Budapest Clubs & Nightlife

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Open Air Clubs

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During the summer month open air clubs are unbeatable in Budapest. Dance and drink under the sky while partying till dawn on the fresh air is just a great experience. Here are 3 suggestions:

  • 1. Holdudvar
  • 2. Romkert
  • 3. Akvárium
  • House & Electronic Clubs

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    House Clubs in Budapest are the most popular these days and you can find a good house club in nearly any district. International House DJs are performing here throughout the year. Check out the trendiest clubs:

  • 1. Club Ötkert
  • 2. Hello Baby
  • 3. Urimuri
  • Rock & Metal Clubs

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    Are you looking for hard guitar tunes, metal and good rock clubs in Budapest than check out a few clubs I have been to playing exactly what you are looking for. There are not many but you can fidn a small selction.

    Hip Hop / RnB / Rap Clubs

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    If you fancy international and Hungarian Hip Hop music and also RnB tunes than check out these clubs in Budapest that give you the beats and vibes you are looking for. Really popular RnB you find in many clubs.

    The Budapest Nightlife

    Budapest has a vibrant nightlife with many clubs and discos all over the city. There are a few hotspots for party and nightlife activities such as the “Party Island” or of course the city center. You also can find a lot of spots with bars and cafes where you can spend the night and go out to dance and drink such as Liszt Ferenc Square, Király street or Raday street to only name a few.
    Over the years that I live in Budapest I visited many clubs and bars that I have afterwards written my experience about so that you have an idea what these place are about and what to expect when going there. Of course this is just my opinion and you might have a different idea of how to party but in all reviews I have written, no matter if I liked the club or not, also about the place, the people and the atmosphere so that you can decide to go there or not.
    See this as your guide to the best clubs in Budapest and a great nightlife experience. Find the best clubs in town and also check out places to avoid. You can find here all styles of music from normal club music to hip hop, jazz or other clubs. Check it out. If you cannot decide in which club in Budapest to go just let me know, I am happy to help.

    How long are clubs open in Budapest?

    This very much depends on the club and the concession they have. Most clubs though are open on weekends until 4 or 5 in the morning. However there are many places where you can go afterwards such as the famous Bar Piaf on Nagymező Street which just than really starts the party. Regular bars without option to dance are usually closing at 1 or 2 as this is the time when people move to the clubs to dance and party on.
    As in most cities over the world Friday and Saturday are the best days to party however there is some nightlife any day of the week somewhere.

    Top 10 Clubs in Budapest

    I get this question fairly often via email or on my Facebook page from people around the world asking me where they should go out to have a great party. There is no correct answer as it all depends on your style of music and way of partying through the night. Therefore I have collected my top 10 clubs in Budapest that I have visited in order to give you an idea where to go to and as a page to start your research at. Of course I can also give you personal recommendations I you let me know what you like.
    There are very trendy clubs which started more like an underground or insider club such as at the moment UriMuri or Hello Baby. Also you can find all time classics that are around since years such as Holdudvar or Minyon.

    Check out my article about the Top 10 Clubs in Budapest

    Find the list in random order below:

    Trendy Club Areas in Budapest

    There are several areas in Budapest where you can find a gathering of many bars and clubs and basically hop from one bar to the other and later into a club of your choice. This leaves you the freedom to just go into town and pick the bar or club that you would like to go to. Here are some hotspots in the Budapest Nightlife:

    Jewish Quarter

    The Jewish quarter is situated around the Dohány Street Synagogue, one of the remarkable landmarks in Budapest as the second largest Synagogue in Europe. Here you find a lot of bars and open air restaurants that you can visit to get started into the night. There are not too many clubs but some bars turn into a club later at night with trendy music, dancefloor and partying people everywhere. But the main reason the Jewish Quarter is so popular these days is the diversity of bars and the fact that most bars have a garden or outside area to sit, talk and drink such as 400 or Köleves Kert.

    Gozsdu Udvar

    Also located in the Jewish district is Gozsdu Udvar, a newly renovated alley in between buildings that have bars and clubs all along the way on left and right. These days it is hard to even get through Gozsdu Udvar because of the amount of people hitting the place late evenings and at night. You can find here classy restaurants, trendy bars as well as pubs and clubs.

