In Budapest there are lots of decaying buildings. Damaged in the war, or simply through years of neglect under the communists.

Expensive to tear down, they sit empty and vacant. At the same time, good real estate is expensive so it can be difficult to open a bar, unless you get creative.

The Ruin Bar trend gives new life to these old buildings as bars literally “squat” inside the building, furnishing them with odds and ends. Staying until the building is torn down or renovated.

These chairs hang from the ceiling  to create ” atmosphere”.

Chairs in the ruin bar