Top Five Local Pubs in Budapest – 2016

Budapest is every beer-lover’s playground, Hungary has been brewing beers for over a thousand years. Along with that, the country also has a significant history of commercial beer production. During the last 20 years Budapest has evolved to be one of Europe’s top nightlife cities, with great ruin pubs and late-night bars where a pint, shot or glass of wine often costs less than a Three Dollars. For the past several years new generation of brewers started producing vast variety of excellent craft beers. If you’re a beer lover visiting Budapest, here is a list of top 5 places to have your flavorite beer.

Élesztő Craft Beer Garden

  • Élesztő (“Yeast” in Hungarian) was founded in 2013. Élesztő actually called ruin pub, which means it was opened up in a building that may otherwise have been left abandoned or demolished. Here you will find over 20  taps of quality Hungarian craft-beer. You also can try other beers from all over Europe. The suggestion is not arriving to the pub hungry because the food selection is not the main attraction there, so it’s limited to sandwiches, chips and peanuts.
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    Address – 1116 Budapest, Barázda utca 40
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Csak a jó sör

  • The name of this unique bar says it all: “Only Good Beer”, This cozy beer store – bar offers stacked shelves of international bottled craft beer, including some rare finds. At ‘Csak a jó sörök’ beer lovers can taste, drink and buy different beers from all around the world. There’s always something new and interesting on tap. No food is served there so you should not arrive on empty stomach. The atmosfear in there is unusual and not similar to any other pub or bar, so if you are looking for unique place to spend some time with friends while have a beer this is the place.
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    Address – 1072 Budapest, Kertész u. 42-44.
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Jónás Craft Beer House

  • If you want to describe this beer place, than you should start mentioning is graet location. Right on the Danube with fantastic views of the Buda hills, including Gellért Hill, Hotel Gellért, and the Budapest University of Technology. Along with proper chairs and a building that tastefully combines 19th and 21st century architecture this place truly provides the best atmosphere for having a good beer with food
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    Address – 1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 11-12.
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Léhűtő – Kézműves Söröző (Lehuto Craft Beer Bar)

  • Léhűtő-Kézműves Söröző (Léhűtő-Craft beer bar) is a fantastic bar in the center of the nightlife quarter of Budapest that serves a great selection of Hungarian and international craft beers from tap and bottles. It’s a small place so it may feel a little bit crowded, but despite all that the atmosphere is wonderful for those wishing to have a nice evening chatting the night away. Especially when at night, all the colorful lights makes the place look like Christmas. In warm summer evenings and nights you can drink your beer while sitting outdoors and enjoying the old city view. In addition to the special beers, Léhűtő is also known for it’s finest coffees in the city and the hot chocolate drinks.
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    Address – Budapest, Fővám tér 11, Hungary
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Kandallo artisanal pub

  • Located at Kertész street 33 in District VII, the owners have taken their name from the previous occupants of the place, which was selling fireplaces (kandalló).  A beer-oriented restaurant with a variety of bottled beers and 16 Hungarian craft beers. For those who prefer fruity flavors can enjoy sweeter flavors, like sour cherry, banana or honey. In the food section, kandalló serving mostly Burgers with nice variety of flavors and options, you can also have a cup of coffee with a nice comforting dessert.
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    Address – 1073 Budapest, Kertész utca 33.
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