Pagony bar is the product of an ingenious idea: what was formerly the children's section of the historic Gellért Baths has been transformed into this delightful outdoor venue. This means, for example, that the bar counter is inside the former sauna building, several of the tables have been lowered into the empty swimming pools, and still the bath’s original wrought-iron lamps illuminate the space each night. Next to Pagony's entrance, you can see the underpass that used to connect to the main, and still functional wing of Gellért Baths on the other side of the street.
At Pagony, it's easy to tell that you're in Buda simply by observing the crowd: instead of tourists, it’s a mainly local crowd in their 30s from the increasingly popular Újbuda neighborhood. Draft beers and a long wine list is available to set the mood. If you get hungry, go for the juicy burgers (€8), which exceed the typical bar food standards. This, unfortunately, isn't true for the unremarkable pulled pork sandwich. Open usually from May to September.