When in Budapest, there is no dearth of discos, clubs, dance joints and bars within its outskirts and downtown junctions. Also, they are open all through the night.
A distinctive feature of the city is its thermal baths that host splendid parties with spectacular lights, lasers, and heart-thumping music. During the summers, you must visit Széchenyi for its Spa parties; through the winter, the Magic bath parties that are held at Lukács are some of the things that can be indulged in.
At the bars, the entry fees amount to approx 1000-2000 HUF or 4-8 EUR. Also, the rates for alcohol are cheap and you can enjoy a variety of drinks to satiate your palate. However, the authorities may refuse to serve alcohol if you are below 18 years of age.
If you are visiting Budapest during April – October, you can party aboard a boat on the Danube for enjoying the breathtaking views of the city along with soothing music and drinks.
There are also a variety of classical music shows, folk dances, and concerts that are part of the cultural entertainment of the city. At the church of Basilica on Szt. István Square, the classical music shows are sure to lift your spirits.
If you are an Opera fan, a stopover at the State Opera House should be on your must-do list of things. The ticket rates are within the range of 1500 – 18000 HUF depending on the seats you want.
It may also interest you to learn that every season in Budapest is celebrated with a festival. Varied musical and cultural programs are held for the revelers to rejoice and make merry. The Budapest Spring Festival is hosted during the months March- April. If you are touring the city during the months June – August, be sure to attend the Summer Festival on Margaret Island. In October, Contemporary Art during the Cafe Budapest Festival is another event not to be missed.
Moreover, several sightseeing tours during nighttime can be availed. Post sunset, you can mount Gellért Hill to soak in the lovely sights of the city at night.
The city is illuminated with lights at night andits reflection is mirrored in the river, you can walk the central bridges across the Danube such as Liberty Bridge, Margaret Bridge, Chain Bridge and Elizabeth Bridge for gazing at the spectacle. You can also avail a night cruise for seeing the sights. Dinner is optional during these tours.
Budapest also contains several casinos that are found at the luxury hotels in the vicinity of Elizabeth Bridge, Chain Bridge and alongside Dunakorzó.
However, you must be cautious when visiting the bars, clubs, and nightspots in Budapest. They do excel in customer service, nevertheless, there are some places that overcharge and intimidate the clients to tender the exorbitant bills. For this reason, it is advised to be careful before venturing out at night. You can seek advice from the hotels where you are staying or talk to the locals for getting a review of the places prior to heading out.
Overall, Budapest is a vibrant city and has a lively nightlife. During your tour, there are numerous things that can buy for yourself or your loved ones. Some of these are conventional Hungarian shirts, Hungarian dolls that are available in peasant clothing or ball gowns, Tokaji wine, leather shoes, Palinka liqueur and Hungarian secret boxes. Wishing you a pleasant journey, if ever you decide to visit Budapest city!