Kőleves Kert (Outdoor Only)

Bar recommendations on the tourist-heavy Kazinczy Street must be taken with a grain of salt, but you can find a few gems here besides the increasing number of tourist traps (skip the places that lure diners with their prominent "Hungarian goulash" signs). Kőleves Kert, which isn’t to be mistaken with the popular Kőleves restaurant next door, is one of those summertime treasures in the form of a laid-back, all-welcoming outdoor bar.

You order at the wooden structure in the front, then trek through the ankle-deep pebbles to find yourself one of the colorful tables, canopied by overhanging trees. By day, many freelancers work at Kőleves Kert, come evening, and the bustling activity begins as locals and tourists of all ages fill the space to capacity. Although most people stick to simple drinks like draft beers and wine (or fröccs, the popular Hungarian spitzer made of wine and sparkling water), you can also order hot dishes at Kőleves Kert. They are a bit hit or miss; my favorite is the "tócsni," a fried potato very similar to a latke, which comes with cream cheese and sweet chili.