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Pub
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“One of the most notorious ruin pubs in Budapest: excellent drinks, great music, vintage and unique atmosphere. The place often gives place to art exhibitions and live concerts to enhance the convivial ambience. ”
  • 592 locals recommend
Synagogue
“The Dohány Street Synagogue (Hungarian: Dohány utcai zsinagóga / nagy zsinagóga; Hebrew: בית הכנסת הגדול של בודפשט, Bet ha-Knesset ha-Gadol shel Budapesht), also known as the Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is a historical building in Erzsébetváros, the 7th district of Budapest, Hungary. It is the largest synagogue in Europe,[1] seating 3,000 people and is a centre of Neolog Judaism.”
  • 417 locals recommend
Opera House
“A magnificent building by the Hungarian architect Miklós Ybl on Budapest's impressive boulevard Andrássy. The oldest subway on the european continent runs under the street.”
  • 304 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum documenting the effect of the Nazi and Soviet regimes in Hungary, and memorial to victims.”
  • 257 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“In this street you can find the bigger designer shops like Louis Vuitton, Gucci”
  • 270 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“When having opened Menza, we wanted to create a place where you can enjoy a traditional Pest style dining experience with a grand café-restaurant quality service. With our name and interior we salute the beloved retro era. Come and enjoy a perfect coffee on our terrace and taste delicious Hungarian dishes.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Plaza
“Gozsdu-udvar (English: Gozsdu Courtyard) comprises seven buildings and their courtyards in the 7th district of Budapest. Gozsdu Courtyard is one of the most dynamically improving nightlife centres in the downtown of Budapest; it is a meeting point that combines entertainment, gastronomy and culture.  ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Route
“I am recommending this spot only because it is quite an important party scene in Budapest with plenty of bars, restaurants and night clubs. However it is also very touristy so am trying to avoid it most of the time myself. But you can have a beer here just to taste the atmosphere - and if you like it, go for it!”
  • 234 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“If you are tired of average party places, spend your time in a 100 years old party Building.”
  • 156 locals recommend
Café
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“I recommend this café for it's historical past and unique , beautiful design. Multiple famous hungarian authors wrote their best selling novels and poems like The Paul Street Boys. It's located between Erzsébet avenue and Dohány streer, It's about 100 m away from the Pretty Good Flat of Downtown.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Plaza
“The square is about 200 meters long with a park in the middle and restaurants and cafes all around.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Bar
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“ Corvin Club & Roof Terrace 650m 1 of 4 Party, Music, City View on top of the former Corvin department store, this excellent club, with stunning views from its open-air dance floor, holds a variety of nights from techno to rooftop cinema. If you can’t face the stairs, once you’ve paid (cover 500Ft to 2000Ft) head 100m south to the Cafe Mundum at Somogyi Bela utca 1 and ride the goods lift to the roof. 7 min walk(‘1 min yellow tram 1 stop) Open We-Sa 9pm-6am”
  • 107 locals recommend
Jewish Restaurant
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“Mazel Tov is an open hearted cultural space in the city's center, a streamlined and comforting place focusing on gastronomy in the 7th district, in the middle of the historically Jewish quarter, today's downtown's night-life center. This urban, recreational, dog-friendly garden laden with planted herbs and trees is transformed into a garden party location in the evenings. We wish to establish an informal, casual atmosphere, an easily digestible urban meeting point, which transforms into one of the most intimate and greenest arbors at dusk, every day of the week.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Hotel
“Busy nightlife with many restaurants, coffe shops, bars and dance clubs - the best place to go after your check-in.”
  • 187 locals recommend
Bar
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“From panoramic igloos to glass-fronted terraces augmenting Art Nouveau hotels, Budapest has any number of terraces to sip mulled wine in the warmth of indoors while watching the snow fall and Christmas lights tinkle. Some are seasonal additions or conversions to popular alfresco spots in summer, others imaginative creations that have only been unveiled this year. Those operating as extensions to top-notch restaurants can offer fine fare to go with your glass of red, a surprisingly affordable experience particularly if you factor in lunchtime deals as well. Live music is an occasional feature, DJs too.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“One of the most famous clubs in Budapest, two dance floors and great atmosphere”
  • 40 locals recommend