The Best Places to Party till Dawn
Do you want to have a terrific night out? Skim through our carefully selected list of Nightclubs in Budapest !
Clubs and bars, ruin pubs are abound in Budapest, however to really enjoy nightlife, you’d better gather some information to choose the right place or places that appeal to your musical or other preferences.
The spectrum of Budapest nightclubs runs from trendy clubs with star DJ-s, to jazz, rock and roll, Latin music, striptease, gay and lesbian clubs.
Admission to most Budapest music clubs is free, some ask 1 000 – 1 500 HUF/3 – 5 EUR entrance fee, especially if famous star DJ-s or bands perform. You most be 18 to be served alcohol.
Contact us if you have anything to tell us about a nightclub, let it be a complaint or a nice experience.
Music & Dance Clubs
If you don’t want to plan your night, just go to:
- Liszt Ferenc tér and Nagymezo utca neighbourhood in the district VI., near the Opera House,
- district VII., especially Kazinczy Street with its many ruin and garden bars.
- Ráday utca in district IX.,
- or the try the clubs in district V., downtown Budapest.
These areas have plenty places of entertainment, from dance clubs, pubs to cozy cafés.
See more on downtown Budapest districts.
Knowing which places to avoid will save you money and trouble, and ensures that you’ll leave Budapest with pleasant memories.
TIP: How about Partying on the Danube on the deck of a sightseeing boat?
Enjoy nightlife in Budapest, and see the best views of the city illuminated at night.
Drinks, sightseeing cruise, and dancing for an awesome night out in this beautiful city.
Date & Time: Saturdays in April and Fridays, Saturdays at 23.00 from May till end of October. Tickets: 16 EUR (incl. a welcome drink).
Address: Mozsár utca 9., district VI., trams 4-6, M1 metro Oktogon station
Open: Mon – Sun: 17.00 – 4.00, Concerts: 20.0 0- 22.30, afterwards disco
Tel: (+36) 70 423 4267
A popular rock club in the center of Budapest, in district VI.
202 Music Club (the former Wigwam Rock Club)
Address: Fehérvári út 202., district XI. (Újbuda) night bus service No. 973 or tram 49.
Open: 20.00 – 05.00, rock party until dawn after concerts every weekend
A very prestigious rock club in Budapest. It’s a bit far from the city center.
Address: Szt. István krt. 15., district V., M3 metro, trams 4-6 Nyugati tér station Tel: (+36 1) 311 4691
Open: Thur – Sat: 21.00 – 05.00
Latin dance lessons every Saturday before the party. A simple, lovely club definitely not for snobs.
Palacio de la Salsa
Address: Aranytíz Ifjúági Központ, Arany János u. 10. district V., M3 metro Arany János u. station
Open: Sat: 21.30 – 03.30 free salsa lesson from 21.31-22.30
Tel: (+36 20) 324-0119
Salsa parties on Saturdays. Entrance fee: 1 000 HUF.
Address: Jókai utca 26., district VI., trams 4-6, M1 metro Oktogon station
Open: Mon – Sat: 12.00 – 24.00
Tel: (+36 1) 354 0886
1920’s of America atmosphere. Live music every night (except Sunday) from 19.00 by the famous Cotton Club Jazz Band. Restaurant serves Hungarian and seafood specialties.
Piaf Club Budapest
Stylish nightclub, piano music
Address: Nagymező utca 25., district VI., M1 metro Oktogon station
Open: 22.00 – 06.00 daily
Tel: (+36 1) 312 3823
Jazz Garden Club & Restaurant
Address: Veres Pálné u. 44/a., district VI., M3 metro Kálvin tér station
Open: Mon-Thu-Sun: 18.00 – 01.00, Fri – Sat: 18.00 – 02.00, Concerts every day: 21:00 – 24:00
Tel: (+36 1) 266-7364
Restaurant with music, pub, quiet dining room, banquet room.
Alcatraz Club & Restaurant
Address: Nyár utca 1., district VII., from Blaha L. tér towards Astoria the 3rd street on your right
Open: Thur – Sat: 18.00 – 05.00, Sun: Closed
Reservation: (+36 1) 413 1152
Alcatraz is a one the few clubs that still operates after its opening in 1999. The interior design evokes the ambience of the famous US prison island.
The best Hungarian club bands play on the stage on the evenings: funky, R&B, pop-rock music. The club is divided into two sections:
- a quieter back room for dining, and
- the busier forefront near the stage for partying.
Morrison’s Music Pub Opera
Address: Révay utca 25., district VI., M1 metro Opera station
Open: Tue – Sat: 21.00 – 04.00, admission to the the 2 clubs is free between 17.00-21.00 every day
Tel: (+36 1) 269 4060, 18.00 – 04-00, (+36) 70 505 9870
Address: corner of Honvéd utca Szt. István körút, district V., trams 4-6, M3 metro Nyugati tér station
Open: every day 17.00-until dawn: Disco & karaoke from 17.00,
Tel: (+36 1) 374 3329
Unpretentious, cheerful ambience, moderately priced drinks make this place very trendy.
A wide selection of hard drinks are available from around 800-1 000 HUF/3 cl shot: whiskey, tequila, an authentic Hungarian hard liqueur: pálinka, Unicum- another local favorite. A mug of draught beer is 500-800 HUF, a glass of local wine (1 dl Frittman, Feind) 300 HUF.
Alcohol-free beverages you’ll find on the menu include mineral water: 350 HUF a small bottle, coffee, tea from 450 HUF, soda drinks, some fruit juices.
New Orleans Music Club & Restaurant
Address: Lovag utca 5. district VI., M3 metro Nyugati tér station
Open: 18.00 – 02.00 every day
Tel: (+36) 20 451 7525
Taste South-American cuisine while listening to live music. Their Draught Budweiser is really tempting.
