Entertainment in Hungary

Restaurants: There are a lot of restaurants in Hungary, all with fine food and drinks. The most common service in Hungarian restaurants, although there are many inexpensive self-service restaurants. Mostly there are typical menus in all restaurants, with most if the time two or three courses, for cheap prices. Their specialites include pasta soups, called halaszle and Goulash gulyas soup. Their cakes, pancakes and other vegetarian meals are also popular.

There is also coffee bars and drink bars that offer refreshments. Gerbeaud’s is Budapest’s most famous coffee-house. Tokaji (strong dessert wine) or Bull’s Blood (strong red wine) are recommended. Pálinka or is a typical liqueur. Imported beers and soft drinks are also available.
The legal age for drinking in a bar is 18 years. People under 18 are allowed to go into bars, but will not be served alcohol.

Budapest is one of the few capitals where you can still find an active traditional music and folk dance scene. A visit to a 'Dance House' (táncház) is one of the best ways to meet locals and learn directly what it is that makes them so Hungarian.
Dance Houses tend to be open from October to the end of May.

Most people come to táncház evenings to learn the folk dances that go with the music
(and of course you can dance, too). These workshops have nothing to do with tourism
and are a great opportunity to hear musicians practising and get involved in a local
scene. You become part of the programme instead of watching others perform.


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