Take an abandoned building, Christmas lights, a bit of edgy dcor, and a proper amount of liquor, and you’ve got one of our favorite places to visit in Budapest-a ruin pub. Concentrated in the VII district (aka the Jewish Quarter ), Budapest ruin pubs are a mix of bars, restaurants, and sometimes even artistic and cultural centers.One of the top draws for tourists besides the beautiful sights of Budapest are the city's unique drinking venues. They bring people from all over.Budapest Ruin Bar Crawl. The 3-3.5 hour ruin pub crawl – including a 1 hour unlimited beer / wine package – visits some of the best and coolest places in Budapest nightlife. The ruin bars were set up in abandoned apartment buildings, filled with a medley of disused furniture and interior design pieces adding up into a stylish hub for young.Budapest’s ruin bars and nightlife pull in the crowds as much as its. Plus, you can always tag along on one of hostel’s pub crawls or plan an epic night with help from The Hive’s resident party.Road to ruin. Szimpla Kert was the city’s first Budapest ruin bar — and remains iconic. Courtesy Jorge Franganillo/Creative Commons/Flickr. Szimpla Kert was the first ruin bar — it moved around before settling into its home in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest’s seventh district in 2004.This pub crawl is a great opportunity to meet new friends or have a great time with your travel friends. Along the way, you can play beer pong, explore the Hungarian drinking culture and the the evening in one of the hottest clubs in Budapest. This ruin pub crawl is organized by ‘The Backpacker Pubcrawl’ and they get only awesome reviews!Ruin pubs are all the rage in Budapest; known in Hungarian as romkocsma, they are a fairly-recent phenomenon, the first one having opened in 2001. Budapest ruin pubs are concentrated in the VII district, just behind the beautiful Great Synagogue. This area used to be the Jewish centre of the city,What Is A Budapest Ruin Bar. Many of the best Budapest ruin bars are located around the Jewish Quarter, in District VII on the Pest side of the Danube River.These are known as abandoned bars, but in reality, they started as bars built on abandoned lots, or in abandoned buildings, or in between buildings.