Where to Day Drink in Budapest

MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020

In Budapest the bars do open early, but there’s no need to wait until happy hour!

We love day drinking here at PartyBookers Budapest and we’re here to help you find the best places to quench your thirst. Check out our favourite day drinking spots and get tipsy in the coolest parts of the city that it has to offer.

1. Grandio Bar

1. Grandio Bar

Have a warm-up shot in this famous party hostel’s ruin bar. Grandio is an all time favourite of ours and we love to drink here! Aesthetically reminiscent of a jungle squat house, the Grandio courtyard is a fantastic spot to sit amongst the branches and get your sun filled day of drinking going. Don’t forget to have a shot!

2. Gozsdu Udvar

2. Gozsdu Udvar

Explore the markets, have a cocktail, and maybe play with some reptiles! The passageway of Gozsdu is home to a bunch of fun things to do. Weekend markets, karaoke bars, cocktail bars, restaurants and one of our favourites, the arcade. Crack a beer open and have a stroll through, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you might find!

3. Akvarium

3. Akvarium

Have a spiked lemonade on the terrace steps and soak in the surroundings. In the heart of Déak Ferenc Square, Akvarium is one of the most popular music venues in the city. But during the day it’s one of the best day drinking hubs in the city! One could argue that this truly is a local watering hole, because if you look up through the roof of the inside, you’ll see straight into the big pool above. Grab a cocktail at Akvarium and afterwards dangle your feet in the water above to cool down.

4. Déak Square Pop-Up Park

4. Déak Square Pop-Up Park

Get some Instagram-worthy pictures in this cute and colourful pop-up park! Laze around the big wooden structures and of course, DRINK. You’ll be surrounded by fellow day drinkers, table tennis enthusiasts and other local chillers looking for a short term escape from the city. It’s kind of like looking through a window in a zoo, where you’re the one looking at the humans, except you're not an animal, you’re just drunk.

5. Pontoon

5. Pontoon

Soak up the summer beats at this hip, riverside bar. Pontoon is the perfect combination of casual drinking by the chain bridge and river with a hint of class. So maybe leave some of your more animalistic qualities at the door at this one. During the summer there’s almost always a DJ playing and it’s become one of the most vibrant and fun filled open air bars in Budapest.

6. Danube Promenade

6. Danube Promenade

Enjoy a bottle of your favourite drink and watch the boats go by. A great way to spend the day is to walk down the Danube. You’ll pass LOADS of attractions to check off the list before you leave. Not only will you pass all the bridges, but you'll pass Parliament, the Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, and Gellért Hill and Baths as well. Don’t fall in!

7. Liberty Bridge

7. Liberty Bridge

Every weekend in July, this turns into a pedestrian-only bridge. At the foot of the Gellért Hill this is a great spot to send a day drinking! You’ll have the breeze of the Danube on your neck and a beer in hand so you cannot go wrong. Check out a concert, dance workshop, or just sit around and enjoy the view!

8. Gellért Hill

8. Gellért Hill

Nothing makes a hike up this hill better than some wine at the end. The hike is about 15 minutes up with one of the best views in Budapest at the top. Up there you will find the Citadel as well as the Liberty Statue towering over the city, so you can raise a glass to them and say egészségedre! (cheers).

Budapest really is an AMAZING city to day drink in. There are so many great places to find yourself in, intoxicated or not. But remember to be respectful, drink responsibly (or not) and get BudaPISSED.

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