Budapest, Klauzál Street 8, 1072 Hungary
Ruin bars, originally meant to provide locals somewhere cheap to drink, have blossomed into a vibrant form of cultural expression. Housed in derelict buildings in the Jewish Quarter, they are known for their Dr. Seuss décor, with quirky touches like hammocks and spray painted cars providing seating. Each is unique, and to fully understand the ruin bar phenomenon, it is advised to visit several. Indagare members can contact the Bookings Team to arrange a tour of the city’s best ruin bars, from the longtime classics to local favorites, and even to organize a private party in one.
Written by Emma Pierce