Fekete Kutya

If you want to escape the annoyingly rowdy bachelor-party crews in Budapest's party district but remain in the area, make your way to Fekete Kutya. Despite its location alarmingly near Kazinczy Street, the main artery of the neighborhood, Fekete Kutya has somehow managed to remain an unpretentious bar frequented by artistically-minded locals in their 20s and 30s. Feel free to mingle with them—the vibes are very laid-back.

During the warmer months, people gather by the small outdoor tables in the narrow alley outside the bar, under a high, arched ceiling. Fekete Kutya serves a few types of craft beers on draft, and better-than-average bar food—the chorizo tapas is a must.