Fat Mo’s Music Club
Address: Nyári Pál utca 11., district V., city center, M3 metro Kálvin tér or Ferenciek tere station
Mon-Tue: 12.00 – 02.00
Wed: 12.00 – 03.00
Thur – Fri: 12.00 – 04.00
Sat: 18.00 – 04.00
Sun: 18.00 – 02.00
Tel:(+36 1) 267 3199
One of the best places to enjoy live music: jazz, soul, blues nights. Very popular with both locals and expats, so be prepared that it’s usually packed.
Reserve a table if you want a good night there. Restaurant serves hearty dishes.
Old Man’s Music Club
Address: Akácfa utca 13., near Blaha Lujza tér transportation hub, district VII. (trams 4,6, M3 metro)
Tel: (+36 1) 322 7645
Concerts every day from 21.00 to 23.00
Admission is free.
Live music, concerts (jazz, blues, Latin rock) even on Monday. Very popular, prepare for crowd. If you want to eat it’s best to reserve a table.
Address: Marczibányi tér 5/a., II.district
Open: Mon – Sat: 14.00 – 24.00
Tel: (+36) 20 454 8404
Szóda Café & Club
Address: Wesselényi utca 18., near Blaha Lujza tér, district VII., trams 4, 6, M3 metro
Open: Mon – Thurs: 12.00 – 03.00, Fri – 12.00 – 05.00, Sat: 17.00 – 05.00
Tel: (+36 1) 461 0007
A fave bar in the city centre designed around the theme of the “szóda” drink (about which the place got its name).
You can have a cup of coffee, soda drink, or pálinka (Hungarian fruit distillate) if you long for something stronger than caffeine, or dance till dawn in the basement club area.
Address: Kossuth Lajos utca 17. district V., M2 metro Astoria, M3 Ferenciek tere station
Tel: (+36) 70 337-3434
A hip club in Budapest city centre: 3 rooms, 3 bars affordable, but high standard new club. Popular meeting place of university students.
Macskafogó Music Pub
Address: Nádor utca 29., V. district, M2 metro, tram 2 Kossuth Lajos tér,
Open: Thur: 19.00 – 03.00, Fri – Sat: 19.00 – 04.00
Tel: (+36 1) 473 0123
MIX Club Bar & Restaurant with Outdoor Terrace
Address: Teréz körút 55 – 57. (Eiffel tér), Budapest district VI. next to Nyugati Train Station, M3 (blue) metro, trams 4 and 6
Open: Mon – Tue: 12.00 – 16.00, Wed-Thurs: 12.00 – 24.00, Fri: 12.00- – 05.00, Sun: closed
Tel: (+36 1) 301 0528, (+36) 20 361 3445
A spacious, hip club in central Budapest with outdoor terrace.
Concerts at weekend evenings followed by a party. Great variety of drinks, cocktails.
The restaurant offers bistro style food. MIX is the place to be seen in Budapest.
Barba Negra Track (formerly Zöld Pardon)
at the Buda end of the Rákóczi Bridge from Petofi bridge
Address: Neumann János utca 2., district XI. Budapest
Open: 30th April – September, Mon – Sat: 09.00 – 05.00
Barba Negra Track is one of the most popular outdoor party places in Budapest.
Concerts, all kinds of music and cultural events. 2 stages, 2 DJ-s 2 music styles every night and cheap beer from plastic cups.
Concerts: 1500 HUF
Fancy place, lots of Latin music, more expensive than Barba Negra Track.
Address: Hengermalom út 52. district XI.Open: April – September, 20.00 – 05.00 every day
Tel: (+36) 20 779 3311
Morrison’s Liget Outdoor Club
Address: Népliget út 2. Budapest, district X., M3 metro or trams 1, 1A, Népliget stop
This stylish open-air club opened in September 2011 in a large park in distrcit X.
Three indoor dance areas, a spacious outdoor dance area, fine cocktails and other drinks, a terrace in the summer season ensures a fantastic night in Budapest.
Address: Hajógyári Sziget in Óbuda, district III., K Bridge (venue of the Sziget Festival), take the suburban railway (HÉV) from Batthyány tér to Szentendre, get off at Filatorigát stop
Open: in the summer season only: Mon – Sun: 12.00 – 05.00
Tel: (+36 1) 453 2120
Another great place in natural settings on the island where the famous Budapest Sziget Festival takes place every August.
Address: Marczibányi tér 5/a., II.district
Tel: (+36) 20 454 8404
Open: Mon – Sat: 14.00 – 24.00
Romkert Ruin Pub
Address: Döbrentei tér 9., district I., next to the Rudas Baths at the Buda end of Elizabeth Bridge
Summer beer garden with outdoor restaurant. Combine it with visiting the Rudas Bath next to it. Reserve a table if you want to eat: (+36 1) 344-3155
TIP: here are a couple of great outdoor bars on Margaret Island (Margit sziget): Zippp Club at the southern end of the island opened in 2014 with 2 dance floors and 3 bars. Open: Wednesday to Saturday from 20.00 till 05.00
Voted the Greatest bar in the World by Lonely Planet
Location: Buda end of Petőfi Bridge, trams 4-6
Tel: (+36 1) 464 3940
Open: 11.00 – 04.00, terraces: 16.00 – 04.00
Restaurant: (+36 1) 464 3946, Open: Mon – Sat: 11.00 – 23.00, closed on Sunday
One of the best venues to enjoy a warm summer night in Budapest. A former Ukraine ship converted into a four-storey cultural and concert center.
Includes a first-class restaurant with excellent wine offer, and two outdoor bars, a roof terrace to enjoy in summer. Live concerts throughout the year ranging from jazz, rock, contemporary music.