Palack Wine Bar

Palack wine bar lies just a few minutes away from the tourist-heavy streets of Pest, on the other side of the Danube, in the adorable Újbuda neighborhood. Sure, there are other wine bars in Budapest with a more discerning wine menu or a knowledgeable staff, but those places often end up being the playgrounds of wine snobs.

The wonderful thing about 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 by the glass, while those with more advanced palates and deeper pockets sip away 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, which is located on the Pest side of the Danube.