Located in Central Europe, Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe. The culture of Hungary widely varies from one city to another. Famous for its unique embroidery, pottery and carvings Hungary has a rich folk crafts culture. Hungary offers a quirky blend of traditional European folk culture and modern-day practices. There is never a shortage of things to do in Hungary. You can certainly adore the picturesque rural Hungary, or if you are more of a night owl you can enjoy the exciting Hungary nightlife!
Hungary is particularly famous for its ruin clubs. Ruin clubs are a fad involving abandoned buildings or ruins being converted into pubs or clubs, where you can dance to delightful tunes. Ruin clubs are pretty much informal and local, that is, you may or may not find these hotspots on google maps. At first, it was believed that these ruin clubs would shut down. However, they turned out to be the most iconic part of the Hungary nightlife landscape and addition to Hungary Tourist places.
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Are you someone who likes to dance all night? Or someone who is a party animal? Or someone who wants to explore what the Hungarian nightlife has to offer? Or are you looking for the most happening places around Hungary?
If yes, here are a few excellent places to visit in Hungary, which can raise your spirits:
1. Blue Bird Karaoke
Blue Bird karaoke club is known for its high-quality equipment, unique sound systems, themed rooms, excellent service, great food and drinks. This new and happening karaoke club is located at the very heart of the Gozsdu Udvar, which is a total party district. You can find an unlimited song selection of various languages in this club and sing to your heart’s content. The minimum age for entering this club or drinking is eighteen years. You can visit this club to try their skillfully crafted drinks. This club is great for a night out with your friends’ group, even though you might embarrass yourself with your terrible singing voice!
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You can also rent your booth, especially when you’re with your friends as it is quite expensive at Blue Bird. The plus side though is that your group will have more privacy and just by ringing a bell you can order drinks faster.
Address: Budapest, Dob utca 16 Gozsdu udvar, 1072 Hungary
Contact no.: +36 70 419 9028
Opening Hours: 8:00 PM to 3:00 AM all day, 7:00 PM-4:00 AM only on Saturdays
2. Peaches and Cream Club
Established on 10th March 2007 the Peaches and Cream club has hosted about 1,597 parties till date. Week after week, this club outshines itself by organizing the best parties ever. This club entertains both domestic and foreign guests. The name “Peaches and cream” reflects the professional, sophisticated and warm atmosphere of the club. It is a great club for both couples and all the single men and women out there. You never know you might meet the love of your life at the Peaches and Cream club!
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There is an exclusive VIP lounge and two private VIP rooms in the club which caters to customers who crave for more comfort and personalized service in the Peaches and Cream Club. The club also has a lounge, a dazzling dance floor and a cocktail bar serving both traditional and special drinks.
The motto of this club is to help people who work hard during the weeks to blow-off the steam during the weekends. In other words, work hard but play harder at the Peaches and Cream Club. It is the epitome of Hungary nightlife.
Address: Budapest, Nagymező u. 46-48, 1065 Hungary
Contact no.: +36 70 381 8380
Opening Hours: Open only on Friday and Saturday 10:00 PM- 5:00 AM
Hungarians consider it rude if you clink your wine glass without looking into the eyes of your fellow celebrator. You will earn extra brownie points for practising saying this difficult word ‘Egészségünkre’ pronounced as “egg-ess-shay-goonk-reh” after raising your glass in cheers. The term means ‘to your health’.
3. Instant Club
The Instant club is Europe’s biggest ruin club with eighteen bars. You can dance to any genre of music you prefer at this exquisite club. The best part about the Instant club is that it is centrally located and the entry is free! However, before you get too excited to remember that it is important that you reserve a table or a VIP room at the Instant club.
The best part about the Instant club is its seven different dance floors based on various themes and moods. Few such dance floors are:
- Unterwelt (Wherein international Rock and blues DJs play the hits and top mixes.)
- Robot (where you can listen to your favourite Rock anthems)
- Lärm (for wild EDM lovers)
The Instant club attracts a diverse crowd and the drinks at the Instant club are quite cheap. If you are a sucker for cheap thrills, Instant club is the place for you!
Address: Budapest, Akácfa u. 51, 1073 Hungary
Contact no.: +36 70 638 5040
Opening Hours: All 7 days 4:00 PM to 6:00 AM
4. Doboz Ruin Pub
Ruin pubs are an integral part of the Hungary Nightlife, one of the best ruins pubs in Budapest, Hungary is the Doboz pub. This club is excellent for those who groove to English pop music and do not want to burn a hole in their pocket. It is a perfect place if you’re going to go solo, with your significant other or your friend group. If you are taking a trip to Budapest, you cannot simply miss the experience Doboz offers. Doboz has two dance floors, playing different genres of music such as rock and roll and hip-hop.
You can party till morning at this exclusive ruin pub, wherein Hungarian artists display their exotic sculptures and paintings.
Address: Budapest, Klauzál u. 10, 1072 Hungary
Contact no.: +36 20 449 4801
Opening Hours: 5:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Sunday and Monday
Hungary nightlife is incomplete without Pálinka, the national drink of Hungary. Pálinka is essentially a fruit brandy with a potent of 40%. If you are lucky enough to find a homemade brew, you can get an 80%-90% higher as it is very strong. The common Pálinka flavours are sour cherry, apple and pear. You may also find softer Pálinka flavours such as honey or blueberry. Pálinka is a very strong drink and requires getting used to. It is usually served before a feast or during special occasions.
5. Morrison’s 2
Morrison’s 2 is the biggest club in Budapest. It can be easily found as it is situated between Nyugati railway station and Margit bridge. Their motto is to “party every day”. It is known for having seven dance floors, heated gardens and about ten bars. For bigger parties, Morrison’s 2 also has a salsa hall downstairs for bigger parties such as birthdays, work night outs, and so on. The retro room of Morrison’s 2 takes you back to the roll and roles eras of the 50s and 60s. If nostalgia is your thing, you cannot miss this experience. While the house hall only plays EDMs all night long.
