed it was the coolest bar we've ever been to! We were fascinated by the ~10+ 'rooms/areas' spread over 2 floors completely encrusted with graffiti art, vintage furniture, multicolored lighting, and cars and bathtubs made into seating! There was a great music mix of reggae/old french jazz/rock playing and we both enjoyed inexpensive and tasty 500mL Czech beers on tap. We also had some delicious hungarian pizza made with goose pate and feta cheese! This bar is probably the most famous of the 'ruin' bars in Hungary, and for good reason! Just go, and don't forget your camera!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Intresting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a great example of a ruin bar and although their is loads about this is probably the biggest with the best name it's 100% worth a look and have a drink , but why not potter about a few as they all have their own flare

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“To be fair, it's the only ruin bar I've been to. But I loved it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Touristy or not, the place must be seen. It's fun, over-the-top, and it's the first "ruin bar." Historic.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun but the "cool" place to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Fun ruin bar in Central Budapest. Lots of floors with interesting things to see. Very busy, quite touristy and also expensive but would definitely recommend a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Known as the 3rd best bar in the world and oh did it live up to that title! amazing vibe, brilliant space, great place to meet people and a great night out, will be going back!

Visited July 2014
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