Buda is better known for its rolling hills and tranquil streets than for its lively bars. Even the denser, urban sections are short on places that are worth trekking out to from the Pest side. One of the exceptions is Nemdebár, a dim neighborhood joint drawing an eclectic local crowd of hip college students, office workers, and favorite-uncle types.

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

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