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Here we tried to collect you all the gay places at Budapest. There is 2 million people living at Budapest, but there are not so many gay events and clubs, all the gay scene is in this site below.

If you want to join the crowd at weekends, the general rules are these:
  • People go out after 11 pm. Before the bars are not crowded at all.
  • Fridays people, who like the cruising bars, go to Action bar, because of the strip and fuck live show. If you like to dance go to Alterego club.
  • Saturdays people, who like the cruising bars, go to Coxx bar. If you like to dance go to Liberty party or Brutkó Disco. If you want to stay in the city center, go to Alterego club.
  • Sundays afternoon/evening go to Sauna 69. Sauna 69 is also popular at Thursday (young men's day).


This is just a very rough recommendation, check all the other possibilities below this page. You will find more interesting gay places.

There are not too many places, but the gay life in Budapest not boring at all!


Budapest Gay Pride

We hope this year people will be more tolerant about the gay pride. We encourage you to perticipate in the pride and all the related cultural events. Here you find all the information and scedule of the 2012 Budapest Gay Pride:
Gay Budapest Pride


Budapest Gay Dance Clubs

Brutkó Diszkó - Brutko Disco

Underground side of the Budapest gay scene. Music on Brutkó Diszkó - Brutko Disco is around electroclash, dnb, nudisco. Rarely organized party in different places, mostly at Trafo Bar or Dürer Kert in winter time and open air clubs like Chachacha in Margareth Island in summer time, but check their site for the actual party. Entrance 1.000 HUF ~ 4 EUR. People go to have party usually after 11 pm.
Brutkó Diszkó

Confetti Party

Brand new dance party in Budapest gay scene. Since Pure and Candy Party has been closed down, there are only two dance parties in Budapest, the Confetti Party and Liberty Party. Confetti Party is organized in Pest side at Orfeum Club, 7th district Budapest, Erzsébet Krt. 43-49. It is easy to go there by tram 4 and 6 or walk a few minutes from Blaha Lujza square (M2 red line). This party is organized once in a month. Entrance is 2.000 HUF ~ 8 EUR. Coxx Bar is not far from Orfeum CLub. People go to have party usually after 11 pm.
Confetti Party

Liberty Party

Dance party in Budapest gay scene. Since Pure and Candy Party has been closed down, there are only two dance parties in Budapest, the Liberty Party and Confetti Party. Liberty Party is organized in the Buda side at Prestige Club, 2nd district Budapest, Tölgyfa u. 1-3. It is easy to go there by tram 4 or 6. This party usually is the first Saturday of every month. Entrance about 2.000 HUF. Face control. People go to have party usually after 11 pm.
Liberty Party

AlterEGO bar & lounge

Address: 6th ditrict, Dessewffy u. 33. (at the corner of Dessewffy str. and Nagymező str.) Open: 22-05.
Entrance is 1.500 HUF. Face control. Mixed crowd, lot of girls. Start to be crowded after 11 pm. Trendi rococo design with some plush. Trendi young people dance in their shiny T-shirts all night long. At midnight there is a forgettable drag queen show. Alterego Club is popular on Fridays and Saturdays, recommended if you like to dance. But you have to wait for long in a queue at the entrance if you still want to get in.
AlterEgo Club

Club Underground

The new address of Club Underground: 7th ditrict, Dohány utca 22-24. (Close to Astoria - M2 red line) Open at Friday and Saturday: 22-06.
Drag queen show at 01:00. Karaoke after the show. Underground is a tricky name becuse the club is under the ground in a cellar, but the music is mainstream, nothing to do with the underground scene. If you like underground music go to Brutkó Diszkó party.
No entrance, but there is a compulsory consumption for 2.000 HUF ~ 8 EUR. Similar to AlterEgo club, the new place of Club Underground is close to Orfeum - Confetty Party.
Club Underground

Capella Cafe

Address: 5th district, Belgrad rkp. 23. Open: 22-05.
Go there after 11 pm. There is drag queen show every day, not only at the weekends. The show is professional, nice transvestites. So if you are bored during the week, Capella is a good choice. There are two dancing rooms. It is very mixed, lot of straight people. Capella Café was the most popular club in the 90's, but now it is faded away.
Capella Café


