Budapest is one of the most photogenic cities in Europe. The dramatic skyline that Budapest is most famous for is peppered with 19th-century architectural wonders alongside the Danube River. Split into two sections by the Danube, Buda and Pest, together they create one enchanting city.

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Curated By Local Artists

artist guide
Budapest, Hungary
Amber Smith
The band Amber Smith was formed in 2000 having released 7 albums so far. Apart from Hungarian clubs/festivals, they toured Europe many times, and played Sweden and USA. Their 2006 breakthrough record (”Reprint”) was produced...
artist guide
Budapest, Hungary
Fran Palermo
Fran Palermo was formed by the singer-songwriter Henri Gonzo in late 2011 in Budapest, Hungary. The band's music and style are characterized by different genres, mostly by indie, rock and roll, afro pop, and even...
artist guide
Budapest, Hungary
The Trousers
The Trousers are a 4 piece garage rock/hard rock band from Budapest, Hungary. The band was formed in 2006, and since 2008 they have released five albums: Planetary process (2008), Soul machine (2010), Freakbeat (2013),...
artist guide
Budapest, Hungary
Ivan & the Parazol
Selling out high profile venues, Ivan & the Parazol's Main Stage slot at Sziget Festival 2014 foreshadows a rising of a new beat generation. Ivan & The Parazol’s career started in 2010, when they met...

Budapest, Hungary

Area Guide of Things to do

outdoors
Városliget (City Park)

“I would recommend Városliget (City Park) a, very enjoyable resting area in the summer.” – The Trousers

Budapest, Városliget, Kós Károly stny., 1146 Hungary
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Horizont Brewing

“Thanks to the “craft beer revolution” in the recent years, there are a lot of great beers. I would recommend Gentle Bastard IPA from Horizont.” – The Trousers

Budapest, Maglódi út 47, 1106 Hungary
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Robot Club

“It is in the middle of downtown, easy to access, everything is close, food, public transport… The staff is cool and helpful, you get the classic rock club feeling as a musician and as a concert viewer too. It is a part of a complex with Instant Bar, where there are chances for bigger events, too. Robot is one of the last real rock clubs in the city, actually.” – The Trousers

Akácfa u. 49 Budapest, Hungary
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Dürer Kert

“Has three different stages and a lot of fine metal concerts!” – The Trousers

Budapest, Ajtósi Dürer sor 19, 1146 Hungary
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food
Rácskert

“When the weather is fine you can visit “Rácskert”, an open market with different vegan foods and Soproni IPA on tap :)” – The Trousers

Dob utca 40. (5,088.71 mi) Budapest, Hungary 1072
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Alterego Gay Club Budapest
1066 BUDAPEST, DESSEWFFY U. 33.
shopping
Retrock

“If you visit the narrow old streets of the 6th and 7th district, next to the notorious party quarter, you can find trendy vintage clothes stores like Retrock. Clothes are much more exciting and stylish there than the stuff you can get from Zara or H&M on Váczi Street or Vörösmarty Square.” – The Trousers

Anker köz 2-4. Budapest 1061 Hungary
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relaxation
Széchenyi Spa

“It is in the middle of Városliget (city park), in a nice natural environment, and the spa itself is a beautiful old building from 1909, representing the style of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy times.” – The Trousers

Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9, 1146 Hungary
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coffee
Ecocafe

“I would recommend Ecocafe Organic Specialty Coffee Shop on Andrássy Road. Andrássy Road from Deák square to Heroes Square is very spectacular in good weather, and there are a lot beautiful old buildings, bars, restaurants as you go along.” – The Trousers

Budapest, Andrássy út 68.
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Neked Csak Dezső

“Neked Csak Dezső is not too far from “Hrabal”, so when “Hrabal” closes, you can continue drinking there, a lot of quality craft beers are served.” – The Trousers

Budapest, Rákóczi út 29, 1088 Hungary
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Hrabal

“Czech beer is the best in the world, and you can get a lot there, great quality. Fine Czech food is also there.” – The Trousers

Budapest, Rákóczi út 11, 1088 Hungary
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bar
Béla

“This is the best local live music bar.” – Fran Palermo

Bartók Béla út 23. Budapest, Hungary
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landmark
Madách Tér

“I love hanging around Madách Tér because of the many nice bars and boutiques around.” – Fran Palermo

Budapest, Madách Imre tér, 1075 Hungary
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food
Sao

“The best Thai food in town.” – Fran Palermo

Holló u. 10, Gozsdu udvar, Budapest VII, Budapest
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relaxation
Gellért Fürdő

“Favorite local place to take a dip.” – Fran Palermo

1118 Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4.
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bar
Nemdebár

“Best location and cool underground people.” – Fran Palermo

Budapest, Rókushegyi lépcső 3B, 1022 Hungary
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outdoors
Sziget

