11 Best Jazz Bars In Budapest, Hungary - Updated 2022

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Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is a city bisected by the River Danube. The city comes alive at night with bars and restaurants welcoming patrons for a night out on the town. One of the common things that brings people together is music and, just like in any other major city, live entertainment is one of the biggest draws. Jazz music has always been a way for musicians to tell a story through their instruments and the sounds can give historical insight and bring out different emotions. Sample the gastronomic culture of the city at some of the most strategically positioned restaurants and bars, while rubbing shoulders with the cosmopolitan crowd of Budapest. If you looking to experience the jazz culture of Hungary’s capital, check out these best jazz bars in Budapest, Hungary.

1. Merry Ladó

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Merry Ladó on Monday, June 25, 2012

Merry Ladó is a popular restaurant and hangout spot located in the heart of the city. The place is known for its traditional dishes, which include beef stewed in red wine, roast beef, pork loin fried in panko seeds, and, of course, the favorite beef goulash soup.

The white-walled dining room is also designed with cozy furnishings and soft lights for the most relaxing ambiance. To top it all off, the place also features live jazz music for that completely invigorating atmosphere you will surely love.

Merry Ladó

Address: Budapest, Dohány u. 50, 1074 Hungary

Website: Merry Ladó

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 4pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Mon)

2. Lumen Kávézó

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Lumen Kávézó on Sunday, March 6, 2022

If you’re looking for the perfect spot in Budapest where you can just chill with your friends, check out Lumen Kávézó. This casual dining and favorite hangout spot features a cozy dining area out on the patio, providing a relaxing atmosphere, great for conversations or just chilling out with your pals. You will also enjoy the selection of tasty bites, from sandwiches and soups to luscious desserts. For drinks, you will have plenty of options including beers, wines, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages.

The best thing about the place is the live jazz music that guests can enjoy every night—certainly a great chill-out spot if you’re ever in Budapest.

Lumen Kávézó

Address: Budapest, Horánszky u. 5, 1085 Hungary

Website: Lumen Kávézó

Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)

3. Columbus Jazz Pub

Posted by Columbus Hajó on Wednesday, 17 April 2019

This sophisticated jazz pub and restaurant is set in a unique location – overlooking the river on the “Columbus” ship and featuring an indoor and outdoor seating area. This is a great spot for enjoying good food and music, surrounded by Budapest’s cosmopolitan crowd. The pub is open daily, from lunchtime right through to dinner. Enjoy a culinary experience, accompanied by great music. Order an appetizer of smoked aubergine cream, followed by a main of homemade gnocchi with spinach and mushrooms.

Columbus Jazz Pub

Address: Budapest, kikötő, Vigadó tér 4, 1051 Hungary

Website: Columbus Jazz Pub

Opening hours: 12pm - 12am (daily)

4. Opus Jazz Club

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The Opus Jazz Club is a modern restaurant, stylishly decorated to invite an artistic crowd. There is a regular program of world-renowned and upcoming jazz artists who come here to perform live music while you enjoy a delicious meal. The extensive food menu includes a fusion of flavors, from Mexican dishes to Asian favorites.

Opus Jazz Club

Address: Budapest, Mátyás u. 8, 1093 Hungary

Website: Opus Jazz Club

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 12am; Sat: 6pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

5. Budapest Music Center

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Posted by BMC - Budapest Music Center on Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The Budapest Music Center is the go-to spot for all music lovers. The center is an elaborate hall that is the ideal venue for hosting business and cultural events. They host approximately 300 events annually and the concert hall can hold up to 210 guests at a time. If you’re looking for some live jazz music or other musical performances in the city, keep an eye on their events calendar. There is also a restaurant on-site and they do catering.

Budapest Music Center

Address: Budapest, Mátyás u. 8, 1093 Hungary

Website: Budapest Music Center

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 9am - 10pm (closed on Sun)

6. Cotton Club

Posted by Cotton Club & House on Saturday, 23 January 2010

Located within an architecturally inspiring hotel building, the Cotton Club is a great spot for after-work drinks with friends. The space is stylishly furnished with a cozy and intimate setting. They often host live jazz performances at the venue, accompanied by great food from the restaurant and well-curated cocktails.

