Buda is better known for its green hills and quiet streets than its bustling party scene. Even the denser, urban sections are noticeably short of drinking spots that have a unique character and enduring appeal. Nemdebár is a notable exception. This dimly lit, charmingly grungy neighborhood bar is filled to capacity most nights, drawing an eclectic local crowd consisting of everyone from hip college students to office workers, and uncle-type bohemians pushing 50.

The alternative-chic bartenders serve three types of beers on draft and an array of liquors and basic cocktails. Most nights a DJ spins house, electronic, or drum and bass beats well past midnight. Nemdebár is located by a major transportation hub formerly called “Moscow Square” (many people still call it that), so it’s easily reachable from near and far.