Nightlife Tour (Self Guided), Budapest

A major city that attracts a lot of visitors each year, Budapest offers a healthy selection of hot bars and clubs where guests are encouraged to party all night long. The diversity of the venues found on the Budapest Nightlife Tour is notable, including decadent nightclubs with heart-thumping live DJs spinning the latest house and techno, hip and artsy crowds relaxing with a cocktail to jazz and reggae, an exclusive rooftop bar requiring a password to get in, and more.
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Guide Name: Nightlife Tour
Guide Location: Hungary » Budapest (See other walking tours in Budapest)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: Xena

1) Doboz

Located inside a building formerly serving as a children’s hospital during World War Two, Doboz, Hungarian for “box,” Downstairs is where guests will find the live music venue, and grill and bar. Upstairs features offices, workshops, and gallery spaces. The interior design utilizes many of the remaining elements of its former incarnation, including doors, tiles, and brickwork. Contemporary sculpture, including a huge King Kong on wrapped around a live sycamore tree, and modern design elements add a unique dichotomy in the bar’s overall look, creating a chic and sophisticated atmosphere that guests will absolutely love.

Operation hours: Monday - Wednesday: 5 pm - 2 am; Thursday - Saturday: 5 pm - 5 am; Sunday: 5 pm - midnight

2) CoXX

Arguably Budapest’s hottest gay nightclub, CoXx sports an opaque, industrial design with metal elements and brickwork adding to the steamy atmosphere. Guests can enjoy any of a number of themed rooms all contributing toward a steamy adventure in this men’s only club. While there is a modest dance floor and three bars as well as a DJ spinning hot tunes each night, the real action can be found in CoXx many theme rooms, including one with a car that guests can fool around in, dark and intimate rooms, video rooms with adult films, and more. CoXx offers a variety of popular theme nights, including Military Cruising Night, the Bear Party, Sunday Nude Sex Party, and more.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 pm — 4 am; Friday - Saturday: 8 pm — 5 am
Szoda Udvar

3) Szoda Udvar

Located in a splendid building with Spanish style architecture, Szoda Udvar includes a beautiful courtyard with marble tiles and a fountain in its three-story atrium. The entrance to this club is through an unassuming door on a quiet urban road near the chain bridge and Four Seasons Hotel. The courtyard features chairs and sofas for private lounging in a relaxed and subdued setting. Entertainment includes live DJs spinning some of the best underground beats Thursday through Saturday in the downstairs dance floor area. The upstairs lounge, designed with manga art on the walls, features drinks at reasonable prices, and also includes a food menu, offering sandwiches and an assortment of snack items.

Operation hours: Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 3 am
Mika Tivadar Mulato

4) Mika Tivadar Mulato

Taken from the name of the former iron- and copperware factory owner that formerly utilized this building, Mika Tivadar Mulató is one of the hottest nightclubs in Budapest’s 7th district. This bar attracts a hip, artsy crowd of twenty-somethings and up. Downstairs is the concert hall and dance floor where an assortment of DJs and VJs offer up entertainment, as well as live bands playing anything from jazz to reggae and more. Upstairs guests can enjoy a more intimate lounge experience, and an outdoor garden area provides a full bar, food, and games. A notable cultural spot in the city, Mika Tivadar Mulató also hosts film screenings, festivals, and theater performances throughout the year as well.

Operation hours: Monday, Tuesday and Sunday: 2 pm - 1 am; Wednesday: 2 pm - 2 am; Thursday - Saturday: 2 pm - 3 am
Boutiq Bar

5) Boutiq Bar

Inspired by the speakeasy trend popular in London and other cities around the world, Boutiq Bar is a chic cocktail lounge ranked among Drink International’s prestigious World’s 50 Best Bars list. A wide assortment of unique and tasty cocktails, including seasonal selections keeps this bar packed each night, though particularly on the weekends where it is highly recommended to make reservations to ensure a seat. All cocktails are made with top shelf liquors, fresh fruits, and unique spices to create a rare experience in drinking. A small sampling of unique cocktails found here includes the Ginger Cosmo, a Cucumber Martini, and a delightful Mango Daiquiri.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 6 pm - late night

6) Akvarium

A great outdoor venue for live music, Akvárium serves a quaint café during daytime hours, serving breakfast on its lovely terrace with a beautiful view of Erzsébet Square in the very heart of Budapest. Evenings host live musical performances by some of the best up-and-coming local talent, as well as by national touring bands with enough room to accommodate 700 guests. The indoor lounge offers live DJ sets Wednesday through Sunday in an intimate setting holding a capacity of 200 guests. Akvárium translates into “aquarium” from the Hungarian, which is in keeping with the club’s thematic design inside.

Operation hours: Monday - Wednesday: 6 pm - 2 am; Thursday - Saturday: 6 pm - 5 am; Sunday: 4 pm - 2 am
The Living Room

7) The Living Room

The Living Room is a relatively new joint. This renovated place is already a hit with both the local youth as well as the tourists. The club has two dance floors. At the Living Room, you can enjoy different genres – hip-hop, dance, R&B, disco and retro. The Living Room is known to be the best places that provide a platform to young talent and some of the best DJs of Budapest perform here.
Fat Mo's Pub

8) Fat Mo's Pub

Fat Mo's pub is the best of the many cellar bars in Budapest. Besides, it is also famous as one of the best live music venues. The food here is delicious and they have 14 beers on draught. It is advisable to book a table beforehand, as the place gets quite crowded, especially on weekends. You can choose from a wide variety of local and American-Texas cuisine for your food.
Jani's Pub

9) Jani's Pub

Jani's Pub is a traditional Irish pub dedicated to the legendary Janis Joplin herself. The music played here is from the 60s and the 70s but modern club songs can be heard as well. Famous bands or musicians perform here on weekdays. Besides hot meals and sandwiches, the place offers a large selection of beers, cocktails and other drinks.

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