Budapest is lively at night
On mild summer nights the middle of the recently renovated Liberty Bridge transforms into a party lounge: young people from all over the world settle on the steel girders to celebrate. Crowds take over once abandoned courtyards now called 'ruin bars', grand palaces and casinos are transformed into dance floors, schools function as cool clubs and cinemas become bars. Party people from all over the world dive in to the Sparty, the hottest event of the weekend! Music, laser and light shows bring the classical thermal baths to a whole new level.
A38 is the old Ukrainian cargo ship which was converted into a floating concert hall / bar. You might have heard its name since Lonely Planet chose it as the best bar in the world. On warm Budapest nights the square and the stairs in front of the Basilica feels like a mediterranean piazza. When the party is over and you cross the river at dawn, the last highlight of an unforgettable Budapest night is the amazing background. Tired? Rest at one of the colorful hostels in town where the party re-starts around noon or just never ends!
Budapest Park, near to Rákóczi Bridge in the south of Pest is a permanent Summer festival venue that you don't have to leave the city to reach! The grand opening was set for 25th April 2014 and will be open every April to September. The park encloses an artist's club, four stages which can host theatrical performances or concerts for up to 10,000 people. Event tickets can be purchased at the door. More info.