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Drop Shop Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
District V / Inner City
European, Wine Bar, Spanish
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27. Balassi Balint Street, Budapest, Hungary
08:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good experience in this little wine shop. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, huge selection of Hungarian and international wines. Highly recommended. Book a table especially if you plan to go in the evening.

Thank Susyegg
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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146 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I don't think I can say enough good things about such a happy place. Very hip decor, and young staff. Richard really knows his wines!! It's fun to look at all the bottles and labels on the shelves. I can't decide if I liked the wine better or the trays of meats & cheeses & olives better!! I don't think... More 

Thank Beatriz M
Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The place tries to be a good place for vine-tasting, but very overpriced offers mediocre vines. Trying to imitate the good spanish tapas they offer low quality cheese bites and salami/ham. You get better food in Tesco in less time and for one tenth of the price. Service is poor - the guy seem to consider clients as a pain-in-the-neck.

Thank ionagy
Budapest, Hungary
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is one of our favourite wine shops/bars in Budapest, not necessarily for it's cosiness, although one can certainly have a few glasses of excellent wine here, and some fingerfood to go with it, but for the fantastic selection of wine and the highly knowledgable staff. If you have time or come alone, do sit down for a glass at... More 

Thank zsuzsi_vincze
Budapest, Hungary
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I really like the wine and champagne selection and the friendly and professional staff. The place is small which combined with good service is perfect combination to enjoy it!:-)

Thank zolt_nt928
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My wife and I visited on the recommendation by some locals. Friendly service, great local wines and a lovely cheese plate. Just received my credit card statement, four glasses of wine (a few tasters) and the cheese plate only cost my wife and I $20 Canadian. Ridiculously cheap night out.

Thank badactor0
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565 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple of times. A good selection of wines well kept in a quiet environment where you can relax and chat. They do simple plates of meat, cheese and olives which are lovely and great value. Service and knowledge good

1 Thank DDFarnham
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Large selection of wines. Excellent service and a very knowledgable staff about wines. I would recommend if you like good wine and a staff who can make good recommendations.

Thank Akos V
Bellac, France
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Dropped in (haha) for a quick drink on a hot day. Iced latte was just perfect! Best I have had in Budapest. I did however have to move a dirty ashtray from my table. They don't seem to be as thingy about smoking here as I am used to.

Thank Lorraine R
Athens, Greece
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Small wine bar between the Parliament and the Margaret's bridge, good quantity of local and international wines, nice cheese plates. Also sells wines and champagne.

Thank athinageo

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Restaurant Details

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European, Wine Bar, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27. Balassi Balint Street, Budapest, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36-30-345-3739

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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