Budapest is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year. But whatever time you visit be sure to get involved with Budapest’s vibrant nightlife on your trip, from the famous ruin bars in the Jewish Quarter, plenty of cheap Hungarian wine and the gorgeous cocktails bars, Budapest has something for everyone to enjoy.
After a long day making your way through the top Budapest tourist spots and exploring the city, it’s time to get dressed up and head out to enjoy the Budapest nightlife scene. If you need help planning your itinerary then you can check out my 3-day Budapest guide here.
Who doesn’t love a good cocktail? From a simple Martini to a Zombie Cocktail, everyone has their favourite. And what better occasion to order yours than when celebrating your best girls (or guys) last night of freedom.
the best cocktail bars in Budapest to fulfil your mixology needs
Here is a run down the best cocktail bars in Budapest to fulfil your mixology needs and enjoy the best nightlife that Budapest has to offer on your weekend break.
1. 360 Bar
Location: Budapest, Andrássy út 39, 1061 Hungary
Let’s start off this list with a one to remember. Why not take in the Budapest skyline, by day or night it’s simply stunning, with a cocktail in hand, the 360 Bar is one of the best bars in Budapest. From the moment you step foot out of the lift, you’ll be lured onto the rooftop terrace and met with an amazing layout and buzzing atmosphere. And if that wasn’t enough, the awesome cocktail list will no doubt blow you away more than the views.
You’ll be able to spot the likes of, the distant Buda Hills, stunning Budapest Houses of Parliament and St Stephen’s Basilica on the Budapest horizon. We can guarantee you’ll not get a better view of the whole of Budapest.
2. Blue Fox The Bar
Location: Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7, 1051 Hungary
Close to Budapest Basilica. Don’t be outfoxed by the name of this place, it truly is one of the classiest cocktail bars in Budapest. The Blue Fox bar offers some of the best cocktails in the city, presented in a way that will truly blow you away. The elegant way the expert mixologist concoct your selected tipple of choice will amaze and will no doubt exceed your expectations when it comes to taste.
What does the fox say? You’ll have to wait until he’s finished his mojito.
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3. Kiosk Budapest
Arguably one of Europe’s top bars and the ideal place to sample the best cocktails in Budapest, Kiosk Budapest will exceed all your expectations. With a truly unique cocktail menu – which was created with input from some of the best bartenders around including Mate Csatlos – Kiosk is a one of a kind which will undoubtedly excite your taste buds like never before and a must for your Budapest nightlife tour of the city.
With a truly unique cocktail menu – which was created with input from some of the best bartenders
Cocktails on offer at this Budapest location include what we feel might be the best on the list, the Chai KIOSK, which is Chai tea infused Absolut vodka, fig jam, Strongbow, gold cider and chocolate bitter. You’ll not get these on offer at many cocktails bars back home.
4. Spiler Shanghai Bistro Pub
Location: Budapest, Király u. 13, 1075 Hungary
With décor inspired by 1930s Shanghai, Spiler has a splash of the oriental vibe that makes this place what it is. Designed to celebrate all kinds of vices on offer during the era, Spiler is all about living life to the fullest with a vibrant cocktail in hand. With the walls donning Basquiat and Warhol-inspired drawings, chic industrial interior and Chinese lanterns lining the ceiling.
If your surroundings don’t’ impress you then the cocktail list will. With the likes of their famous Tokio Sex, Gesha’s Sake and My Thai Lady on offer, you’ll never look at another cocktail bar the same again.
You will easily see why it’s on the top cocktails bars in Budapest list!
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5. Tuk Tuk Bar
Location: Budapest, Paulay Ede u. 31, 1061 Hungary
The final bar on this list takes you back another decade with this 1920s themed establishment. The bar is more than just cocktails, it’s a celebration of women. During the 20s, women were allowed to walk around unaccompanied by men, look glamorous and drink alcohol for the first time.
With that, the menu represents that. All drinks are made from the freshest of ingredients, which adds to the enhanced flavour the likes of Geisha, Thai Chi-Lee and Hungaroni have to offer. Come join the Budapest nightlife party and celebrate the liberation of women-kind.
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