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Budapest Ruin Bar Walk

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Of the many things that give Budapest its unique flavour, the ruin bars are one of our favourites. They make night-life in Budapest exciting, colourful (literally), and always unexpected. The ruin bar phenomenon began in Budapest in the early 2000s, concentrated in the seventh district, and has been evolving ever since. What is a ruin bar? Join us to find out, and to explore this special aspect of Budapest’s night-life scene. Learn (over a few drinks), the history that led to the development of these bars, the cultural and artistic significance of them, how they have influenced the city’s entire night-life/drinking scene, and how they have impacted the neighbourhood.
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Madách Imre tér
Budapest, Madách Imre tér, 1075 HungaryMeet by the statue of Sisi. Your guide will be holding a Taste Hungary tote bag.
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    Jewish Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Discover the Jewish Quarter while getting familiar with the Ruin Bar culture
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Discover Budapest’s ruin bars on a walking tour
  • Visit up to five top bars and learn about the ruin bar trend
  • Enjoy the arty vibe and decor, plus a drink and snacks at up to five bars
  • Upgrade for a small-group or a private tour with hotel transfers
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Budapest or one of the area’s hotels if you’ve booked a private option. Next, head to the old Jewish Quarter to visit some of its popular ruin bars. Located in disused pre-war buildings, shops, and courtyards, these edgy hangouts are key to Budapest’s nightlife, and you’ll hear from your guide about about their role in the revitalization of neglected areas. You’ll soak up each bar’s atmosphere, and enjoy a drink and light bar food in up to five of them as you chat to your guide. You’ll visit semi-derelict warehouses and battered lots decorated with vintage furniture, and get tips from your guide about what to drink and what other bars to visit later. Your tour finishes in the area or, if you’ve upgraded to a private tour, with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Budapest, Madách Imre tér, 1075 Hungary
Departure Time
6:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • English-speaking local guide who is specialized in food and drinks
  • Tour includes visits to several ruin bars
  • Many stops for photos, questions and the occasional shopping
  • Entry/Admission - Jewish Quarter
  • Gratuities
  • Extra food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Three-hour tour, generally from 6pm-9pm (unless otherwise requested)
  • This is a small group tour (which means minimum of two guests and maximum of wight guests)
  • For larger groups please choose the "Group Tour (min. 8 pers.)" option when booking
  • If you would rather have a private tour (which can be customized), please choose the "Private Tour" option when booking
  • We will be getting from bar to bar on foot, so be prepared for some walking, even though most of the tour will be spent at the bars
  • Drinking age is 18 in Hungary
  • Dietary Requirements: We try our very best to cater for dietary requirements but due to local food customs we cannot guarantee that this will be possible in all cases. Options for vegetarians, guests with allergies and religious dietary restrictions may be very limited
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our Ruin Bar tour and the guide, Lilla, was delightful. We sampled drinks at several bars and the guide instructed us in the popular local drinks. The bars were all quite different and I don't think we could have found the places easily on our own. There
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Our guide, Daniel, made this walk so fun! He was very informative about the area and its history. We got to see some great little bars and try some good local drinks. The others on the tour were a fun group. We had great conversation. It was a fantastic way to end our stay in
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Response from TasteHungary, Reservation manager at Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Juli for this great feedback. Budapest Ruin Bars are quite special and we are very happy that you got to experience them with Daniel! Hope to welcome you back one day to our tours ..perhaps a private Danube boat ride; another must do in Budapest ;) Evi
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Our arrival to Budapest was originally delayed by 2 hours. Since we were the only people on that tour the staff worked with us to start an hour later. Our arrival was further delayed and we had to cancel that night. The staff attempted to reschedule but all tours during our
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Response from TasteHungary, Reservation manager at Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you so much for writing this kind review. We are truly sorry for the unfortunate situation and not being able to rebook your tour. Please contact us the next time you are in Budapest as we would love to welcome you! Evi
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It was a great guide, and we had really fun with other people from other countries. Noe free shot at evry place, and i cool nightclub at the end
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Response from TasteHungary, Reservation manager at Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review on our Ruin Bar Walk :) Glad you enjoyed it! Hope to welcome you back one day! Evi
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We had a great tour with Lilla. She has so much information and history to share during our tour. We would have never found the 4 places she introduced us to and each was so different and unique. She even spent time introducing us to a wine and soda combo and that is
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