5 lovely rooftops and other terraces in Budapest

1) St. Andrea Wine & Skybar

On top of a luxury shopping centre called Váci 1, this all-seasons rooftop bar offers an absolutely unique panorama in every direction. Apart from St. Andrea wines from the Eger region, the drinks list features great spirits, champagnes, spumantes and cocktails. If you’re hungry, you can order some gourmet bar food.

St. Andrea Wine & Sky bar

2) A38 Ship

A major player in the Budapest club and concert scene. Originally this was a stone carrier ship, the 38th of its kind: the Artemovsk type, built in Ukraine. It was rebuilt and opened its doors as a concertand nightlife venue in 2002. Apart from various rooms, a restaurant and a gallery, there’s also recording studio and some rooms for visiting musicians.

a band playing at A38 Ship in Budapest

XI. Henryk Slawik rakpart, moored, near Petőfi híd

+36 1 464 3940

http://a38.hu

3) Czakó Kert

A hardly-known oasis in the Sun Hill part of the inner Buda hills. After opening in the mid 2010s, this garden bistro, terrace and pastry shop became a favourite among young Buda families. There’s a market on Saturdays.

outside seating area at Czako Kert

4) 360 Bar

The Paris Department Store opened in 1911 and reopened after a renovation in 2009. The rooftop cafe is open from spring to autumn and offers a magical panorama. It’s a highly original place, a perfect combination of old and new. It opens at 2 pm, and stays quite deserted until about 5. Later on it gets very crowded, so a reservation is essential.

people at 360 rooftop bar

VI. Andrássy út 39

+36 30 356 3047

http://360bar.hu

5) Aria Hotel Rooftop Terrace

This music-themed boutique hotel (a sister venue of the Library Hotel in New York) has an incredibly high rooftop bar: it’s almost as high as the panorama deck of the nearby cathedral. The overadorned hotel follows an interesting concept: the four wings have different music themes, respectively class

Aria Hotel Rooftop terrace

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