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The 6 Trendy Rooftop & Patio Bars In Budapest

These buzzing outdoor bars offer sweeping views of Budapest, many of them from up above. What else to expect? Sceney vibes, good-looking people, and a range of pricey wines/cocktails/beer. While most of these places remain open year-round (they're partially indoor), they're best enjoyed during the al fresco season.

For more locals, lower prices, and casual vibes, try these outdoor bars as well.


#1 360 Bar Budapest

With a panoramic vista of the entire city, 360 Bar is one of, if not the hottest rooftop bars in Budapest. Trendy locals peppered with tourists tend to nibble on sliders and sip cocktails here, perched atop one of the tallest buildings along the grand Andrássy Avenue. .

#2 High Note Sky Bar

High Note Sky Bar offers some of the most spectacular rooftop views in Budapest. To get to the bar, you will need to walk through the sumptuous, over-the-top lobby of the five-star Aria boutique hotel and take the elevator to the top floor. The panorama is truly stunning: the Liberty Statue, the Buda Castle, and the St. Stephen’s Basilica all appear within arm’s reach, which in case of the church is practically true..

#3 St. Andrea Wine & Skybar

St. Andrea Wine & Skybar is an upscale, year-round rooftop bar in Budapest's downtown. St. Andrea is a Hungarian success story: from a small winery in northeastern Hungary's Eger wine region, they have grown into a nationally recognized wine label.

#4 Kiosk Budapest

Kiosk is a hip restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Budapest, favored by trend-conscious locals and plenty of tourists. Kiosk has at least two things going for it: a stunning view of the Elisabeth Bridge from its outdoor patio, and a dramatically high-ceilinged, industrial chic interior. (Interestingly, the building houses a Roman Catholic high school upstairs, in fact, there's a chapel right above Kiosk.) .

#5 DiVino Wine Bar

DiVino is a trendy wine bar situated in the heart of Budapest's downtown. You can sip a glass of Hungarian red or white here while enjoying the picture-postcard view of the St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest's biggest church. Touristy it may be, still, it’s a sight to behold.

#6 Esetleg Bistro

It's tough to beat the location of Esetleg Bistro. It's a partially outdoor bar and restaurant situated along the bank of the Danube River inside a dramatic, whale-shaped contemporary building in District 9. Esetleg offers stunning views onto several Budapest landmarks including the Liberty Bridge, Gellért Hill, and the imposing building of the Budapest University of Technology across the river. The lively venue is best for winding down with an afternoon drink in the summer months.
Rankings are based on a combination of food/drink, atmosphere, service, and price. The author visits all restaurants incognito.