Kadarka Wine Bar

Kadarka, whose moniker refers to the red grape variety indigenous to Hungary, is a lively wine bar in Budapest's Jewish Quarter. Despite the tourist-heavy area, Kadarka has somehow remained a mainly local hangout, especially for 40-plus Hungarians. Perhaps this is because prices haven’t shot through the roof and the service is very attentive.

Kadarka serves over 100 kinds of wines, all of them Hungarian. If unsure, try Kolonics's juhfark (€5 per glass), a white variety from the Somló region in western Hungary, or Géza Balla's Sziklabor Kadarka (€6). The wines are also available by the bottle, in fact, you can buy bottles to take home too.

There's a full-service kitchen, but you're best off with the vegetable (€9) or meat (€12) platters accompanying your wines. Note that Kadarka usually gets mobbed in the evenings, so reservations are a must.