DO NOT go to these clubs, not even for a drink. There have been “multiple reports of victimization” received by the US Embassy in some of the following bars, while other bars got very very bad reviews and forum postings from fellow travellers. Most of the dangerous places are in fact night clubs. The striptease clubs of Budapest are concentrated in the very heart of the city, which is the 5th district, most notably along the pedestrian shopping street, Vaci utca.
Night Clubs to Avoid in Budapest, Hungary
There are truly humiliating and sad stories of victimized tourists in night clubs. Do not enter them even for a drink, as heavyweight bouncers and lap dancers will force you to leave incredible sums plus threaten your life. So do not fall for cheap drinks or live music promises either. Important: do not even enter the place. You may enter for free, but you will pay heavily for leaving the place (up to 3,000 euros or more). Even if your taxi drive tells you that he takes you to a wonderful night club in Budapest, think twice: he gets great commission for each referred client. Take it seriously, and AVOID these bars in Budapest, Hungary:
List last updated in August, 2009.
And after the long list of night clubs and striptease bars where not to go in Budapest, one of the blog commenters suggested three places where you could go without getting ripped off: “I recommend to go to a) Marylins, b) Hallo Bar or c) Royal Palace.”That is: Marylin Table Dance Club (address: Baross utca 4., Budapest), Hallo Bar (address: Kiraly utca 65, Budapest), Royal Palace Bar (address: Gyori ut 17., Budapest). You can find more votes Strip Clubs on sexiside.hu.
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I would like to say I was victim of a financial fraud in a restaurant- BAR in Budapest called “Minyon”, it is a bar at Kiraly utca. The people there instead of charging 750 HUFs they charged 75000 HUF (which is the equivalent to 252 Euros), I found out since I checked my balance account and it was obvious that they charged way more. Apparently they do this dis-honest act with tourist, and since I live in Budapest I was able to go back and complain. These people not even made me go back twice to get my money back, but also made me wait a long time and after all the trouble I went, they did not even offer me anything to drink/eat, to at least compensate the trouble.
Avoid going to Minyon Bar
I hope this is useful for future tourists,
Dear Maria, thank you for sharing your story with us, so sorry to hear about this bad club experience.
Do not enter in club named Fair Play, they will steal your money, everything you got , even from your creddit card,plus threaten your life !!!