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Budapest named as one of The World's Most Nightlife-friendly Destinations

If you're on the lookout for the world's hottest places for an unforgettable night out, here are the top 10 cities to be in right now. Spoiler alert: Budapest ranks in the top three.

With its dedicated party district, unique ruin bars, excellent cocktail spots, and fairly cheap beer, we've always praised Budapest for its vibrant nightlife. Now, international recognition arrived as The Daily News Hungary well spotted it: Budapest has been crowned as the world's second-best city for nightlife in 2023 by the Consumer Choice Centre, an independent, non-partisan consumer advocacy group.

The evaluation aimed to assess cities based on regulations and amenities that shape urban nightlife. Factors included mandated opening hours, last calls, the cost of a pint of beer and a Big Mac, and the availability of nighttime transport services. Each city received a ranking out of 10, with 10 indicating the highest nightlife-friendly appeal. Budapest achieved a score of 8, securing the second spot on the list, just behind Berlin.

'Budapest is famous for its ruin bars. These bars are located in abandoned buildings, featuring eclectic decor, mismatched furniture, and vibrant murals. From jazz clubs to retro discos, there's something for everyone. Budapest is famous for its thermal baths, and some of them transform into lively party venues at night'- the site concludes.

Among the famous nightlife attractions, Széchenyi Baths' pool parties ('Sparty') were highlighted and recommendations were made for must-visit spots such as 360 Bar and Szimpla Kert. If you're eager to explore Budapest's party scene further, check our lists featuring the best ruin bars, the top dance spots for weeknight fun, favourite alternative bars, and the ultimate karaoke places.

See the original article here.

(Cover photo: Szimpla Kert / Gretchen Kessler - We Love Budapest)

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