One of the main things I look for in a pub when deciding to try somewhere new is a warm and intimate atmosphere. With so many bars to choose from in Budapest it’s easy to miss out on some really characteristic places like Fasor Eszpresszó. It is just how you imagine a Hungarian pub to be, visited mainly by locals since 1959. The owners have kept the old fashioned interior and tuned it up, so it’s like jumping back straight to the ’70s.
Entering, you really get a slice from the past: the ceiling is really cool, covered with colored vinyl discs, the chandelier is made of tape cassettes, the whole two- floor spot is furnished with old school pieces and more, but you will have to discover it for yourself. There is an inner room with awesome wall paintings where you can get some privacy. In the summer the terrace of the pub is also a good option.
For those who desire some activities, there’s the opportunity to play billiard, table soccer, pinball and there is a screen as well for sport fans.
In short it is a real pub: warm, simple, not pretentious and not trying to pass itself off as something it isn’t, it is simply what it is meant to be: a busy place to have some social drinking or to relax after a hard day’s work with friendly locals of all ages who make you feel comfortable.