Zsír (Fővárosi Kulipintyó)

For a long time, Zsír, Fővárosi Kulipintyó, called Hordó then, was the kind of standard-issue watering hole that exists in Budapest’s working class neighborhoods, the outer District 8 in this case. Then in 2022 appeared a new owner who transformed the place into a hub of musically inclined local alternatives while retaining the old-school interior. On Wednesdays and Fridays a band performs Hungarian folk music to a lively audience. Draft beers and zsíroskenyér are available – open-faced sandwiches spread with pork lard and sprinkled with onions and paprika – and even a few craft ales by the can. An exemplary case of carrying the native spirit to the present day!

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