To call Szimpla a bar would be a major understatement, because it's a legend. It was one of the first of the romkocsmas ("ruin bars"), which now play a major role in Budapest's nightlife, especially in the seventh district. Szimpla is actually made up of several bars spread out over an entire building, with a courtyard with an old Trabant turned into a cozy booth in the center. It's decorated with a wild mix of secondhand and repurposed furnishings and décor, which will keep your eyes occupied as you sip your drink. It's always buzzing, too, with live music, theater, DJs, and other events. There's a wonderful Sunday farmer's market, which is a great place to come for breakfast even if you are not shopping, and there are also occasional bicycle markets. There's so much going on that Szimpla has outgrown its space. It also runs a nearby design shop (Síp utca 24) and a small café across the street (Kazinczy utca 7) that serves food made from the ingredients from the farmer's market. Check the website to see all that's going on.
Kazinczy utca 14
Our Rating Neighborhood VII. district Hours Daily noon–3am Transportation Metro: Astoria (M2) Phone 20/261-8669 Prices Draft beer 390HUF–450 HUF, glass of house wine: 400 HUF–600 HUF Web site Szimpla Kert
MapKazinczy utca 14 Budapest
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