Attached to the four-star Hotel Memories near Kálvin tér in the heart of Budapest, the Memorise Skybar is the latest in a number of lofty establishments to offer long drinks with a lovely view.
Located on the sixth floor of the Hotel Memories, the Memorise Skybar opens for business at 5pm, its south-west orientation allowing you to catch the sunset over Citadella atop Gellért Hill.
As you gaze at the disappearing rays and downtown rooftops, you can opt for a classic (Daiquiri, Margarita, 2,000-2,500 HUF) or a signature cocktail such as a Memorise Old Fashioned (4,500 HUF) with Zacapa 23 rum, fig syrup and orange bitters, or a Hendrick’s Twist (3,950 HUF) with cucumber-infused Hendrick’s gin and Fever Tree tonic.
The grilled food selection isn’t shabby either, the house deer burger coming in a black bun (3,800 HUF), and steak (6,500 HUF) with a garnish of green and yellow courgettes, or orange-and-fennel salad.
There are salads, too, tandoori-grilled prawn (3,900 HUF) or grilled goats’ cheese (3,300 HUF), and all may be bookended by pineapple soup (1,650 HUF) and the house tapioca pudding (2,100 HUF).
District V. Bástya utca 33
Open: daily 5pm-10pm