WARMUP is a small craft cocktail bar in Budapest’s party district best known for operating without a fixed menu; instead, customers have to put themselves in the hands of the bartenders. You give them a few hints, and they take care of the rest. Do you enjoy rum with a spicy kick? A Dark 'n' Stormy it is. Are you a Negroni fan but don't mind a little creativity? They'll swap the gin for silky Unicum Riserva, a local liqueur. You can also simply just utter a few flavors like "sweet," "sour," or "dry," and you're unlikely to be disappointed by what they hand you.

WARMUP is one of the more laid-back cocktail bars in Budapest. Speakeasy vibes don't reign supreme and the bartenders eschew the standard cocktail bartender uniform — no bow ties, vests, and suspenders here.

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