Anker't bar is located on a charming Budapest backstreet just a stone’s throw away from both the grand Andrassy Avenue and the gritty Jewish Quarter. As soon as you enter, you will recognize a ruin bar before you: the scaffolded, crumbling facade of the almost 200-year-old building (it was built in 1833) hides thick, skeletal brick and limestone walls.

Anker’t courtyard serves as the centerpiece of the enormous space, which also features an indoor hall, a total of four bars, a dance floor, and two food stalls, one with burgers, the other with vegan pizza options. Prices at Anker’t are slightly higher than at other ruin bars, which is likely why the crowd is predominantly international. Note that Anker’t is a gay-friendly bar (one of the few of the mainstream Budapest bars, so kudos to the owners), with regular gay-friendly parties on Friday nights.