Budapest, the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, is widely applauded and beloved by many people. It offers a wide range of fun activities and amazing sites to explore. Each year the city is flooded by millions of tourists who are extremely excited to explore the city, walk in the streets, indulge in the local food of Hungarian cuisine, experience the local traditions and customs and of course to find fun opportunities of entertainment. Tourists who are attracted to the city are keen on exploring all that it can offer including the historical streets, tours of the great sites, buildings and museums of the city, shopping centers, malls, plazas, antique and souvenir shops, local traditions, food, restaurants and coffee shops that are at almost every corner of the city and much more. Among the high number of tourists visiting Budapest each year a large ratio of youngsters are included. Youngsters often opt for visiting local pubs and bars and have a relaxing time with their friends and meet new people. A huge crowd of tourists is mainly attracted to the thrilling yet extremely unique chilling points that are called ruin bars in the city.
A ruin bar is basically a bar that is a mix between a modern-style pub and the ancient heritage of the old building, combining the two to preserve the building’s historic significance but also put something new into it.
One of the many cool ruin bars of the city of Budapest is Fröccsterasz, which is a unique and highly popular ruin bar of the modern-day. It is located in the heart of downtown, on Elizabeth Square, in the area of the old bus station. The ruin bar offers its visitors many facilities such as free WIFI, a beautiful terrace and it is also accessible by wheelchair. There is a wonderfully breathtaking garden where you can sit and enjoy laughter and fun with your friends and family and there is also a large stage for music performances. Fröccsterasz hosts numerous exciting events from Wednesday to Saturday with the cities top DJ’s. You can also taste some traditional Hungarian wines here. And of course, the famous fröccs – fruity wine is mixed with bubbly soda water which makes a flavorful explosion of great delight in your mouth.
Many people love to visit this particular ruin bar to enjoy sitting outside under various lightbulbs and have a nice chat with friends in the awe-striking environment that the place offers. Here they have self-service from different counters from where you can help yourself with some delicious, fine cocktails. One of their specialties and a must-try is the Budapest mule. Fröccsterasz is an excellent place to get in touch with other people. The interior is quite interesting and offers some cozy places including a lovely terrace on the edge of the square. This is a highly recommended place for a quick lunch rather than the overpriced “tourist menus” in the nearby streets.
Fröccsterasz is definitely a must-visit place whenever you are in town, so make sure to plan a relaxing afternoon in Fröccsterasz next time you organize a tour in the city of Budapest.