Hintaló Iszoda

Hintaló is an atmospheric bar located a bit outside the city center in Budapest's District 8. Apart from the low-lit, cozy interior peppered with nooks and crannies — the upstairs is ideal for date nights — you're here for classic cocktails and local craft beers. Several kinds of amaros, gins, and rums are also served. Hintaló tends to fill up most evenings with a mixed crowd of international students and locals.

The neighborhood, although rapidly developing, is different from the more touristy areas of Budapest, but this shouldn’t stop you from discovering the less-traveled sides of the city. (The lively inside is in stark contrast to the deserted backstreet where Hintaló is situated on.)

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