Gay Cruising Bars & Sex Clubs at Budapest

Action Bar

Address: 5th district, Magyar u. 42. Bar-video room, darkroom, open: every day 21-04.
Design and concept of Action Bar is similar to Eagle Bar in Vienna or Tom's Bar in Berlin. The crowd is a bit older. There is no entrance fee, but there is a compulsory consumption for 1.000 HUF. They give you a card and write what you drink on it, you have to pay when you leave. In case of lost your card, you have to pay 16.000 HUF. On Fridays there is an extra 800 HUF entrance fee for the strip and sex show. The busiest day is Friday, because there is a strip show and real fucking live show with the real cum at the end while huge pack of horny crowd is worshiping the performance. The show starts around 01:15, and people generally leave the bar after the show. There are some really good performers, but not all of them. Performers mingle with the crowd and try to make them happy after the show. On Saturday there is a strip show only, and less crowded.
Action Bar

CoXx Club

Address: 7th district, Dohany u. 38. Open: 22-05.
It is a nice 400 m2 with two bars, for men only, there is the largest crousing area of Budapest with dark rooms, glory holes, wet room, sling rooms. There is no entrance fee, but there is a compulsory consumption for 1.000 HUF. They give you a card and write what you drink on it, you have to pay when you leave. In case of lost your card, you have to pay 10.000 HUF. The crowd is younger, there are some military and leather and lycra guys also, but no dress code, almost everybody wear casual clothes. The busiest day in Coxx Club is Saturday, when they organize thematic parties, like gangbang, sucker's night, military night, bear party, what nobody takes seriosly really no dress code. The only party is the bear party what people take seriously, and on those days significantly more bears. Hungarian bears are not muscle bears, but hairy fat bears.
CoXx Club

Glory Hole Club

Address: 13th district, Radnóti M. u. 18. Open: Mon-Thur 12-24, Fri 12-04, Sat 16-04.
Glory Hole Club is a cruising bar with a lot of cabins with glory holes and stage. It is a mixed place, but always a lot of gay people and curious straights :)))) also.
Glory Hole Club


Budapest Gay Coffe shops & Gay Restaurants

Amstel River Cafe

Address: 5th district, Parizsi u. 6. Open: 12-24.
A real Dutch gay friendly cafe-restaurant, a popular meeting point down-town. Great food, warm friendly atmosphere. Mixed crowd and staff! Located just next to Váci main walking street. Nice terrace during the summer. Best place if you like to try the gulash in a gay restaurant.

Le Cafe Mystery

Address: 5th district, Nagysandor Jozsef u. 3. Open: weekdays 16-04, weekends 18-04.
Nice small trendi bar, there is internet access.
Le Cafe Mystery

Cafe &

Address: 5th district, Budapest, Dessewffy u. 30. Open: Mon-Thu: 08-24, Fri, Sat: 08-04.
It is opposite the Alterego Club. Nice small trendi bar, they offer breakfast. It is ideal for a drink before going out to dance.
Cafe &

Cafe Eklektika

Address: 6th ditrict, Nagymezo u. 30. Open: Mon-Fri 10-24, Sat-Sun 12-24.
Lesbian and gay friendly cafe. Nice summer terrace on a lively street. Very close to AlterEgo and Revans Clubs, it is best place to go out before danceclubbing.
Café Eklektika

Why Not Café

Address: 5th district, Belgrad rkp. 3.-4. Open: M-Sa 10-04, Sun 12-02.
Gay friendly cafe on the river side by Szabadsag Bridge with summer terrace. Very nice wiew to Buda side (Gellért hill, Citadella, Statue of Liberty). Perfect to watch the fireworks at 20th August.
Why Not Cafe

Habrolo Bisztro

Address: 5th district, Szép utca 1. Open: every day 11-05.
Small bar close to Action bar and CoXx Bar. Nice retro design, taste of the 60's. Staff of the closed Angel Bar runs it. If you miss the old Angel Club feeling it is your place. Small, two level cosy bar.
Habrolo Bisztro

