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17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 — We Love Budapest

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.

360 Bar

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360 Bar

1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 39.
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Guests always feel high spirits at this ultra-popular rooftop party place that opens at 2pm Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sundays.

A38

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A38

1117 Budapest, Petőfi híd budai hídfő
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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.

Akvárium Klub

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Akvárium Klub

1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12.
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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.

Bálna Terasz

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Bálna Terasz

1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 11-12.
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Enjoy bucketfuls of cocktails and increasingly blurry panoramic views while lounging at this riverfront hangout that gets soaked with sunshine soon after noon.

Budai Parkszínpad

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Budai Parkszínpad

1113 Budapest, Tas vezér utca 7-11.
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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.

Champs Sziget

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Champs Sziget

1138 Budapest, Margitsziget
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Located on Margaret Island, this alfresco sports bar welcomes everyone for sun-splashed screenings of varied matches and copious cupfuls of booze.

Ellátó Kert

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Ellátó Kert

1075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 48.
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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.

Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró

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Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró

1039 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos Üdülőpart 5.
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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.

Fröccsterasz

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Fröccsterasz

1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér
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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.

Grandio

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Grandio

1072 Budapest, Nagy Diófa utca 8.
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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.

Kertem

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Kertem

1146 Budapest, Olof Palme sétány 3.
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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.

KisBécs

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KisBécs

1126 Budapest, Németvölgyi út 36-38.
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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.

Kőleves Kert

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Kőleves Garden and Restaurant

1075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 37-41.
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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.

Majorka

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Majorka

1026 Budapest, Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 16.
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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.

Mika Tivadar Mulató

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Mika Tivadar Mulató

1075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 47.
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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.

PONTOON

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PONTOON

1051 Budapest, Id. Antall József rakpart 1.
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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.

Terasz

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Terasz Budapest

1052 Budapest, Március 15. tér 2.
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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.

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