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Latest reviews from Budapest

22 /100 BEM RAKPART 12.
“Semi rude service. Generic beers from Belgium, nothing surprising except the prices. Plain nothing from Hungary: Shame. Tourist trap from my point of view. Closing at 11pm not 12am. Cross the bridge and go elsewhere.“
IPASensei64 27 days ago
66 /100 ANKER KÖZ 1-3
“Well, I remember drinking Punk IPA bottled some 8 years ago and todays one doesn't resemble it at all. General score: average.“
brtk 38 days ago
90 /100
Élesztő (Bar)
“In what seems like a partly covered cul-de-sac into a block of buildings, there are several long tables. There are three bars surrounding it (two to the sides and one at the end) one for beer, another for food and the other for spirits/cocktails. Lots of 20-30 year old people. The beer selection includes about 18 different taps, all of which appear to be Hungarian craft beer. The prices for the beer are a bit higher than expected, just a bit cheaper than England. The service is attentive and helpful. The food is nice and good quality for money.“
Rhombic 48 days ago
74 /100 HOLLÓ UTCA 12-14. (GOZSDU UDVAR)
“Good located. Now called Horizont Taproom by Léhuto. Own beers + some guests, flights 0.2 l. Worth to visit.“
alex_leit 69 days ago
64 /100 ANKER KÖZ 1-3
“Big bar, mediocre beer selection, very expensive.“
alex_leit 69 days ago
90 /100 AKÁCFA U. 38
“Top place. A lot of tourists. Interesting beer selection on tap and fridge.“
alex_leit 69 days ago
68 /100 WESSELÉNYI U. 13
“Not very interesting beer selection (for me) on tap, not easy to find something special.“
alex_leit 69 days ago
80 /100 SAS UTCA 25
“Good located. Bar with a self-service system, good for beergeeks. On taps: Hedon brewery + Polish, Austrian and Croatian craft beer. Must to visit.“
alex_leit 70 days ago
60 /100 ALKOTÁS UTCA 53
“Obviously NOT a brewpub, why do Rate Beer allow such glaring inaccuracies?“
rickyholden 77 days ago
70 /100 ANKER KÖZ 1-3
“Good selection of beers on tap and in bottles; ok place but it would definitely not be my préférence if I were a tourist here in Budapest“
Lore 81 days ago
72 /100 JÓZSEF KRT. 14
“Quite an enjoyable place with decent beers at a fair price. Well worth a visit in my opinion.“
Leeale 90 days ago
94 /100 WESSELÉNYI U. 13
“Es un pub pequeño pero con mucho ambiente y encanto. Nosotros estuvimos un jueves y había música en directo De cerveceras tenian variedad y nivel, muy recomendable“
NobleTapper28 94 days ago
92 /100 AKÁCFA U. 38
“Lugar ideal para disfrutar de una buena cerveza artesana en la zona de más ambiente de la ciudad. Mezclaba craft beer local con importación a unos precios muy razonables“
NobleTapper28 94 days ago
78 /100 KÁLVIN TÉR 7
“Nearest center. Good selections. Pumpkin beer now!“
e-prezes 97 days ago
78 /100 TOMPA 26
“Small place nearest Eleszto. Beers Feher Nyul and Monyo. Small beergarden outside.“
e-prezes 97 days ago
86 /100 FOVAM SQUARE 11-12 / FŐVÁM TÉR 11-12
“After weekend still waiting for the bar!! Many tourists but good selections. 10 min. waiting for order. Seats on stairs to boulevards. But it is mandatory to be.“
e-prezes 97 days ago
80 /100
Élesztő (Bar)
“Mandatory place of visit! Multitap and multibar. Good selection but for the years overrated. Fine place but without athmosphere.“
e-prezes 97 days ago
80 /100 WESSELÉNYI U. 13
“Good location near the city center. 10ish taps 2 fully loaded fridges. Nice bartenders. Upstairs is quite spacious, but downstairs near the taps is more comfortable at high top tables. Don't believe they have food. Enjoyed some interesteing Pohalja (Estonia) beers and the tap list was quite varied in terms of countries. Nice place.“
Cristobal37 102 days ago
82 /100 DOB UTCA 3
“Not far from famous Vaci utca. Modern clean bar with app 20 tapos and quite a lot bottles/cans. Taplist is 90% First beers and some guest beers. I got some small pours to help me in decision process. Staff is polite, knowledgeable and helpful. Beer were in perfect condition, you could choose different size of glass. Meals were tasty. Highly recommended place.“
Cuso 107 days ago
62 /100 FOVAM SQUARE 11-12 / FŐVÁM TÉR 11-12
“Bar is located in former builidng of customes ar Danube bank. Excellent location. Ambiance is generic modern, bit disorganized. Staff, more or less OK, not very helpful, but we knew what we want and they tapped beer properly, beers from Reketye were in perfect condition. For me this is still recommended place, you will have new Hungarian ticks in clean bar and if you sit outside you have nice view.“
Cuso 107 days ago
72 /100 KERTÉSZ UTCA 33.
