Nightlife options in Budapest abound, from music lounges and jazz venues to trendy bars and nightclubs. New clubs open up throughout the city all the time, particularly in the areas around IX Raday utca and VII Liszt Ferenc tér. There are a number of party venues throughout the city with the busiest areas generally being districts 5, 6 and 9. There isn't always an entry fee at the door in Budapest's bars and nightclubs but some places will charge a few euros if there is an international DJ or live performance scheduled.
For the high rollers in Budapest, there are a number of casinos to enjoy in the luxury hotels between the Elizabeth and Chain bridges on Dunakorzó.
Hungary takes pride in its performing arts and those with more cultural inclinations will find Budapest a glorious city for opera, ballet, theatre and classical concerts: great venues include the Palace of the Arts, the National Theatre, the Budapest Opera and the Academy of Music, among others.
The legal drinking age is 18 in Hungary, but the law is seldom enthusiastically enforced in Budapest's bars.
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