Hops Beer Bar
Hops Beer Bar is a divey-looking craft beer bar in the heart of Budapest's party district. The moment you realize that this isn't your average dive bar is when you get a glimpse at the more than 200 types of bottled craft beers stacked in the fridge. It's this extensive beer selection that makes Hops Beer Bar a pilgrimage-site for craft beer fans in Budapest.
Most bottles come from high-end international breweries like Denmark's Mikkeller, but they also include small craft producers from Scotland, Belgium, and the U.S. The Hungarian beers are limited to what the owners believe can stand up to international comparison ("only very few for now"). Try Mad Scientist's Jam 72, a balanced IPA with piney hops and notes of malt, or GreyJoy, a double IPA with an earl grey flavor, made by Balkezes.
Hops Beer Bar doesn't serve food, but the area is swarming with food vendors (Bendő Burger, a bare-bones burger joint is across the street and stays open late).