    Party Island in Budapest

    A bit outside the city on Hajógyári Sziget or Óbuda Island (Where the famous Sziget Festival takes place) which you can reach only through a small bridge is a collection of fancy clubs and bars. In a very small area you find massive clubs that play chart music and are stuffed with beautiful girls open until dawn or even longer. Here you can find the Dokk Club and Dokk, Coronita bar as well as Club White Angel which is actually not on the island but right at the entrance. The Party Island in Budapest you can either reach by public transport (HÉV) or best by taxi. You also will be far outside the city center so you will not be able to just leave the club and be in downtown Budapest.

    Ráday Street

    Ráday street is situated between Kalvin tér and the Nagykörut not far from tourist hostpots such the Grand Market Hall or Vaci Street. Along the road you find many restaurants and bars to have a dinner and some drinks. Almost all places offer to sit outside on the street so that in summer time Ráday street is crowded and lively. However there are only a few clubs located directly at Ráday street but from there you can go by public transport to other places full of clus such as the Jewish Quarter and the Gozsdu Udvar.

    Liszt Ferenc Tér

    Liszt ferenc tér is an all time classic for sipping cocktails, a glass of wine or beer with a great dinner and a good chat with friends. The places around Liszt Ferenc tér are changing frequently so whenever you go there you will find a new spot to try out among the other approximately 20 bars and restaurants. Due to its very central location, on Andássy avenue near Oktogon, you have all the possibilities on your side to make the night yours and going into clubs and other bars. By public transport you will reach nearly any nightlife destination on Pest side within minutes.

    Budapest Downtown Clubs

    The nightlife in Budapest spreads from far North to South and from West to East, so if you visit Budapest as a tourist or as a business traveler you might prefer some clubs in downtown Budapest not too far away from your hotel. As you might have read already above there are many populated areas also in downtown but let me point out a few clubs that are worth visiting in the city center.

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    Club Akvárium Budapest

    The Club Akvárium in Budapest is what has been before the Gödör Club at Déak Tér in the heart of Budapest. Since February 1st 2012 Gödör had to close its doors for Akvárium which takes exactly the same facilities, the same setup, I guess even the interior like chairs and tables is what has been Gödör before. According to the Gödör Klub Website the Ministry of Public Administration did not prolong the contract with the owning company of Gödör Klub that is why they had to move. But that is not subject of this review. Consequently Club Akvárium opened up February 1st 2012 and as mentioned above left most of it as it is, Gödör was a very successful club in my eyes, and continued a good cultural program with a lot of different acts, performances and other events. Main part of Club Akvárium though is the terrace which originally are the stairs down to the club. Here is the life of Akvárium with chairs, tables and a lot of…

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    Urimuri Budapest – Downtown Nightlife Hotspot

    Urimuri is one of the new nightlife hotspots in Budapest downtown located extremely central on Andrássy út near Déak Ferenc tér. Yet another ruin bar you might think but Urimuri is kept extremely simple unlike many other ruin bars in Budapest without any fancy design elements on the wall or ceiling it is all about the music, the drinks and the people. For 10 in the evening until late night you will get decent house music on your ears and superb drinks served to get you in the party mood. Party won’t start here at least until midnight so don’t show up too early but keep it like with most trending clubs in Budapest such as Trafiq or Ötkert to not arrive in the rush hour which starts around midnight when the queue is horrible long. The prices in Urimuri are a bit above average but seeing the location in the city center I think they are fair. Most consumed drinks are the trending Aperol Spritz and Hugo which both…

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    Club Ötkert Budapest

    Ötkert is one of the most popular clubs in Budapest these days so prepare for long queues in case you show up Friday or Saturday night. Located in the city center near Basilica Ötkert is in the best area for nightlife with many clubs, bars and restaurants around as well as hotels and typical tourist spots. Being a very popular hotspot at night is not the only thing Ötkert offers. You can also have a nice dinner or lunch here, visit exhibitions or listen to live music throughout the week. What makes Ötkert in Budapest so popular? In my opinion Ötkert is an absolutely great example of superb interior design. It is one of those backyard buildings which many Ruin Pubs in Budapest make use of as well. A tree in the club and different plants growing all over the place hanging down from the balconies paired with stylish interiors makes it a lovely place to go to. However at night you might not see all the bits and pieces…

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    Which Clubs to avoid in Budapest?

