My friends and I were in Budapest for a training session with Audi. We were staying at the Mercure hotel at Kalvin Ter, and decided to spend the last night (a Thursday) out in the bars. I looked up Irish Pubs and one popped up next door to the hotel. It had decent reviews on other sites, so we went in.
I guess it's more a comfortable bar and grill than a true Irish Pub. There was some element of Irishness to it, but it was much more ambitious than just a place for pints, Celtic music and bangers and mash. No matter, though.
They had great live music going when we came in, pretty women everywhere, more than a few foreigners and Hungarians hanging around and a pretty long and varied menu. I was hungry, but I was dubious about the steak, as they also listed pizza, chicken dishes and a strange mix of pub and café food... I tried it, though (how could I not at about 13 Euros?), and I was served a wonderful slab of beef with some whiskey atop, burning. Delicious and a nice surprise.
I read the review about rude people, but I saw no such thing while we were there. At the same time, the staff would peek in but not bother us in our booth unless our drinks were empty, and then only to ask if we needed something more. The English spoken here was excellent, and the few staff who did not speak it managed to suss out what we wanted and bring it to us with a smile.
We stayed to listen to the U2 tribute band they had in that evening and met a few locals. The dance floor immediately jumped to life after the last strain of "One" died out. I must admit that I have scarcely been to a club with so many beautiful women. I would be loathe to take a normal, Western lady here. She would have to have her top game on to not feel unfit. The women here are polite, sweet and enthusiastic (if not all that skilled) dancers. 'Twas a delightful and relaxing night, really.
I hope whoever the person who gave this place a "1" goes back sometime. They obviously missed out on some good crack and nice people.
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