Huge place, multiple bars inside and outside on multiple levels in various nooks and crannies. Very photogenic, as evidenced by the throng of tourists wandering around taking pictures. No interesting beer on offer and no craft beer at all, but you can do shots of palinka with the other teenagers. Staff are indifferent and dislike returning your change, so give them exact change or tip them involuntarily. Since the only appeal of this place is visual, just wander in and take some pictures like everyone else.
Holy crap! What a strange and psychedelic place. Decoration is crazy and totally overloaded with all kind of junk.I guess it's monkey time here late in the evening! Craft beer destination? Not at all! Or, maybe I missed the draugh craft beer in the chaos? I don't think so... Anyhow, I recommend to visit just to see. (Visited March 26th with my wife)
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.
Visited on 25th May 2017. Hard to describe this place but I’ll give it a go. It’s a multi level collection of rooms around a courtyard, the decor is crazy with different themed rooms and bar in many of them. It’s like an Irish Theme pub gone rogue. It’s certainly a popular hang out with tourist and locals. Beer wise the range is not that exciting although I did scoop in a Slovenian beer (Lasko Dark). It’s more mainstream than craft beer. Service and prices are decent enough. It’s definitely worth a visit for the pub.
A visit to the ruin bars is mandatory for every tourist going to Budapest. The main attraction is the huge amount of nooks and crannies that are put together in a random fashion. It´s very entertaining to visit and explore the many corners of the bar. Attracts a huge crowd of tourists - and as far as beer selection goes, there are far better options around. Nice service in the different bars, trough
The famous ruin pub Szimpla Kert ist a must visit when in Budapest. You enter and you will be surprised. Great outdoor location with many different areas and bars. Visited early afternoon for lunch. Food was solid and worth it. I wanted to try some hungarian craft but i was told they were sold out at the moment, so i just ahd a makro lager.