Kadarka Wine Bar

Named after a red grape variety native to Hungary, Kadarka is a lively wine bar inside Budapest's Jewish Quarter. Kadarka isn't the type of super-hip place with the latest natural wine or pet-nat sensations; instead, it serves more than a hundred kinds of well-known and reliable Hungarian labels from across the country's 22 wine regions. Despite being within a tourist-heavy area, Kadarka has remained a mainly local haunt, especially for 30-plus Hungarians, likely because prices haven’t shot through the roof.

If unsure, try Kolonics's juhfark, a minerally white varietal wine from the Somló region in northwestern Hungary. There's a full-service kitchen, but you're best off sticking to the nibbles. Kadarka usually gets mobbed by people in the evenings, so try booking ahead.

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