    As in every other popular tourist destination you will find clubs that are not worth visiting and just try to take the money out of your pocket. This mainly applies to the Budapest nightclubs / strip clubs (in the linked article you will find a list of clubs to avoid) but there are also regular clubs that you might not want to spend your night in. Usually these scam clubs and bars change their name frequently so that it is very hard to keep a clean record. Therefore I refer to an advise on the website of the US Embassy in Budapest saying that “please use common sense and take note when/where one or more local women approach you. Please note that most of these places are located in Budapest’s fifth district, on/near the main tourist street, the Váci utca.“.

    Recently added clubs in Budapest on BudapestAgent.com

    Below you can find the latest 20 clubs in Budapest that I have visited and written an article about. You can find the full list of clubs here. Feel free to ask me for recommendations if you cannot decide.

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    Club Budapest Park

    The club Budapest Park in Budapest is the largest open air club in Budapest which opened its gates in May 2012. It is located next to Lágymányosi Híd Rákóczi Híd on Pest side a bit outside the city center but on the way to the well populated districts 18, 19, 20, 21, 23 and also easy to reach from Buda side where the 11th and 22nd districts are located. There are enough people living around and with the great programs Park has you find many nights sold out even though the size is massive. Just for your information in club Park you have a KFC serving you all night with snacks and food which probably no other club in Budapest can offer you. In Park there are many concerts taking place of internationally and nationally well known bands and performers such as Joss Stone, Manu Chao, Dorfmeister (from Kruder & Dorfmeister) or Anthrax and to name a few Hungarian bands there are Zagar, Hooligans or Anti Fitness Club. Nearly every…

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    Club Ötkert Budapest

    Ötkert is one of the most popular clubs in Budapest these days so prepare for long queues in case you show up Friday or Saturday night. Located in the city center near Basilica Ötkert is in the best area for nightlife with many clubs, bars and restaurants around as well as hotels and typical tourist spots. Being a very popular hotspot at night is not the only thing Ötkert offers. You can also have a nice dinner or lunch here, visit exhibitions or listen to live music throughout the week. What makes Ötkert in Budapest so popular? In my opinion Ötkert is an absolutely great example of superb interior design. It is one of those backyard buildings which many Ruin Pubs in Budapest make use of as well. A tree in the club and different plants growing all over the place hanging down from the balconies paired with stylish interiors makes it a lovely place to go to. However at night you might not see all the bits and pieces…

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    Bed Beach Budapest

    Budapest is a magnificent city known for its breathtaking architecture, it’s rich history and its beautiful scenery. It is also a city which is becoming more and more renowned for its nightlife. A seasonal city, Budapest has very cold winters and extremely warm summers and as a result has both summer and winter club seasons. During winter all the clubs are indoor, however, during the summer months the majority of the indoor clubs are closed and the outdoor clubs take over. The largest and most popular of these open air clubs is Bed Beach which is open during the summer months as well as during May and September. The night club opens in the evenings and is usually open until 5 AM and even later on special occasions. Bed Beach is located on Hajogyari Sziget, an Island dedicated completely to night clubs and bars. On such an island it is very hard for a club to stand out, Bed Beach, however, stands out due its very chic and clean design…

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    Morrison’s Liget in Budapest

    Budapest is a city famous for its nightlife and its mega clubs, in September of 2011 Morrison’s Liget was opened and instantly joined that exclusive list of mega clubs. Most huge clubs have one main room which plays one type of music, Morrison’s Liget stands out because it houses three large rooms each playing a different style of music. After its opening in 2011 Morrison’s soon became one of the most exclusive clubs in Budapest due to its jaw dropping design and exquisite decor. The main room is centered by a huge chandelier, and the entire club has a very chic design and decor. The Mega club contains four major bars and during the spring and summer the club is expanded with a large open air dance area and terrace which are open until the break of dawn. The bars provide drinks for all palates with prices ranges being very reasonable attracting a very divers crowd. At Morrison’s Liget there is always something for everyone no matter what type of…

