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The original romkocsma that started the ruin bar trend, what was once an abandoned factory set for the wrecking ball, is now a hot tourist destination. Its owners threw together old furniture and artsy DIY decorations, and inadvertently wrote the DNA for every ruin bar to follow. Szimpla’s since become a cult pick in guidebooks, so don’t come here expecting to meet locals (there won’t be any); instead, come to explore the labyrinth of quirky themed rooms and taste the city’s modern history.

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Szimpla Kert

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The original romkocsma that started the ruin bar trend, what was once an abandoned factory set for the wrecking ball, is now a hot tourist destination. Its owners threw together old furniture and artsy DIY decorations, and inadvertently wrote the DNA for every ruin bar to follow. Szimpla’s since become a cult pick in guidebooks, so don’t come here expecting to meet locals (there won’t be any); instead, come to explore the labyrinth of quirky themed rooms and taste the city’s modern history.