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Action Bar
1053 Budapest, Magyar utca 42
Phone: +36-1/ 266 91 48
Email: Send Email
Web: Visit this link
(Near to Metro 3 Kálvin tér; Tram 47, 49; Bus 9, 15, 83, 109, 115, 909, 914)
Gay, Bar, Back room / Darkroom, Video, Rent Boys, Shows
Gay basement bar with Hungary's most frequented back room & video room. Every night striptease show at 0:45 am. Every Friday night live sex show at 0:45 am. Every Saturday at 0:45 am 'Oral Academy'. Audience of all age ranges and types of interest.
Not easy to find. At Magyar utca 42 there is a separate door to the cellar with a A on the door. Go downstairs (its located in the cellar). You'll get a consumption card after you've entered the place. Pay at the bar before you leave.

Daily from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m.
Minimum consumption 1000 HUF. Entrance fee on Fridays and Saturdays (for the live sex show) 1000 HUF (last updated January 2011)

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  • Comment by David, who visited in June 2005: I have been there many times and find the staff unfriendly. The minimum consumption is unfair early evening when there is no one there.
  • Comment by David who visited in August 2005: Best ever pole dancing strippers! Gorgeous guys with full hard-ons and the last act. Two guys suck each other off and guy cums on stage! Wow! Very nice bar staff and friendly crowd.
  • Comment by Roger who visited in August 2005: Quite hard to find with a very discreet door. However, a busy bar with a busy cruising area and darkroom and this seemed to be the situation all week, not only at the weekends, which I appreciated. Strip shows as well by really cute guys. Well worth a visit.
  • Comment by Alfredo who visited in August 2005: I went in the evening. Might want to mention that it now has a rainbow flag on the door with A over it. Small place, didn't wander to the back room area. Good looking guys there! More of a levis/leather crowd. Definitely for those that are seeking men!
  • Comment by David who visited in September 2005: On my last visit to Action Bar I got hauled up on stage to join in one of the acts. It was very enjoyable. Got to pull the performers thong off and had a nice feel! He was so firm! Can't guarantee it for any other visitors in the future, but if they stand between to the dressing room door and where the performers leave the stage it might happen.
  • Comment by Paul who visited in February 2006: Small Bar with shows. Very good looking blokes stripping off and playing. However, there was no stroking or sucking or coming. More of a go go boys show. Very cruisy in the backroom, however people seemed to leave to go to Coxx after the strip show.
  • Comment by Luke who visited in April 2006: A bit dark but very friendly with strippers who could dance and had very nice bodies which we saw lots of. One dancer however was a bit cheesy topping it off with a bow tie around his cock and a cowboy hat. The show was about one hour long and culminated with two dancers on stage together... all rather nice.
  • Comment by Dave who visited in April 2006: Great bar a must for any guy looking for fun and action after 12 midnight.
  • Comment by Roy who visited in July 2006: Hard to find. Once you find it loads of action inside. Strippers are kind of cute. However staff is incredibly rude.
  • Comment by Alex who visited in July 2006: Nice place to hang out. I hooked up with an escort upon leaving the place. He was outside. We went to my room and I had a great time with this guy. I wished I remembered his name. He is thin, good looking impeccable English.
  • Comment by Barak who visited in November 2006: In generally it's a nice place and the people are friendly and some are very easy to get into conversation with. but the bartenders were disregarding in a strange way from me and from the other tourists.
  • Comment by Murat who visited in November 2006: I am from Turkey. A bit difficult place to find but managed after a few minutes. Went there with some gay friends, nice and sometimes a bit crowdy place. I really enjoyed it - many guys, kissing, licking and sucking - very hot and nasty. I recommend to others to visit at least once when they are in Budapest. I have been 7 times and for sure will visit again. Some nice big cocks. For the ones who likes them.
  • Comment by Nicolas who visited in December 2006: Probably the best gay place in Budapest, comparing with others. They have live show every friday and strip show every day. The strip shows I saw on Saturday and Sunday were quite good, with well hung & equipped guys. There were some rentboys also, but nothing excellent.
  • Comment by Ralph who visited in January 2007: On a Wednesday evening between 10:30 and 11 the place had about 6 people there. No go-go dancing. Was approaced by 2 rentboys. They were nice enough but not my thing. Staff was courteous.
  • Comment by Gerard who visited in January 2007: Great place, once you find it. Don't let the dark neighborhood intimdate you. Many parts of Budapest are dark at night but the city is safe. Good looking dancers and friendly patrons. The staff, which I didn't find unfriendly, are in their own world with their own favorite customers. I went with my boyfriend and we had a blast. It just took some time to find, that's all.
  • Comment by Frank who visited in February 2007: I know this place for 10 years now. It s my favourite neighborhood bar. Every night is congregating another crowd. It s fairly easy to make friends there. Staff is very friendly and speaks English and German. Here you can find a friend for an hour a day- or like me-for life.
  • Comment by Gary who visited in March 2007: Visited this bar on 12th and 13th March 2007. On Monday and Tuesday nights we were not expecting the place to be busy and we were not disappointed. Rent boys in the place both nights, especially Tuesday. If you want to pay for sex this is your place. The place is hard to find and if a car is parked in front of the door then even harder to find! On the plus side the music was good, didnt find the bar staff rude and at 500 HUF a throw the beer was cheap.
  • Comment by James who visited in April 2007: Let's be serious guys. If you have traveled anywhere in Europe or the States you'll recognize this place for the provincial backwater it is. The service is lacking, the show is laughable and the sexual energy in the place rates a 3 out of 10. As shabby as the rest of Budapest.
  • Comment by Armend who visited in July 2007: One of the best gay places I visited. One of the best shows especially the hot action. I like it, for sure I recommend to people to visit it. Very cute Hungarian boys with big tools. You know what I mean.
  • Comment by Paris who visited in August 2007: Great place to go and get drunk and watch all the sexy strippers showing it off! Before going to big disco! Ilove the action bar!
