Szimpla Kert

Type:Ruin Pubs

Price Range:Moderate

Good for:Live Music, Outdoors

Opening Hours:
Monday - Sunday: noon to 3 am


Szimpla Kert is one of the oldest "ruin pubs" in Budapest, and a popular hangout for students and art types. Szimpla offers concerts, movie nights, a computer room, a great collection of old furniture, reasonable prices, and a laid-back atmosphere. Most people come here to have a beer. A good bet almost any night.

'Ruin pubs' (romkocsma), consume formerly abandoned buildings in the city, and are very popular hot spots. In 2012, Szimpla Kert was voted No. 3 in Lonely Planet's '100 great bars of the world' contest.

Insider Tip: Every Sunday, Szimpla hosts one of the city's best farmer's markets. If you are passionate about markets and local produce be sure to put the Szimpla Kert Farmer's Market on your Budapest to-do list.

Szimpla Kert Reviews

  • Total:
  • 4.33
  • 43210
  • Ambiance:
  • 5.00
  • Cool Factor:
  • 5.00
  • Service:
  • 3.00
  • Picture of Gaël Breton Gaël Breton 09/25/2012 43210

    That place is great day and night although these are completely different atmospheres. during the day, the bar is very bright and casual (see my full review here http://www.roundtheworlder.com/review/szimpla-kert-by-day/) but at night the place gets extremely crowded after 11pm, mostly with erasmus students and backpacker. I’d say 80% of the people in there use english to communicate. That place is truly unique.

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