Funny Carrott

Address: 5th district, Szép utca 1. Open: every day 19-04.
It is next to Habroló, just next door. Small bar close to Action bar and CoXx Bar. Long ago it was the Darling bar. Small, two level cosy place.
Funny Carrott

AlterEgo Cafe

Address: 5th district, Erzsébet sq. 1. Open: every day 12-01.
It is a new gay cafe in the scene. Close to Vörösmarty sq. and Chain bridge.
I will check and write my impressions soon.
AlterEgo Cafe

Pizzeria Club '93

Address: Vas utca 2. Open every day: 11:30-24:00.
Italian kitchen, Hungarian temperament, mixed place. Design have not been changed since 1993. Nice and popular summer terrace. Check the happy hour offers. Close to CoXx Bar.
Club '93 Pizzeria

Fenyőgyöngye Restaurant

Address: 2nd district, Szépvölgyi út 155. Open: every day 12-23.
This unspeakable (do not even try, only Hungarians can) name restaurant offers traditional Hungarian food in a traditional design house on the Buda hills (Hűvösvölgy). The food is good, nice air and nice view, in the garden there are cute rabbits running. It is a gay friendly restaurant.
Fenyőgyöngye Restaurant


Gay Saunas in Budapest

Sauna 69

Address: 9th district, Angyal u. 2. Open: Sun-Thu: 13-01, Fri 13-02, Sat 13-06. Entrance: 1.790 HUF.
The favorite gay sauna in Budapest. Sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi, cabins, darkrooms, massage, videos, bar, internet access. It is a nice and clean sauna, younger crowd. They have different partys and thematic days, check their homepage:
Sauna 69

Magnum Sauna

Address: 8th district, Csepreghy u. 2. Open: Mon-Thu 13-24, Fri 13-04, Weekend non stop from Sat 13 till Mon 01. Entrance: 2.700 HUF.
Popular gaysauna and gym. Popular with all age groups. A bit older crowd.
Steam bath, sauna, cabins, 3 large sized darkroom, video room, crusing cellar, massage, solarium, internet access. They have different partys and thematic days, check their homepage:
Magnum Sauna


Lesbian guide Budapest

Ösztrosokk Lesbian Party

Ösztrosokk Party only for girls. It is organised in different places, check their site for the next party:
Ösztrosokk Party

Cafe Eklektika

Address: 6th ditrict, Nagymezo u. 30. Open: Mon-Fri 10-24, Sat-Sun 12-24.
Lesbian and gay friendly cafe. Nice summer terrace on a lively street. Very close to AlterEgo and Revans Clubs, it is best place to go out before danceclubbing.
Café Eklektika


Thermal baths, Spas Budapest

Please visit our Spas Budapest and thermal baths Budapest page for detailed information about thermal baths of Budapest.


Lidos and Swimming pools at Budapest

Palatinus Lido

Address: 13th ditrict, Margitsziget. Opening hours: 1st May-15th September Mon-Sun 8.00-19.00. Entrance: 2200-2400 HUF.
The lido is situated on Margaret Island. Transportation: Bus no. 26., tram 4 and 6 to Margaret island.
Palatinus Lido history
Gay meeting point is at men shower places, and men sunbath teras top of the building. There are a lot of gays, if somebody spend too much time at shower area be sure he is gay.
Palatinus Lido photo gallery

Omszki lake

It is outside of Budapest. You can go there by local train HÉV, depart from Batthany tér (M2 red line) to Szentendre and get off at Budakalász. You have to walk to the lake about 20-30 minutes. There is a nudist area and you can find some sex action at the bushes.

Csillaghegy Swimming Pool and Lido

Address: 3rd district, Pusztakuti út 3. Swimming pool: open all the year round, 1st May-15th September Mon-Sun 7.00-19.00, 16th September-30th April (with tent roof) Mon-Fri 6.00-19.00, Sat 6.00-16.00, Sun 6.00-12.00.
Lido pool: 1st May-15th September Mon-Sun 7.00-19.00.
Means of public transportation: Suburban train (HÉV) Buses: no. 42.
The lido and swimming pool can be found at Csillaghegy, in the 3rd district of Budapest.
Csillaghegy Swimming Pool history
Gay meeting point is in the top of the hill.
Csillaghegy Swimming Pool photo gallery


Budapest Sex Shops

Erotik Video Center

Address: 13rd district, Hegedűs Gy. u. 1. Open: M-Sa 09-02, Sunday 14-02.
Cabins, video rooms. Lot of gays.

