"Budapest strip clubs" Budapest Tourist Trap Tip by Dennis302

Budapest Tourist Traps: 141 reviews and 94 photos

I went to Budapest with nine friends on a stag weekend last weekend. Needless to say, strip clubs are part and parcel of the experience, and fortunately I was given some tips by another mate who had been to Budapest the previous year - he recommended Hallo and Marilyns and said to avoid the Candy Shop like the plague. He also warned me about the cab drivers who will try to talk you into going to the other clubs. This advice was invaluable as twice we had cab drivers who tried to do just that, the second time when we asked to go to Hallo, he told us that he'd take us there, but that he went there himself the previous week and the girls weren't up to much and offered to take us to a better place. He even said he'd wait outside for an a few minutes so if we decided to come back out he would be there to take us to a better place. Bloody nice bloke lol.. it would be easy to be persuaded but make sure you're not..

Unique Suggestions: Just stick to Marilyn's or Hallo...

Fun Alternatives: Well, my other mate had mentioned both Hallo's and Marilyn's but said Hallo's was the better of the two. Stag republic recommended the both of them and pretty much echoed everything he had said about cab drivers and any other club, but favoured Marilyn's and said that Hallo's was "mostly safe.. but watch your step". As far as our experiences went, Hallo was absolutely fine - no cover charge, the drinks were the prices you'd expect in this sort of establishment. Contrary to what I've read elsewhere, there was no suggestion of buying any of the girls drinks (though that is a con which is practiced worldwide, so we wouldn't have gone in for that anyways), there was no pressure to go for private dances. We were able to watch the show, pick out the girls we wanted at our leisure. Girls even sat next to us, offered us private dances, and when we declined still asked if it was ok to sit next to us and chat for a while! The dances themselves cost 10,000 Hungarian Forints (just shy of 30) but you can do anything you want outside of touching them between their legs. Sucking on their nipples, grabbing their asses, I even had a girl touching me through my jeans.. all in all, we could have no complaints.. We never got to Marilyn's, but the fact it's a "no touch bar" means that it's no different to the clubs we have back home and hence there was no incentive for us to go there...

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 13, 2007
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