Over the past decade, the VII. District’s Jewish Quarter has evolved from a bohemian mess of streets to a pulsing, contemporary hotspot filled with new-wave coffee shops, boutique cocktail bars and restaurants, music venues and design stores. The ruin-pubs and Jewish culture that popularized the District are now couched between new neighbors incorporating Western European trends. But there’s no doubt that the colorful chaos of Szimpla Kert, Jewish gastro-gardens of Kőleves, Mazel Tov and co., and other bohemian mainstays still dictate the District’s flavor.
Despite its rapid evolution, the Seventh is big, filled with charming local spots, if you can pry yourself away from the lively Gozsdu Courtyard or Király Street. And with the highest population density of all the Districts, it offers 24-hour energy and life to residents and visitors.
Király Street, Madách Square, Blaha Lujza Square