Budapest is the proud capital of Hungary and invites millions of tourists each year who are attracted by the beautiful city and its enticing streets. The ruin bars here are one of the greatest tourist attractions that are becoming growingly trendy and more and more popular.
One such ruin bar in the city of Budapest is Lumen and it is a must-visit whenever you are in the city. Lumen was initially opened in the Mikszáth Square in Budapest, but later on, during the second half of the year 2017 it was realized that this location is too small for the Lumen-community so it was then expanded into the big Lumen, just a few corners away.
So if you want to avoid the heavily crowded streets of the Jewish Quarter that are crammed with tourists, then Lumen Café is your place to be. Here you can enjoy a cup of specialty coffee or craft beer in this hippy neighborhood of Budapest. Lumen offers everything to fulfill its visitor’s cravings including a ravishing egg-based breakfast dishes that are served until noon, a full-service kitchen, and a sleek interior featuring concrete and wood finishes. This place is more than just your average neighborhood café and bar; it is a central point of relaxation, entertainment, simply a major attraction that offers an experience of its own. However, the patrons, artists and neighborhood bohemians give a unique soulful experience to Lumen which attracts many locals and tourists as well.
One of the best secrets that lay hidden in the streets of Budapest is the amazing grand concert hall of Lumen which is adjacent to the main area of the bar where they host daily live music concerts featuring some of the leading legends of Hungarian jazz, folk, and indie music. The place is also home to a beautiful outdoor garden at the back of the space where you might witness some deeply philosophical conversations fueled by the wide range of alcoholic beverages served here.
The atmosphere in Lumen is truly unique and the experience is out of the world. Here they offer self-roasted coffee in such a large space which stands out in its location of Horánszky Street. In the interior of this place, next to the glass-walled space that gives the feeling of a courtyard, they also have a lecture hall and a more serious kitchen in the house. The overall mood and purpose of the bar remain the same; the most important building blocks are still the concerts, dances, savory meals that include lunch menus as well, craft beers, wines, professionally prepared coffees, and the superb community with a healthy-spirited environment.
So next time you are visiting Budapest and plan on touring the wondrous ruin bars in town, make sure to plan a trip to Lumen and indulge in the amazingly unique environment and thrilling experiences that it can offer because this place is simply a must-try and a must-visit otherwise your tour is sure to be left incomplete.