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“Eccentric, quirky & so much fun! -- A must see!”
Review of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert
Ranked #12 of 247 Nightlife in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Dive deep in Budapest’s unique nightlife, go to Kazinczy Street! It is not an accident that it’s also called the Street of Culture, Kazinczy street offers the greatest variety of touristic highlights, the most famous ruinbar, fine dining and the highest quality Kosher restaurants, the most colorful streetfood in Budapest. Under 14. Kazinczy street you can find the pioneer of all; the first ruinbar: Szimpla Kert. Here you will find an uncomparable atmosphere, fine food and drinks, cultural events like movie projections, live music concerts every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, a free jam session on Sundays, farmers’ market on Sunday mornings and many more. Szimpla Kert welcomes you all day with breakfast, lunch and dinner offers, beautiful garden, interesting objects and people. It’s always full of life, especially in the evening, it turns into an international meeting point.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 5, 2018

If you want to know what all the hype about ruin pubs is, come here! Every room is filled with unusual and eccentric decor. There's two floors, inside and outside seating, and different kind of music everywhere. Have fun wandering, taking pictures, and finding a spot in an old bathtub, children's amusement park ride, or old Communist car for a chair. Sometimes there are concerts in a side section.

The place also has many bars to order beer, wine, cocktails or soft drinks. Prices were very fair. Just don't bring outside beverages in, or the doormen will make you leave them with them.

1  Thank Rander229
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Ruin bar with an amazing atmosphere, really eclectic decorations but the drinks are way over priced. Cocktails you will pay 3 times what you should for in Budapest. And for beer 1.5 times what you should pay. So go and see this very ancient very cool bar, but skip the drinks.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Szimpla Kert is hidden away in the backstreets but is well worth tracking down
It is a brilliant use of a derelict building and is extremely popular and there was a wide age range of people visiting whilst we were there, so it’s not just for the youngsters
There are several different areas each with their own bar offering a wide range of drinks at very reasonable prices
There is also live music which adds to the experience
The furniture is a mush mash of chairs tables and anything else that can be used for seating and tables
A little more lighting would be beneficial especially when you are trying to read bar menus or look st the drinks range

It is an amazing place that would never be allowed in the UK due to planning laws, licensing restrictions and the health and safety police would have kittens!!!!
This is shame as it makes excellent use of buildings no one wants

2  Thank markledo
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Went to Budapest with my other half for two nights. A few of my friends who have been recommended Szimpla Kert, saying it’s a must see. I was pretty taken away by this bar; with all it’s cool Knick knacks and crazy lights! Every little room with its own unique bar was good fun. You can tell the owners still wanted you to feel like your in a ruin when your there, but it was disguised with its clever theme. It was busy when we went on a Tuesday night, but it added to the atmosphere. Good price drinks and good vibes! Anyone visiting Budapest and is in the Jewish quarter needs to go and visit Szimpla Kert!

2  Thank OllieBiznel
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I discovered this place by accident and at the end it was one on my highlights of my Budapest trip. Loads of cosy caves/rooms, large spectrum of drinks on bars, venue and screening corner made me really falling in love with this place. Everything is nice decorated with loads of bulb garlands which make you feel you are lost in enchanted forrest :)

1  Thank Lilliandrah
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