Budapest knows how to party! The range of trendy dance clubs, discos, and nightclubs with the best international DJ’s will have you partying until the sun comes up. Most are free to get into so you can move from place-to-place seeking the best vibe for the night.
Here are the spots that made our list:
Akvárium Klub – Popular with both locals and tourists, this centrally located indoor and outdoor venue has some of the best DJ’s in Hungary creating a great weekend party atmosphere. The glass roof above the pool is a unique touch and when/if you get tired of dancing you can relax with a drink on the terrace and watch a game on the big screen.
Instant – This eclectic nightclub is vast, featuring more than 20 areas each with their own vibe and music from some of the best DJ’s and indie musicians. After checking out the ruin bar, head down to the basement if you want pop punk and rock or go into the electro dance room as you find your groove for the night.
Hello Baby Bar – This trendy nightclub is a posh party place that draws in a cosmopolitan crowd. Housed in a run-down palace with ruin bar, it’s really something else, so elegant with amazing lights and good music, just be sure to adhere to the dress code if you want to get inside!
Liget Club & Bar – 5 different dance areas await you at Liget whether you want retro hits, R&B, reggae, dance, or extreme electronica, there’s even an epic silent disco in the outside patio area! Well known Hungarian and international DJ’s play here and the bar staff are on hand to make you a cocktail.
Morrison’s 2 – With its thematic dance floors, Morrison’s 2 draws in a varied crowd with its good music, fun foam parties, free entrance for women, and varied Happy Hours, you’ll even find karaoke and table tennis!
Corvin Club & Roof Terrace – With world-class DJ’s playing alternative music, this is a popular club with the young creative / alternative crowd. The club also benefits from a huge rooftop terrace with city skyline viewing platform – A great place to spend a Summer night. Be sure to explore the old department store venue to find secret elevators (to save your legs from the 3 flights of stairs) and secret rooms!
Anker’t – This trendy and lively industrial ruin bar with its smallish dancefloor is a great place to chill. Enjoy alternative music in the courtyard bar or get on the dancefloor and dance like you’ve gone back in time to the year 2000.
Doboz – Ruin Pub Budapest – Playing house party along with R&B, this nightclub gets a good mix of young and hip locals and travelers through its doors who enjoy the 2 floors of music within the superbly decorated interior that includes an outdoor courtyard.
Illegal Pub & Club – With a party almost every night of the week, Illegal gets its name from its gangsta style but is really, anything but! Downstairs in the basement you’ll discover a spacious party room with DJ and disco ball along with plenty of entertainment options.
Romkert – A great open-air ruin club simply made for enjoying summer nights next to the water. With top DJ’s playing great music you can enjoy a variety of free entry before midnight and half-priced drinks promotions.
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