  • Comment by Jules who visited in September 2007: There is an 'A' and a rainbow flag on the door now so pretty easy to find. Very quiet on a rainy Monday night but I bet this place rocks at the weekend! The 1600 HUF minimum consumption is 3 beers.
  • Comment by Pascal who visited in September 2007: A really unfriendly bar. Quite a lot of rent, and a tourist trap. The minimum consumption is 1600 HUF which is a rip off. Most people drop in have one drink and leave.
  • Comment by Ronald who visited in October 2007: Nice place but full off escort boys, have to be very carefull, but nice atmosphere the escorts are too insistant with agreement from tenders.
  • Comment by Vlad who visited in October 2007: Not such a young crowd even if it was full on a Saturday night.
  • Luis wrote in January 2008: Action Bar is kind of large, not expensive, and interesting in its layout. The crowd could be divided mostly between old men and rent boys. A nice gogo boy was dancing, but most people were too busy cruising and looking for rent boys to play with.
  • Glem wrote in March 2008: Action bar was full of old men. Don't bother with it. Go straight to Coxx.
  • Tommy wrote in April 2008: Action bar Budapest is a cruising bar! So escort boys are a must! They dont bite and will not bother you. 1600 HUF equals 3 beers. So if you dont have money for 3 drinks, please stay at home.
  • Paul wrote in June 2008: Was there in May 2008. I found the 2 bar staff to be very unfriendly and in my opinion not worth the visit.
  • Tom wrote in August 2008: July 2008 was busy on Friday night. Lots of hot, well equipped men. Only one rent boy, who was not pushy. Had a great time.
  • Keith wrote in August 2008: Not really worth visiting on the day we went (Sunday), but perhaps that's the off night. Yes, bar staff and especially bouncer are sullen. Can't see why they think this does them any favors. It's not, unlike what some people say, difficult to find. I think you'd have to be pretty blind not to find it. The go-go boy was okay, but not much to write home about if you've traveled to big gay cities, and okay he gets naked, but if he's not that cute to begin with, getting naked is not going to make the sale for me. Patrons a rather grim, average-looking, mostly older crowd.
  • Roy wrote in October 2008: One stripper each night at midnight. On friday, the sex show was fantastic. They sucked each other and then one fucked the other till they both shot off. Club is very small, but the rentboys were good. Try to meet Joseph, a Hungarian porn star. He was very good.
  • Mark wrote in December 2008: Action Bar was not really what I expected. I kept reading how it is busy on weekends and so I go in on a Saturday night, about 1 am, and there are about 8 people just standing around. This so called '2nd show at 2am' did NOT happen and it was very dead. Now this is winter time but still it was a Saturday night in a city of 2 million and there were very few people. Lots of older people. I think they thought I was an escort since I was the only one in their 20's sitting at the bar having a drink so I avoided direct eye contact with them. So they didnt get the wrong idea. Maybe people in Budapest dont go out in the cold. I guess if you are really desperate for sex there are some people who will wink at you or make obvious cruising signs to you so that you will follow them into the backroom. But dudes from the looks of it those winkers I think big time STD guys. Nasty types.
  • Mark wrote in December 2008: Went on a Friday night. The doorman asked for 750 HUF and gave me a consumption card. Went to the bar had a few drinks. Bartender named Micky was very nice. Show time was 00:35. First a stripper with hard on followed by a live sex show, sucking and fucking, all performers very attractive. Lasted about a half hour. I went back to the dark room well lit and not scary. I saw many rent boys there but was not approached once or harassed in any way. Went back to the bar asked for a pack of smokes and to please pay my bill. 3 beers a pack of smokes and the show cost me about 2800 HUF (less then 14 US Dollars). Presented my stamped consumption card to the doorman and said goodnight. He got this confused look on his face and then smiled and said thank you. I think after reading everyone's response who said the staff was rude, it might just be a bit of a language barrier. I had a nice time. BTW the easiest way to find it is get off at Kalvan Square. Look for the Hotel with the Bridge crossing the street. Walk under the bridge and turn right walk about a hundred yards on your right.
  • John wrote in April 2009: Visited April 2009. Good strip shows and great live-sex show on a Friday night. Show starts around 1:00am. Easy to find. There's an A on the door and a rainbow flag, with the door kept slightly ajar. Gets busy around midnight. Diverse crowd; young, old, hot and not so hot, with a very large and action packed backroom that gets very busy after the shows. Didn't notice many rent boys. Fun place. Well worth a visit.
  • Daniel wrote in May 2009: I visited Action Bar in Budapest in April 2009. The live show on a Friday night was memorable. It wasn't as grand as Bangkok (with only 4 boys rather than 50 boys), but it was more sensual, and it went even further than in Bangkok! There were 2 individual strip shows, and a final live sex show. The 2 guys were gorgeous, and they kissed, sucked, fucked, cumed and swallowed on stage. It was very erotic, artistic and memorable. Entry was 800 HUF, minimal consumption was 1000 HUF. I will go back to to Budapest just to see the show again.
  • George wrote in June 2009: Visited action bar on a Friday of June 2009. Easy to find near Kalvin Ter metro station. The place is rather small and old, with many not important rent boys but their live show is awesome. It starts on 0.45 every Friday and lasts half an hour, with a male stripper in the beginning and an extremely hot couple, doing everything from sucking till hard fuck. It is the best live show I have ever seen. I plan to travel again in Budapest to see it again.
  • George wrote in July 2009: Visited Action Bar on a Thursday night. Dead. On Friday night however, the live sex show was pretty good. Hot stud getting blown and fucking this nice bottom. He finished in the bottom's mouth.
  • Tommy wrote in August 2009: I have had the pleasure of visting the action bar since January 2005 twice a year & look forward to my return again in December of this year, oh yeah. The staff & patrons are indeed outstanding. The weekend is the best time for the hotest shows, oh yeah.
