Blog - Ruinpubs in Budapest
Even if we have a really nice Indian summer, fall is coming with its cold, greasy weather. Nights are getting longer, but we, urban people are not yet ready to retire into our shells. There are still places where we can have a nice pint, and warm up our hands numbed with cold, and have some chat about the actualities. Hence we gathered together five favourite brew places, what doubtless you nee... read more...

Summer just teared in Budapest, skirts are getting shorter, streets are getting livelier day-by-day, and the outside places are blooming. Garden bars, terraces, tables on the streets are all great to sit down, but the most exciting of all are the rooftop bars, where besides the sunshine and fresh air, we can enjoy a stunning urban view. We show you our five favourite rooftop bars of Budapest. ... read more...

As the weather slowly heats up in Budapest, it’s time head outdoors, fuel up on Vitamin D and get some fresh air. Summer is the perfect season to sit out on a terrace with a cold beer in hand, and Budapest has some great terraces. Check out some of our suggestions for drinking al fresco in the warmer seasons. Csendes Társ photo:facebook.com/CsendesTars Just behind Astoria, ... read more...

Up until a couple of years ago, Hungary had a rather boring beer scene with mostly mass-produced beers, such as Dreher, Ászok, Soproni – and not to mention the ill-famed Kőbányai. But in the last couple of years, some people decided to shake up the Hungarian beer scene, craft beers in Budapest quickly became a thing, and after a while, more and more bars started  to have local beers o... read more...

The beginning of the 21st century was an exciting turning point in the nightlife of Budapest: in the central area of the city new places were opened one after another in tenement houses and factory buildings doomed to destruction. These were equipped with rejected furniture of old community centres, cinemas, and grandmothers´ flats, bringing a retro feeling into these places. They were so... read more...

Even Lonely Planet thinks Budapest has the best bars in the world! On 21 February, 2012, the A38 ship won Lonely Planet´s public vote about the best bars in the world - with 13 and a half thousand likes. The third spot on the well-known tourist guide´s list is occupied by the first Budapest ruinpub, Szimpla kert , with 4480 likes, while the second place went to a Dutch bar, The White Ape... read more...

The only thing that could possible compare to the decade-long, unbroken popularity of ruinpubs is the explosive proliferation of coupon promotions. But if we’re lucky, we can certainly find some cases where we can enjoy the best of both. We Love Ruinpubs connects what is useful to what is pleasant; as part of its service, ruinpub customers can drink at half price until 10 PM, while t... read more...