“Not far from Csak Jo sor. Burger place with nice list of Hungarian beers. Prices are bit higher as I wish to have, but more or less OK. Recommended place.“
Cuso 107 days ago
56 /100 ANKER KÖZ 1-3
“Shockingly good selection. The Hungarian beers solid. Mostly ipas, a touch malty but huge progress over the sheer amateur Polish beers.“
chibuck 108 days ago
70 /100 RÁKÓCZI ÚT 29
“Visited on Thursday evening, May 23, 2019. Arrived late around 23:30. Plenty of people there, despite the late weekday evening. This was during Budapest Craft Beer Week though, and the day before the beerfest in town, so I believe many of the other visitors were from breweries or non locals there for the beer fest, such as myself. Had 4 of their own beers on tap, the others were mainly non local as I could see. Table service available. Quite close to M2 metro stop Blaha Lujza tér, which I took on the way there. Metro stopped running on weekdays before I headed back though. Serve 20 or 40 cl from tap, saw others get smaller glasses, but despite asking what the sizes available were wasn't offered that. Decent prices, for a Swede at least. Lots of taps, though didn't count them. Table service worked OK, though perhaps I would still have preferred to be able to walk up to the bar any time I liked instead.“
gnoff 117 days ago
86 /100 AKÁCFA U. 38
“Excellent place with friendly and helpful staff. Huge selection of hungarian and beers from world. 10 taps. Recommended. “
Cuso 135 days ago
74 /100 HUNYADI TÉR 11.
“Cellar pub, ambiance is nice, bartender friendly and helpful. Beers were in good condition.“
Cuso 135 days ago
“Blink and you will miss it... entrance to a underground haven... so great Hungarian craft on ...“
Wirralbeerveg 137 days ago
86 /100 SAS UTCA 25
“Second time visit to Budapest, though first time to visit this place.
Had time to swing by two times on my short trip for the Budapest beer fest. First time lateish on Thursday evening May 23, 2019. Arrived about 21.30 and stayed until they mentioned they were closing the taps, about 23.00.
Second visit also fairly late, though the Saturday same week.
Upon entering you come up to a service desk of sorts, almost feels like a reception. I was asked if it was my first time, and since it was on my first visit got the concept explained. You get to choose from putting money prepaid on a card, or you can have an open card and pay when you leave. Wasn't asked for any security when opting for the open card, when asking if they wanted my credit card up front it seems they didn't understand why, since I should pay upon leaving.
After this was shown to the wall with all the taps, and a shelf with some different shaped and sized glasses. Basically select a glass, place your card on the holder of any dual tap, pour yourself using the tap handle of the one of two beers for the tap you want, stop pouring when you are happy with the pour. So you can go from ultra small 0.3-0.5 dl to as much as your glass can handle. At the same time the display by the tap show the volume, the price for the beer, how much you have poured, and how much the pour cost you. Remove your card and keep it safe, bring your glass and carry on.
Perfect to be able to sample any beer available before selecting how much you want. Also perfect if you are happy with ticking on small amounts, or just want to pace yourself in the amount you drink.
Large screens over the taps also display more info of the beers, connected to their tap list on Untappd.
Very nice and friendly service, helpful as well. Light design which feels new and clean. Soem sofas, chairs, tables, etc. A few screens show sports with no sound. For bathroom need to go towards the back and through a few doors.
Glass rinser and water tap available to the right most of the taps. Had mainly Hedon beers on, of course, but plenty of guest taps as well. Also two ciders on at this time. I did see various bottles behind the service desk at the entrance, but was happy through my two kind of quick visits to just sample my way through the taps.
Walking distance from Deák Ferenc tér, where I was staying, but seem to be close also to Arany János utca as well as to Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út.
A lot of Budapest is walking friendly and for the central parts quite walkable between places as well.
Super nice and friendly place, only the second ever self pour bar I've been to as far as I can remember. Though perhaps not super impressed by the beers themselves (no problems with cleanliness or tap lines or such, just the beers might not have been the ones I liked the most), it is a place I enjoyed and will go back to when in Budapest again.“
gnoff 139 days ago
40 /100 KÁROLY KRT. 22
“Second time in Budapest, first time visit here.
Visited on early evening, Thursday May 23, 2019.
Stopped by to get some small food items for the flat I was renting for my visit, and did pick up some beers at the same time.
OK selection for what it is, think of it as a smallish grocery store, bigger than the cornet mini market or convenience store, but mainly food oriented.
Some fairly standard canned lagers, also a fridge with some bottles in it. Bacon was silly expensive. Card payment no problems. English works, though not much spoken back at you.
Located quite central, not more than a few steps from Deák Ferenc tér.
Not a place to go looking for when in search of beers, but a place where you may pick some up if you are close by, or need some food items anyhow.“
gnoff 139 days ago