Cintányéros

The part of District 8 around Corvin Plaza is currently undergoing large-scale real estate development/gentrification, so who knows what the future holds for this gritty and authentic neighborhood. Nevertheless, setting up shop in this still shabby area was a gutsy decision for the owners of this wine bar. Part "bistro" and part something more, the interior has small tables flanked by bentwood Thonet chairs, a high ceiling, a bar with shiny white tiles, and literary journals lying on top of an upright piano. The bar serves a good selection of Hungarian wines and four types of craft beer. The food is a bit hit-or-miss, although the smoked sausage tapas with Dijon mustard will not disappoint. Service can be slow, but these small imperfections are exactly the endearing qualities of this family business. Nokia recently moved its enormous new local headquarters right down the street, and like or not, at least it's good for business at Cintányéros.