  • Roy wrote in August 2009: I visited the Action Bar in June 2009. They only had strippers and live sex show on Friday night. It was very good, though. Friday night was very crowded, but I went back on Saturday night and it was slow. Maybe 100 people on Friday and then only about 20 on Saturday. I was also there on Thursday and there was about 20 people. There did not seem to be as many rentboys as there was last year.
  • Thomas wrote in August 2009: Open every day but busy only on Fridays [strip show]. On Sat and rest of the week usually 10 to 15 people in one night! I did not meet there any nice guy [none]. I have been there 7 times and in tourist season. Lots of ugly or old men, sorry lads. Budapest is a very nice city. I have never seen so many cute, hunks, good looking guys like in Budapest, but only on streets unfortunately [Hungarian firefighters and policemen are amazing :)]. But in gay pubs - shame. Prices in Action bar are reasonable, minimum consumption 1000 HUF, entrance fee only on Fridays.
  • Trevor wrote in January 2010: I have visited about 9 times and have found it enjoyable. Bar staff are friendly as i have got to know them over the last 3 years. Celebrated my birthdays there twice. I go with my Budapest boyfriend who apart from being a real spunk helps with the language barrier. Shows on Friday nights are great and the new toilets and dark rooms are a great meeting place.
  • Arthur wrote in October 2009: Visiyed October 2009. Been there at a Friday night and the bar was quite crowded due to the live sex show. Show starts at 1 am and as soon as lights are off the bars gets empty again. The actors seem to be more or less bored while performing, so the best part of the show was the music. They are now charging the minumum consumption of 800 HUF when entering the bar and I have learnt that the unfriendly staff did not reduce that amount from the final invoice. As usual in case of problems nobody is able to communicate in a foreign language. Honestly there is no good reason to go there, one of the most unfriendly gay places I have ever been in Eastern Europe.
  • George wrote in November 2009: Nice, clean.
  • Arthur wrote in February 2010: Once again Tommy and I have just returned from the Action bar. Spent another 3 weeks in Budapest during december and really enjoyed a great christmas eve party. The owner was outstanding star of the evening, the staff went out of their way to make everyone feel at home. A place to be visited by all. Peace.
  • Babyboy wrote in May 2010: I visited Action Bar in April 2010 and I think its a good bar. There is live sex show in friday and just thats why there come all people, but just in friday. Other days nobody there. Its very empty.
  • Randy wrote in July 2010: Went to the live sex show on Friday night. We had a great time and saw something that we would never see in the US. The actors seemed to really be into each other, infact, before they got naked, they had identical tank tops on. It was packed and the atmosphere was fun. Everyone headed to the dark rooms after the show!
  • Dave wrote in July 2010: Staff were so rude I walked out. He was clearly more interested in playing his online computer game than interacting with a paying customer who really just wanted a drink. Head straight to Coxx and give this place a miss.
  • James wrote in September 2010: I have been here many nights, the staff are very friendly, and men/boys cute and hot. The naked touch me boys so cute, my favourite is Giani so sexy. I recommend this bar.
  • Naumai wrote in March 2011: I visited 'Action' for my first time Friday night March 18th, 2011 and found the experience quite pleasant. The door charge was 1000 HUF for Friday night and everything seemed to be 'above board'. Beer was 600 HUF, coat check 200 HUF and the minimum consumption 1600. I didn't come across any rude staff. The garson was very cute and walked about in the buff save the pair of shoes he was wearing. He was cut, long haired and quite hung too. The two strippers were buff and cute and the fuck show... hot! Loved the urinal where in the darkroom you can see men at the unrinal and their goods. Yes, if I was to come back to Budapest again, I would visit again. Peace!
  • Karl wrote in July 2011: Very unfriendly staff! Never again visiting this bar! I not recommand to everyone!
  • Marco wrote in August 2011: Nice place. I went to Action Bar in July 2011 on Friday night and I returned the night after. Must see! 3 shows were presented during the evening. A naked waiter serves the customers of the bar. He's very cute and has a perfect body. Beautiful! The atmosphere is friendly and funny. Bello!
  • Bradon wrote in August 2011: It's easier to find than it seems. The street is right behind the hotel mercure across from the Kalvan Ter train stop and the door is marked with a rainbow flag. The place is very small and there were too many rent boys and not enough other patrons (although I didn't go on a weekend>when it's supposed to be best). Of the two main cruise bars Coxx is much better.
  • Paul wrote in October 2011: The only negative part of an amazing week in Budapest. The rentboys are a minor nuiscance, but shouldn't spoil your evening. The problem was a big pushy very drunk guy who wandered round touching people and getting extremely aggressive every time he was rejected. The bar staff told me not to worry as they claimed that "he don't touched anyone." The staff disappeared when the guy became abusive and then, when I tried to ask if I was safe to leave, or would this guy follow me, the response was 'I don't want to hear you.' Enjoy this place but be aware that the staff will not do anything to look after their customers.
  • Sven wrote in July 2012: Action Bar is expensive the prices just seem to go up every year!
  • Jamie wrote in November 2012: Based on the (outdated) reviews here I nearly decided not to go to Action Bar, but am glad I didn't let it stop me. I went on a Friday night and had a great time. The place is not seedy, looks recently refurbed, is easy to find and offers a great night out. There were no rent boys when I was there and the live sex show (which started promptly at midnight) was great. The three acts (2 solo and one fucking couple) lasted 30 mins. Cruising action is great too. Well worth it!
  • Kevin wrote in February 2013: I visited the Action Bar this weekend. The previous reviews are very mixed, but we thought we'd try it - especially for the live show. We were very disappointed to find that the shows are not performed in January or February, but the bar itself was ok - typical underground bar. Drinks about 1000 HUF.
  • Kathy wrote in January 2014: My partner and I traipsed all over Budapest to find this bar. We arrived very early, before a crowd, only 2 men there (including the bartender) and the bartender refused to serve us, - because we are women. We were very disappointed at the inconsideration and lack of hospitality for just 1 drink. What is worse is 2 Hungarian lesbians told us to go there. Segregation still exists.

