Best of Budapest’s Ruin Bars

Best of Budapest’s Ruin Bars

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( 129 reviews ) star City tour Budapest 1 - 8 watch_later 2 hours
  • See the best of the vibrant nightlife scene
  • Soak up the city’s underground vibe
  • Get insights from your private guide
  • Discover cool hidden bars
  • Taste local drinks & snacks
  • Enjoy open-air spots

You will meet here: Szimpla Kert

What you can expect

Get ready to experience the boho grungy side of Pest! Whether you like relaxing jazz bars, open-air lounges or artsy pubs, Budapest's exciting nightlife has something in store for everyone. Built in Budapest’s old District VII /Jewish Quarter neighborhood, you’re in for a surprise! Your private local guide will show you and your group of friends the way to the mecca of ruin bars.

You’ll start the tour at the entrance of the Szimpla Kert, where the first ruined bar came to be. Take in the quirky feel and cool vibe as you walk past the many different rooms filled with treasures, fairy lights, and mismatched furniture. Enjoy the rhythm of the music or catch the local Farmers Market on Sunday. Start your private tour with a glass of beer or wine.

Take a quick peek inside Budapest’s biggest and most unique ruin pub. Admire its carnival styled interior decoration, and magical garden. Take note of this location and come back to hit the dance floors at this huge party complex. This bar will give you a priceless experience that is not to be missed.

Continue for some fun at the amusing open-air pub filled with plants and cozy paper lanterns. You can play a quick game of table tennis, billiards or foosball. The best part is that you get to taste a local Pálinka shot. Let's see if you will be up for more! Enjoy Hungary’s lethal fruit brandy and national drink, that is made from 100% fruits, before heading to your next stop.

Next, your local guide will take you to the last stop that was once a run-down building and auto-repair shop. Admire the cheerful graffiti walls, and artistic decor while enjoying a typical Hungarian draught beer. Do as the Hungarians do and finish of the evening with a tasty bowl of Goulash.

Want to change any part of your private tour? Just let your host know - this tour can be 100% personalized just for you! It’s all made exclusively for you and your friends.

Our awesome local hosts can’t wait to show you their favorite spots of the city! Check out their profiles and pick your favorite local.

This is the plan

Meeting point
Meet your favourite local outside the pioneering bar Szimpla Kert
Stop 1
Discover the wonders of Szimpla Kert while sipping on a Wine or Beer
Stop 2
Take a peak into Fogasház Ruin Pub and hear it's creepy story
Stop 3
Donder on to Ellato Kert where you can try a selection of Pálinkas
Stop 4
Head to the colourful courtyard of Kuplung and enjoy a refreshing beer
End the tour
Do as the Hungarians do and finish up with a tasty bowl of Goulash

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Szimpla Kert
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkGoulash soup
check3 alcoholic drinks

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.