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    Up! The Club in Budapest

    Budapest is a city that is world renowned for it’s nightlife, a city made up of bars, lounges, mega clubs, outdoor venues and even an entire island devoted to nightlife. In a city full of great venues fit for any taste it is truly hard for a nightclub to stand out. Up nightclub is one of those rare venues that truly stands out and guarantees memories that will not be quickly forgotten. Situated in south Buda Up is located away from the major nightlife seen giving a unique feel to the venue. The club itself is located on the fourth floor and is very popular among young, upper to middle class adults and it has something to offer for people with all tastes. Up has many great annual events that attract countless club goers every month, with fashion shows and special nights including UV night, Dancer’s show and even an annual Christmas party . Many famous Hungarian Djs perform at Up every year with House, Club, Dance music and Hip…

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    Urimuri Budapest – Downtown Nightlife Hotspot

    Urimuri is one of the new nightlife hotspots in Budapest downtown located extremely central on Andrássy út near Déak Ferenc tér. Yet another ruin bar you might think but Urimuri is kept extremely simple unlike many other ruin bars in Budapest without any fancy design elements on the wall or ceiling it is all about the music, the drinks and the people. For 10 in the evening until late night you will get decent house music on your ears and superb drinks served to get you in the party mood. Party won’t start here at least until midnight so don’t show up too early but keep it like with most trending clubs in Budapest such as Trafiq or Ötkert to not arrive in the rush hour which starts around midnight when the queue is horrible long. The prices in Urimuri are a bit above average but seeing the location in the city center I think they are fair. Most consumed drinks are the trending Aperol Spritz and Hugo which both…

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    Top 10 Clubs in Budapest

    Clubs are obviously depending on your music taste but the below list of top 10 clubs contains many music types and also different events are held in these venues serving different tastes week by week. You can find the clubs in all genres on every corner of the city but which ones are the best clubs in Budapest, where to go? Below find my personal Top 10 Clubs in Budapest that I can recommend going to. If you have more to add please feel free to leave a comment or mail me. My Top 10 Clubs in Budapest 1. Holdudvar When I first went to Holdudvar it was located in the backyard of Eötvös Loránd university near Astoria. Nowadays Holdudvar is on Margit Island which makes it not less attractive. The flair of the old Holdudvar is missing a bit but the new is fantastic as well. Holdudvar is an open air club so it is just open in summer. 2. Urimuri Ürimuri is a fairly new club that popped…

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    Club Studio Budapest

    As a tourist in Hungary there are many unique and memorable things to do but one thing that truly sets Budapest apart from most other Eastern European cities is it’s unbelievable night life which seems to be never ending. On any given night in Budapest you can find a great place to have fun no matter what you’re into whether it be massive clubs, massive bars, historic gritty bars, outdoor clubs, outdoor bars or whatever you might in the mood for. The largest and most popular of the Clubs in Budapest is undoubtedly Studio nightclub. Studio nightclub is located on Hajogyari Sziget and contains the best sound technology in the country. It’s location is truly unique as it is located on Hajogyari sziget which is an island completely dedicated to nightlife consisting of numerous indoor and outdoor mega clubs as well as many small and medium sized clubs and bars. The largest club on the island is Studio, which contains large events every month including big weekly parties as well…

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    Club Trafiq in Budapest

    Club Trafiq in Budapest is one of those hip places these days where you spend hours in the queue just to get in just like Ötkert for example. In case you arrive after 10 p.m. you will face an approximately hundred meter queue making you wait for ages just to get in because the entrance is controlled by bouncers. However before 10 p.m. there are no bouncer thus no queue. Additionally to the waiting time you will be asked to pay 2.000 HUF for entrance when coming late. But waiting is well worth it if you want long lasting parties with classy audience in a cool place. Trafiq in Budapest is one of those places which somehow popped up out of nowhere and are now one of the first addresses in town when it comes to clubbing and nightlife in Budapest. The club itself is really nice and has a good ambiance for parties with fair priced and a good selection of drinks. I have arrived around 8.30 p.m. because…

