Budapest’s 10 best music bars

Amid the plethora of nightlife options in Budapest is a number of places where live music is laid on as part of the entertainment, usually for free and usually unobtrusive. Here are ten suggestions.

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1117 Budapest, Petőfi híd budai hídfő

Budapest's award-winning party destination is a former Ukrainian cargo ship reconfigured to host live music, DJs, exhibitions and a top-notch restaurant, all with a winning view of the Danube.

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@Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

Monday, December 7, 2020 7:00 PM


Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish tour the world in 2020, coming to Budapest’s Papp László Sportaréna on 7 December with a monumental show and numerous guest...

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    Monday, November 23, 2020 9:00 PM

  • @Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

    Monday, October 12, 2020 8:00 PM

  • @Dürer Kert

    Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:30 PM

  • @Budapest Park (Átmenetileg zárva)

    Monday, September 7, 2020 8:00 PM

  • @Budapest Park (Átmenetileg zárva)

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • @A38

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  • @Budapest Park (Átmenetileg zárva)

    Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:00 PM

  • @Budapest Park (Átmenetileg zárva)

    Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:00 PM

  • @Puskás Aréna

    Friday, July 24, 2020 8:30 PM

  • @Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

    Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:00 PM

  • @Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:30 PM

  • @Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

    Monday, July 13, 2020 10:00 PM

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