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78 /100
Beerselection (Beer Store)
“Webshop with an actual store located on the Körút between Blaha and Rákóczi. Huge selection of Hungarian and internaional crafts and some Belgian classics. They have a fridge, so you can drink there too. Prices are slightly high, but the selection and location make up for it imo.“
midovark 3 days ago
76 /100 VÁCI ÚT 83.
“Brewpub, located at the brewery. They have 7 taps, offering only their own beer and ther stuff is available in cans and bottles too. Prices are decent, and the place looks good.“
midovark 3 days ago
80 /100 RÁKÓCZI ÚT 29
“Huge place at a 2-minute-walk from Blaha. They have 32 taps and a bottleshop with a decent enough offering (this latter wasn't "open" yet during my couple visits). The prices are somewhat high, but if you're looking for a place to try several Hungarian micros at, then it's definitely worth a visit.“
midovark 3 days ago
“Rather small 2-story place. Brewery located in the basement. 4 own beers at the time of my visit - 3 quite good and one (IPA) very disappointing. Friendly service. Great idea with bringing food from neighboring street-food vendors.“
Sokolov 22 days ago
98 /100 KERTESZ UTCA 42.
“Only good beers here since i visited it in 2013“
martun 28 days ago
72 /100 KÁLVIN TÉR 7
“Can't believe how many times I must have been close to this place but never stopped by. It's a fairly large and quite busy city centre old skool boozer with lots of character and most importantly good beer! They have six taps mainly from Monyo with the occasional quality guests They have around 25 bottles to choose from too. Friendly, helpful service and working wifi. I'll be a regular from now on! Prices for their own beers are good too and 100 to 200 HUF lower than you might expect to pay elsewhere. Close to the Fovam Ter metro stop if you prefer not to walk.“
jmgreenuk 46 days ago
72 /100
Kuzin Bar (Bar)
“Update Jan 2018 - Name changed to Kuzin Bar after Neked Csak Deszo moved out to their new location. Nothing much has changed though.

A pretty cool cafe style bar in the city specialising in Hungarian beers. They have up to ten taps and a decent bottle selection too. They seem to specialise in Horozont beers and they had pretty much every beer that these guys brew. Good service and working wifi. I can sit at the bar too which is a big advantage. Close to many other good bars too. This is the part of town where you need to be!“
jmgreenuk 48 days ago
86 /100 RÁKÓCZI ÚT 29
“A huge, warm, welcoming place with plenty of wood. A stylish, modern looking bar. 32 Taps, mainly from Mad Scientist and exclusively Hungarian on my first visit and perhaps the best bottle shop in the city located within the bar. Working Wi-Fi and superb friendly service. English is well spoken here. This place surely has to be up near the top of places to visit for any RateBeerian in Budapest.. A huge improvement on their previous location and a big forward thinking move from the owners. Close to the city centre so there is no excuse not to visit. Beers are served in reasonably priced 0.2dcl glasses, so ideal for ticking.“
jmgreenuk 50 days ago
76 /100 DOHANY UTCA 20
“There were 10 craft beers on tap, only hungarians, mainly (hungarian) IPAs and APAs. The place is little, crowdy, noisy. But there is a very good hungarian beer selection.“
dr.dod 52 days ago
50 /100
Lidl (Grocery Store)
“sometimes they have some good Belgian and less perfect other beers for really great prices; the generally available selection covers Polish, German and Czech beers brewed for and distributed by Lidl (a few of them are drinkable)“
Lore 55 days ago
42 /100
Aldi (Grocery Store)
“the generally available selection is quite poor, but sometimes they have some Hungarian craft beers or even some specialities from abroad“
Lore 67 days ago
88 /100 IZABELLA U. 37.
“Happy hour 5-7 pm .5 for price of .33 excellent range if mainly strong ales. Good service, tasters offered without asking.“
rickyholden 71 days ago
66 /100 AKÁCFA UTCA 38.