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    Club Akvárium Budapest

    The Club Akvárium in Budapest is what has been before the Gödör Club at Déak Tér in the heart of Budapest. Since February 1st 2012 Gödör had to close its doors for Akvárium which takes exactly the same facilities, the same setup, I guess even the interior like chairs and tables is what has been Gödör before. According to the Gödör Klub Website the Ministry of Public Administration did not prolong the contract with the owning company of Gödör Klub that is why they had to move. But that is not subject of this review. Consequently Club Akvárium opened up February 1st 2012 and as mentioned above left most of it as it is, Gödör was a very successful club in my eyes, and continued a good cultural program with a lot of different acts, performances and other events. Main part of Club Akvárium though is the terrace which originally are the stairs down to the club. Here is the life of Akvárium with chairs, tables and a lot of…

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    Zöld Pardon Budapest

    Zöld Pardon is an open air place on the Buda side of Budapest. It is located directly next to the bridge or actually within the range of the bridge because you can turn left if you come from Pest side to reach the upper Danube road and in this circle is Zöld Pardon. By the way, on the other side of the bridge is the open air club Cafe del Rio. In Zöld Pardon in summer there are a lot of live concerts of Hungarian bands in the evening. The audience of Zöld Pardon is very different. You can see very young people around 16 or old people in the 40’s or even 50’s. The place is very big and offers to places to party plus several bars aside. The one dance floor is usually used for Hip Hop music and the second, the bigger one, is for the live concerts or Pop and chart music. In summer Zöld Pardon is a good place to go because you are on…

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    Club White Angel Budapest

    White Angel is a fairly new club in Óbuda, the North of Budapest, close to the entrance to Hajógyári Sziget where the Sziget Festival entrance is as well. It belongs to the same company who own many other clubs on Hajógyári Sziget like Pink or Dokk and targets the same people as the other clubs as well, newly rich and girls hunting for those. This club is massive and hosts at least 2000 people. From inside club White Angel is quite nice and modern with seperate areas, VIP rooms incl. Whirlpool and a whirlpool next to the VIP bar with half naked girls dancing and taking a bath. So you see already what the audience is like in White Angel and it is for sure up to your taste if you want to go there or not. In case you are hunting for young, snobbish girls than White Angel is probably your place to go. Coming from the history of this club to the present and I have to say…

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    Holdudvar Budapest

    Holdudvar in Budapest is in my opinion one of the best locations to go out for a drink and to party. It is the most complete club and has an incredible location. Since 2006 Holdudvar in Budapest is located on Margit Sziget (further down you’ll find some info about the former location), coming down from Margaret Bridge you walk some 100m, pass the music fountain and you are standing in front of an old, refurbished casino surrounded by trees. The entrance for Holdudvar is free so you just get in to the bar, restaurant, club and whatever else you can find there. You enter the place to the large outside area which is mainly the restaurant with hundreds of tables and some bars in the middle and a stage on the right hand side for live music, concerts and much more. On the left hand side you find the building with a massive bar so that everybody gets a drink as fast as possible. Behind the bar there is the…

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    Romkert Budapest

    Romkert (Hungrian for ruin garden), or as it is originally called Rudas Romkert, is one of the most popular clubs in Budapest at least during the warm summer months. The fully outside ruin club sits on the foot of Gellért Hill directly at Elisabeth Bridge and since years a very well frequented club. The audience is slightly snobbish however over the past years it has become a much more main stream and therefore attracts “normal” people as well.The special thing about Romkert is probably the location where you can see up to Gellért Hill, right next to the Danube and next door to the historical Rudas thermal bath. The music in Romkert is, as the audience has become, rather main stream and full of chart hits so you will for sure hear the current top 10 chart hits here. Late at night Romkert is absolutely packed it is hard to find your space at the bar or on the dance floor. There is no dress code to get in the…

