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A fun bar

We mapped a few bars to visit for a mini bar crawl and chose this one because it seemed like a fun... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janine R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Fun and cheap

We heard for it from a friend who recommended it because of cheap drinks and they really were... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2018
Zagreb, Croatia
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A unique bar in the heart of the city. The best beers from the eastern part of Europe and a wide selection from the famous Hungarian spirit: Palinka. Visit us and get familiar with the communist part of our history in a funny way you have never had...more
Iranyi utca 25, Budapest 1056, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 20 432 7066
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quirky bar that would suit those looking for drinks on a budget. It’s fairly interesting inside and had a nice friendly atmosphere. The one thing that let this place down (I can even forgive the hard rock music) was the terrible smell...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We mapped a few bars to visit for a mini bar crawl and chose this one because it seemed like a fun concept. When we arrived rock music was playing and the friendly bartender (with excellent English) served us quickly. It was fairly busy and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janine R
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

We heard for it from a friend who recommended it because of cheap drinks and they really were moderately priced, also we went there on a friday and all cocktails on fridays are 1+1 so that is pretty great, the only thing that was wrong...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Came here for one drink on the way back to our hotel, as soon as we walked in we were hit by the smell of public toilets. Drinks are cheap, but the smell of toilets is horrendous, we quickly drank our drinks & left for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kirsty K
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Really friendly bar staff and good value drinks and happy hours. The decor and decorations are interesting - graffiti styled ironic communist propaganda. We visited several times during our stay in Budapest and will definitely go back. A relaxed atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RaCaJo
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Red Ruin Bar is somewhat of a hidden gem, lots of locals here. and surely like no bar you have visited before :) Very small inside and not much seating, but a good range of drinks available. Anti- communist/ sarcastic humour. This bar has a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DollyD318
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is a *bar*, more local dive than ruin pub. It has some interesting sarcastic Soviet decorations and is worth a walk through. If you like what the special of the day is, it may be a good deal. Kitsch is really what they are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C595ZMbrandonh
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This is a pub with a definite theme. Was easygoing and prices reasonable. Open very late, wide selection of beers and “specials” on different nights

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lesleysutch
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I went here in the early afternoon one day intending to have one or two beers and move on. I knew about the art etc (tongue in cheek communism/socialism themed, lots of jokes and visual puns. Very smartly done). I went up to the bartender...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CatherineTaft
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is an exotic place for people who want to drink a beer after 10:30pm, are intrigued by the commie hipster places, or just have no better plan after 10. It's nice at all, especially to watch football matches.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank krstcng
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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube,
with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The
Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica
stand out as two of the finest examples of
architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for
more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval
city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while
the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention
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30 May 2018|
Response from etempleman | Reviewed this property |
2pm I think!