Can You Buy Alcohol at Szechenyi Baths?

One of the questions we get from tourists is if you can buy alcoholic beverages, most notably beer at Szechenyi Baths? In short the answer is yes, you can if you are over 18.

Szechenyi Baths - Drinking Alcohol
Szechenyi Baths – Drinking Alcohol

In the building of Szechenyi Spa Baths there is a simple cafeteria, which sells not only hot and cold meals and foods, but also soft drinks and beers / wines / cocktails (not outstanding Belgian beers of exquisite French wines, so do not raise your expectations, the cafe sells simple alcoholic beverages in cans and plastic glasses (as you can see it in the photo of the bath).

Szechenyi Baths strives to provide an environment where no accidents with glasses and bottles can happen, so real glass products are not allowed to be sold on the premises (maybe the exception is champagne on New Year’s Eve and Day).

Let us quickly add that alcohol dehydrates, so please make sure that you drink plenty of water in hot weather. It is prohibited to behave unruly and drunken in Szechenyi Baths, but there is no problem with drinking beers or wines in a civilised relaxed manner.

Please note that getting drunk does not only affects your behaviour but may cause serious health problems (drunken people are not recommended to swim either in cold or in warm water – the effect of lots of alcohol is just like having heart problems or being generally in a weak physical condition and risking cardio problems by entering into water).

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28 comments

  1. Hi, Can you please send me the drinks menu. Thanks

  2. Hi where do you leave your clothes sand personal belongings, and could you send tge drinks menu please.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Dessie,
      you can leave your belongings in the locker or in the cabin, depending on your chosen ticket type.
      Drinks can be purchased at the cafeteria inside the Baths. I am afraid we cannot provide you a drink list. Thank you for your understanding.

  3. Hi! We are looking forward to visit Szechenyi Spa Baths in about 10 days.
    I will book my tickets online. I find the links you provide on your websites very informative. But i have a couple of questins, just to make sure i understand everything correctly.

    – You say that we can bring our own food and drinks. Does this include alcohol? (if it is not in glass containers). And also. Can we enjoy our food and drinks by the pools, or do you have restricted areas for consuming ?
    – We are thinking about booking tickets that include the bath kit. This is for purchase, and to keep. Not rental?
    – If we (3 people) want a taxi transfer from hotel to the bath, do we have to pay this for each person, or can one of us book the car (included in ticket) for all 3 to use. ?

    I hope you can reply my questions.
    Thank you.

    Best regards.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Lisa,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks (alcohol as well), and can be consumed anywhere outside the pools.
      If you purchase a Bath Kit, you can keep the items that are included (towels, flipflop, etc.), it is not for rental.
      The Taxi Transfer is included in “Bath Kit Package 5” for the price of HUF 17,900 per person. Unfortunately the taxi transfer price is not per car, but per person, therefore it needs to be paid by all members of the group.

  4. Hi,
    I have just booked two tickets for Bath+Cabin, I got a paypal confirmation – is that to be used as ticket at the spa? Please confirm.

    Thanks.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Aditi,

      the confirmation email has already been received by you, as per your latest email.

      Have a great time in Szechenyi Baths.

  5. Hello:

    We are buying a BudapestCard which offers 20% off at Szechenyi. To use this discount, do we queue and purchase or can we use this discount online to avoid queuing? I’d love to be able to pre-purchase our tickets/cabins/towels using the discount. Thank you.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Jamie,

      I am afraid, the Budapest Cards cannot be used for online booking, they can only be used on the spot, when buying your ticket in the spa.
      Thank you for your understanding.

  6. Hi going here in April and wondering how much drinks are? Thankyou

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hi Lyn,

      Thank you for your question.

      Please see some of the drink prices below (prices in Hungarian Forint currency)
      Mineral Water
      Mineral water (still, sparkling) – 0,33l 500,-

      Soft drinks
      Pepsi Cola, Light; 7UP, Canada Dry, Schweppes Orange; Tonic – 0,25l 550,-
      Juices (Apple 100%, Pineapple, Orange, Peach, Tomato) – 0,1l 250,-
      Ice Tea (lemon, peach) – 0,1l 250,-
      Lemonade (lemon, elderflower, strawberry) 990,-

      Bottled Beers
      Borsodi lemon/zitrone ; Staropramen – 0,5l 850,-
      Stella Artois; Stella Artois alcohol-free – 0,5l 850,-
      Leffe Dark – 0,33l 1100,-
      Hoegaarden – 0,33l 1100,-

      Draft Beer
      Borsodi – 0,5 l 850,-
      Borsodi – 0,3 l 600,-

      Aperitifs
      Martini Bianco, Extra Dry, Rosso – 0,08l 990,-
      Campari – 0,08l 990,
      We wish you a wonderful time in Budapest!

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