“Happy hour 4-6 pm including food. Prices high otherwise as for most craft pubs unfortunately. Nice people.“
rickyholden 71 days ago
74 /100 JÓZSEF KRT. 14
“Not a brewpub, full range? of rizmajer beers. OK prices.“
rickyholden 71 days ago
64 /100 ERZSEBET KRT 30.
rickyholden 71 days ago
78 /100 HUNYADI TÉR 11.
“Not a brew pub but outlet for szent andras“
rickyholden 71 days ago
66 /100 JOZSEF KRT. 31/A.
“Excellent pub let down by premium prices“
rickyholden 71 days ago
78 /100 AKACFA U. 38.
“Excellent pub let down premium prices.“
rickyholden 71 days ago
72 /100 THÖKÖLY ÚT 95
“Basement pub that aspires to be a true Hungarian gastropub for locals without putting on airs. It's located on a busy intersection on the Hungária körút. This place has a surprisingly great variety of Hungarian microbrew, mostly in bottles, at decent prices. They do have to placate those who still want macrobrew, average local wines and Hungarian pub grub but they try to offer some better stuff. Most servers speak no English, but they're accommodating. Quick and easy to get to using the 7E bus or many other buses from the city.“
aeroflotanc 90 days ago
64 /100 1066 MOZSÁR UTCA 9
“There has been a change of management from the Scotsman and his Hungarian wife to a young Hungarian couple who I don't go around and make themselves known to regular visitors. So far I don't see anything noticeably different except for their staff used to be excellent and now they're just okay and occasionally make some errors if you order something not typical. More of a place for whisky but they do have some Bellhaven on tap plus some bottles.“
aeroflotanc 90 days ago
70 /100
Pivo (Bar)
“A true Czech place; small, dark and unassuming in a nice urban neighborhood of Pest. Mostly locals visit here and can sometimes be busy but they usually have some Czech beers on tap that usually aren't found elsewhere in Budapest. The server can usually speak some English.“
aeroflotanc 90 days ago
72 /100 KIRÁLY UTCA 78
“Even though close to the ring road, this place is for locals as the atmosphere is nothing special and the bartender usually speaks little to no English. But if you want to try Legenda's line of beers on tap, this is a good place and they have a good variety. Sometimes they make some a bit interesting that almost no one else does like a brett, barley wine, or smoked stout. Their tap offerings change seemingly weekly.“
aeroflotanc 90 days ago
78 /100 KIRÁLY UTCA 95
“Look for the familiar pink elephant emblem of Delirium Tremens hanging from a modest bar which is a block south from the Lövölde tér trolley-bus stop of the 70 & 78, so it's not terribly far from the ring road. Amazing that this small place always has some Belgian favorites on tap.Their prices for most of these premium beers are very reasonable. They also have a good selection of bottled Belgian beers. Tends to get very busy on weekend nights.“
aeroflotanc 90 days ago
“Small space that has a wide variety of beers from the UK, Belgium, Czech and Hungarian micros. They have a little bit of cider sometimes. Has some offerings that area hard to find elsewhere and has some glassware. One guy there speaks English well enough and is knowledgeable. Generally good prices even with so many places now offering some micros. If I was searching for something hard-to-find this is the place I'd start.“
aeroflotanc 90 days ago
66 /100 HUNYADI TÉR 11.
“Not a brewpub but a basement pub pretty much owned by Szent András Sörfozde where they serve up mostly their own beers. Nice enough service and knowledge. Since this brewery makes a lot of sweet beers, most of them don't really benefit from being on tap.“
aeroflotanc 90 days ago
74 /100
Red Ruin (Bar)
“Rock/metal bar with a disctinctive decorative theme mocking communism, marxism and related unpleasantness. Lots of 'propaganda' all over the place. Tap selection is fairly dull, but they have fridge of what seemed to be about 20 to 30 bottled Hungarian craft beers. Bartender was eager to offer suggestions. Prices are pretty great. An amusing place with craft beers to boot.“
tricksta_p 92 days ago
60 /100 BP. VII. KAZINCZY U. 14.
