Kertem (Outdoor Only)
Kertem (“My garden”) is an enormous beer garden inside Budapest's City Park. The place flies under the radar of most tourists, even though it's not far from the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. Poplars tower over this tranquil area and block out the noises of the nearby streets, which feel a world away. Apart from cold beers, there are grilled sandwiches, of which the pljeskavica, a Serbian hamburger-like creation, is the one to go for. The crowd here is a melting pot of laid-back local residents, many of them accompanied by their dogs. Note that Kertem shuts down for the cold months.
To remain unbiased, I visit all places incognito and pay for my own meals and drinks. I never accept money in exchange for coverage. But this means I must rely on readers to support my work. If you're enjoying this article, please consider making a one-time payment (PayPal) or becoming an Offbeat Patron.