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Csengery utca 65/b, Budapest 1067, Hungary
+36 1 269 1050
17:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We got here early and became the 3rd and 4th customers. It was dead. It's a bit out of the way from the other popular bars further south and has a completely unmarked entrance. The main room with the bar is comfortable in a faded way. Slightly ratty table cloths and mismatched chairs. We took a seat and I was... More 

3 Thank Chris B
Vantaa, Finland
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Good prises and sortiment. Al in al sooo happy we went. And so far its more genuin than many of the others. Nice and smiling servise. Will defenetly go again next time.

Thank Smedsfan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

It's a fantastic place for folk music lovers! I was there yesterday evening,the band played traditional hungarian folk music,and as the night went on,more musicians arrived, and were joining them. They ended up with 3 "primas"(lead violin),two "kontras"(viola)plus the bass player. Furious the dancers were on the dancfloor,we saw real dancers this time,and the girls were amazing too! I'd like... More 

1 Thank davida p
Budapest, Hungary
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

I usually go here to meet friends for a drink or two. The place has a nice atmosphere is summer, you feel like home in the garden. It looks like the perfect place to read a book in the afternoon and then meet friends in the evening. In winter I don't go there so often, but definitely a great choice... More 

Thank KemoDiana
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Great great music. Definitely check it out! Not like the other ruin bars, as they have really fantastic music (i'd like to say all the time, but I actually can't be sure..)

Thank Phoebe K
Budapest, Hungary
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Potkulcs is for those who want to go somewhere where you get the feeling that several of the guests are regulars, you hear more Hungarian than English and you want to run the chance to run into a nice live concert - and you don't care if it is Hungarian folk, jazz or rock. You can eat something but you... More 

Thank danubista
The Hague, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

i went to this place for the strapatchka, which i'd heard it was the best. but they were out of it when i went :( since it was my last night in budapest and the place is kind of hard to find (you have to get in through a little gate and walk past a corridor towards a little door... More 

Thank Luandinha
Vilnius, Lithuania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012 via mobile

Nice original laid back bar with mostly local crowd. Not very easy to find. You can get food here too. The night I was here, an older gentelment was playing an acordion.

Thank ziikko
New york
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

I loved the laid-back atmosphere here. It felt very relaxed, even when it was crowded. I ate one meal here that was decent, but nothing special.

Thank mmf232
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115 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

I have been going to Pótkulcs regularly since 2006 and I love it. It is quite "retro" in style, but very cosy. In summer you can sit outside in the lovely courtyard. The prices are very good and I love their food, especially sztrapacska, one of my favourite dishes.

1 Thank FrancyBudapest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Hungarian, Eastern European
Dinner, Drinks
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Csengery utca 65/b, Budapest 1067, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > Terézváros
  • Neighbourhood: Terézváros
  • Phone Number: +36 1 269 1050

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?