Thinky's Guide to Budapest Bars and Pubs
Hungarians love to drink, but rarely just for the hell of it, they always need a good reason... the bars and clubs open until 4 or 5am, even on a weekday, how's that for a good reason?
To make things more interesting, part of the charm of Budapest is that the action is spread all over the city, so the intrepid drinker can always find somewhere to party nearby, although the best venues may not be immediately obvious from street level. An essential starting point is always one of the kerts or romkocsmák – Hungarian for “gardens” and “ruin pubs” respectively.
And don't forget, before you've had one too many, to say "Ege'sze'ge're!" (to good health) to your new-found Hungarian friends...