Summer has officially ended with the arrival of September, but the weather is still nice to take an outdoor walking tour in Budapest or to sit outside in a garden bar or café. We have collected some of the nicest locations in Budapest for you, let’see the list!
Cool bar with green surroundings and concerts from time to time in the City Park (Városliget in Hungarian). If you take our daily Avenue and Heroes’ square free tour in the morning at 10:00 am, you get to the Heroes’ square and the City Park around 12:00. This garden bar opens at 11:00 every day, so you can ask you guide for directions (the address is Olof Palme sétány 1.) and have a filling grilled burger and beer or lemonade at Kertem (means My garden). Kertem closes on the 1st of October.
You can find this place in the city centre, the address: Ötpacsirta street 2, 8th district. One of the most beautiful sights in this area is the Almássy Palace. The building is the headquarters of the Association of Hungarian Architects, and both the Hungarian Chamber of Architects and the Budapest Chamber of Architects operate their offices within the house. Építészpince (Architects’ Cellar in English) is also a restaurant, its garden with the ivy walls, the baroque sculpture and the flower-shaped stone cube invites passers-by from the cobbled Ötpacsirta Street. Larger events and weddings are also common here. Most of the items on the menu are Hungarian.
Let’s take a look at the Buda side of the city! Not far away from the city center, located next to Margaret Island and the River Danube there’s a new gem which opened this year, named Budapest Garden. As its name says it is really a huge garden which used to be a skater park, but now functions as a leisure park for all ages. With a huge trampoline, air cinema and three bars, it soon became a favourite place for the locals around. You can choose from more than 25 craft beers, a big variety of cocktails and street foods. Where? At Árpád fejedelem útja 125., a 5 minute walk from the suburban railway station Tímár utca!
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Finally, another place in Buda. ‘The Buda Park stage’ hosted musical stage productions from the 50s for 47 years, and then decimated for 10 years after closing. It reopened in 2015, and by that time Újbuda finally got a super, spacious meeting place next to Lake Feneketlen. It is located beside the lake, in the green of Buda, at the foot of the Gellért Hill, yet easily accessible: only 5 minutes walk from Móricz Zsigmond körtér, an importand traffic junction in Buda. The address is: Tas vezér street 7-11, 11th district. This garden bar is “sunk”, it is a bit under ground level so that guests can’t hear the noise of the neighboring roads. In the evenings, the decoration, the colorful little lightbulbs are especially pleasant. Their gastronomy is dominated by the Balkan line thanks to the Montenegro Gurman grill terrace.