Pántlika Bistro (Outdoor Only)

Pántlika is an outdoor bar tucked away in the far and quieter corner of the City Park. If you need a break after having visited too many tourist attractions (Heroes Square, Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Thermal Bath), Pántlika offers a peaceful refuge for a well-deserved bottle of cold beer and some snacks.

Pántlika's quirky building was used as the information desk during the annual international expo that was held in the City Park during communist Hungary until 1973. The curvilinear aluminum roof of the building resembles a five-pointed red star and is an obvious hat-tip to the communist system. Nonetheless, it's a fine piece of architecture that still feels fresh and contemporary. Today, Pántlika is a laid-back bar that draws mainly locals from the neighborhood. Besides drinks, they serve a range of food too, but you're best off sticking to burgers and fries. Note that Pántlika is open only for the outdoor season (usually from April to October).