If you wish to chat with people comfortably, Morrison’s 2 also has a gallery with three pool tables and table Soccer facilities. You also have the option of going for a karaoke party from Monday to Friday in this club. Morrison’s 2 is an all in one night club which offers its customers a one of a kind experience.
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Address: Budapest, Szent István krt. 11, 1055 Hungary
Contact no.: +36 1 374 3329
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 5:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Sundays at 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM
6. Szechenyi Baths party
Have you ever heard of a sparty? No, let me explain spa+party= Spa- rty. This might be a confusing concept as a spa represents peace and tranquillity. While partying represents chaos. What should we call the Sparty at Szechenyi? A peaceful chaos?
The Szechenyi baths party is the perfect place to experience the Hungarian Spa party concept, or should we say phenomena? You only get to live once, so add the Szechenyi Bath party to your things to do in Hungary list. If you are visiting Hungary during summertime, it is ideal for spending your night out at the Szechenyi baths party. You can have your drinks in the water while you sway to the mixes played by renowned DJs at Szechenyi.
Address: Budapest 1146 Hungary
Ticket cost: 45 EUR per person
Opening Hours: Only Saturdays 10:30 PM to 3:00 AM
7. Beat on The Brat
Beat on the Brat is an awesome dance club, running since 2013. Entry to the Beat on the Brat parties are free, and the parties are usually packed with people dancing all around you. This club is dedicated to pop music, all kinds, old or new and with different tempos.
They have themed parties on Fridays. Mostly for a music style or genres like old pop hits, big beat, 60’s mod, garage rock, electroclash, disco & electronica, 80’s new waves, northern soul, 70’s glam or punk, 90’s Britpop or acid house, and so forth. Whereas on Saturdays they play all kinds of music. If you are someone who has a crazy or unconventional taste in music you will love Beat on the Brat!
Address: Passageway, Budapest, Nagy Diófa u. 17, 1072 Hungary
Contact no.: +36 30 995 6304
Opening Hours: Open only on Friday and Saturday 10:00 PM- 4:00 AM
The 7th is the best district to stay in Budapest for you to experience the nightlife as it has the most bars and nightclubs. Whatever your idea of a night out is, the 7th district clubs always have something for everyone!
8. Cafe del Rio
Right next to the breathtaking Danube River, Café del Rio is the top open-air clubs in Budapest and should certainly be a part of your places to visit in Hungary list. Café del Rio will leave an imprint on your mind with its hardcore party ambience. Café del Rio is great to visit when you have a group of pals with you. Happy vibes and great music isn’t that all you need?
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Address: Budapest, Vízpart u. 1, 1117 Hungary
Contact no.: +36 30 397 3416
Opening Hours: Only Saturdays 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM
9. Club Helka
The biggest and the most up-to-date dance and night club situated in the North Shore of Balatonfüred, Club Helka, is known for its start DJs, hospitality, unforgettable events and parties organized throughout the year. With a friendly staff and a surreal ambience club, Helka is the perfect way for you to get acquainted with Hungary Nightlife.
Address: Balatonfüred, Széchenyi tér 8, 8230 Hungary
Contact no.: +36 70 380 1173
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM & Sunday: 11:15 AM to 6:00 PM
Though most clubs or pubs have a free entry policy, the average entry fee these clubs can charge you are 5 to 10 EUR.
The Hungary nightlife hotspot Ötkert, is set in a historic 19th-century building just a few minutes away from the chain bridge and St. Stephen’s Basilica and at the centre of Budapest. Interestingly three seems to be this club’s lucky number as there are three different dance floors in Ötkert playing three unique music genres and the club is open on the most happening three nights of the week.
Ötkert beats the heat in summers by converting its main dance floor into an open-air dance platform, where you can be dancing with the stars all night (literally). You can lose yourself to the raps, hip-hop tunes and hit local numbers picked by local spinners at Ötkert. This club is not for you if you like your peaceful quiet evenings, it is the hippest urban-club which will make you not want to go back home.
Address: Budapest, Zrínyi u. 4/A, 1051 Hungary
Contact no.: +36 70 330 8652
Opening Hours: Open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM
According to a global survey carried out by the World Health Organisation, Hungary is the 8th largest consumer of alcohol preceded by the countries Belorussia, Moldova, Lithuania, Russia, Romania, Ukraine and Andorra.
11. Cat Budapest
A lively club near the bustling alleyway of Gozsdu Udvar, Cat Budapest perfectly justifies its name by being a cat-themed club. You will be greeted with a strange “Nice to MEOW you” instead of a standard “Nice to meet you” and cat designs would be loud and dominant in the décor. The private areas of Cat Budapest are tastefully decorated with pink faux leather sofas and with their bars as well. The fun never ends at Cat Budapest thanks to the excellent quality sound system, wherever the party is music booms all around Cat Budapest.
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The interiors of this club evoke feelings of laughter as well as awe at the same time. The colourful illustrations, sketches, cool gifs, funny memes, and other images of and/or about cats serve the purpose of creating an appealing interior as well as an impressionable aesthetic. If you are big on ambience or a cat person Cat Budapest is ideal for you!
Address: Budapest, Madách Imre út 14, 1075 Hungary
Contact no.: +36 70 307 7459
Opening Hours: Open on Friday and Saturday 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM
If you want a slice of the best Hungary nightlife and want a complete experience of Europe, apart from visiting Hungary Tourist places such as the Buda Castle Quarter (Budapest), Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst (Northern Hungary) or Hollókő old village (Nógrád country) you need to visit some of these thrilling places and clubs at night with your buddies!