Szatyor Bár és Galéria

Although Szatyor Bar looks like a regular ruin bar complete with communist-era light fixtures and vehicles hanging from the walls, it's actually different from the ruin bars that swarm District 7. Instead of scruffy students sipping dirt-cheap beers, it draws an over-30s crowd where shirts and skirts outnumber hoodies and backpacks. Duck confit and sous vide venison leg are rarely part of the ruin bar culinary repertoire, but you will find them at Szatyor Bár, alongside pricey craft beers.

Szatyor Bár’s premium riff on the ruin bar genre is a function of its location along the increasingly fashionable Bartók Béla Way in District 11. This is where many middle class Buda residents like to wind down in the evenings and they tend to be a more discerning bunch than the average bachelor party crew in Pest, who generally prefer quantity over quality when it comes to food, drinks, or anything else for that matter.

Attached to Szatyor is a classically-furnished café, Hadik, which has earned a place in Budapest's collective memory as a legendary hangout of bohemian writers and poets in the 1920s. It shuttered post-WWII but was revived in 2010 after a long hiatus.