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 major ...Read more ›
Budapest Clubs & Nightlife
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.
Which is the best Club 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.
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.
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 exclu ...Read more ›
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 Bud ...Read more ›
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 dece ...Read more ›
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 yo ...Read more ›
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 bar ...Read more ›
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 ...Read more ›
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 di ...Read more ›
If you are still undecided what to eat, which cocktails to sip or what music to listen to than Symbol in Budapest is the right spot for you. In an old building in Óbuda, very inconspicuous from the outside, Symbol opens up many possibilities to spend your time. Entering the main entrance you are facing a large sort of entrance room with a long bar which at night becomes a party spot and is the central point ...Read more ›
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 contra ...Read more ›
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 Hun ...Read more ›
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 ...Read more ›
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, refur ...Read more ›
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 there ...Read more ›
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 ...Read more ›
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 i ...Read more ›
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 m ...Read more ›
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 ...Read more ›
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 star ...Read more ›
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. ...Read more ›