- Type: Nightclubs
NileGuide Expert Says:
One of a handful of legendary institutions in Budapest nightlife, Piaf reigns supreme to this day. Not worth showing up before 3. If you say you have been partying here, your new Hungarian friends will be duly impressed.
Named after the French torch chanteuse, Piaf is infamous for its very late-night, after-hours parties. Some have said that you need a woman on your arm to gain entrance beyond the bouncer at the door, while others say they have heard people banging on the other side of the door to get out. Decked out like a brothel in red velvet furnishings and low lights, part of its mystique is what happens once you are in and if you can survive the experience. On the downstairs dance floor the spinning of oldies can get pretty heated, and the crowd can be quite wild. Open Sunday through Thursday 10pm to 6am and Friday and Saturday 10pm to 7am. Crowd: varied.
- © Frommer's 2013