CoXx Club (former Chaos)
1072 Budapest, Dohány utca 38 (Corner to Nagydiófa utca)
Phone: +36-1/ 344 48 84
Email: Send Email
Web: Visit this link
(Metro Astoria and Metro Blaha L. Square; Night bus at Astoria: 914, 950, 979/979A, 966, 931, 908, 921, 973, 907, 956; Night bus at Blaha L. Square: 906, 923, 908, 907, 973, 921, 956, 931; Trolley 74)
Gay (men only), Bar, Back room / Darkroom, Sex shop
Basement club on 300 sqm, 3 bars, large cruising area, dark-rooms, jail, sling room etc. Hardcore movies in several rooms. Weekly special parties (military cruising night, nude sex party, sucker night, gang bang party etc).
If you arrive at Dohány utca 38, you'll see their entrance on the street level. You will get a consumption card (see minimum consumption pricing below). Then you take the stairs downstairs to the basement where the bar is located. You may ask at the entrance how many guests are present. Once you took the consumption card you must pay the minimum consumption even if you find the bar empty and even if you stay a couple of minutes only. Sometimes Coxx is very crowded, sometimes not. If you want to avoid disappointents just ask before you take the consumption card upstairs from the guy at the door.

Daily 9 pm until 4 am; Fridays and Saturdays 9 pm until 5 am
No entrance fee. Minimum consumption at the bar 1000 HUF (since October 2007). Condom (machine): 2 condoms and 2 lubricant for 50 HUF.

