Gay Guide of Budapest
Welcome to wonderful Budapest and welcome to the gay friendly Aventura Boutique Hostel and Apartments!
Here you’ll find the “what”, the “where” and the “when” - we’ll leave the “who” up to you!!!
Like any big city with a big reputation there’s a lot to see and a lot to do - and who wants to waste precious time finding out firsthand which are the best clubs, restaurants and spas? To save you the hassle, we’ve checked out what’s on offer in gay Budapest - and come up with a list of the best gay friendly places, the tastiest, the steamiest and the hottest spots in the city...
Gay Parties and Communities in Budapest
Check out their site for the next party - www.brutko.com - in winter it’s usually in a club or bar in or around Budapest, in summer an outdoor club to take advantage of the balmy summer weather - think suntans and cocktails! Expect House, Acid, Electro, Nudisco - and entrance will cost you just 1,000 HUF ~ 4 EUR! Things start to happen after 11 pm.
Snobby party for the beautiful people. Very big and busy. Boys and girlfriends.
straight friendly queer party organised by !szkafander @ ANKER'T
Address: 7th district, Dohány u. 22-24.
Open: Every Thursday night - for details click the link. Free entry - No dress code, no basement, no excuse! Dj Legars (deep-house, nu-disco), dj !A (pop, indie, whatever).
Address: 5th district, Magyaru. 42.
Open: everyday 21-04
Right in the middle of downtown Budapest, a bit of a trick to find - look for a big yellow “A” sign and head down to the basement. Nothing mixed about this place – strip + show at 0045 Friday nights, “oral academy” same time Saturday nights - and a big and enthusiastic crowd. Check out their brand new facebook page too!
Address: 7th district, Dohányu. 38.
Open: Sun-Thu 21-04, Fri-Sat 21-05
This place generally attracts a younger gay crowd than the Action Bar. It’s really big and really well-equipped (dark room, prison area, sling room, glory holes etc), theme parties on Saturdays.
Budapest Gay Cafés & Gay Restaurants
Pizzeria Club '93
Address: Vas utca 2.
Open: every day: 11:30-24:00.
Good spot for a drink or a good pizza.
Address: 5th district, Szép utca 1.
Open: every day 19-06.
It describes itself as a gay drink bar - and it is definitely worth a visit, just to meet Lola! Next door to Habroló Bisztro in Budapest downtown.
Address: 5th district, Szép utca 1.
Open: every day monday to friday 9 am till dawn - weekend 7 pm till dawn.
Cosy, small and retro gay bistro in Budapest downtown. And very friendly. Good place to hang out and meet the locals. For a change of scene, wander next door to the Funny Carrot...
Why Not Café
Address: 5th district, Belgrád rkp. 3.-4.
Open: Mon-Sat 10-04, Sun 12-02.
Great view across the river - for pre-party drinks or the morning-after coffee. Very close (same street) to the old gay club, the Capella Café.
Lesbian Places and Parties
Thermal baths and saunas
Rudas bath (Turkish bath)
Address: 1st. district, Döbrentei tér 9.
Open: Opening time of the thermal bath area:
Mon-Wed-Thu-Fri men’s days 6-20,
Tuesday women’s day 6-20,
Saturday, Sunday mixed days 6-17,
Friday, Saturday mixed nights 22-04.
A visit to Rudas is worth it just to lie in the main pool, under a domed roof built by the Turks in the 1560‘s during their long occupation of Hungary. In earlier times the bath was exclusively for men, in the Turkish tradition. Nowadays it is shared - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are men only days. Tuesdays are for women only, while the weekends are mixed. It might be a men-only environment but this is not a gay-friendly place! When you enter you can get a little apron, a strange form of modesty. Rudas has a lot of gay customers, but be discrete.
Address: District 8, 2 Csepreghy utca
Open: Monday to Thursday: 1pm to midnight Friday: 1pm to 4 am Saturday to Sunday: 1 am to midnight, non stop.
Magnum is your gay sauna in Budapest with everything you need to relax and meet other guys: steam, sauna, cabins, gym, and a whole lot more.
Address: 6th ditrict, Dessewffy u. 33. (at the corner of Dessewffy str. and Nagymező str.)
Gay straight mix club in Budapest. Fills up after about 11, so you might get stuck in the queue. It’s a dance venue, full of pretty young things - so if dancing is what you are looking for. But don’t go just for the drag show!
Address: 5th district, Belgrád rkp. 23.
Open: Wed 22-04, Fri-Sat 22-05
Capella opens its doors at 10 pm, the drag queens strut their stuff at midnight (a very professional and high-quality show) and the party rages on till 4 or 5 in the morning. It’s a mixed straight-gay-lesbian venue with two dance floors and several bars down by the river, one of the oldest gay clubs of Budapest. Worth a visit during the week.