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Szimpla Cafe

Kertesz utca 48., Budapest 1073, Hungary
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ruin pub” (14 reviews)
“ruin bars” (7 reviews)
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Kertesz utca 48., Budapest 1073, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place. It is not just a bar, it is a whole building with wildly different areas and ambients. You'll find a smokers "square" in the center, a small stage in the far left corner, a psychedelic bar in the second floor and more. I...More

Thank Morgoth C
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This ruin bar is a real experience, one that's definitely worth having! Szimpla should be on everyone's list of places to visit in Budapest. Reasonably priced drinks and food and a fantastic atmosphere.

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

If there is one ruin bar you should visit in the city then Szimpla would be my pick. The interiors are amazing and the vibe/ atmosphere inside with the people, art work, graffiti and the music are incredible. I highly recommend this place to anyone...More

Thank juno1210
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Really great place with a unique feel and style. Enjoyed a nice lunch and a great couple of beers. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Mevesy
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place came highly recommended and was a great choice for our only visit to a ruin bar. It was going like a train, very busy, very noisy, but plenty of bars so not difficult to get a drink, great fun and probably unlike any...More

Thank R0bertLindsay
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say, I looked at this place on tripadvisor and thought we would like to go considering it was round the corner from where we were staying and seemed cool and wanted to try a ruin bar. It was great! Lots of...More

1  Thank Jess S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We went a few days ago to the Szimpla, once at daytime, once at night time and both of those times were really cool ! The drinks are clearly affordable, and are really really good! You really should go there, people are nice, the music...More

1  Thank Coline L
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Heard a lot of great thing about this place so I decided to check it out. Got a drink to start but had to deal with this terrible blonde waitress at the front bar who was talking smack about another customer before us (I speak...More

Thank Szabi A
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

These three words sum up the bizarre concoction of rooms that is Szimpla Cafe. The wine was a good price (500HUF) and the classic lemonade was delicious (750HUF). The atmosphere was created by the people - average age 30-35 and I'd say 90% were tourists....More

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We went to this bar for a few drinks on a very hot day. It is a crazy ruin bar that you won't get bored exploring the mad rooms and 'art'. They had water sprays on to keep us cool and the drinks were reasonably...More

Thank Marley1984
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kertesz utca 48., Budapest 1073, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
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