tourism & nightlife
Federation of tourism and nightlife of Budapest official website
Budapest Nightlife can offer much excitement as well as many dangers for foreign tourists. The special features of Budapest nightlife could be very strange for tourists visiting our country. The most involved places are especially the world of bars and nightclubs. That sphere of nightlife differs from the others as many tend to think they do not need any qualifications to open and operate a nightclub, in contradistinction to other typical catering and hospitality services such as restaurants or hotels. New clubs have been opened without being considered and organised their future guests – as all the other interested parties of Budapest nightlife did - in order to provide their own and their employees’ source of livelihood. It caused the strong isolation and collapse of this segment of Budapest nightlife and it has been turned from its true course. This refers to the changing of ownership and the new way of collecting guests. After a while the owners of these clubs were not able to fill their places with guests so they chose from two possibilities. On one hand they deceived and caused loss to poor guests by different tricks such as double menus and first drink, on the other hand as a result of the ill treatment, guests started to wear out of the clubs so the owners joined hands with purchasable taxi drivers who delivered guests to that clubs for capitation. That phenomenon had impulsive effect on each other. The more news spread about corrupt drivers the less guests was willing to visit such places and clubs. Since there were less and less guests at the nightclubs and Budapest nightlife they could not get any visitors anymore unless some were delivered by taxi drivers. Having seen that weakness of Budapest nightlife the society of taxi drivers tried to make the most of it and charged the most commission possible per guest. Now matters are at such a point that tourists should be damaged so much by these clubs in order to be able to pay the unrealistic amount of the drivers’ commission.
We do believe it is high time we embraced the opportunity if our government or legislation does nothing to control and clamp down on unfair practices merely in order to avoid collapse and bankruptcy of honest and reliable participants of Budapest nightlife and we have to use every means to help things develop. Of course, there are reliable nightclubs which disapprove such unfair businesses and fight against them.
This website was created to help the decent nightclubs and bars to contrast them from that are better to be avoided.
We don't offer in Budapest Nightlife:
Visitors of our daily updated site are informed about those clubs and places which are proved to be black listed as well as that ones which are prominent representatives of Budapest nightlife.
After consideration everyone can decide on the preferred kind of entertainment and place.
Who's not offered:
- X-Play Go-Go Dance Club [ex - JET Night Club]
- Broadway Cafe [ex - Sin City Nightclub]
- Carpe Diem
Regarding to other source of entertainment we claim there is nothing to worry about tourist interested in nightlife and adventures. You had better check the wine list before ordering but there are no tricks that would be unknown at any part of Western Europe. Hungry tourists are welcome by all our restaurants offering the best of the Hungarian and international cuisines at a very high quality but with favourable prices. All kinds of cultural programmes in Budapest nightlife provide international quality of entertainment but what is important the prices are far below the average you would pay at home. One of the gathering, pre-party places of Budapest is Liszt Ferenc square awaiting tourists and guests with about 20-30 terraced restaurants and last but not least with beautiful Hungarian girls.
If you feel like partying one of the unique and trendiest places of Budapest nightlife is an entertainment complex situated on “Hajógyári Sziget” providing highest quality shows by world famous DJs.