“Sziget is like the carnival, and the best music festival of the city. In 2014 our music was the anthem of the festival and we played on the main stage, which is still a great memory…” – Ivan & the Parazol

Budapest, Óbuda Island, Hungary
bar
MONYO

“Monyo offers a large selection of trendy craft beers, and traditional old school beers. Once we even did a collaboration with them, they brewed a beer that was inspired by our 4th LP called Exotic Post Traumatic.” – Ivan & the Parazol

Budapest, Kálvin tér 7, 1091 Hungary
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Pontoon

“In the summer, it has a lovely view of the chain bridge, also they have a lot of great bands playing there, just near the leg of the bridge. The last time our drummer held his birthday party at this place, members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers came down, cause they heard the music there, and wanted to check out the place – and also wish happy birthday to our bandmate.” – Ivan & the Parazol

Budapest, Id. Antall József rkp. 1, 1052 Hungary
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Akvárium Klub

“We did a lot of sold out shows in this venue. Has one of the best sounds in the city, and also its located in the center (Deák Square).” – Ivan & the Parazol

Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12, 1051 Hungary
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food
Földes Józsi Vendéglője

“Eat a ‘pörkölt’ at Földes Józsi Vendéglője in Óbuda. Located in the old Buda part of the city, this place is a traditional Hungarian restaurant. So if your night was heavy, try to eat something there, maybe it helps, or maybe it just gets worse…” – Ivan & the Parazol

Budapest, Bécsi út 31, 1023 Hungary
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shopping
Nanushka

“Fresh Hungarian designer, and also their shop is a lovely cafe. Recommended for those how love individual style, modern mixed with vintage.” – Ivan & the Parazol

Budapest, Bécsi u. 3, 1052 Hungary
relaxation
Dandár Thermal Bath

“Well, we oughta keep a secret, but let’s share one: Dandár fürdő. It’s a public bath, built in the 1930s, sauna, thermal bath etc. Its cheaper and not so crowded as all the other thermal baths in the city.” – Ivan & The Parazol

Budapest, Szőlő u. 38-40, 1034 Hungary
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coffee
Hadik Coffee House

“The Buda side is not that sleepy. Most of our band members are living there, and we gotta tell you, its a great place to hang around. Hadik cafe is a legendary place which was the meeting place for Hungarian writers in the 1920s. Good food, good coffee, good karma.” – Ivan & the Parazol

1111 BUDAPEST, BARTÓK BÉLA ÚT 36.
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landmark
BrodyLand

“Brodyland here in Budapest means not just a place to hang around. They have a hotel, a meeting place, and also a members club. Brody Studios is opened to the public, and its interior and drinks are something that you should all see and try.” – Ivan & the Parazol

Vörösmarty utca 38 1064 Budapest
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coffee
Központ

“‘Központ’ in Hungarian means the center. It is in the center of the city (Madách square, near Deák square) which is the center of parties and meetings, or you can have just a cup of coffee after a long day. Also, we had a few afterparties there, cause Akvárium club is quite close.” – Ivan & the Parazol

Madách Imre út 5 (5,088.60 mi) Budapest, Hungary 1075
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Miak Tivadar Mulató

“In summer they have a nice, open garden area.” – Amber Smith

Kazinczy utca 47. Budapest, Hungary
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A38

“It’s an old Soviet ship transformed into a venue. Really great atmosphere and sound…some of my favourite shows in recent years there are Jane Birkin are Cigarettes After Sex!” – Amber Smith

“It is very special that you have to enter a cool old ship to see a concert. The atmosphere is unique, plus they have the greatest sound all over here. It is said to be among the best club venues in the world. My band had a chance to play there several times, in 2018 we supported Wayne Kramer’s MC50.” – The Trousers

Petőfi bridge, Buda side
shopping
Wave

“Small, old school shop with great selection of records and nice people!” – Amber Smith

Budapest, Révay köz 1, 1065 Hungary
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shopping
Musicland

“Small, old school shop with great selection of records and nice people!” – Amber Smith
“This record store offers a huge selection of new and used vinyls, does a lot of in store concerts and also sells our stuff!” – Ivan & the Parazol

Almássy tér 8. Budapest, Hungary
relaxation
Csillaghegy Bath and Swimming Pool

“The pool at Csillaghegy is a nice, if a little out of the city. But it’s worth it.” – Amber Smith

Szőlő utca 38-40. Budapest, Hungary
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DropShop

“It’s a real nice wine bar, with great selection of wines from all over the world. The guys know their stuff, and don’t expect you to be an expert on grapes.” – Amber Smith

Balassi Bálint utca 27. (5,087.65 mi) Budapest, Hungary 1055
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