Léhűtő Craft Beer Bar (Horizont Taproom)

Léhűtő was an early bird on the Budapest craft beer scene when it opened in 2013. It's located inside Gozsdu Courtyard, a passage now teeming with bars and restaurants. Léhűtő has benefited from the spectacular revival of this area, meaning that it currently occupies one of the most central spots inside Budapest’s party district.

Léhűtő serves eleven rotating beers on tap, and plenty more by the bottle. They include everything from Californian and New England IPAs to porters, stouts, and even sour beers. Most beers come from Horizont, a local brewery that operates Léhűtő.

Prices run between €3 and €6 a pint, which is steep by Budapest standards and reflects both the tourist-heavy location and the "craft markup." The subterranean bar seats approximately 30 on high wooden stools. Given Léhűtő’s prime location, it can be a good starting point for a night of (craft beer) bar-hopping in Budapest. To avoid a painful hangover, starting with a burger (€5) isn't a bad idea.