Kőleves Kert (Outdoor Only)

Recommendations on the tourist-heavy Kazinczy Street must be taken with a grain of salt, but you can still find excellent bars here (rule of thumb: avoid places with prominently displayed "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.

Order at the wooden shed, then trek through the ankle-deep gravel to find yourself an open seat by the colorful tables, canopied by overhanging trees. By day, many freelancers camp out here; come evening, groups of locals and tourists of all ages descend on Kőleves Kert, filling the atmospheric space to capacity. Although most people come here for beers and fröccs (wine spritzer), there's also some food, including "tócsni," a fried potato pancake similar to a latke, slathered with cream cheese and sweet chili.

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