When the sun goes down, you want wine, not coffee. So immerse yourself in one of the trendiest spots in Budapest, offering a wide selection of wines from distinguished Hungarian and international producers. Here are our 10 favorite wine bars in Budapest, any one of them perfect for tasting varied vintages in lively settings.
The DiVino Wine Bar holds a very special place in the wine-loving heart of Budapesters. This trendy spot with its refreshingly minimalist design is located right next to Szent István Bazilika (St. Stephen’s Basilica). DiVino is a thoroughly modern but very comfortable wine bar in a dynamic bistro setting. DiVino presents the wines of the producers of Junibor, the association of the second generation of young Hungarian winemakers. You can taste the best of Hungarian wine bottles from approximately 25 wineries and don’t be surprised if your glass is refilled by Csaba Miklós himself. What is special about DiVino is that every two weeks a different winemaker is the center of attention and enjoys all the attention. There is nothing better than sitting outside on the steps of the fountain in front of the Basilica of San Esteban enjoying a glass of wine in summer. Don’t be sad, there are heaters at the DiVino driveway in winter so you can also stay outside with your glass of wine. This is one of our new popular favorites, go and try it for yourself!
Bock Bisztró is located in the prestigious Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, one of the most elegant hotels in Budapest, and is named after one of the most famous Hungarian winemakers, József Bock, who is also one of the owners. Bock Bisztró has a homey bistro feel in a bright yet stylish interior with functional yet traditional furnishings. They make the best traditional and rustic Hungarian cuisine in Budapest with a modern twist, so well-preserved traditions go with ambitious experimentation. A short menu focused on seasonal dishes with a daily menu offer and a selection of 220 wines that are not limited to Bock wines only, but to many other quality Hungarian wines. Friendly and reliable service, a great atmosphere plus great food and drink is all anyone can ask for. It is recommended to book in advance!
Borkonyha is located near Szent István Bazilika (St. Stephen’s Basilica) and opened in December 2010. It is a dining place that combines the main elements of a French-style bistro and an updated Hungarian family restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. and elegant. The cuisine is based on fresh ingredients and the menu is written on a blackboard and changes are made every two weeks. As its name reflects, wine is an important part of the restaurant’s philosophy. They have a solid Hungarian wine list, from the smallest vineyards to the more well-known Hungarian producers. The wine list shows creativity and offers selections that surprise even regular Hungarian wine drinkers. We love this place for the wide selection of wines, the excellent food, and the friendly service. So reserve a table and taste their wine philosophy … leave your car keys at home !!!!
Klassz Bisztró is an elegant (more bistro-style) restaurant and wine bar on the beautiful Andrássy út avenue, declared a World Heritage Site. Klassz serves Hungarian food and a wide selection of dishes inspired by international cuisine. The menu changes quite regularly. Klassz offers an excellent selection of wines, as there is a wine shop at the rear of the bistro owned by Bortársaság (Wine Society), Hungary’s leading wine retailer. The good thing is that here you have the opportunity to taste the wine with your food before deciding if you want to buy it. In the wine shop, during the restaurant’s opening hours, you can buy take away wines. So if you find that most of the shops are closed before the party, you can always jump in here for a bottle of great Hungarian wines. Winter or summer, noon or night, a trip to Klassz is always good at a reasonable price!