Borpatika, which translates to "wine pharmacy,” is a low-priced neighborhood watering hole in District 11, on the Buda side. Not much has changed here since the 1986 opening, which is part of the charm. Customers are a blend of students from the nearby Budapest University of Technology and downtrodden neighborhood regulars who come here for spirit-lifting liquors and friendly banter. Apart from the all-welcoming atmosphere, you're here for the array of freshly made sandwiches, meatballs, and delicious pogácsa (savory biscuits) stacked behind the glass case. Descend to the lower level for some seating.

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