Last time, we offered you some nice places in Budapest to find surprises for your partner. You may think we aren’t thinking of you, but that’s simply not true! Here are the best shops to buy cigars, drinks, and fashion pieces for a real gentleman.
You may not be a smoker, but having a cigar is a totally different experience to puffing on an ordinary cigarette. Here, in Budapest, surrounded by all that European history, you may develop the desire to smoke, or, if you are already a cigar enthusiast, to try what our countryhas tooffer. The best shop to find good cigars, humidors, and even special drinks is Cigar Tower. In the heart of the city, this is a sanctuary for smokers. Extra tip: ask for help, the sellers are experts and are happy to advise you.
Where: 1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7-8.
Gallwitz Pipa – The atmosphere of old times
This shop is pure history. Gallwitz was established in 1880 and has been through many ups and downs in its 136-year history . During the Second World War, the shop was bombed and during the communist era it was nationalized, but the family took it back, and rebuilt the business. Now, this is one of the few places where you can buy real handmade pipes and accessories and feel the atmosphere of old Budapest. Extra curiosity, here is Gallwitz’s commercial from 1945.
Where: 1052 BUDAPEST, RÉGI POSTA utca 7-9.
From the outside, this looks like a simple 24-hour store from the corner, but it’s a real delicatessen inside. The owner’s philosophy is to find the best and the most special products, and to put a smile on everyone’s face as they enter the shop. He stocks exotic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hand-made pastries, and much more. Extra tip: They are open 24/7.
Culinaris is the best gourmet shop in Budapest, with premium products from all over the world, and maybe the best wine and cheese selection in town. If you buy cigars in Cigar Tower, this is the best place to find some nice whiskey to go with it. Extra tip: They have a restaurant as well.
Where: 1055 Budapest, Balassi Bálint utca 7.
We have already offered you cigars, food and drink, what else could you possibly need? Fashion. The suit is the ultimate symbol of a man, and here we have a store that has over 25 years of experience in dressing elegant gentlemen. Mister Férfi’s mission is to sell premium garments at an affordable price both for the office and for special occasions. Extra tip: ask for some fashion advice in the shop.
Where: 1056 Budapest, Irányi utca 1.
Attila is an award-winning shoe manufacturer of hand-sewn shoes. He practically grew up in a shoe workshop, where he learned to love the profession with all the beauty and struggle that go with it. He continued the family tradition and established his own store. If you have a unique suit, this is the place to find a pair of shoes to match. Extra tip: Order yourself some individually sized shoes.
Where: 1052 Budapest, Váci utca 10.