If you like your nightlife vibrant then you’re in the right place. Take your pick from sophisticated cocktail lounges, lively nightclubs, traditional taverns and mellow bars – you’re bound to have a great night.
1) Take the Party Ship
She sets sail every Friday and Saturday. With a cruise lasting 1.5 hours along the Danube, you’ll have great views of everything from the Royal Castle to the Citadel. The price of the cruise includes a welcome drink of Jägermeister or Champagne. If you're dedicated to a big night, you can book your ticket with a special drinks package.
2) Catch the match
If you like sports bars you’ll love The Caledonia, just off Oktogon. As its name suggests, the theme here is all things Scottish, and there’s always a lively crowd. They’re here to watch the English and Scottish Premier League football on the large screens. If it’s a big match it may well be standing room only!
3) Dance at Morrison’s 2
What type of music do you want to dance to? Can’t make up your mind? Well come along to Morrison’s 2. There are 5 dance floors, with 5 different music styles to choose from. The joint is always jumping. And the roofed terrace is a big hit with the locals.
Szent Istvan krt 11, 1055 Budapest.
4) Listen to jazz with Fat Mo
Fat Mo’s bills itself as a slice of America in the heart of Budapest. On the Pest side of the river, the food here is a fusion of American and Hungarian, and there’s often live jazz as a backdrop. You can come to eat, drink or just dance. There’s live music and a DJ every evening.
Nyary Pal utca 11, 1056 Budapest.
5) Take to the crow's nest at the Corvin Club
Just in case you didn’t know, ‘Corvin’ means ‘Crow’. Hence the instantly recognisable logo of the Corvin Club. This huge nightclub has a 600-capacity main hall, and a smaller bar space with different music. The focus is on underground electronica, but it’s worth coming just to see the crowds and the styles. Cool off on the roof terrace for great views over Budapest.
Blaha Lujza ter 1-2, 1085 Budapest.
6) Be a splash at the Sparty
You can’t come to Budapest and not come to a Sparty! The setting is impressive, the lights are amazing, and the thermal water’s good for you too. So hop into your swimming costume, get in the water and chill to the music. This is how pool parties were meant to be. Party time is normally Saturday night during the summer.
Szechenyi Spa & Baths.
7) Camp it up at the Cotton Club
Life is a cabaret old chum, and if you’d like to come and watch the entertainment then hotfoot it over to Cotton Club. This is classic, old-style cabaret, with a show filled with singing and dancing, not to mention the occasional fire eater! The price of admission is added to your drinks bill, so be sure to check it at the end of the evening.
8) Dance at Ötkert
There’s always a big and lively crowd at Ötkert. This city centre pub becomes a nightclub in the early hours, and there’s a patio where you can come and cool off if things get too frenetic. This is what Budapest nightlife is all about.
Zrinyi u. 4, 1051 Budapest.
9) Get ready for the party at Zizi Bar
The parties can go through the night in Budapest. And Zizi’s is where it gets started. The trendsetters of Budapest come here for a quick drink before moving on to their choice of nightclub. A resident DJ gets the good vibes going, and you can grab some tapas here before heading out on the town.
Hercegprimas utca 12, 1051 Budapest.