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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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