Mélypont Presszó

Mélypont is a cavernous, below-ground bar situated on a quiet backstreet in downtown Budapest. The interior, which features highly amortized pieces of communist-era furniture, usually fills to capacity with students from the neighboring law and political science colleges of Eötvös Loránd University. Every time I visit Mélypont I'm amazed that this wallet-friendly student bar can continue to exist in an otherwise elite and highly-priced neighborhood—let's hope it stays that way.

Despite the occasionally rowdy college crowd—things can get heated around the foosball table—Mélypont is a cute bar with many nooks and crannies that work well for date nights, too. Most of the 12 types of tap beers come from local craft breweries (€2-4 per glass). While drinks aren't expensive overall, whiskey fans can indulge in a broad selection of top-shelf varieties.