The Hungarian capital of Budapest has been described by some as the most beautiful city in central Europe and it’s not hard to see why, with its location right on the romantic River Danube and being filled with stunning architecture. Regal domed parliament buildings, elegant bridges and luxurious Turkish thermal baths complete the picture. Spend your days visiting top class museums and sailing down the Danube, and by night discover the hottest places to be and been seen, from a ship night club, to the city’s best cocktail bar and a fancy Mediterranean restaurant that holds fashion shows and theatre performances.
Anyone who’s anyone in the world of fashion and money in Budapest will be dining at Articsóka, where the posing clientele definitely come to be seen. Arched brick walls, exotic palms and plush cushions decorate the interior and the menu is a decidedly Mediterranean and central European affair, with a lean towards seafood. The restaurant is also well known for theatre, live music and glitzy fashion shows.
Bar Domby Bar Domby has been described as Budapest’s best cocktail bar and it’s no surprise as the cocktails really are that good. Backlit shelving provides a chic backdrop for a range of tipples, all expertly prepared by the bar staff. Well mixed mojitos, dairquiris and Manhattans draw the crowds to this New York style bar, decorated in tones of black and gold. The bar’s motto is in fact, ‘the art of elegant alcohol consumption’ so you can’t go wrong with a few cocktails here, before the night is out.
Party in style on the Danube River, at the A38 ship-nightclub. Having only opened in 2003, A38 has fast become one of Budapest’s hottest clubs. Hosting world renowned DJs and well known bands this is the place to party hard in the city. Or if you’d prefer a more sophisticated and quiet evening, then sit out on the roof terrace, or in the lounge bar with a selection fine wines and elegant cocktails. This is also a great place for fine dining, featuring a classy restaurant.
Spanning the river Danube, Budapest with its elegant bridges, castles and grand buildings, is said to be the most beautiful city in central Europe. Filled with cute cafes, gourmet eateries, Turkish style baths and festive treats from Christmas markets, to ice rinks, the Hungarian capital is perfect for a short luxurious winter break.
The Icelandic capital is well known for its vibrant nightlife, great music and mix of bars and its backdrop of colourful buildings and snow capped peaks, makes it both quirky and charming. So where are the best places to be seen during the Friday night runtur – a wild pub crawl around some of the most stylish of the city’s clubs?
Once the playground of the rich and famous, Havana today is not only the crumbling facade that everyone imagines and is still home to classy cocktail lounges, atmospheric bars and swish live music venues in historic mansions. These are the best places to be and be seen in iconic Havana.
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