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17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime

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 A38 Akvárium Klub Bálna Terasz Budai Parkszínpad Champs Sziget Ellátó Kert Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró Fröccsterasz Grandio Kertem KisBécs Kőleves Kert Majorka Mika Tivadar Mulató PONTOON Terasz

360 Bar

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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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.
360 Bar
  • 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 39.

A38

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
A38
  • 1117 Budapest, Petőfi híd budai hídfő

Akvárium Klub

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Akvárium Klub

Bálna Terasz

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
Enjoy bucketfuls of cocktails and increasingly blurry panoramic views while lounging at this riverfront hangout that gets soaked with sunshine soon after noon.
Bálna Terasz

Budai Parkszínpad

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Budai Parkszínpad

Champs Sziget

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
Located on Margaret Island, this alfresco sports bar welcomes everyone for sun-splashed screenings of varied matches and copious cupfuls of booze.
Champs Sziget

Ellátó Kert

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Ellátó Kert

Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró

Fröccsterasz

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Fröccsterasz

Grandio

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Grandio
  • 1072 Budapest, Nagy Diófa utca 8.

Kertem

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Kertem
  • 1146 Budapest, Olof Palme sétány 3.

KisBécs

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
KisBécs
  • 1126 Budapest, Németvölgyi út 36-38.

Kőleves Kert

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Kőleves Garden and Restaurant

Majorka

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Majorka
  • 1026 Budapest, Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 16.

Mika Tivadar Mulató

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Mika Tivadar Mulató

PONTOON

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
PONTOON
  • 1051 Budapest, Id. Antall József rakpart 1.

Terasz

17 of the best Budapest bars for drinking during daytime
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.
Terasz (Terrace)
  • 1052 Budapest, Március 15. tér 2.