What are the best things to do in Budapest at night?

Evening Danube Cruise

With an evening Danube Cruise you get the whole package: romantic Budapest covered with golden lights, plus the boat, and river experience, combined with the opportunity to listen to the history of the city. You can use a public service boat or a private cruising company.


Danube cruise
Danube cruise. Photo: silver-line.hu

Enjoy the nightlife and ruin bars

Budapest might not be a metropolis but still offers a vibrant and ever-changing nightlife. Ruin bars and music clubs are concentrated in District 7, and 8, where concerts, open mic events, and shows, are the norm, all year round.


Szimpla kert ruin pub
Szimpla kert ruin bar. Photo: budapestflow.com

Sunset at Gellért Hill

A walk up this leafy hill will reward you with a breathtaking view over Budapest’s bridges and with the possibility of finding a quiet spot to enjoy an evening out. The statues on the top are dominated by the Liberty Statue, a woman holding a palm leaf, representing freedom from the various occupants in Hungarian history.


Sunset Gellert Hill Budapest
The view from the Gellért Hill at night. Photo: wandertooth.com

Walk along the Danube

From the Pest side, this stroll will allow you to admire Buda’s landmarks from a distance. At the same time, Pest will offer you stunning buildings including the Parliament, Gresham Palace, and the Central Market. If you get tired, tram line 2 covers the entire span, and it’s covered in the UNESCO World Heritage.


Budapest by night
Budapest by night. Photo: calvertjournal.com

Visit the Széchenyi Baths or Rudas Baths after sunset

Enjoy the baths like the locals do, to feel energized, and more focused all day. A full treat for your body, which will delight your eyes too. From Rudas’ rooftop pool you can enjoy a view on the Danube, while in Széchenyi you will literally take a dip into local customs.


Rudas bath by night
Rudas baths by night. Photo: pinterest.com

Enjoy the view from a rooftop bar

In spring and summer rooftop bars are the way to go for your Budapest’s romantic evenings, or just to chill with your friends. Located on the top of high buildings, rooftop bars help you indulge in tasty cocktails, surrounded by the roofs and domes of the city. Try one of the bars at sunset, and don’t forget your camera for a great shot.


360BAR Budapest by night
360BAR by night. Photo: facebook.com/mindspacebudapest