Cintányéros

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

Cintányéros's snug interior has small tables and plenty of nooks and crannies, so it's no wonder that couples take up many of them. While the house wines are perfectly satisfying, especially for €1.5 per glass, there's also bottles by well-known Hungarian wineries. Local craft beers are also available. Don't sleep on the food, either. Best of all are the grilled sausage with pickled cabbage and the sausage-studded molnárka roll. Service can be a bit slow, but think of it as part of the charm of this family business. A couple of nights a week, usually on Wednesdays and Fridays, there are live piano performances.

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