My Budapest tip:
St. Stephen’s Basilica and its Neighbourhood
There are many squares and terraces in Budapest where you can enjoy a drink or two, but my square of choice is definitely Basilica. Every sightseeing tour stops here because it is dominated by the gorgeously restored and magnificently monumental Roman Catholic St. Stephen’s Basilica, but for me, this central area and its pedestrianised streets offer the coolest and most popular hangout in the city. Amongst the many restaurants and bars, my favourite is DiVino, right in front of the Basilica. I find it unique in that all the wine on its menu is sourced from young winemakers. DiVino holds events to give both vintners and wine aficionados the opportunity to meet and sip while the winemakers tell all about their wines. My personal favourites are wines from the Szent Tamás and Árvay wineries. As the first rays of sun come out, people rush to sit outside by the fountain and sample a glass of wine. To me, the whole scene and atmosphere conveys a very Mediterranean flair.