A great place in central Budapest, just behing the huge sinagogue. Ok, they try to be a bit on the fancy side with the hosts, but still a great beer place. 20 taps, some of them offering also 1dl pours, others 2dl being the minimum - the majority of them are house beers but also some very interesting imports and collabs. Very nice prices for the home stuff, but pretty regular (therefore a bit steep for Budapest) for the imports. Was practically full on Saturday early afternoon. A very nice place to spend an hour or two.
First Craft Beer & BBQ turned out to be a great brewpub. They had 20 beers on tap and they serve flights (1 dl pours). Good service, reasonable prices, tasty food and great beers. On an early Wednesday evening it was a place for kids too. Located close to Dohany Street Synagogue.
Pub de la cervecera First Craft Beer, decorado con muchos leds en la fachada (parece un árbol de Navidad) y dentro en la onda moderna craft, muy organizado tanto para beber como para comer. Como curiosidad, me gustaron sus lamparones. 20 surtidores de los cuales los 8 primeros están ocupados por la cerveza de la casa, la cual es correcta pero está lejos de otras marcas húngaras. También tenían pinchada la cerveza oficial del Budapest Beer Week, que repito, estaba brutal, ni era west-coast IPA ni era NEIPA, muy floral, amarga y un punto de farmhouse… me quedo con la espina de no haberla catado en alguna ocasión más.
Aquí es donde hicimos el Tap Take Over de To Øl; ya que las probamos todas, destacaría la Dangerously Close to Stupid, que es una de mis Imperial Ipa favoritas de calle; la 3X Raid, una Hoppy Pilsner que rebosaba lúpulo; la Nul, una Sour- Farmhouse muy “asilvestrada”; y la Sour Double Dry Hop Citra, otra Sour-Farmhouse… pero es que esta línea de sour lupulizadas es impresionante, en este terreno no tienen rival. Ya que la sentada fue legendaria aprovechamos para cenar aquí y las hamburguesas que nos comimos estaban muy buenas; de hecho, todo lo que salía de la cocina tenía muy buena pinta.
Visited on Friday night, June 8th 2018, around 10pm.
The place was pretty busy but we managed to bag a table for four people.
Long and thin bar with table seating, First Craft carried about 15 beers on tap during our visit ... 8 or 9 First brews plus a few guests. We'd just arrived from Jonas where had ticked all but one of the First beers offered here so on another day we could have been ticks in, one of the guests was a tidy tick in the form of To Ol Sherry Goliat. Service was decent here and the vibe was good ... we all eat ... snack type foods in the form of Goulash and Nachos etc ... hot, tasty, fresh and prompt in arriving.
Overall a decent city centre stop ... bright and airy place with good service ... didn't have time to investigate the bottle options but certainly somewhere I'd return to.
Cool place in the central hubbub of Pest. 20 taps, 14 of which were flowing and 8 of which were house beers. Beers were available in 0.1L pours, which was hugely appreciated and good for ticking of course. Very chill and friendly service. Super reasonable prices. House beer quality ranged from solid to bad. Worth a stop for sure.
Medium-sized bar located in a vibrant area. Fancy, modern, slightly industrial design with the beers written on a large chalk board behind the counter. About 20 taps with beers from FIRST and To Øl (because of a tap takeover) for reasonable prices, served in 0.2 l even if 0.1 l was offered as well I believe. Wasn't overly impressed by the quality of their own beers, but the lively atmosphere and the amount of choice made the visit worthwhile.
Large modern place a few steps past the party zone. Long serving bar and plenty of restaurant tables. Visited with Zlotta, fonefan and Brugmansia as the kitchen was closing, so we didn't try the food. Beer selection included their own stuff on draft and in bottles, plus some tap takeover beers for Budapest Craft Beer Week. Would be better if they erased beers that are no longer available from the chalkboard taplist. Solid stop.
Visited May 2018. Huge place, lots of seatings, which you would expect since its a BBQ place. On our visit they where preparing for a tap takeover. So a lot of the taps were waiting for this.. friendly staff. Beers served in good condition. You can 0.1 samples.. lots of bottle beers as well. WiFi.. And lots of plugs if you need recharging ;-)