It's been several years, but Budapest if famous for some lively, courtyard bars including my favorite Szimpla Kert. There are also a few places at Liszt Ferenc Ter. If you happen to be there during the summer, find boat parties in the Danube that are accessible by heading west from Nyugati to the East side of the river on the Pest side. I also highly recommend Rio, on the Buda side-- it's an outdoor club/bar scene. about 10 years ago
I was recently there. Really liked this one - no tourists there:
Many more tips by locals on above website - Spotted by Locals Budapest.
Enjoy your time there!
Bart about 10 years ago
The most popular tend to be Szimpla (which I don't much like, it's mostly tourists nowadays), Instant, Mumus, Corvinteto, Kiado, Caledonia or the Guinness House (for sport -- mostly all foreigners, but fabbity if you want to meet the local UK contingent!), Godor, Jelen, Vittula (my favourite!), Koleves kert, Szoda, Kuplung, Siraly (absolutely cracking place), Lampas...
When the summer is on, it's off to the island for most of us. Holduvar, ho! almost 11 years ago