The best Ruin pubs in Budapest

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You may have already heard of the phenomenon of "Ruin Pubs": if not, no problem, now we explain everything.
First of all, let's frame the context: we are a Budapest, capital ofHungary, city lived under the Soviet regime and where you can still breathe air of poverty and ruin, in addition to the wounds left by the assault during the Second World War.
In recent years, despite the demographic decline due to the flight of many inhabitants, Budapest is experiencing atourist expansion, thanks above all to his beautiful historic areas - like the one in which the impressive Buda Castle - and ai famous spas.
One of the most recent phenomena in the history of Budapest is that of "Ruin Pubs": let's see what they are.


  1. What are ruin pubs?
  2. The best Pubs in the Ruins of Budapest
  3. User questions and comments

What are ruin pubs?

The "Ruin Pubs" were born in recent times, approx 10 years ago, when many abandoned buildings in Budapest were converted into low-key clubs, furnished with discarded furniture and made distinct from each other by the hand of artists with very varied creativity. Within a few years the Ruin Pubs have become one of the major attractions of Budapest: most of them are frequented by tourists, who are always extremely fascinated by these very special and unique places.

The best Pubs in the Ruins of Budapest

In Budapest they are located lots of Ruin Pubs: not only the central it is rich in it, but also the districts towards the periphery. Let's discover together the best Ruin Pubs in Budapest.

1 - Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert was one of the first ruined pubs to open in the 2000s, and today it represents a real landmark for tourism from Ruin Pubs. It offers customers a vast garden film screening, art installations, benches made from bathtubs, chairs all different from each other. On the ground floor you can smoke Hookah.

  • Address: 1075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 14, Get directions
  • Contact us: tel. +36 1 352 4198 - Facebook page

2 - Anker't

located in center of Budapest, this Ruin Pub is based in ahuge former factory. Featuring a very minimal interior, consists of large communicating courtyards: the first area houses a bar suitable for both drinking and socializing, while the other courtyards host special events. Excellent i grilled dishes and French fries, and much appreciated by tourists the various dance floors.

  • Address: 1061 Budapest, Paulay Ede utca 33, Get directions
  • Contact us: tel. +36 30 360 3389 - Facebook page

3 - Corvintető

Located in the middle of the meeting between the club zone and the retro urbanism of Budapest, the Corvintető is located on the top floor of a large shopping center, on the panoramic terrace which in summer attracts thousands of young people. There music is great and stays open late.

  • Address: Budapest 1085, Blaha Lujza tér 1-2. | corner of Somogyi Béla utca, Get Directions
  • Contact us: tel. +36 20 474 083 - Facebook page

4 - Ellato Kert

Ruin Pub well known for its very populated garden, both for ... tacos! Yes, Ellato Kert proposes aauthentic Mexican cuisine ideal to accompany the live music, art exhibitions, football and of course ... agreat beer.

  • Address: Budapest 1075, Kazinczy u. 48, Get Directions
  • Contact us: tel. +36 20 527 3018 - Facebook page

5 - Fogasház

A very lively courtyard is one of the most appreciated points of this Ruin Pub, cultural club and a bit wild considered one of the best ruined Pubs in Budapest. Once a residential building, this pub has a lovely painted lobby dance hall, a cinema hall, a game room it's a theater. Proposes bike and hookah rental. Open until 4 in the morning.

  • Address: Budapest 1073, Akácfa u. 51, Get Directions
  • Contact us: tel. +36 1 783 8820 - Facebook page

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