Léhűtő Craft Beer Bar

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

Léhűtő serves 7 rotating beers on tap, and plenty more by the bottle including everything from Californian and New England IPAs to porters, stouts, and even sour beers. Most of the approximately 50 types of bottles are sourced from leading Hungarian craft breweries. Look for Mad Scientist, MONYO, or Horizont labels, and you're unlikely to be disappointed. To avoid a wicked hangover the next day, it's a good idea to start with chowing down on a burger (€5). While Léhűtő also makes one, you're better off opting for the burger food truck across the street.

A glass (0.4 dl / 13.5 ounces) of beer runs between €3 and €6, which is steep by Budapest standards and reflects both the tourist-saturated location and the "craft markup." The subterranean bar seats approximately 30 on high wooden stools and features beer-related bric a brac on the walls. Given Léhűtő’s prime location, it can be a good starting point for a night of (craft beer) bar hopping in Budapest.