Ruinpubs in Budapest
If you have never tried a supermarket elevator run by a lift boy with spirits and beer served in it, or haven’t been on the original steps (full of decals and graffiti) of the former „social realist” Corvin supermarket, or you are simply curious, how the logo of Kaisers and the St...
The case of the Csendes is a good example of what consequences it might have if we do not visit a catering establishment (thought to be eternal) for long years. Then we are pleasantly surprised if we find something else at its place. ...
  For those who think that the party district only consists of Kazinczy Street and the fifty metres around it, we’ll say this: it’s well worth exploring a little bit further, even just in the seventh District. ...
The answer of art students to the offensive started by young artists...
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You really cannot go wrong if you open an open-air place in Kazinczy utca. ...
The author here has to confess he had a period in his life when he loved basement rooms, and one of his favourites was Mőhely in Almássy street....
With an adventurous step in March 2017, the inevitable place of parties of the Budapest nightlife, Fogasház and Fogaskert reopens with a grandiose club complex. ...
A bit on the side of Kálvin tér area, there’s another important meeting point of the cultural and gastro life of Budapest, the neighbourly Mikszáth tér. It gave place to the Brewery Festivals in the past few years, but there’s also Zappa, Lumen and in the place of the former Mix...
Since (due to well known reasons) it is not possible to operate an entertaining unit in Tőzraktér, the barmen from there found a new courtyard and a new job for themselves in the Eighth District. This is Welfare Garden in Vajdahunyad Street, beyond the circle of the Nagykörút. ...
A few years ago we visited Amsterdam and slept in a small hostel, where boys and girls had to sleep in different rooms, but its garden and the dining room opening on it were so wonderful we sometimes got stuck there for half the day. ...
At some point at the end of 2016 the news had been shoot up; Instant will soon be closed. Panic. What? How comes? Then, the silence. Not long ago rumors started to spread again about the ‘whys’ and ‘how to move ons’, then the announcement: it’ll merge with Fogas ...
Many things disturbed the peace of mind of the Hungarian people in the last few years by the government, but there always were a few sanctuaries, cool little places where we could calm down and chill out. One of these remaining places was Kertem in the City Park, on the Olof Palme avenu...
The history of Kőleves kert (Stone Soup Garden) illustrates perfectly how things are changing in the 7th district of Budapest. ...
The recipe of Kuplung: buy a big lounge in a rising street of Pest; give it to different art groups, where they can create in the daytime, and make programs at night; put down two bars, some benches and garden chairs, then watch as it begins to work and operate superbly. Since 2004. ...
We are one of those people in Budapest who do not have a balcony or terrace, or any small place to go outside to – and so with the very first warmer days we start dreaming about having just a very little place outside, enough for a few colourful chairs and a folding table, with ivy cr...
A few years ago we were talking with some friends about the funny situation that the ruinpub-land that used to be the Pest Jewish district still hasnot produced too many places that fits the ruinbar scene but is open towards progressive, urban Jewish culture and cuisine. ...
Among other things, the reason it's great to do a webpage about ruinpubs is that you come upon a lot of interesting trivia about the city's history. In Városliget (City Park), we have more than once seen an ivy-covered building by the lake: we had to go to this new place called Saddle (Ny...
Contemporary artist and ruinpub decorator Bertalan Babos Zsili and his team of other young contemporary artists have conquered Ráday street too after doing Szatyor, Csak Art Bar, and Csendes. With an excellent sense of purpose, they created a culture pub from the place next to Costes, th...
Szimpla Kert (Simple Garden) is the pioneer of our ruinpubs. It is really a cult place giving new trends. Undoubtedly the best known ruinpub among the locals and the tourists, as well. ...