Part coffee shop, part breakfast restaurant, part bar, Központ is a popular hangout near the entry point of Budapest's party district. During the day, fashionable foreigners linger here with MacBooks and flat whites in hand. Come night-time, the crowd turns more local as journalists, musicians, and people from the fashion industry appear. On Friday and Saturday nights, they often pour out onto the sidewalk until the wee hours.

Meaningful overlap exists between Központ and Telep, the bar across the street, with groups of people noticeably shuffling back and forth between the two. Being deep within the touristy part of the city, Központ is more expensive than comparable bars elsewhere. Attention jazz fans: every Tuesday evening Balázs Pándi, a leading local jazz musician, plays from his wide-ranging collection of contemporary-jazz records.

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