Some days, “beer o’clock” arrives long before sundown, especially in summer. We suggest some of our favorite Budapest watering holes for midday debauchery, where there is plenty of outdoor seating for simultaneously soaking up sunbeams and potent potables.
Guests always feel high spirits at this ultra-popular rooftop party place that opens at 2pm Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sundays.
The open-air bow terrace of this buoyant concert venue is a sunny spot for sipping during Saturday “Lick The Click!” parties beginning at 2pm.
Right in the heart of downtown Pest, the terrace tables on the huge stairway leading to this mammoth club are packed from midday through midnight.
Enjoy bucketfuls of cocktails and increasingly blurry panoramic views while lounging at this riverfront hangout that gets soaked with sunshine soon after noon.
This semi-hidden Buda hotspot used to be an outdoor theater, but now it’s a scene for long afternoons full of intriguing dialogue among drunken characters.
Located on Margaret Island, this alfresco sports bar welcomes everyone for sun-splashed screenings of varied matches and copious cupfuls of booze.
The environment at this laid-back ruin pub is somewhat reminiscent of a cool Mexican cantina, particularly when the sun is shining on the courtyard.
Take a day trip up the Danube to this waterfront drinking destination where life is pleasantly slow, opening at 2pm on weekdays and 10am on weekends.
Since it’s in the very center of the city and opens at noon every day of the week, this is an easy spot to stop in for a daytime drink or two or eight.
The lush greenery in the courtyard bar of this party hostel makes it a shady place (in all the right ways) for getting wasted whenever you choose.
City Park’s most popular good-time gathering place is a sprawling site of outdoor tables that are usually full of blotto buddies not long after lunchtime.
If you’re seeking a fine wine buzz on the Buda side, this serene hotspot beside a fragrant flower shop is a sophisticated spot for elegant inebriation.
Tropical vibes fill this daytime chill-out zone tucked in the middle of downtown’s District VII, where napping in a hammock is heartily encouraged.
This is a favored open-air haunt for Buda locals to congregate over cocktails, beers, or fröccs wine spritzers in sunny spots or under leafy trees.
Hidden from the bustle of Kazinczy Street behind a tall wall, the garden of this pleasant place welcomes bibulous guests beginning in the late afternoon.
Sweeping views over the Chain Bridge and the Castle District await everyone at this waterfront wonderland that opens at noon every day of the week.
As one of Budapest’s best playgrounds for grown-ups, this intoxicating outdoor domain is a great place for liquid lunches that last all afternoon.