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Biboros Bar

Young, cheap and quite cool

Biboros is quite a cool place for a small, provincial town with not many cool places. It attracts a mainly young crowd, many who attend the local third level institution Eszterházy Károly Föiskola.

Biboros, which translates as Cardinal, gets its name from Verancsics Antál (1504-1578), Eger's bishop, who dined here regularly often treating himself to that Hungarian favourite töltött káposzta (stuffed cabbage) washed down with some fine Eger wine.

He left Eger when made Archbishop of Esztergom, the highest ecclesiastical office in Hungary. Later he was appointed a cardinal hence the bar's name.

Biboros hosts live music in its courtyard throughout the summer months

As well as providing students and other young people with beer and other intoxicating substances, Biboros also hosts live music events in its courtyard during the summer months. You can check their webpage or inquire in person as to upcoming events. 

The interior of the bar is not especially pleasing, but a few drinks will soon rectify this. The staff, in my experience, are young and friendly and the prices reasonable.

There is also the opportunity to engage in a game of darts (a relative novelty in Hungary) or csocsó (table football). The latter is incredibly popular in Hungary possibly as a consequence of their real football being such a travesty

If you are feeling hungry then you will need to move on, as Biboros does not serve food besides the usual bar snacks. There is, however, a pizzeria right next door so you won't have far to stumble.

Opening hours and other info.

Unlike a lot of bars in Eger, Biboros stays open until the small hours.

  • Monday-Friday: 11.00-03.00
  • Saturday: 13.00-03.00
  • Sunday: 15.00-00.00

There is no admission fee, which means that it can get very crowded, particularly in the summer

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