It’s the weekend! With the sun slowly coming out and Budapest opening up, it’s time to enjoy a drink with a view. Here are seven rooftop bars offering divine drinks and a fabulous panorama.
One of the liveliest rooftop hangouts in town, the 360 Bar planned its opening last week but bad weather forced its postponement until tonight. The bar’s classic and in-house cocktails, its wide range of spirits and tasty bistro dishes are all worth investigating – especially given the jaw-dropping panorama right on showcase boulevard Andrássy út.
High Note SkyBar
This expansive rooftop bar atop the Hotel Aria can be enjoyed reopened this week. The main attraction at High Note – apart from the breathtaking view at eye level with the clock of the Basilica – are the cocktails. Expert mixologists await visitors with the enticing and exquisite drinks, and a few bar snacks can now also be found on the menu.
Intermezzo Restaurant & Roof Terrace
This rooftop bar atop the Hotel President on downtown Hold utca opens tonight, Friday. Classic and signature cocktails, salads, dips, traditional and diet-friendly sandwiches, hamburgers and more entice visitors to take in the view of Parliament and the Buda hills.
Located above the Hotel Memories Oldtown at Kálvin tér, this rooftop bar provides a really relaxing evening over a few drinks. With a view of Gellért Hill and the Pest cityscape, you can enjoy great summertime cocktails and delicious dishes. The drinks comprise classics and in-house creations, while ingredients for the tapas and starters are sourced from small-batch producers. The grilled delights are equally as attractive. Reservations recommended.
St Andrea Sky Bar
This exquisite skybar by focal Vörösmarty tér is more on the sophisticated – classic cocktails, quality spirits, a top-notch wine list, excellent dishes as well as bar snacks await those happy to feast their eyes on Europe’s sassiest capital in chic surroundings.
Sky Garden Rooftop Terrace
A delightful garden venue can be found on top of the Mystery Hotel, along with unique cocktails and a variety of bar snacks, all opening tonight, Friday. With Nyugati station within arm’s reach, the bar offers an excellent view of Buda Castle, Citadella and Fishermen’s Bastion.
Above the Hotel Rum, this elegant, panoramic bar has decided that it’s time to open up the roof and kick off the season: stand-out cocktails and mouth-watering come with a stunning view of Gellért Hill and surrounding landscape. Reservations recommended.