L'amour Gay movie & Sex shop

Address: 6th district, Király u. 72. Open: every day 10-22.
T.: +3613421559

Black Dream

Address: 8th district, Maria u. 9. Open: Tue-Fri 12-20, Sat 12-17.
Huge choice of dildos, masks, poppers, SM equipments, etc.
Black Dream

Connection Sex Shop

Address: 8th, Berzsenyi d. u. 3. Open: Mon-Fri 11-21, Sat 11-15. T.: +36209391651
Poppers and more.

Intim Center

Address: 5th, Károly krt. 14. Open: Mon-Fri 9-20, Sat 9-18. T.: +3613170918

Beate Uhse

Address: 6th, Teréz krt. 58. Open: Mon-Sun 10-21.


Cruising in Budapest

Népliget Park

It is at the M3 (blue) metro line at Népliget stop. The cruising area is in the back of the park at daytime and near the car park in the evening. There are a lot of gay prostitutes.
Sometimes dangerous! Take care! Not recommended after dark!

Margit Park

It is at Buda side of the Margaret bridge. You can go there by tram 4 and 6, or M2 (red) metro line at Batthiányi tér stop.
It is a smaller park, but less dangerous than Népliget. Of course less gays.


Budapest Gay Gyms

Magnum Sauna Gym

Address: 8th district, Csepreghy u. 2. Open: Mon-Thu 13-24, Fri 13-04, Weekend non stop from Sat 13 till Mon 01. Entrance: 2.700 HUF.
Popular gaysauna and gym. Popular with all age groups. It is a gay sauna, but there are a gym also, but the weights and machines are not the newest constructions, and not big choice of weights. It is good if you want to train a little bit, but if you are a serious gym queen it will not satisfy you.
Magnum Sauna Gym


Gay Dance Clubs, Bars and Parties that are closed down

Candy Party

This party was held at Club Sensation in Buda side or in Glam Club.

Pure Party

It was in the "Hajógyári sziget" at Dokk Cafe.

Bohemian Alibi

Does not exist any more. RIP

Revans Club

Does not exist any more. The Glam club is opened on the same place.

Glam Club

Now the Glam Club is closed down (previously it was the Revans Club).

Spartacus Club

Spartacus parties are not organized any more.

Stone Dell'arte cafe

It is closed now.

Smile Cafe & Pub

It is closed.


Budapest Gay Program Magazine

Company

Company is the only one free Hungarian gay magazine. It looks like the same as the former Navégre magazine. You can find it in every gay bar, gay café or sauna. It is written in Hungarian, but for foreigners there is a very useful monthly gay agenda and a gay map. You can get Company magazine only offline at the moment.

Navégre

Navegre has been stopped publishing since 2009 December, their site also has not been updated.


Budapest Gaymap

There was a Hungarian Budapest gaymap, but it does not exist anymore.
You can use the gay map in the Navégre gay magazin (you can find it in every gay bar, gay café or sauna) or print the Friends gaymap (in .pdf format) from here:
Friends Budapest Gaymap

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Recommended current events




Every Friday [22:00] - Dark and Naked Party at Magnum Sauna. Men only. One of the best day in the Magnum Sauna.

Every Friday [22:00] - Go-Go, Strip and Live Sex show in Action cruising bar at 01:15. Hard core live sex show only at Fridays, when Action bar is most popular. Compulsory consumption is 1.000 Forint ~ 4 EUR plus 800 Forint ~ 3 EUR for entrance. Only for men!

Every Saturday [22:00] - Different party every Saturday in Coxx cruising bar. Coxx bar is most popular at Saturdays. Compulsory consumption is 1.000 Forint ~ 4 EUR. Only for men!

Every Saturday [22:00] - Party at Alterego club & lounge DJ Alexx. Special show by Alterego divas and Lady Dömper at 00:15. Entrance is 1.500 HUF ~ 6 EUR. Mixed!

Every Sunday [17:00] - One of the best Sunday program is visiting Sauna 69.

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