"The "Giraffe" of Beer" Budapest Local Custom Tip by johngayton

Budapest Local Customs: 231 reviews and 279 photos


This is something that I have never seen before in all my (too) many years of partaking in liquid refreshment of the alcoholic variety.

Whilst all bars serve beer either by the pohar (about 25cl) or by the korso (pronounced korsho, usually 50cl) in some of the larger bars they also serve by the "giraffe".

This is a tall cylinder containing 2.5 litres with a solid base and a tap at the bottom. If you are are out in a group this is the ideal way to order because you ask for a giraffe and the requisite number of glasses and then help yourself at your own leisure.

When I first came across it I initially thought that they had mis-spelled "caraffe" on the beer list, but then when I saw one being served I realised that they really did mean giraffe.

Here is a photo I found of one taken by batemalc on communitywebshots.com
NB This is not from Budapest.

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  • Updated Jul 24, 2005
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