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.