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. Old photos and heavy crimson drapes evoke the hedonistic culture of the 1920s Shanghai inside this dark drinking den.
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” (€9) and comes topped with foamy egg whites. The skillful bartenders will also prepare classic cocktails upon request. Drinks are in the €7-11 range. Though not formally gay, note that Tuk Tuk, similar to the hotel upstairs, is gay-friendly.