Gay Budapest

While there's no specific gay neighborhood in Budapest, the city has plenty to offer the gay visitor. Budapest has a wide selection of bars and clubs, restaurants and cafés and baths and saunas, which are gay-friendly or frequented mostly by gays and lesbians. Budapest is one of the most popular cities in Central and Eastern Europe for gays and lesbians. The city is also seeing a revival of the monthly gay parties attracting gays and lesbians from neighboring countries.

Celebrate with Budapest's annual Gay Pride Festival, which is usually held on the first Saturday in July, and proceeds along Andrássy Avenue, between City Park (Városliget) and Elizabeth Square (Erzsébet tér).

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The following is a list of popular gay- and lesbian-friendly venues updated for 2014:

Gay Saunas

Magnum Sauna
Magnum is the largest gay sauna in Budapest with steam rooms, dark rooms, glory holes, showers for two, cabins, fitness room and a lounge area with a bar, TV and Internet. Relaxing massages are also available. Features dark out parties on Fridays and various shows on Saturdays, starting at 8 pm.

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 1 pm to midnight
Friday: 1 pm to 4 am
Saturday & Sunday: non-stop

Address: Csepreghy utca 2, Budapest
Location: Pest, District 8
Phone: (+36-1) 267-2532

Sauna 69
Sauna 69 features a Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi, steam bath, cabins, cabins with TV, glory holes, dark rooms and relaxing massages. A huge selection of drinks is available in the lounge bar. Sauna 69 is very popular among the young crowd.

Opening hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 1 pm to 1 am
Friday: 1 pm to 2 am
Saturday: 1 pm to 4 am

Address: Angyal utca 2, Budapest
Location: Pest, District 9
Phone: (+36-1) 210-1751

Cafés & Restaurants

Pizzeria Club '93
Address: Vas utca 2, Budapest 1087
Location: Pest, District
Phone: (+36-30) 630-7093 (Mobile)

Gay Bars

Action Bar
A popular cruising bar with live shows and striptease on Fridays.
Address: Magyar utca 42, Budapest 1053
Location: Pest, City Center, District 5
Phone: (+36-1) 266-9148

CoXx - Men's Bar
A recently updated cruising bar downstairs and a gallery and netcafé upstairs.
Address: Dohány utca 38 (corner to Nagydiófa utca), Budapest 1072
Location: Pest, City Center, District 7
Phone: (+36-1) 344-4884

Funny Carrot
Address: Szép utca 1/b, Budapest 1051
Location: Pest, City Center, District 5
Phone: (+36-20) 942-9419 (Mobile)

A lounge-like bar with a small stage for drag shows.
Address: Szép utca 1/b, Budapest 1051
Location: Pest, City Center, District 5
Phone: (+36-20) 211-6701 (Mobile)

Le Café-Mystery
Address: Nagysándor József utca 3, Budapest 1054
Location: Pest, City Center, District 5
Phone: (+36-1) 312-1436

Why Not Café & Bar
Overlooking Gellért Hill, outdoor seating in the summer.
Address: Belgrád rakpart 3, Budapest
Location: Pest, District 5
Phone: (+36-70) 557-2727

Dance Clubs

Alterego Bar & Club
Features a bar, dance club and shows.
Address: Dessewffy utca 33, Budapest 1066
Location: Pest, District 6
Phone: (+36-70) 345-4302 (Mobile)

Capella Café
Features a bar, dance club and shows.
Address: Belgrád rakpart 23, Budapest 1056
Phone: (+36-1) 318-6231

Lesbian Parties


Lesbian parties every second Saturday of the month. More info at:

Gay Parties

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Fetish and gay accessories.

Address: Maria utca 9, Budapest 1085

Location: Pest, District 8

Phone: (+36-30) 956-9571 (Mobile)

Erotika Centrum
This sex shop triples as a club and a cinema.
Address: Dob utca 11
Location: Pest, District 7
Phone: (+36-1) 351-1000

O Boy
Underwear for man.
Address: Teréz krt. 35
Location: Pest, District 6
Phone: (+36-30) 99-1906 (Mobile)

Useful Information for Gays & Lesbians

Gay Helpline (Háttér)
Phone: (+36-1) 329-3380, from 6 am to 11 pm everyday

Company - Gay Magazine
A free monthly gay magazine with the latest news, reports and reviews. The magazine includes an up-to-date Gay Guide in English.

HUMEN - Gay Magazine
This monthly magazine features articles in both, Hungarian and English.

Gay & Lesbian Websites: - Hungary's gay portal - gay dating site - gay & travel guide - annual festival - blogs & articles - lesbian association

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