Tuk Tuk Bar
Tuk Tuk is a tiny craft cocktail bar on the ground floor of the Casati boutique hotel. Being on a quiet street just outside Budapest's party district, Tuk Tuk is a perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle a few blocks away. Inside this dark drinking den old photos and heavy crimson drapes evoke the hedonistic culture of the 1920s Shanghai.
Tuk Tuk's bespoke cocktails don't shy away from using Hungary's potent national fruit brandy, the pálinka—the almond-flavored amaretto liqueur perfectly balances out the heft of the spirit in the “Pálinka sour” (€8), which comes topped with foamy egg whites. The skillful bartenders will also prepare classic cocktails upon request. Drinks are in the €6-11 range. Note that similar to the hotel, Tuk Tuk is a gay-friendly bar.