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Budapest Ruin Bar Walk provided by Taste Hungary

Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
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About
'Ruin bars'—drinking spots in abandoned buildings—are all the rage in Budapest, and this tour takes you to some of the city’s best. Follow a guide into the city’s former Jewish Quarter to visit a number of bars, where you’ll hear about the bar trend, savor the boho settings, and enjoy a drink (in up to five bars). Upgrade to a small-group or private tour to include hotel transfers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Discover Budapest’s ruin bars on a walking tour
  • Visit up to five top bars and learn about the ruin bar trend
  • Enjoy the arty vibe and decor, plus a drink at up to five bars
  • Upgrade for a small-group or a private tour with hotel transfers
What to expect
  • Meet your guide in central Budapest or one of the area’s hotels if you’ve booked a private option. Next, head to the old Jewish Quarter to visit some of its popular ruin bars. Located in disused pre-war buildings, shops, and courtyards, these edgy hangouts are key to Budapest’s nightlife, and you’ll hear from your guide about about their role in the revitalization of neglected areas. You’ll soak up each bar’s atmosphere, and enjoy a drink and light bar food in up to five of them as you chat to your guide. You’ll visit semi-derelict warehouses and battered lots decorated with vintage furniture, and get tips from your guide about what to drink and what other bars to visit later. Your tour finishes in the area or, if you’ve upgraded to a private tour, with hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Discover Budapest’s ruin bars on a walking tour
  • Visit up to five top bars and learn about the ruin bar trend
  • Enjoy the arty vibe and decor, plus a drink at up to five bars
  • Upgrade for a small-group or a private tour with hotel transfers
What to expect
  • Meet your guide in central Budapest or one of the area’s hotels if you’ve booked a private option. Next, head to the old Jewish Quarter to visit some of its popular ruin bars. Located in disused pre-war buildings, shops, and courtyards, these edgy hangouts are key to Budapest’s nightlife, and you’ll hear from your guide about about their role in the revitalization of neglected areas. You’ll soak up each bar’s atmosphere, and enjoy a drink and light bar food in up to five of them as you chat to your guide. You’ll visit semi-derelict warehouses and battered lots decorated with vintage furniture, and get tips from your guide about what to drink and what other bars to visit later. Your tour finishes in the area or, if you’ve upgraded to a private tour, with hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6916P30
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking local guide who is specialized in food and drinks
  • Tour includes visits to several ruin bars
  • Many stops for photos, questions and the occasional shopping
  • 5 drinks (local spirits, wine spritzer, fröccs, wine, or craft beer)
  • Entry/Admission - Jewish Quarter
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Extra food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Budapest, Madách Imre tér, Hungary Meet by the statue of Sisi. Your guide will be holding a Taste Hungary tote bag.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Three-hour tour, generally from 6pm-9pm (unless otherwise requested)
  • This is a small group tour (which means minimum of two guests and maximum of eight guests)
  • For larger groups please choose the "Group Tour (min. 8 pers.)" option when booking
  • If you would rather have a private tour (which can be customized), please choose the "Private Tour" option when booking
  • We will be getting from bar to bar on foot, so be prepared for some walking, even though most of the tour will be spent at the bars
  • Drinking age is 18 in Hungary
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • English-speaking local guide who is specialized in food and drinks
  • Tour includes visits to several ruin bars
  • Many stops for photos, questions and the occasional shopping
  • 5 drinks (local spirits, wine spritzer, fröccs, wine, or craft beer)
  • Entry/Admission - Jewish Quarter
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Extra food and drinks
Departure details
  • Budapest, Madách Imre tér, Hungary Meet by the statue of Sisi. Your guide will be holding a Taste Hungary tote bag.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Three-hour tour, generally from 6pm-9pm (unless otherwise requested)
  • This is a small group tour (which means minimum of two guests and maximum of eight guests)
  • For larger groups please choose the "Group Tour (min. 8 pers.)" option when booking
  • If you would rather have a private tour (which can be customized), please choose the "Private Tour" option when booking
  • We will be getting from bar to bar on foot, so be prepared for some walking, even though most of the tour will be spent at the bars
  • Drinking age is 18 in Hungary
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Madách Imre tér
    Budapest, Madách Imre tér, Hungary
    Meet by the statue of Sisi. Your guide will be holding a Taste Hungary tote bag.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Taste Hungary
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    Jewish Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Discover the Jewish Quarter while getting familiar with the Ruin Bar culture
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Steve M
7 contributions
Ruin Bars
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Great tour of the ruin bars. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the countries history, culture and the bar and food scene. A great way to get a feel for the city vibe before heading out on your own. Don’t miss this tour.
Written February 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TasteHungary
Thank you for your kind feedback! Our pleasure to introduce this unique scene of our beloved Budapest for you. Evi Faiola Reservation Manager
Written February 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

