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Szimpla Kert

Kazinczy utca 14., Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 20 261 8669
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Hippy hang out

Just like stepping back in time to a back street bar in Amsterdam in the 70's. Good choice of beer... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Wow factor

Nice location in the jewish hood. We went for brunch and it was delicious. Enough choice! We can... read more

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Dive deep in Budapest’s unique nightlife, go to Kazinczy Street! It is not an accident that it’s also called the Street of Culture, Kazinczy street offers the greatest variety of touristic highlights, the most famous ruinbar, fine dining and the highest quality Kosher restaurants, the most colorful streetfood in Budapest. Under 14. Kazinczy street you can find the pioneer of all; the first ruinbar: Szimpla Kert. Here you will find an uncomparable atmosphere, fine food and drinks, cultural events like movie projections, live music concerts every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, a free jam session on Sundays, farmers’ market on Sunday mornings and many more. Szimpla Kert welcomes you all day with breakfast, lunch and dinner offers, beautiful garden, interesting objects and people. It’s always full of life, especially in the evening, it turns into an international meeting point.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ruin pub” (192 reviews)
“ruin bars” (146 reviews)
“amazing bar” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kazinczy utca 14., Budapest 1075, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
+36 20 261 8669
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Reviewed yesterday

Just like stepping back in time to a back street bar in Amsterdam in the 70's. Good choice of beer and wine and food upstairs. Toilets were the cleanest room on the premises. Go for the experience

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice location in the jewish hood. We went for brunch and it was delicious. Enough choice! We can recommend.

Thank Travelboy_world
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is awesome with various bars serving food alcohol and shisha! It is a tourist hotspot but it's still awesome. A must see in Budapest

Thank Tiidgey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed lunch in early November. The goulash was fabulous and service e celebrate. Tonight we visited with the intention of drinks and dinner, but the bar waitress was so rude and abrasive that we left for a nice dinner at macesz bistro.

Thank teamjette
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of if not Budapest’s most famous Ruin Bars. It was just around the corner from our apartment so we thought we’d have a look in. It’s a warren of rooms decorated in an “eclectic” style to say the least however it was...More

1  Thank DM66
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place with strange deco. Have a drink or two, prepare to be filled with tourists, so it is hard to really speak to locals.

1  Thank Xuma R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Eclectic collection of retro items used as decorations. Visited this place more than once and it seems to evolve from time to time. You will always have something new to look at when you return. The staff behind the bar are friendly and efficient.

1  Thank AK35-36
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must visit to experience something completely out of the ordinary. There is so much to look at whilst sampling a good variety of beers. The best example of a ruins pub but does get very busy later on.

1  Thank jon l
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Found this by chance & how lucky I was. Excellent place, numerous bars, wine, cocktail, normal & more. Part inside part outside live music. Excellent well worth a visit.

1  Thank Graham J
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the coolest bars I went to in Europe. This "ruins pub" is awesome, decorated beautifully, and had the smartest bar layout I have ever seen. Any kind of drink you want, they have, and they're sectioned off into different areas so that if...More

1  Thank Bailey T
District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
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Alice P
1 October 2017|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
Hey alice, the good thing about this place is its good to go to on ANY night. We went on a friday and on the sunday and it was still as lively and as good. Infact, the sunday night was the better night when we went, they had... More
Gillian C
11 September 2017|
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Response from Calikins | Reviewed this property |
We visited once late at night and returned early afternoon the next day, and it had a very relaxed atmosphere. There were groups, couples, hen parties etc all enjoying themselves without any trouble or fuss. You certainly... More
27 January 2017|
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Response from Andi_Strud | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's still cheaper than UK/London bars, but more expensive than other bars in Budapest because this is the most touristy place. With £ being 25% weaker than it was when I last visited, I would say international... More