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Your Next Favourite Spot – Szatyor Bar and Gallery

Ferenc Sullivan 2014.12.18.

Located next to the legendary Hadik Coffee House (and under the same management), Szatyor Bar & Galeria is a cheerful place aiming for a younger crowd. Szatyor used to be and is again the name for Hadik’s swankier half – and just as the name hasn’t changed in the past ninety years, nor has its strive to be a bohemian, youthful, inclusive cultural space and to be come an unavoidable venue of the Budapest literary scene. Eighteen young artists contributed to the decoration of the interior, which hosts a string of performances by painists, acoustic and jazz musicians in the evening, beyond the multitude of literary events, roundtable discussions and exhibitions.

They serve a small selection of appetizers, snacks, soups and entrées as well as an inexpensive prefix lunch menu on weekdays. The lounge-style seating on the second floor is ideal for coffee and desserts. This stylish haunt is one of the coolest places in town in terms of atmosphere and interior. With friendly staff and reasonable prices, Szatyor is definitely among the best choices in Budapest for a chill drink with friends!

Szatyor means bag in Hungarian and the name was given by the famous Hungarian novelist Frigyes Karinthy (1887-1938). When he stepped into the place his first impression was that the interior looked like a bag because the material that once covered the wall was also used to make bags in those days.

Where?
Budapest 1111, Bartók Béla út 36. (trams 47/49 to Bertalan Lajos utca)
phone: +36 1 279 0290

When?
M-F 12 am – 11 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm – 11 pm (winter)

via romkocsmak.hu and visitbudapest.travel
photo: 11kerulet.ittlakunk.hu