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Best Places to Get Cocktails in Budapest

While Hungarian wine gains traction and Budapest’s craft beer scene is on the rise, even if you’re a cocktail lover there is no need to feel left out when you come to the Hungarian capital. If your preference is sipping a classic Martini or an experimental concoction, here’s our guide to Budapest’s cocktail hangouts – whether you prefer your poison shaken or stirred.

Boutiq’Bar

If you’re into cocktails, then Boutiq’Bar has your name on it. It’s won awards over the years, including the winning title as Hungary’s best cocktail bar as well as one of the top fifty cocktail bars in the world. And understandably so, since the bar boasts it can offer 350 cocktail options thanks to its staff of highly knowledgeable bartenders who can knock up anything from a Whisky Sour and an Old Fashioned to a unique, adventurous concoction you won’t find anywhere else!

ADDRESS    5 Paulay Ede Street, 1061 Budapest    SHOW ON MAP
OPENING HOURS    6pm–1am Tue-Thu, 6pm–2am Fri–Sat, closed on Sunday and Monday

best places for cocktails in budapestPhoto: Official Facebook page of Boutiq’Bar

Brody Studios

While Brody Studios is a private members club, some of its events are open to the public, including its Alchemist Nights, a special event for cocktail lovers that follow a special theme with various cocktails centred around that theme. And even if you don’t make it for one of the Alchemist Nights, you can try some of the in house cocktails from the menu, such as the Botanist, a herby cocktail with gin and an accent of absinthe and pepper, or classics like the Gimlet or Monkey Gland.

ADDRESS    38 Vörösmarty Street, 1064 Budapest    SHOW ON MAP
OPENING HOURS    6pm–1am Mon–Thu, 6pm–3am Fri–Sat, closed on Sunday

best places for cocktails in budapestPhoto: Official Facebook page of Brody Studios

WarmUp

You won’t find a menu offering a list of cocktails at WarmUp, a small bar on Nagy Diófa utca. Once you sit down, you’ll get a glass of water and your bartender will come to your table and ask for your preference. If you want a Negroni, they’ll mix you a Negroni, but if you’re not sure, you’ll get questions like whether you prefer gin or whisky, or whether you like sweet or sour cocktails. In the end, you’ll get a bespoke cocktail tailored to your tastes.

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ADDRESS   26 Nagy Diófa Street, 1072 Budapest    SHOW ON MAP
OPENING HOURS    6pm–1am Sun–Wed, 6pm–2am Thu, 6pm–4am Fri–Sat

best places for cocktails in budapestPhoto: Official Facebook page of WarmUp

Bar Pharma

Mixology with a pharmacy vibe, Bar Pharma offers an eclectic mix of curious cocktails in their tiny VII District cocktail bar that come in pharmacy bottles. If you’re after something different and a whole new experience in cocktails from your favourite to something completely whacky, then Pharma is the alcoholic prescription you need.

ADDRESS    35 Kazinczy Street, 1075 Budapest    SHOW ON MAP
OPENING HOURS    6pm–2am Sun–Thu, 6pm–4am Fri–Sat

best places for cocktails in budapestPhoto: Official Facebook page of Bar Pharma

Farm

While Farm is mostly a restaurant, you’ll find a great selection of craft cocktails on the menu. From artisanal liqueurs to craft spirits and real pieces of dried fruit, herbs and homemade syrups, you can try some great interpretations of cocktail classics that bring out the best of their ingredients. And, if you’re someone who enjoys something different, you can try your cocktails at the inhouse Blind Bar, so you can really focus on the smell, taste and texture without getting caught up with looks.

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ADDRESS    14 Ó Street, 1066 Budapest    SHOW ON MAP
OPENING HOURS    6pm–12am Mon–Thu, 6pm–2am Fri–Sat, closed on Sunday

best places for cocktails in budapestPhoto: Official Facebook page of Farm

KIOSK

KIOSK embodies the shabby and industrial chic feel with a party vibe, making it a good place to party, especially if cocktails are your thing. You’ll find all the classics here with a house twist to have with a meal or on a fancy night out.

ADDRESS    4 Március 15. tér, 1056 Budapest    SHOW ON MAP
OPENING HOURS    12pm–12am Sun–Wed, 12pm–1am Thu–Sat

best places for cocktails in budapest
Photo: Official Facebook page of KIOSK

Impostor

Located in the former MTV Building on Szabadság Square, Impostor captures that ruined Berlin vibe after taking up residence in the dilapidated and abandoned space. But it’s more than just a ruin bar, since in addition to its Asian street food themed restaurant Baotiful, you also can get some interesting and unique cocktails with a bit of an eastern twist to them.

ADDRESS    17 Szabadság tér, 1054 Budapest    SHOW ON MAP
OPENING HOURS    6pm–12am Thu, 12pm–3am Fri–Sat, 12pm–10pm– Sun, closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

best places for cocktails in budapestMidnight Espresso with Corralejo Reposado Tequila, homemade banana syrup, Kahlua, and a shot of espresso. Photo: Official Facebook page of Imposter

Good Spirit Whisky & Cocktail Bar

If whisky cocktails are your beat, then make sure you check out Good Spirit Whisky & Cocktail Bar. Founded by the brains behind WhiskyNet, you’ll find a stock of over 500 spirits. On top of that, Good Spirit Whisky & Cocktail Bar boasts a collection of around 300 whiskies from across the world, where you’ll find the classic Scotches as well as Irish, American and even Canadian and Japanese whiskies, as well as malts from beyond. You can even try Hungarian whiskies, if you’re curious. With a collection of other fine spirits, you can get the whisky cocktail of your dreams here.

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ADDRESS    7 Veres Pálné Street, 1061 Budapest    SHOW ON MAP
OPENING HOURS    11am–12am Mon–Sat, closed on Sunday

best places for cocktails in budapestPhoto and featured image: Zoltán Perényi / Budapest Local

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