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    A38 Budapest

    A38 in Budapest is a ship at the danube shore. Welome aboard to a club, restaurant and bar on the water. Tired of drinking on dry land? Than come to A38 ship in Budapest and see famous Hungarian bands playing, drink a cocktail on roof terrace of the boat or have a good dinner. A38 used to be an old stone carrier from the Ukraine which was build in 1938 and was reconstructed in 2003 and reopend as one of the hottest places to be in Budapest. The Restaurant The restaurant on A38 offers a delicious kitchen. With dishes from all around the world the card is large. No matter if you want meat or pasta, salad or soup A38 restaurant offers almost everything to affordable prices. The wines are great as well. If you get a place (better reserve a table) and want to you can sit outside and watch the Danube while eating, drinking and chatting. The Club The Club on A38 is famous for live concerts. Many…

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    Szimpla Kert Budapest

    Szimpla Kert in Budapest is the raw-model of a ruin pub and was probably one of the first of its kind. Over the years Szimpla became increasingly popular, several years ago it was a trendy place for students and alternative people, nowadays it has a place in every Budapest guide as a must-see attraction. On weekends it is packed with tourists, stags and other foreigners but it still has the old ruin flair it had from the beginning. The Szimpla kert (or Szimpla kertmozi, meaning garden cinema, as it is called originally) is a mixture of an open air bar, a club and a cinema. At least in former times alternative and underground movies have been shown here, nowadays the space is needed for more chairs and space to sit. From the street you almost miss the entrance because it looks like a regular door entrance (watch out for a small yellow sign) but inside it is amazing. You enter the Szimpla kert and stand in front of a massive…

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    Morrisons Opera in Budapest

    Morrisons club in Budapest is closed to the opera at Andrassy ut. You have to go down some stairs and there you are. Why I wrote “Dance and drink with the train”? Because Morrisons in Budapest has a small train running 2,5 meters above the bar. It’s a little gadget but nothing more. Besides this little train Morrisons has a very long bar with 4 or 5 different types of beer, cocktails, longdrinks, wine and more. Sometimes in Morrisons they have Karaoke nights where many people go to and have fun. Who is not drinking or singing at the moment can dance on the large dancefloor of Morrisons. One thing thats not too good there is the music or better the DJ. No song lasts longer than 2 minutes because he is already playing the next song. A little bit anoying, specially when you like a song. But for drinking, watching an part time dancing Morrisons in Budapest is great.  Address:  Révay u. 25 District 6, Budapest Phone: 0670 5059870 or vistit the Morrisons website ← → x × Previous…

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    Corvintető Budapest

    In the sky! Corvintető is a new place to go. Located in the center of Budapest directly at Blaha Luiza tér you can reach Corvintető very easy. The place itself is on the roof of an old shopping center. The entrance is a little bit hidden but you will find the building, as it is the highest around, and so the entrance. The prices are cheap and the offer is quiet normal. Beer, longdrinks shots, wine whatever you wnat you will get there. The Corvintető offers a lot of places to sit and stand as well as a dancefloor. From up there you have a nice view on some parts of the city. Adress: Blaha Luiza tér Budapest ← → x × Previous Next This post is also available in: German

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    ChaChaCha Cabrio

    Cahchacha Cabrio Budapest is the summer residence of Chachacha Underground Cafe which used to be on at Kalvin square and is near Nyugati now. The best way to reach Chachacha Cabrio is to enter Margit island at Margit bridge. From there you walk approx. 200m and on the left side you will find the entrance. The Chachacha Cabrio is an open air price with a very nice ambience and fantastic music. The party starts at around 1 at night when the club starts to get crowded. The prices for drinks are below average and the staff is very friendly. We highly recommend Chachacha Cabrio as well as Chachacha Underground Cafe in winter. ← → x × Previous Next This post is also available in: German

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    *CLOSED* Copacabana Beach

    Marigt sziget’s hidden place! At the end of Margit Island you can find a little entrance under the bridge. You have to go through a long tunnel and at the end you are at the entrance of Copacabana beach Budapest. An open air club with beach feeling. Half the club is under a roof including the dancefloors and the bars. The rest is uncovered and you actually sit directly next to the bridge. ← → x × Previous Next This post is also available in: German

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