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  • Comment by Albert who visited in June 2005: Probably one of the nicest places in Budapest to visit. It is clean and friendly. Even the back room is immaculate and nice. Nice international crowd.
  • Comment by Roger who visited in August 2005: A stylish cruising bar. Tbe bar staff were very friendly and I found other guys around the bar very sociable and easy to get in a conversation with. Good music with a dancing area available as well which some guys took advantage of. A large cruisng area/darkroom that was equiped for all tastes. However, the area seemed to underused and I saw absolutely no activity at all. People also seemed to leave early around 1 am making their way to other venues. Minumum consumption was 2000 HUF.
  • Comment by Ron who visited in January 2006: A large tunnel, catering to leather/jeans type of crowd. It has a very big dark room and lots of action in the tunnels. As everywhere in Budapest the guys are hot.
  • Comment by Paul who visited in February 2006: Quite a nice, comfy and stylish bar. Good music. On the right when u enter there is lots of hardcore action. Through the door, sleazy room, toilet simulation.
  • Comment by Eric & Mike who visited in February 2007: This was one of the more popular places we visited on our trip. We had lots of fun and went back each night. There is a good crowd and the first night we were there everyone was quite cute. More older folks arrived later. They changed the minimum consumption to 1200 HUF and 200 coat check. Good beer and cheap drinks. There could be a couple of rent boys but some were nice to talk to without being threatening or applying pressure or being rude. Had fun with other international guests.
  • Comment by who visited in March 2007: Great place, had good action. But be aware: A gipsy guy wanted money and sex with me. When I said no, he attacked me in the street afterwards, but I ran faster than him. He was approx 1,75 height, a bit fat, nice face. He is dangerous! Not the fault of CoXx, but he should be refused access to this good place.
  • Comment by Gary who visited in March 2007: Good bar. Prices higher than Action bar but minimum consumption is only 1000 HUF (couple of large beers). Good international crowd and unlike Action bar no rent boys around to demand money for a blow job on the night we visited! Lots of cruising little action though.
  • Comment by Joe who visited in March 2007: The serving bar and seating near it are very nice, upscale look with lots of exposed brick. Beer was okay and cost the equivalent of about $3 for a large mug. The action rooms were clean and large, but there really was not a lot going on. This was my second trip to Hungary, and my impression has not changed. Lots of guys hanging around, but little happening. Also, if you enjoy kissing, that seems to be the biggest taboo in all of Budapest. It is amazing to observe how guys react when one tries to kiss another. They freeze up and pull away - no jeers about it being me, this was true all around. It becomes almost humorous to watch. Personalities seem very cold. Choose a latin location for your gaycation.
  • Comment by Stuart who visited in May 2007: I don't do the darkrooms but it has a good bar where l met some nice local guys.
  • Comment by Greg who visited in May 2007: Visited Coxx a number of times on my trip and had a great time there. The staff were very friendly and the darkroom was hot! Had plenty. Could have been planned better for more sex.
  • Comment by Nigel who visited in July 2007: Went to CoXx on the last night of my stay, a Sunday. No entry fee, you get a bar tab & drinks are not too expensive, 1000 HUF for a bottle of Becks. Nice bar with some cute guys chatting, and then I found the dark room which is extensive and where there was plenty of action. No poppers for sale. Altogether a fun place.
  • Comment by John who visited in August 2007: I visited the Coxx Club during a recent Business trip to Budapest because of the description on this site. It was a nightmare. After walking half way down their stairs I could see that the place was empty except for two employees, so I gave a wave and went back up. As soon as I was on the sidewalk the guy who had been behind the bar and a security guard were right behind me at the entrance. The barman demanded a white slip of paper. I told him I did not know what he was talking about as I only looked inside. He demanded again this paper and said it was the property of the business and he must have it back. I realized it was some kind of pay card for drinks and that he knew I was not given one, and that he was trying to get money out of me so with a wave I turned to walk away. He lurched at me to grab my wallet and I turned back to face him. I gave him a hard shove away. He was about 5 feet 10 inches and real skinny. I walked away and he followed. I do not know why the security guy or no one else followed. Maybe they were short staffed but it would be fortunate for me. At a main road I tried to get a taxi but he stuck his head in the taxi and frantically spoke to the driver in Hungarian. I decided not to risk being taking back to the bar and the freak started screaming at me for the white strip of paper from the bar and that I was stealing. I was not embarrased as there where not to many people around and they either giggled or looked in disgust. When I tried get directions from two workmen he again spoke frantically to them. Although I looked like a normal tourist my association with such a lunatic made them walk on without helping. I told him to just wait until we get to my hotel, that security would know what to do with him. He said he would talk with them and the police. I was staying at a five star hotel and knew they would believe me over him. Our looks, dress, mannerisms, and tone of voice were complete opposites. He again pleaded for this piece of paper and said how important it was. I almost