Auróra, located in the outer part of District 8 in an area with many low-income residents and minorities, is a community center and home to several non-profit organizations. During the day, they hold regular workshops and discussions on topics related to social justice and politics (they're generally in Hungarian, but most people will speak English). Come night-time, Auróra transforms into a lively bar and concert venue.
For live music, head to the below-ground space where high-energy bands play a few nights a week until the wee hours; the musical repertoire spans from Hungarian folk to jazz and indie rock. For lively discussions fueled by alcohol, make your way to the bar on the ground floor. The crowd is liberal, and highly international.