“I've gotta admit, walking into this famous ruin bar it's hard not to be impressed by the atmosphere and intricate decoration. I can imagine this turning into a living hell in the evenings though, with lots of tourists and hipsters drinking shot and cocktails accompanied by loud music. Fortunately, we visited early. Service was minimal, the downstairs beer selection was as well but there's a small craft beer section on the upper level. This psychedelic ruin bar has to be experienced once I guess.“
tricksta_p 92 days ago
72 /100 JOZSEF KRT. 31/A.
“An easy 5/5 for ambiance with its geeky steampunk interior. Friendly, attentive service dressed the part. Relatively modest selection of a few of their own beers as well as some Hungarian guest craft. I didn't see any bottles. The two house beers I had (Pilsener and IPA) seemed either infected or ineptly brewed, I suspect unclean pipes which would be a terrible oversight for a brewpub in particular. I love the steampunk interior, but that sour pickles / vinegar IPA still haunts me.“
tricksta_p 92 days ago
76 /100 HOLLÓ UTCA 12-14. (GOZSDU UDVAR)
“Appealing cellar bar with two enthusiastic dudes behind the bar on the evening of our visit. Relatively small (8) selection of taps but plenty of bottles. We would haven chosen to eat here as well, but the food option was not clear from the outside and the adjacent restaurant area looked closed. The food I saw served later in the evening looked quite well-prepared though.“
tricksta_p 92 days ago
88 /100 AKACFA U. 38.
“Stylishly decorated craft beer bar, instant beer geek atmosphere. Three areas to sit in, ten beers on tap and hundreds of bottles. Tap selection had some of the higher level Hungarian craft as well as a variety of Prairie Bomb. Friendly service by a knowedgeable guy. This was our favourite of the bars we visited in four days in town.“
tricksta_p 94 days ago
“Small place with a low ceiling adding to the claustrophobic aspect. 8 taps but mostly well-known international and only a couple interesting local beers. Luckily the bottle menu is extensive with a number of Hungarian microbreweries, lots of Belgians and other international craft. A place to visit, not too busy on a monday evening.“
tricksta_p 95 days ago
68 /100 KAZINCZY U. 20
“This was not on my list to visit, but we walked past it and decided to stop for a last beer of the evening. Tiny place lacking atmosphere with a run down look. Relatively small but serviceable selection of a handful of taps and about 20 bottles. Pretty cheap. Hardly essential but not bad for a few beers.“
tricksta_p 95 days ago
80 /100 DOHANY UTCA 20
“Bit sparse looking modern craft beer bar with about ten taps of Hungarian micros complemented by a large bottle menu, of which we tried several. Prices are fair but not the cheapest in town. They can improve a little by mentioning the brewery on the board though. Definitely worth a visit.“
tricksta_p 95 days ago
78 /100 DOB UTCA 3
“Looking for a place to eat, we stumbled upon this brewpub which wasn't on my list of places to visit in Budapest. It should have been, this place has 19 taps and a fairly large fridge full of bottles. Tasted a couple of their own beers, which were less than impressive, but there's plenty of other Hungarian craft available. Some international guest beers on tap. Our food was expertly prepared, service was good. 100ml pours available for the tickers. Worth a visit.“
tricksta_p 95 days ago
72 /100
Kézműves Csemege (Beer Store)
“small bottle shop with hungarian craft. I came about half an hour before closing time, so the shopman was not too talkative. the selection is very good, however, if you are looking for local stuff (they had some spanish la pirata bottles, when I was there, but it was pretty much all). no taps.“
kto 101 days ago
84 /100 AKACFA U. 38.
“Small pub with 10 taps and hundreds of bottles. Though mostly craft beers, stuff like Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier and Chimay Red were also on tap. Very crowded, no place to sit in rush hours. Worth a visit.“
zvsn 103 days ago

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