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The Best World Cup Venues in Budapest to Visit this 2018

The Best World Cup Venues in Budapest to Visit this 2018

The Best World Cup Venues in Budapest to Visit this 2018

The World Cup has already begun, but with many games to go you’ll want to keep it interesting with a variety of watching venues. This list has both indoor and outdoor options so you can have a great time no matter what the weather is!

Outdoor Venues- The Classics

Foci Mozi at Szabadság tér

Centrally located in a public square, this venue offers big screen viewing for the World Cup. It is open to all, with food and drink stands conveniently set up nearby. Come with your family or friends to socialise and enjoy the sports-fuelled atmosphere while watching your favourite team play a match.

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Champs sziget

This beer garden provides a relaxed ambience for watching football and hanging out. Located on Margitsziget, you can make a day out of this outing by picnicking or visiting the pool on the way. If you’re willing to splurge, they have plenty of cocktail options to choose from, making it an ideal summer chill spot.

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Right in the city centre, this bar and club combo is always hopping. Be enthralled by football while enjoying some of their delicious burgers or mixed drinks. After the game, you can stay to enjoy their live music options or socialise near the pool.

The bonus- Kobuci Kert

Located next to Árpád híd, this fabulous outdoor pub has great atmosphere and friendly patrons. It is a fairly small location, ensuring that you always have a close-up view of the game. Entry is free, but while you’re there may sure to try their affordable and delicious street food and beer options.

Indoor Venues


Normally a music venue, this location accommodates for sports fans by showing the World Cup live. Their courtyard is colourful decorated, creating funky and laid-back vibes. Situated near the line of the 4-6 tram on Király utca, this pub is perfectly located for post-match bar hopping or even a visit to a night club.


This sports pub is a quality place for any time of year, but for a rainy day, or a stiflingly hot one, Kisrabló offers a comfortable place to watch the World Cup. If you’re hungry, enjoy their delicious daily menu which offers traditional Hungarian food at a reasonable price. Their staff are friendly and welcoming, making the atmosphere worth coming back for. Give this place a try and it just might become your go-to sports pub!

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Élesztő ház

For craft beer and a classic Budapest ruin pub experience head here to watch the World Cup while trying a beer that spices up your life. With a mix of Hungarians and foreigners, this pub has good character and professional staff, making it a place you can spend hour drinking, relaxing, and watching football.

Becketts Irish Pub and Restaurant

A renowned expat hang-out spot, this Irish pub is sure to make you feel at home. It has friendly, welcoming vibes making it the perfect place to socialise with friends, new or old. Becketts is always showing the latest sports matches so you can enjoy the World Cup while sipping on a pint of Guinness. The regulars return for the delicious burgers and reasonable prices.

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