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The ultimate ruinpub

Szimpla kert

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Why locals love it

Ruinpubs, which are furnished with the eclectic remnants of the communist era are the mainstay of Budapest’s alternative nightlife scene. Szimpla was the one that started the whole trend. It might be in every guidebook, and you’ll probably hear more English than Hungarian, but it would be a shame to miss a chance to have a beer there.

Why you should visit it

The 10 year old pub is a great place to discover alternate usages of a large variety of random objects, from an old radio to half a bathtub. Getting lost in the maze of dimly lit rooms is definitely a memorable experience, even during the less crowded day period.

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10 Comments

Very touristy but well worth a look.
Emma
Traveller
November 22, 2018
Hi
Walid
Local
January 14, 2019
That is a special ruin bar but full of tourists and not locals.
Veronika
Local
January 31, 2018
Will it be open today
pavneet
Traveller
December 24, 2017
I went the first night in town. Its a cool concept with a vatied crowd. I met someone randomly and he brought me there. I dont know that its a great plave when youre alone. Not a safety issue just my American self not sure how to interject myself into the European crowds yet.
LJ
Traveller
December 20, 2017
This is the godfather of ruin pubs, a must see place :)
Magdalena
Local
November 2, 2017

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