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Balatonvil谩gos, Hungary – The purgatory of the hedonists

The Hedon Beers of Balatonvilagos - Pubtourist

So far, I wrote about bigger towns of Lake Balaton like Si贸fok and Keszthely. But our popular summer destination is mostly surrounded by smaller settlements with a few thousand or in some cases even only a few hundred inhabitants. As third target in summer of 2016 I pointed out Balatonvil谩gos, a tiny town with ca. Continue Reading

The opposite ends of Lake Balaton #1: Keszthely

Lake Balaton with swans in Keszthely - Pubtourist

After the eventful聽discovery of Si贸fok, I stopped by聽two more times聽last summer and had a closer look at the pub life of two other towns at Lake Balaton, the largest lake of Central Europe. Keszthely聽in the northeastern corner and Balatonvil谩gos in the southwestern corner were two very different experience. Lets see the first one! Lake Balaton Continue Reading

Si贸fok, Lake Balaton – The local pub and the party promenade

Trees in Hungarian national colors in Si贸fok, Pet艖fi s茅t谩ny - Pubtourist

Si贸fok has an award-winner main square, interesting statues and a beautiful Balaton shore, but when its name is mentioned, most of the young people think of its famous party promenade, Pet艖fi s茅t谩ny. I’ve spent three days to experience the difference between the already known party promenade and the real local bars. On the last night Continue Reading

Si贸fok, Balaton: a collection of pub genres

Si贸fok, M眉ller's Hostel and its bar on Emerich K谩lm谩n promenade

Si贸fok had an entire collection of pub genres. After the first four stops the town had still more to offer. It was a rainy, grey Sunday afternoon. You would never guess,that this has been聽July. I was about聽to continue my discovery with real local pubs as long as possible, and only go to the party promenade Continue Reading

Si贸fok backstage #2 – The daily pub life of Hungary’s summer capital

The pubs of a Si贸fok sized Hungarian town are already various like the colors of the rainbow. It’s big enough to find every possible pub genre, but it’s small enough to find only one or two pieces of every type. Of course in this case the overall picture won’t stay untouched by the fact that Continue Reading

Si贸fok backstage – the daily publife of Hungary’s summer capital

There is hardly a tourist or an expat in Hungary, who have already visited Lake Balaton, but never heard of its most well known town, Si贸fok. It is called the capital of the summer,聽has fame, lights, loud music, brown skins, white smiles and aand aaaand real people, actual citizens who doesn’t leave at the end Continue Reading