Pubcrawl Budapest


Do you know the most famous Hungarian beer brands?

Do you know the most famous Hungarian beer brands?


As you probably know, the national drink of Hungary is pálinka, a fruit brandy that, to put it frankly, could well topple a horse, because it’s so powerful. Many people make it at home, the homemade ones are truly the best ones. Trust us, we tried!

It's potent, typically available in bars at 40% but easily reaching the lofty heights of 80-90% if you're 'lucky' enough to get hold of a homemade brew. For this, you would probably have to go to the countryside or have some Hungarian friends, who can get the good stuff for you. Haha!


What do Hungarian people drink in Budapest? Lager. Okay, Hungarians do drink Austrian beer from time to time, sometimes some Czech one or they like some specific types from the north, but there are plenty of decent national options for anyone not interested in a stale Gösser. Soproni is the most visible, most popular and probably the most affordable one as well. 

In Hungary we have quite a big tradition when it comes to beer making, breweries and homemade alcohol. As we said in the beginning as well, there is nothing like Hungarian pálinka.


So we said breweries. Do you know what a brewery is? 

The brewery is a place where beer is made commercially, a building or establishment for brewing beer or other malt liquors.

Today, Hungary has four large commercial brewers which produce mainly light lagers, probably one of the favorite beers of Hungarians (in Hungarian: világos) and German-style dark beers (bocks, Hungarian: barna). This second type is also affordable, a bit more special, and perfect for someone who is tired of lagers. Lately, some microbreweries have also been set up in Hungary, such as Fóti, Legenda, Monyó, Csupor or Mad Scientist. These small microbreweries gained international recognition and were selected in some competitions as well, as one of the best ones.


Dreher is the most popular Hungarian premium beer. Dreher Bak is a full-bodied dark beer with a taste of malt and caramel. Arany Ászok, another brand from Dreher, belongs to a lighter pilsner type category, and it has a distinctive bitter taste. Both beers are nationally famous and recognized. Great choices if you wanna have a taste of Hungary. 


While pub crawling in Budapest, you need to try all the local beers, local pálinkas and also some of the local foods that go with it. We recommend eating a lángos or a good burger somewhere in the party district of Budapest. 


Budapest is great, full of beer, pubs and life. Plenty of accomodation options, plenty of things to see. What else do you need? We told you in the beginning. City of pubs and capital of European nightlife. Choose this place if you are planning to organize a stag do, bachelorette party, or just a regular night out with your friends or family. The city is open all year long, the weather is not an issue, we can party all year long.  

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