VinoPiano

Natural wines aren’t as big in Hungary as in some of the neighboring countries, but the trend has recently picked up and there now exist a couple of wine bars that specialize in this growing genre of low-intervention winemaking. Enter VinoPiano, a below-ground wine bar in Budapest's District 9, a bit outside the city center.

The selections here aren’t huge, but they include all the signature natural wine labels in the country: Meinklang, Hummel, Karner, Bencze, and more. Do ask the bartenders for recommendations — they’re happy to pour tastes. At €4-6 per glass, price points aren't unreasonably high. Also, keep an eye out for VinoPiano's regular wine tasting events where you can meet the winemakers.

If hoppy IPAs are more your speed, make your way next door to Élesztő, a top craft beer bar run by the same owners.

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