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 large-scale real estate development, perfectly symbolized by Nokia’s gleaming headquarters towering over the streets.

The cozy and dimly lit interior of Cintányéros 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. If beer is more your speed, local craft beers are available, too. 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 business. A couple of nights a week, usually on Wednesdays and Fridays, there are live piano performances.