Travelling is a brilliant way to discover places you’ve never heard of, and Budapest has plenty of quirky sights to see. Hungary’s capital city is a melting pot of art, history, food, creativity and pop culture. If you’re planning a pop culture tour of Budapest, then you need to stop off at Comics Bar for a drinking experience that will have you feeling like a superhero by the end of the night.
Pop culture décor
Comics Bar can be found in the old Jewish Quarter, nearby the instantly recognisable Szimpla Kert ruin bar. As soon as you walk in, you’ll be greeted with the sight of DC and Marvel superheroes painted across the wall.
Spider-Man sits above the bar, clutching a wad of Hungarian forints he undoubtably took from a criminal and wanted to hold onto for safe keeping. Further along the bar, an Iron Man helmet adorns the wall, symbolising Tony Stark’s sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame. Feel free to raise a glass to his memory when you sit down and order a drink.
Comic inspired drinks
The drink selection at Comics Bar is varied, ranging from cheap pints of beer to standard spirits like rum and gin. Best of all is the comic themed cocktail list named after some of Marvel and DC’s greatest characters.
Try the Captain America, with its potent blend of sambuca, grenadine and blue curacao. Mellow out with an Iron Man, a cocktail made up of Havana rum, citrus and Eper szirup. Feel like the fastest man alive by drinking a Flash, a concoction of Havana rum, Malibu and lime spiked with an energy drink shot.
Classic anti-heroes and villains get the cocktail treatment as well. Drink a Deadpool and enjoy the taste of black absinthe, grenadine and sambuca. Once you’ve finished it, you’ll feel like you’ve broken the fourth wall. Try a Magneto and revel in the power of vodka and citrus mixed with Ibolya szirup. Or go for The Joker, a cocktail that blends beefeater gin, citrus and Bodza szirup together. It’ll put a smile on your face.
With its quirky décor and unique drink selection, Comics Bar is a must-see venue for pop culture fans. For more information, be sure to check out their Facebook page.
Address: Budapest, Wessenlenyi u. 19, 1077
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 5PM – 2AM
Thursday – 5PM – 2AM
Friday – 5PM – 4AM
Saturday – 5PM – 4AM
Sunday – Closed