What’s new in the city?
It has been a while since I updated you with any recent hot spots in Budapest, but don’t you worry, Queen is back. Budapest as usual has a lot to offer to all culture/night life/art/electronic music lovers. In the past months 4 new places have been opened in Budapest, which are surely the new hot spots in Hungarian capital.
Premier Kultcafé – we have been waiting for quite long time to have such a place in Budapest. It’s the largest disable-friendly cultural space in Europe, where you have a cinema, cultural center, and a café with several events. Just recently, I was watching there fantastic documentary movie about two DJs from Iran “Raving Iran” – with English subtitles (btw this movie is a must watch for every self respected electronic freak!).
credit: Premier Kultcafé
I really like the cozy and super friendly atmosphere of this place. You can come there to work or to have a coffee with your friends. There is a quite nice selection of food from premium quality sandwiches, salads to farmer’s diary products. It’s also a good place to have a beer or a glass of wine after your work. You also have the possibility to rent one of the rooms for your own, private or corporate events. There is a good cause behind this place – it gives job to people with different disabilities and help them integrate with the society.
Let’s move a bit more into underground places. Impostor, opened just few months ago, got me like nothing else in this city.
I think it was a love at first sight. Industrial but in a way quirky interiors remind me of one of the many places in Berlin. With its great bar, random chairs and tables and a car – almost in the middle of the room (where you can also seat and drink). Row walls with funny illustrations, one little couch, some armchairs, almost like you are not really sure what this place is all about. From my perspective the most important thing there is the DJ’s corner which looks really freaky – like sort of a metal cage. Great tunes every weekend guaranteed. Let’s not forget about the drinks. From very big selection of Hungarian wines to a rarely available beverage in Budapest – Choya Sake (sweet Japanese rice wine ) or Shochu Sanwa.
There is one funny fact about this place – in order to enter, you need to actually enter another great place – BAOTIFUL.
It’s an Asian food truck (located inside the same building), which specializes in the traditional Taiwanese gua bao, oriental soups, dumplings and desserts. When I entered this place for the first time, I actually thought that I am somewhere in Asia. A long table where many people can sit next to each other (when you come with bunch of your friends, you can share your meal), really cool interiors – industrial in a way, resemble some Asian street food joints. Overall a really good atmosphere and a lot of Asian beers!
The last place which was my latest discovery is little club, called Kikötő, located at Jaszai Mari ter.
It’s a perfect alternative, if you are tired of noisy VII district – which is the so called party hub of Budapest. I found this place totally by chance, when I was passing by and heard some great drum’n’bass tunes coming from inside and to be honest, I was quite surprised that such a good party is being organized in this part of the city.
From Thursday to Saturday, you will be able to join various live concerts, DJ gigs, have some good drinks or taste a bit of Mediterranean cuisines. Very friendly staff! Worth to mention, as we are already aware of local’s tendency to be really moody and grumpy.
Any new places which you have discovered recently?