believed that he believed that he had given it to me. Then I realized that he was a pathological liar. I decided not to speak to him anymore. He tried to give me a rise by asking if I was on drugs, why other Americans were nice and what was my problem, and even asked if I was upset because of a small penis. I have read about bad incidents coming from such gay bars in East Europe as well as straight friends telling of getting taken advantage of or marched to a money machine after going into a straight strip club. All I had done was have a look in the door. Had there been more guys I would have really been in trouble and would have had to of paid out. About one block from my hotel he peeled away to my relief and said he would call the police if I came in his bar again. Had he followed me into my hotel lobby I would have told the doorman to get security as I waited outside. I did not want to cause a scene. They would have believed me because the guy was so strange. Also it was a nice hotel and I was on business with a big and important company. Maybe it would have been different at a hostel or cheap hotel. Anyways, security would have thrown him out or called the police if necessary. This would have brought attention to his bar. The worst to happen to me would have been the gossip amongst the hotel employees. I won but he ruined my night. I just shows what you can expect from going to such places at the wrong time. Had I gone when it was busy and stayed, I might have enjoyed myself and spent lots of money. Around a lot of people he may be friendly as he looks for a tip but I saw this guys true nature. He followed me for about 45 minutes. I stayed calm the whole time so he would know he could not unnearve me. It is best to not pay out to such pathetic people unless you are confronted with a weapon or there are at least three guys.
  • Comment by Jules who visited in September 2007: A really nice bar, pretty busy on a Saturday, quieter in the week. Friendly staff and popular large dark room area.
  • Comment by Pascal who visited in September 2007: Well run, friendly and proper bar. I would definitely recommend. Prices are fair and people seemed genuine.
  • Comment by Vlad who visited in October 2007:So far, the best in Budapest. A nice and goodlooking crowd, young also, perfect for easy cocksucking or fucking in the cruising area.
  • Noel wrote in January 2008: I visited here over new years holiday. Easy to find. It has a red-black circled logo outside. The bar itself is cosy and cruisy. The guyz were 30plus when i was here. I prefer twinks, skaters and students. I also went to Magnum sauna in search of action, but it was full of fat old men, but only one twink which i had action with breifly in the steam room! Then I left as not many young attend here apparently according to staff.
  • Carl wrote in January 2008: DO NOT GO TO COXX. The owner and management is corrupt! The account i just read seems very accurate. Yes, the place looks attractive, but the manager is devious. I drank too much here, and mistakenly wandered into the dark room. Next thing I know somebody is hitting me and the manager is screaming that i hadn't paid (you don't pay until the end, with the white slip of paper). The manager's henchman beat me up and dragged me upstairs where the police were waiting for me. The manager accused me of stealing, calling me dirty names and trying to imply that I was a filthy immoral drug addict for even going into the back room. Beware this manager-owner is a liar and a thief. He will try to rip you off. He uses the dark room to steal from you. The employees are also two-faced. The coat check stole my scarf and my wine that i had brought. The police wouldn't help. Gay people are frowned upon in this country even by other gays, like the manager. This is not a gay community friendly place. It is a tourist trap. Furthermore, i should have learned from the last time i came here a year ago. When i took more than one of the free magazines on the counter after the staff person said it was okay. The manager had called me a gypsy thief. I told him he was racist and he replied that indeed he was. Do not go here. It really should be closed down and the manager-owner put out of business. Before all this happened, i had talked with other customers in the bar, and they agreed that the manager-owner was very unfriendly and rude. I recommend that others join me in boycotting this venue.
  • Glen wrote in March 2008: Coxx is a lovely bar with friendly staff and hot men. The cruising and sex area is well set out and I had lots of fun in there ;) Highly recommended.
  • Harry wrote in May 2008: Visited May 2008. Central location, easy to find. Drink minimum was 1100 HUF, which was easy enough to meet. Don't assume what a drink is worth. While a beer was 600 HUF, a shot of Jager was 1800 and a shot of Drambuie was 2900! Very friendly staff to make you feel comfortable, and a large cruising area in the back with just the right vibe. Friday night was slow to get started, but picked up around 1am.
  • Harry wrote in May 2008: I stayed 4 days in Budapest and enjoyed each night at CoXx. I really had a good time and sooooo much of hot sex! This club I really can recommend! Good music, normal prices and friendly staff as well. Definitively, I will return soon.
  • Tony wrote in August 2008: The best drinking & cruising bar in the city. We ended up there most nights and had a good time. Staff very friendly. Enjoy.
  • Alex wrote in November 2008: I visited Coxx in November 2008 on the 'cocksucking party'. It was busy and full of locals. Very cruisy. I had great time with nice hungarian boys. Very recomendable. They dont accept credit card or Euros, just HUF, but its worth it.
  • James wrote in December 2008: The unfortunate incident which takes up so much of this entry gives the wrong impression. I was there in February 08 and about to go back. The people are nice and friendly, and the 'naked party' i went to was great. They don't demand nudity but most people are.