Cotton Club

Address: Budapest, Jókai u. 26, 1066 Hungary

Website: Cotton Club

Opening hours: Daily

7. Jedermann

A Jedermann Kávézó ma estére megtelt, zártkörű rendezvény lesz, a Dresch Quartet koncert ideje alatt 19.30-24h-ig. Jedermann has a closed down event tonight from 7.30Pm- 00.00PM.

Posted by Jedermann on Thursday, 22 June 2017

Jedermann offers an intimate, artsy space, frequented by locals. This hidden gem is located in the heart of the city and plays host to some of the most talented musicians that Hungary has to offer. Reservations are highly recommended, as the space is small and can often be fully booked. Along with the live jazz music, they also have a menu serving delicious food and some of your favorite beverages.


Address: Budapest, Ráday u. 58, 1092 Hungary

Website: Jedermann

Opening hours: 8am - 1am (daily)

8. Doblo

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A divine space awaits you at this well thought out place that features exposed brick walls and old wooden furniture. Not only is Doblo a vibrant jazz club and bar, but it is also a wine bar and shop. Visitors will be treated to some locally grown produce and can take time to enjoy a shopping experience after their meal. Doblo is open daily and on weekends they close at 4 am.


Address: Budapest, Dob u. 20, 1072 Hungary

Website: Doblo

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 2pm - 2am; Thu - Sat: 2pm - 4am

9. A38 Hajó

Posted by A38 Hajó on Sunday, 14 October 2018

A38 Hajó is a multipurpose cultural hub on a reconstructed Ukranian ship, featuring a variety of live music, as well as a restaurant and bar. They regularly host internationally renowned jazz artists and are open from breakfast right through to dinner. Keep an eye on their website for all their latest events and performances.

A38 Hajó

Address: Budapest, Petőfi híd, 1117 Hungary

Website: A38 Hajó

Opening hours: 7:30am - 11pm (daily)

10. IF Café

Posted by IF Cafe Jazz Club on Thursday, 21 March 2019

At the cozy IF Café, located in the heart of the city, you will find a hidden gem and a favorite amongst local jazz enthusiasts. The bar and cafe treat guests to live music as they enjoy delicious food and drinks from the comprehensive menu that includes traditional Hungarian dishes. Expect to be impressed by the friendly staff, who are always ready to assist you, and rub shoulders with the city’s sophisticated crowd. The entertainment here is of a high standard, with different acts performing on a daily basis.

IF Café

Address: Budapest, Ráday u. 19, 1092 Hungary

Website: IF Café

Opening hours: 11am - 12am (daily)

11. Budapest Jazz Club

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Posted by Budapest Jazz Club on Tuesday, 4 July 2017

This popular jazz club is known for hosting world-renowned acts at its elaborate and stylish location. Guests can enjoy light meals and drinks at the on-site coffee shop before heading over to the high-tech auditorium, where they can witness all their favorite international acts take on the stage. This jazz club has won multiple awards and is the longest standing jazz club in Budapest.

Budapest Jazz Club

Address: Budapest, Hollán Ernő u. 7, 1136 Hungary

Website: Budapest Jazz Club

Opening hours: Sat: 4pm - 12am; Tue - Thur: 10am - 12am; Fri - 10am - 2am (closed on Sun & Mon)

Explore the musical culture of Budapest

Most of us enjoy good music and good food. While you may be in a different city, music unites us all and language is not a barrier. Music has a way of communicating with the soul in a way that words sometimes fail to do. These bars and restaurants in Budapest play host to the best local and international jazz artists. Most of these places do not only offer jazz music, but also other musical acts and performances. To experience the eclectic nightlife that Budapest has to offer, check out these jazz bars in the city.

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