Experience Budapest’s ruin bars

A bohemian district with quirky bars, pop ups and vinyl record shops

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €30.63  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

Heard of Budapest’s ruin bars? Of course you have. But since the secret’s out, where can you still find authentic, local ruin pubs which embody the alternative, non-conformist spirit of the original ruin bars? You’ll find out as you explore the Jewish Quarter with one of our local Budapest hosts, weaving your way through the secret spots of this artsy, bohemian area.

Here's the game changer - rather than a night out on the town, you will soak up the eclectic culture of this enclave by experiencing its vibrant ruin bar culture by day.

Your host will lead you through back-alleyways to drink craft lagers in microbreweries run by “Gypsy brewers”, explore a unique gallery space with squat-like basements and browse the best vintage shops and markets, cutting edge fashion stores, independent niche boutiques, pop ups, vinyl record shops and the tastiest street food markets.

Bouncing your way from subterranean pub to more cafe-style bars, your host will show you that the real ruin bar culture is still alive and kicking at all hours of the day.

  • Learn about Budapest’s ruin bar culture by experiencing it first hand, by day rather than at night

  • Explore the old Jewish Quarter where many of these alternative bars are hidden

  • Uncover the true spirit of ruin bar culture, and visit the ruin bars which aren’t in the guidebooks

  • Enjoy a few drinks with your host, feast on street food from a pop-up market and browse vintage treasures

  • Get tips and tricks from your local and ask any questions you have about exploring the city - especially about the ruin bars to check out at night

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3-hours with a host
  • A drink in a recommended bar
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

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Reviews for Budapest

A really interesting tour

A really interesting tour of the Jewish quarter with lots of history and a visit to an orthodox Synagogue. Richard was really excellent - tremendously knowledgeable and informative, perhaps not surprisingly, given that he has a degree in history. He even managed to read some inscriptions in Hebrew! Another excellent tour with City Unscripted following others than have been equally good and all very reasonably priced. I am a big fan and it will be my first port of call at any new city.

Reviewed by Richard M, hosted by Richard

A fun food tour!

Balazs was a charming and knowledgeable host. We ate some amazing local foods and he shared on Budapest’s history and culture. Many food tours have meeting locations and limited starting times but with this tour your guide will meet you at the time and location that is convenient for you. I thought that was great. Balazs, thank you for introducing us to Budapest! We love your city!

Reviewed by Debra C, hosted by Balazs

Best Tour ever

My guide was so great, he knows more history of Hungary than most teachers. He was kind, considerate & caring on a hot day in August 2019. I would do it all over again in a heart beat ! Thanks to you

Reviewed by David L, hosted by Balazs

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