Beer is not the traditional drink of Hungary, but it sure is very popular in Budapest. Trying the best beer in Budapest is one of the best ways to get to know the city. Here are the places that have the best beer in Budapest:

1. Jónás Craft Beer House

Jónás Craft Beer House

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Jónás Craft Beer House is a bar that has one of the best views in Budapest. If you sit at this bar’s beautiful terrace, you will enjoy a marvelous view over river Danube and some of Budapest’s most important landmarks.

It is designed in an industrial style and it’s the perfect place for having a rest after long walks and sightseeing around Budapest.

The favourite beer place of many locals offers eight types of craft beer. Four of them are from local craft brewery Reketye, and you can try light, dark, or fruit beers. If you’re not a beer lover, you can try the place’s awesome hot chocolate!

The bar opens every day at 11:00 and works until 00:00, except on weekends, when it works until 02:00.

2. Élesztő Craft Beer Bar

 

Élesztő Craft Beer Bar

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Élesztő Craft Beer Bar, whose name means “yeast”, is a bar that leads the “Hungarian beer revolution”. The place was founded in order to become a “cultural entertainment zone” instead of just another regular pub.

Here you can find Hungary’s best beers in cans and bottles, as well as 21 types of tap beers.

The place also offers a rich menu full of tasty snacks, including burgers, pulled pork, sandwiches, etc. The venue also includes a coffee place, where you can enjoy a fairy-tale atmosphere while drinking exquisite coffee or tea, a homebrewing school, and a wine & tapas bar.

The bar works every day from 15:00 to 03:00.

3. Léhűtő Craft Beer Bar

Léhűtő Craft Beer Bar

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Léhűtő Craft Beer Bar is a place where you can find some of the best Hungarian and foreign beers. IPA lovers can try Horizont, while if you prefer Double IPA, try Liquid Cocaine. For people who like fruit-taste beers, we recommend Ms. Worldwild.

The bar can also offer you with some of the best tapas in town, as well as tasty burgers and kebabs.

The working hours are 16:00-02:00 from Tuesday to Thursday, 16:00-04:00 on Friday and Saturday, and 16:00-00:00 on Sunday and Monday.

4. Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert

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Szimpla Kert is a MUST when it comes to Budapest nightlife. The place was established in 2002 with an idea to build a community in Budapest where people could spend some relaxed times and it became iconic shortly after.

The place became iconic due to its unique design – random stuff covering the walls and the floor, creating a cozy atmosphere. Szimpla Kert was the one that started the scene with pubs that are designed in a “ruin pub” style, which was later followed by many pubs in Budapest. It’s especially popular during the Sziget Festival in the summer.

There are many types of drinks that you can try in Szimpla Kert, but craft beers are the most popular.

The bar’s working hours are 12:00-04:00 every day, except on weekends, when it opens at 09:00.

5. Hops Beer Bar

Hops Beer Bar

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Hops Beer Bar is one of the most unique places you can visit in Budapest. The walls inside this place are covered with beer coasters, which took three weeks to be completed and the ceiling is covered in hops.

Hops has 130 different types of bottled beer from all over the world and eight types of tap beers. Their beers come from Scottish Brew Dog, Dutch De Molen, and many other American, Czech, Belgian, Austrian, and German breweries.

This is the perfect place for beer lovers with nice and friendly staff who can help you with choosing your beer from the extensive offer. The bar doesn’t offer any food, but you can bring whatever you want to.

Opening hours are 17:00-02:00 from Monday to Thursday, on Fridays and Saturdays it works until 03:00, and on Sundays it’s closed.

6. Krak’n Town

Krak’n Town

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Krak’n Town is a beer bar designed in a Victorian style where you can find beers from seven different local breweries.

When you enter this place, you will immediately feel like you time-traveled to 1800s. Its unique steampunk decor will make you fall in love and wish to come back over and over again.

Krak’n Town offers some traditional British meals that can perfectly be followed by any kind of beer.

Its working hours are every day from 16:00 to 01:00, except for Saturdays, when it opens at 12:00, and on Sundays, when it’s closed.

 

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