This enormous downtown beer hall belongs to Mad Scientist, a leading Budapest craft brewery. From the humble beginnings in 2016, the company has grown into a recognized brand, amplified by their recent partnership with Hungary's biggest brewing company (Dreher). Naturally, most of the 25 taps are dedicated to Mad Scientist's own creations but a few other local labels like Monyo, Balkezes, and Horizont are also available. Together with bottled beers, the selections are impressively wide: you can try everything from a classic double IPA (Liquid Cocaine) to a vanilla-infused wheat beer (Monkey Temple) and a sour ale aged in a wine barrel (Pinot Sauvage).

As with other craft beer bars, price points are on the higher end, with a small glass of beer ranging €3-6. Note that the crowd here is more mixed than at your average craft beer bar — in addition to the usual beer fanatics, well-dressed couples and groups of girlfriends have also occupied tables on my recent visits.

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