A Brief History of Budapest Night Life


Just 5 years ago mass tourism was absent from Budapest and the city still smelled of post-communism. English signage was restricted to Vaci utca while Gozsdu was a sketchy place to buy underground party tickets. The capital has changed dramatically in the past five years and in this article we’ll look at the changes from the lens of night-life: how Budapest went from post-communist back-water to the booming party capital of Europe.

The rapid change of Budapest’s nightlife is emblematic of how a culture evolves as a whole: first the seedy red-light aspects, then the upper-middle class restaurants and finally the hip scene with a world renowned reputation.

Dokk Beach (the Mafia)