  • Jim wrote in July 2009: Was there in June 2009. Fun place, friendly staff, nice crowd, weekends very busy during the week is good also. worth stopping by.
  • Thomas wrote in August 2009: This is one of the worst pubs I have ever visited. This is not bears or old men pub but I was the youngest guest there [I am 29 yo]. Visited 3 times and every day the same, quite busy but not for me. Drink prices are higher than in London.
  • Pepe wrote in September 2009: Visited in October 2007. This place was weird, no people in there. It was quite empty and the fee was very unfair. The personal (barman) was rude for us. We are Spanish and he was saying like u come here because u want sex. Or something like that. I could not understand.
  • Wolfgang wrote in October 2009: Visited in October 2009. It happened to be 'Military Cruising' theme night that day. Some lads wearing leather and camouflage, majority dressed up in jeans and t-shirts. Pretty much crowded that night. Entrance fee and/or minimum consumption 1300 HUF, prices at the top notch for Budapest (Heineken 800 HUF), but I think it is worth going there. Friendly and attentive staff.
  • Paul wrote in November 2009: Visited October 2009. Very pleasant very well run bar. The staff and the locals were very frendly. I visited on several occasions and all the nights were consistent. The music was good and never too loud, service prompt and friendly, the dark areas easy to negotiate and people behaved sensibly and safely. A good mix of ages as well. I'm looking forward to going back.
  • Boy wrote in May 2010: I was here in Coxx bar 2 times in Saturdays, no body there and I think its just for old people. But good place for sex if you found somebody ;)
  • Rob wrote in July 2010: July 24 2010. Nice club but there is a big problem with pick pocketers in the back room. Lost all of my money and was unable to pay the tab. Bar manager was a complete jerk about it. If you go there get a locker from the bar staff. It only costs 100 HUF. Keep the key in your sock.
  • Jim wrote in August 2010: Very expensive, especially the confusing entry charges. Very posy and not very friendly. Back room is not that big and there does seem to be some pick pocketing going on. I enjoyed Action bar more. There are cheaper and more welcome places than this. Give it a miss.
  • Colin wrote in September 2010: It's a cool bar with perfectly decent staff. The drink prices are cheap and the whole vibe is very relaxed. The backroom is much more than just 'a backroom'. It's a rabbit warren of rooms and spaces designed to let you fulfil any fantasy you might have. The guys who were there each time I went were friendly, mixed ages but mainly 20-35 and very up for play. As long as you don't go mad with drinks it's a hell of a cheap night out and much better than I thought it would be. I will be heading back during my stay that's for sure!
  • Jim wrote in October 2010: Best avoided. An absolute rip off. Lots of rent and pick pockets. They put up some netting, called it military night and then ripped off the punters. We also got cheated out of money at the door, have since learned that this is not uncommon.
  • Bradon wrote in August 2011: This bar was awesome. Easy to find (across the street and a few blocks from the Blaha metro stop). Staff is reserved but nice. Neighborhood is safe and plenty of taxis late night (but negotiate a price before you get in or they rip you off). The bar is nice and modern and has a good crowd on weekdays and weekends, but doesn't get started until after 11 pm. They have a great back room with public play places, cabins, slings and even a fake car if you want to get into sex in a car. Mixed crowd young and old but something for everyone - definitely a top choice for a cruise bar in Budapest.
  • Paul wrote in September 2011: I visited here August 2010. The place is very clean, staff very friendly. was here on 3 nights each time lots of very hot guys and never left disappointed. I am returning in November this year hopefully it's still the same. Minimum spend is very reasonable, only 3 British Pounds. Looking forward to returning.
  • Daniel wrote in August 2012: CoXx is the best cruise bar in Budapest! Friendly staff, easy to find, clean enough for cruising. I went on a Tuesday night and on a Wednesday night, and I had lots of fun! Good mix of locals and tourists. Genuine people. No disturbing hookers.
  • David wrote in August 2012: Definitely a cool place. Clean, safe, easy to find. I went there in the middle of the week (Wednesday) after midnight and it was still full of guys (at least 50 people). They were really friendly and very direct. If u are an attractive guy - u dont have to do anything there, they will just come right away to try their luck with u. Many hot Gypsies (who were there to suck u well, not to have sex for money), cute Hungarians and even some hot black Americans. Generally - very frindly atmosphere, open till late, I definitely recommend this place.
  • Peter wrote in November 2012: Rudest door men I have ever encountered. I wouldn't go back if it was the last gay bar in Budapest.
  • Kevin wrote in February 2013: We visited Coxx bar and were very impressed, though drinks tend to be pricier than Action Bar. The venue is much larger, and much smarter. They advertise 3 floors but we could not find any indication how to get to those floors. Friday evening was very busy - lots of guys playing in the dark rooms.
  • Marco wrote in March 2013: I visited Coxx on a tuesday night in March. It was not too crowded, about 30 guys.The place is clean, nice staff and amazing play area. They have a well furnished bar, toilet, cabins, slings, smoking area. I paid 200 HUF for clothing check, 850HUF for a bottled beer. I left at 2am very satisfied. I will come back in June 2013 and I will stop by at Coxx again and again. Place safe and highly recommended. Ciao from Italy