svr00m
Vancouver, Canada54 contributions
A fantastic evening
Sep. 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our Ruin Bar tour and the guide, Lilla, was delightful. We sampled drinks at several bars and the guide instructed us in the popular local drinks. The bars were all quite different and I don't think we could have found the places easily on our own. There was only one other couple on this group tour and they were very pleasant and fun to be with. There is nothing I would change about this tour
Written November 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TasteHungary
Such pleasure to read your review. Thank you for sharing it. Come and visit us again! Evi Faiola Reservation Manager
Written February 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Juli143
Colorado81 contributions
Fun and Interesting Night
Oct. 2019
Our guide, Daniel, made this walk so fun! He was very informative about the area and its history. We got to see some great little bars and try some good local drinks. The others on the tour were a fun group. We had great conversation. It was a fantastic way to end our stay in Budapest. We highly recommend it!
Written November 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TasteHungary
Thank you Juli for this great feedback. Budapest Ruin Bars are quite special and we are very happy that you got to experience them with Daniel! Hope to welcome you back one day to our tours ..perhaps a private Danube boat ride; another must do in Budapest ;) Evi Faiola Reservation Manager
Written February 23, 2020
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Carol H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates293 contributions
Good company
Our arrival to Budapest was originally delayed by 2 hours. Since we were the only people on that tour the staff worked with us to start an hour later. Our arrival was further delayed and we had to cancel that night. The staff attempted to reschedule but all tours during our stay were full. They were kind enough to make recommendations.
With such excellent customer service I can only imagine how good the tour would have been. We will try again on our next visit.
Written October 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TasteHungary
Thank you so much for writing this kind review. We are truly sorry for the unfortunate situation and not being able to rebook your tour. Please contact us the next time you are in Budapest as we would love to welcome you! Evi Faiola Reservation Manager
Written February 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RuBeN1989nor
Arvika, Sweden10 contributions
Nice night
Oct. 2019 • Couples
It was a great guide, and we had really fun with other people from other countries. Noe free shot at evry place, and i cool nightclub at the end
Written October 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TasteHungary
Thank you for your kind review on our Ruin Bar Walk :) Glad you enjoyed it! Hope to welcome you back one day! Evi
Written November 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Codon
4 contributions
Loved the ruin bars!
Sep. 2019
We had a great tour with Lilla. She has so much information and history to share during our tour. We would have never found the 4 places she introduced us to and each was so different and unique. She even spent time introducing us to a wine and soda combo and that is something I loved and have continued to order on our trip. We had a small group of 4 with Lilla and I really can't say enough positive things about this evening!
Written September 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

V7994TJjeffs
Kingwood35 contributions
Excellent Tour of Ruin Bars
May 2019 • Family
Although we didn't book a private tour, it turned out to be just my daughter and I and Lilla, our tour guide. We went to Szimpla, of course, but Lilla also took us to several of the bars that locals frequent. She not only knew a lot about the ruin bars, but she told us a great deal about the Jewish District and its history. We went to four bars and had a variety of local drinks. It's a great way to see some of the bars and enjoy the local beers and spirits.
Written June 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ajay S
Los Altos Hills, CA44 contributions
Excellent Tour of the Jewish Quarter's Ruin Bars
Apr. 2019 • Couples
We took a Private Tour (2-7 guests). It turned out that my wife and I had the tour guide to ourselves. She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The tour included local drinks at the various bars. The bars were very festive and lit up in the evening. Highly recommended.
Written May 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paola Archie
Miami, FL52 contributions
Great and unique experience
We had a great time! Very unique! There were 8 of us and our guide was very knowledgeable. We visited four bars, had drinks at all of them and had a tiny shack at one. The tour lasted three hours! Loved it!
Written February 19, 2019
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ChrisGrayFaust
Yardley, PA443 contributions
Good for Younger Set
The tour took us to four bars in the Jewish Quarter. All were cool but I think I realized that at almost 50, I’m a little old for this kind of nightlife. Lila was a good tour guide and answered our questions about life in Budapest. We had a snack of sausages, fries and a stew with bread at one of the stops. I’d recommend to those in their 20s, 30s and early 40s.
Written December 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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