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Budapest Ruin Bar Walk

  • Discover Budapest’s ruin bars on a walking tour
  • Visit up to seven top bars and learn about the ruin bar trend
  • Enjoy the arty vibe and decor, plus a drink and snacks at up to five bars
Budapest Ruin Bar Walk
From USD 65.00
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Small Group Tour (2-8 pers.)Most Popular
Small group Ruin Bar Walk (max. 8 people).
From USD 75.00
Group Tour (min. 8 pers.)
Budapest Ruin Bar Walk for larger groups (from 8 people up) with discounted price
From USD 65.00
Private Tour
Have your private guide pick you up in your hotel (if it is centrally located) and take you on your very own ruin bar adventure in Budapest!
From USD 125.00
'Ruin bars'—drinking spots in abandoned buildings—are all the rage in Budapest, but exploring them is more revealing with a guide. The tour delivers: taking you into the city’s former Jewish Quarter to visit up to seven bars. Learn about the ruin bar trend, savor the boho settings, and enjoy a drink and snacks in up to five bars. Upgrade to a small-group or private tour with  hotel transfers.
What to Expect
Book your preferred option and meet your guide in central Budapest or at your central Budapest hotel (depending on selected option).

Next, head into the old Jewish quarter to some of its popular ruin bars. These edgy hangouts are so-called for being located in disused pre-war buildings, shops, and courtyards. Hear how the bars are key to Budapest’s nightlife, and learn about their role in revitalizing neglected areas.

Stop at as many as seven of the best bars to soak up their atmosphere and settings, and enjoy a drink and light bar food in up to five as you chat to your guide. Visit everything from semi-derelict warehouses to battered lots decorated with vintage furniture, and get tips from your guide as to drinks and other bars to visit later.

Your tour finishes in the area or, if you’ve upgraded to a private tour, with a hotel drop-off.
Reviews (29)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
The Ruin Bar tour was fun and unique-a must for your Budpest to do list!

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Lilla! She was so knowledgeable, personable, energetic, fun and interesting. She explained the background of the ruin bars, Hungarian/Budapest history, gave us some of her personal insights and enthusiastically answered all of our many questions. Also,...More

Thank RhondaTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fabulous. A great sampling of the ruin bars

Just a great evening. Lilaa was an excellent guide and picked a nice diversity of the different styles of ruin bars. Highly recommend this tour.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The Ruin bar tour .. was a great experience .. with our tour guide Lilaa .. very knowledgable on all aspects of the amazing city of Budapest.. we experienced many great pubs .. which truly was nothing what we expected ... drinking the local wines...More

1  Thank SandnAlan2018
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile
Slightly overpriced but a good tour, solely due to an amazing tour guide

Very sadly I have forgotten the tour guide’s name but from memory it was David. The tour was my first tour in Budapest and it was a tough time from the beginning as out of nowhere the rain started blasting and this obviously has an...More

1  Thank igor780
Reviewed 5 May 2018
Szimpla ruin bar

The only ruin bar we visited, which was recommended by friends. Decor is a tad bizarre as you walk in, and will certainly make you smile. A great place to relax and have a few beers. Will have to check out the others, when we...More

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22 May 2018|
Response from Amy K | Reviewed this property |
It is plenty of food for your dinner. Do not eat beforehand. You would never know how to find these places and all the insider ways without the tour. Really, it’s a great time.