PONTOON (Outdoor Only)

PONTOON is an outdoor bar in Budapest's downtown, situated on a precious stretch of the Danube River's bank with front-row views of several Budapest landmarks including the Chain Bridge, the Castle Hill, and the Matthias Church. Besides the scenic views, PONTOON is known for hosting high-quality live music performances, which often feature leading local bands across a variety of genres. These almost daily musical acts draw a mainly local crowd, despite PONTOON being located in a tourist-saturated downtown area.

The upstairs deck, complete with tables and lounges, exudes posher vibes, while downstairs has a more casual air. Drinks are reasonably priced, and if you need something to absorb the alcohol, go for the Naples-style pizzas prepared on-site in a wood burning oven. Note that PONTOON is open only during the outdoor season, usually from April to September.