Budapest Live Music Pubs

Find the Best Live Music Pubs in Budapest

Budapest Live Music Pubs are just a part of the vibrant Budapest nightlife scene. If you are looking for a place where live music is a regular event then take a look at our selection of the best Budapest Live Music Pubs.

When it comes to live music in Budapest nightlife the variety is big and the scene is truly alive. You will find popular local bands playing gigs, as well as international small bands bringing all kinds of music genres, from jazz to reggae.

Here’s a selection of some of the best Live Music Pubs in Budapest.There are so many great possibilities, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a Budapest night out. Have fun!


Aqvarium is a very popular meeting café during the day ,but during the night it turns into one of locals’ favorites bars. Aqvarium ( formerly known as Gödör Club) offers art exhibitions, cultural events, DJs and live music varying from pop, electro, alternative music, acoustic, folk, rock to world music.

Where: V. Erzsebet Tér.

Entry Fee: Varies, Terrace bar free.

Opening hours: Mon-Thur,Sun 10am-2am;

Fridays, Saturday 10am-4am.

How to get there: Metro Lines 1, 2 and 3 Get off at Deák Tér. Night Buses 909, 931, 966,979.

For more information: Visit Akvarium website.

A38 Boat

A38 is a outlawed Ukranian stone -carrier ship (docked on the Buda side of Petőfi Bridge) that has been restored and converted in one of the city’s bests music venues. A38 is a restaurant upstairs that offers great international and local cuisine at affordable prices.

Downstairs is one of Budapest’s best live music places featuring great international live beats as well as local performers. In summer, the upper deck is open for concerts and cultural events.

A38 has been chosen as the world’s greatest bar according to lonely Planet 2012 Poll.

Where: XI Petőfi Bridge, Buda side Danube river bank.

Entry Fee: Varies.

Opening hours: Mondays – Sundays 11 am-4 am. Restaurant: 11 am-12

How to get there: Tram 4, 6 + Night Bus 906

For more information: Visit A38 website.

Jam Pub

Jam Pub is a cool bar, restaurant and dance club that serves food all day long, but in the evenings it also becomes one of the busiest live music bars in Budapest. It attracts not only locals but tourists and expats who enjoy local bands and local and international Djs.

Jam Pub is located in the underground of Mammut Shopping Mall. Salsa Wednesdays are very popular among locals.

Where: 1020 Lovoház utca 2-6 Mammut 2.

Entry Fee: Ladies free.

Opening hours: Mondays – Tuesdays,Wednesdays 9 am-4 am. Thursdays, Fridays,Saturdays 9am-6am

How to get there: Trams 4 or 6 – Mammut Shopping Mall stop. Red Metro Line 2 Moskwa Tér.

For more information: Visit Jam Pub website.

Columbus Club

Columbus Restaurant and Pub is a club on a boat docked next to Vigadó sqaure on the Pest side of the Danube river, 2 minutes walk from Váci utca and Vörösmárti Tér. It offers live music most nights of the week with the best of Hungarian Jazz, new talents and international guests.

Where: Budapest 1051, Vigadó Tér. Pier 4.

Entry Fee: 800 ft- 1,600 ft (concert nights)

Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays noon to midnight.

How to get there: Trams 2 and 2A – Vigadó Tér stop. -Metro Line 1 (yellow). Vörösmárti Tér stop. 2 minutes walk towards the river bank.

For more information, visit Columbus Pub website.

Old Man’s Music Pub

Old Man’s Pub is a cool restaurant, pub and disco club that offers live music everyday featuring local and international bands . The pub offers friendly atmosphere, good food and excellent service.

Live music goes from 9 until 11 pm, then it is the DJ’s turn to keep people dancing until 4 am. If you are looking for a place where to spend a nice time no matter the day of the week, OldMan’s Pub is the place for you.

Where: VII Akácfa utca 13

Entry Fee: free.

Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays 3 pm-4 am.

How to get there: Tram 4,6 Blaha Luiza Tér stop. Red Metro 2 Blaha Luiza Tér Stop.

For more information: Visit Old’s Man Pub website.

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