MyWine Wine Bar

MyWine is a snug wine bar smack in the middle of Budapest's downtown. With cushy sofas and plush chairs, the place offers a more comfortable setting than what wine drinkers in the city are otherwise conditioned to (think high-stools and plastic tables). There's 30 or so wines by the glass here ranging in price from €3 to €7 and dozens more by the bottle, all of them sourced from wine regions across Hungary. A meat and a cheese platter are both available in case you'd like to nibble on Mangalitsa ham or Lajta, a local cheese. For some privacy, proceed all the way to the secluded section in the back of the space.

MyWine is a project of three Hungarian businessmen, each of whom also owns a winery (Barta, Szentesi, Bodrog Borműhely). As you can tell, they spared no expense on the interior, but it also feels that the place is a bit undermanaged currently: customers are few, tasting events rare, and the listed food offerings aren't always available. This is a pity, because with a bit more fine tuning this wine bar could become a treasured haunt for oenophiles from near and far.

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