Hungarian Spirits, Beer, Coffee, and More
Pour Relations: The Story of Csíki Beer
The complicated story of Csíki Sör (Csíki Beer), from Transylvania to Hungary.
The History of Hungarian Beer
The craft beer revolution has brought lots of excitement to Hungary’s beer scene, but Hungary’s history of beer brewing goes back to the nomadic Magyars. And Budapest’s Kőbánya neighborhood is still h…
The Story of the Hungarian Craft Beer Revolution
The Hungarian craft beer revolution began not long after a few friends spent a long night drinking and grumbling over the bad local beer.
The Drinker’s Guide to Hungarikums
There is always something delicious (and local) to drink in Hungary. The drinks that inspire the most pride in Hungary have also been named Hungarikums.
Dill Power: The Benefits of Drinking Pickle Juice
You know it’s summer when you see jars of kovászos dill pickles fermenting in sunny window sills. That summery pickle flavor can also come in the form of a drink, concocted with the juice from the pic…
The “Drinking Cure”: Mineral Water Straight from The Source in Budapest
The variety of bottled water available in Hungarian shops is wide to the point of being bewildering, but mineral water doesn’t only come bottled. You can get an even more intense mineral water by goin…
Budapest Dive Bar Confidential
Budapest is a drinking city, with some very good dive bars. To help you cut to the chase when it comes to finding some divey fun, we have compiled a list of some of the best Budapest has to offer.
Forralt Bor (Mulled Wine): An Essential Part of Winter in Hungary
Mulled wine (forralt bor) is an inextricable part of winter in Hungary.
Balkezes Sörfözde: Hungary’s Left-Handed Craft Beer Brewery
The craft beer scene in Hungary was slow to develop, but once it began to take off, it changed the face of beer drinking in Budapest. Tamás Nyaras of Balkezes Sörfözde, discusses the current local cra…
Unicum: Hungarian History in a Glass
Unicum is a national institution in Hungary, and has a long history that in some ways mirrors the history of modern Hungary itself.
How To Buy Homemade Pálinka (and Why You Should)
We’re not saying it’s a good idea to buy under-the-counter pálinka, but if that’s what you want, you should know how to go about getting it.
Third Wave Coffee in Budapest
Hungary’s love of coffee is grounded in history. And gourmet java lovers have plenty of cafes where they gather to sip their favorite bitter brew.