When I’m telling you that (part of) the 8th district is becoming up and coming, Részeg Szabó only seems to confirm the trend.
Conveniently located just 5 streets away from Blaha Lujza tér on Népszínház utca (and now just by the new metro stop János Pál pápa tér)- a once flourishing shopping street – the Drunken Tailor is a colorful hang-out in a bleak but fascinating Budapest neighbourhood.
It’s a nice, alternative and warm place. And the food is excellent! It didn’t need more to officially become one of my canteens! Prices are decent, especially if you pick their daily the menu (two courses for 890Ft on weekdays till 15:00!).
The particularity of Részeg szabó is that it’s not exactly what you would call a “ruin pub”, it’s even pretty classy. Chairs and tables are not straight from the bin. And there is no graffiti on the walls (actually decorated with paintings changing depending on the exhibitions). Not even in the cellar where Részeg szabó organizes concerts and Folk dance gigs. The wall decoration changes according to the paintings exhibited there (and they are for sale!).