Palack Wine Bar

Just a few minutes from the tourist-heavy streets of Pest, across the Danube, lies Palack, a popular neighborhood wine bar in Újbuda. Sure, there are other wine bars in Budapest with a more premium wine offering or knowledgeable staff, but those places often end up being the playgrounds of wine snobs.

One of the benefits of Palack’s unabashadly middle-brow approach is that it brings together a cross-section of local residents. Price conscious customers can try entry-level Hungarian whites for €2 per glass, while those with more advanced palates sip on wines made by the country’s leading wineries including Szeleshát, Vylyan, and Kreinbacher. Palack has a total of 100 types of wines, which you can also purchase to go. If you get hungry, order a couple of the vegetable dips or the charcuterie and cheese platters (€8).

In terms of offerings, atmosphere, and prices, Palack is comparabe to Kadarka wine bar, located on the other side of the Danube.