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If any city feels like it was built for drinking in, Budapest does. It’s virtually impossible to wander the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter without encountering a stag party, and its VII District has such a hedonistic reputation that it’s earned the nickname ‘Bulinegyed’ (party neighbourhood) in Hungarian. But whether or not you’d class yourself as a party tourist, Budapest has something for everyone when it comes to drinking. From all those storied ‘ruin bars’ – dilapidated buildings converted into eccentric nightlife hotspots – to classy cocktail palaces to endearingly dingy dives, these are the best bars in Budapest right now.
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