Funny Carrot (was Darling Bar)
1051 Budapest, Belvaros Szep utca 1/b
Phone: +36/ 70 625 75 51 (Mobile)
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Gay, Bar
(Between Metro Astoria and Ferenciek Ter, Night bus 921, 973, 914, 950, 979)
Small gay bar that attracts locals. Opened in November 2008. Same location where Darling Bar was until 2006.

Daily from 7 pm til 6 am
No entrance fee. No minimum consumption.

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  • Stephen wrote in July 2009: I visited the Funny Carrot one Sunday night. The bar man was welcoming and charming. He introduced us to other tourists in the bar. The place is small with a warm, cosy atmosphere. There were rent boys in attendance, but once you get past this and have a few beers, a good time is guaranteed.
  • Comment by Joel who wrote in August 2009: The Funny Carrot was just wonderful. By the time we arrived, we had already had a few Palinka's. But the decor was beautiful and the staff and clientel were just so friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone.
  • Comment by Brett who wrote in November 2009: Visited November 09. Absolutely adorable. The owner, Louis aka Lola, was hilarious and showed us a good time. The guys in the bar were nice and welcoming. It is not a cruising bar; definitely more of a friendly, community atmosphere.
  • Comment by Jim who wrote in March 2010: Visited Funny Carrot in November 2009. This bar is full of roma gypsy hustlers. I have no problem with that but it's not my thing and the persistence became wearying. I was also in the unusual position of having three hustlers (one at my table, one at the bar, and one on the way back from the toilets) warn me off the other ones. They were young guys and I prefer guys in their thirties so to lighten the situation I told them thanks but I prefer older guys. One returned with a very overweight roma man in his fifties. Next I had about six around my table. I left and went to Action and was followed there and left there and returned to Habrolo Cafe which is next door and I was followed in there. I kept repeating I would not pay for their services. Then one started crying and begging me for money getting down on his knees on the floor to perform on me in the bar. I left and was followed on to the street. Although my hotel was two minutes away there were a few momentswhen I wasn't sure if I would get there with my cash in my pocket.
  • Comment by Axel who wrote in February 2012: Went on a Sunday. Oh boy! 5 old men in a space too small to swing a cat! Cozy is a generous statement. Music was horribly headache inducing, avoid if ur looking for a good time. The people there were nice though, maybe cuz I was a young fresh piece of meat to them. 5 mins and I left.
  • Comment by Milton who wrote in October 2012: It is true, this place is filled with rent boys. They are out on the street before you even get in. We are a couple in our late 20s, and the rent boys were super agressive with us. Once inside the bar, we have all these older gentlement craning their neck to check us out, I guess mainly because we dont look familiar. Anyway, it was somewhat disturbing, so we didnt stay very long.
  • Comment by Andrew who wrote in May 2013: This bar is full of Romanian rent boys who pester you for business which I do not have a problem with but some of them are not good people. I have meet many people who have taken one of these boys back and woke up in the morning to find they have been robbed of phone passports money watches etc any thing of value. You also have to watch your change from the bar as they sometimes short change you. All sorts of shady things go on in this bar. My advise stay well clear .
  • Comment by Sid who wrote in July 2013: I just visited as it is just next to my hotel. Friendly people, but when you go there alone, and as a stranger you feel utterly exposed, as everyone is looking at you. Because it is so small there is no way to hide in the crowd or just sit by yourself to adjust a second before diving in. The place next door is filled with hustlers who sometimes skip on over into this bar. They are generally not very attractive and rather old (i.e. in their twenties).

Habrolo Bisztro
1051 Budapest, Belvaros Szep utca 1/b
Phone: +36/ 1 950 6644 and +36/ 20 211 6701 (Mobile)
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Gay, Bar
(Between Metro Astoria and Ferenciek Ter, Night bus 921, 973, 914, 950, 979)
Small gay bar that attracts locals. Opened in 2006. Former Angyal Bar staff is working here.
Mondays to Fridays from 9 am to 4 or 5 am, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am til 4 or 5 am
No entrance fee. No minimum consumption.

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  • Larry visited in October 2010: I had a very nice time at this small pub. It was close to everything on the Pest side and the people there are very friendly and down to earth. The owner is one of the nicest people you could meet and he speaks English very Well, he made me feel at home in a foreign country! His staff were also very nice. The regulars are very friendly and will come right up to you and say hi. I never felt like someone wanted somthing like other bars in Budapest. Drink prices are in line with other places in town and the decor is very sweet and cozy. The place is very small but that makes it intimate and forces people into conversation. I will go back. Thanks.
  • Jonas visited in September 2011: Small and cosy bar. Friendly staff. Locals visit this bar frequently. Sunday evening is karaoke night and then its very crowded.

Why Not Café & Bar (was Mylord)
1056 Budapest, Belgrád rakpart 3-4 (at the Danube river)
Phone: +36-1/ 780 45 45 and +36-70/ 557 27 27 (mobile)
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(Tram 2, 2A, 47, 49; Bus 15, 83, 115, 979, 979A; Near Metro Kálvin square)
Gay, Lesbian, Straight mixed
Coffee shop during daytime and bar at night. A gay friendly café on the river side by Szabadság Bridge with a terrace from March to October. Lola and Olli are the owners.

Every Day from 10 am to 5 am
No entrance fee. No minimum consumption.

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  • Comment by Michele who visited in August 2006: Small, quiet (at least on weekdays). Very nice for an after-dinner drink - but get a beer rather than a cocktail!
  • Comment by Gary who visited in March 2007: Found this bar to be really good - great for an early evening or after dinner drink. Staff friendly. Mostly locals on the nights we visited during the week but fairly busy on the 3 nights we went.
  • Comment by Trevor who wrote in January 2010: I have been going there over the last three years on my 9 visits to Budapest. When i was there in December the roadworks outside were complete so very pleasant place to sit outside once again. Bar staff are very pleasant. Easy to have one drink which leads into another drink and all at best prices in Budapest. Can't wait to go there again.

Other Places
Monte Christo Bar is listed in several publications as a gay bar. We do not know why they list it. Bob who vistited Monte Christo in April 2010 wrote: 'I visited Monte Christo last night. It did not seem to be gay at all. There was a straight unfriendly woman bartending who did not speak a word of English. I got a couple of straight guys to translate and asked if they have gay guests. They are not unfriendly to gay guests but not really advertising for them either. I would not go back there, that's for sure. Not friendly service, and difficult to find.'

No Longer Existing
Upside Down - not gay anymore
Bitch VIP Lounge - closed October 2008
Árkádia Bar - closed May 2009
Cafe Mylord - changed name to Why Not in 2011
Cafe Smile - closed January 2011
New Gloryhole (was Uniformis Klub/Adonis) - closed in 2011
Le Cafe M - changed its name back to Mystery
Mystery Bar - closed in March 2015
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