A great place for all occasions. Good food, fantastic drinks and cool parties!
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 in Symbol. Centrally located and large enough to host big events it is a lounge kind of room from where different possibilities open up.
You can find the Puskás Pancho Sports Bar, an Italian fine cuisine, entrance to a more than 220 years old wine cellar, stairs to a conference enabled gallery and the stairs down to a pumping party place. All you need, all in one spot. Many other locations have managed to fail when trying the all in one thing but Symbol did it very well keeping the quality good and offering such possibilities, that is what makes them different and worth going to.
Nightlife at Symbol Budapest
The nightlife at Symbol is great and when it comes to music it really hits the style of music people are looking for. There are several party picture albums on the website and their Facebook page so make sure to check them out if that is the kind of people you would like to meet on a Saturday night. For one or the other the audience might be a bit snobbish or stylish but that is dependent on taste and of course the day respectively event which is going on that day. Check out the program and if you fancy it have a sneak inside.
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The different locations at Symbol Budapest
Puskás Pancho Sports Bar
Puskás Ferenc is the number 1 football star in Hungary with an almost won world cup in 1954 which was lost against Germany and a legendary time leading Real Madrid make him unforgotten in Hungary. Enough to name a sports bar after him. You can find here pub like interior, large TV screens for sports coverage and a good selection of typical pub and finger food whilst having your beer in the bar.
Area size: 103 m2 + 60 m2 banquet hall
Capacity: 64 seats + 40 standing (banquet hall + 40 seats)
I haven’t been to the wine cellar myself but from what the menu offers and what people are saying about it the 220 years old cellar offers a wide and good variety of wines making it even worth to go there for wine tastings. The good thing in Symbol is that in the same time you can offer the people quality food and not standard wine tasting finger food such as Pogacsa.
Area size: 170 m2
Capacity: 130 seats + 130 standing
Italian Fusion Restaurant
Just like the wine cellar I haven’t visited that spot but if it is the same kitchen as serving all restaurants, which I believe is the case, than I have no doubt that you get good tasting dishes here as well.
Total space: 117 m2 + 60 m2 private room
Capacity: 160 persons + 120 seats
Private room: 35 seats
Above I have described the garden as “a large entrance room”, from here all other locations open up e.g. the Italian Restaurant or the Sports Pub. Here you have to decide where to go but you can also have a cocktail or a wine at the bar in the garden and just enjoy the nice location for a drink. Also company events can be hosted here and the piano in the middle of the room is for sure used from time to time in order to bring some nice piano music to your ears.
Total space: 315 m2
Capacity: 400 persons + 160 seats
Gallery & Event Hall
The gallery in Symbol is perfect for smaller conferences or exhibitions. With 200 m2 it can host 150 people sitting plus 50 standing which is a perfect size for a workshop or conference, including equipment you can get good offers here for your company event or your artworks to be presented to guests.
Area size: 200 m2
Capacity: 150 seats + 50 standing
Café & Lounge
The Café & Lounge is an optimal place to grab a coffee and have a chat with friends or business partners in a calm and relaxing environment. With 132 m2 not too large so you are not loosing yourself in the location.
Area size: 135 m2
Capacity: 60 seats + 60 standing
Live Music Club
The Live Music Club is a perfect place for smaller concerts of approximately 400 people standing plus you have an opportunity for people sitting around the dance floor. I have been here on a company event once including concert and other performances and it was ideal as there was enough space to break out from the party crowd but also enjoy the music and dancing on the dance floor.
Area size: 533 m2
Capacity: 220 seats+ 400 standing
Symbol Budapest is a great place to spend you lunch, dinner and also nightlife and as said above if you are not sure what the evening has to offer and where it should end Symbol is a great place that offers a good choices and makes your selection easier. The quality is as well as the prices above average so prices are justified for what you get however when it comes to the restaurants they are not my favorites in Budapest but for a decent lunch there is nothing to say against it.
The staff is very friendly and helpful so you can expect good service and a smile on the waiters’ lips which is not always given in Hungary. Also worth to mention is that Symbol in Budapest is very clean and comfortable so you will neither find broken chairs when sitting down nor smelly toilets when there is a need for it.
Video about the nightlife at Symbol
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