Good Spirit Bar

While Budapest's party district has long been teeming with specialized cocktail bars, downtown was a wasteland when it came to discerning drinking joints. Good Spirit Bar, which opened in 2017 on a quiet cobblestoned side street, filled this gaping void in downtown's lackluster bar landscape.

Good Spirit is half cocktail, half whisky bar: the bartenders can just as well serve you an excellently prepared Negroni as a rare Japanese single malt from the literally hundreds of bottles on the shelves. Most cocktails are €9-11; whiskies range from a few euros a glass up to a fortune. There's an actual store inside in case you'd like to stack up on premium bottles.

Being near downtown’s tourist attractions, Good Spirit draws mainly tourists, especially a slightly older crowd compared with the bars in the Jewish Quarter's party district.

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