By: Sindhuja Kodivalasa, Staff Writer
Photos Courtesy of: Kaladhar Rachabathuni
The unique nightlife, the amazing ‘beer gardens’, and the ‘exclusive ruin bars’ are the fantastic factors of Budapest. The well known and exclusive pubs are not the only places one must visit; pick any random pub or bar, enter it.. You will be surprised by its unique and distinguished interior. It varies from place to place; every place has its own authentic interior setup.
The best way is to start off earlier in the day, one can rent this beer bike for an entire day. It has the capacity to seat about ten people. The travelers are given several large pints of beer throughout the trip. Tourists roam around the city, cycling, drinking, and having a good time with their friends. At the same time they are also having a city tour looking at the beautiful places of Budapest, like the Hero Square.
The “Ruin bars” are the most unique experience one can have in Budapest. These ruin bars are deserted buildings that have been turned into pubs. One should not be afraid of the shabby exterior… the interiors are absolutely amazing. These buildings have been artistically transformed by decorating them with old junk such as bathtubs, bicycles, and household items, they are wonderfully atmospheric and amazing places to hang out. The “Szimpla Kert” and “The Instant” are the two best ruin bars of the city, and they have been voted several times as one of the top ten pubs in the world.
The “Instant” is an amazing and an uncommon pub. Nowadays a perfect place not only provides good sound tech, but also amazing visual experience. The Instant is definitely such a place, with numerous light painters. In the entire pub, all its installations and montages are made up on the concept of the “Enchanted Forest”. This place is like a maze, with many hidden dance floors, playing several musical themes. One is ‘The Mole Hall’ playing underground music playing evergreen music and minimal drum and bass. Second is ‘The Disco’ playing popular music of famous singers like Shakira. And finally a last pub which plays electro.
The ruin bars are not the only places, every pub, bar, or club in Budapest is unique with its own exclusive theme and experience. Beer gardens and the inner atmospheric courtyards is definitely a place for the people who do not enjoy loud music. These are the places where one can be relaxed and just sit in this perfect ambience and have a beer in peace. With mild music playing in the background these are the nicest getaways from the busy life.
With all these aspects of nightlife, Budapest is growing to be one of the most attention grabbing cities in the world. It is gaining popularity both within Europe and across the world. All you party people out there, mark your calendars, Budapest is definitely a place you should visit. It is a place one must travel to at least once in a lifetime.