When I first moved to Hungary eleven years ago, bars like Golya (the stork) were the rule & not the exception.
These days things are very different.
The secret is now out regarding Budapest & as more expats, tourists & students come into this wonderful city these traditional spots are becoming increasingly rare.
Now I am not going to lie.
I didn´t even realize Golya existed.
I’ve lived in the dreaded eighth district for about seven months & I´d never ventured further than Lidil at Corvin Plaza to get my weekly shop.
Little did I know that a few yards further on I would find an incredible watering hole.
Golya is pretty much unlike any establishment still standing in Budapest today.
This place is a collective (not for profit) & it sure does get you reminiscing.
The bar may look like it´s about to fall down but that just adds to the adventure.
Live music, a good sized court yard & fascinating relics of Budapest past awaits.
Sadly Golya is being forced out by developers & they will need to find a new home in the very near future.
There is still time to give them your support. Head on over to the 8th, grab a beer, cocktail or some tasty food.
The prices are very much Budapest 2007.
What more could you want?