Looking for the hippest spot in Budapest where all the rad faces of the city chill in their skinniest jeans and wayfarer-style shades while sipping cool and colourful cocktails? You don’t have go any further then Paulay Ede Street, just a stone’s throw away from the Opera House, and dive into the chic Hungarian ruin pub atmosphere.
What do we wish for when it’s halfway through summer, the sun is beating down with a hundred degrees, and we are doomed to spend the hottest days in the city? A chilly ruin pub with an open-air terrace, sunshine, a birdie or two chirping away over our heads, some warm sand to dig our toes into, and a cold beer within arm’s reach. Well, guess what? We can get all these in the middle of the city at Ankert, the open-air, younger sister of Anker Club that has opened its gates a couple of months ago. We can lay back in the garden of 800 square meters, order a drink or two at the 8 meter long bar – there’s a wide variety of cocktails to choose from, whatever you fancy – shake it at the indoor disco at the regular parties, or chuck our shoes into the corner and chill at Ankert’s very own sandy beach. If you feel like grabbing a bite, don’t miss out on their hot-dogs or the home-made beef burgers accompanied by gorgonzola cheese, as both are dilish and enormous.