Cintányéros

Cintányéros isn’t so much a posh wine bar as a charming neighborhood wine tavern. In other words, this is where local residents gather for banter and wallet-friendly house wine. The area, inside the once seedy outer District 8, is currently undergoing large-scale real estate development, perfectly symbolized by Nokia’s gleaming headquarters towering over the streets.

Cintányéros’s cozy, dimly-lit interior comes with small tables and features plenty of nooks and crannies—no wonder that couples occupy many of them. While the house wines are perfectly satisfying (€1.5 per glass), they also serve bottles by well-known Hungarian wineries like Ödön Nyári and Pósta. Local craft beers are also available. Food-wise, best of all are the grilled sausage with pickled cabbage (€4), and the sausage studded molnárka roll (€3). Service can be a bit slow, but think of it as part of the charm of this family busines. A couple of nights a week, usually on Wednesdays and Fridays, there are live piano performances.