Located just off of Király street, this place should be nothing special at all. It is basically a renovated parking lot with a building that has a small bar, your typical gravel filled old garden or yard that gets converted into parking lots in Budapest like every other day. The street it is on houses about three other bars as well, and is known as a party street- so nothing special here, right?
Scooping up the digestible elements of what no one else booked, and what simply does not have a space in Budapest
Wrong. What differentiates this place from all other places is the awesome goings on that they house. Knowing their limitations, they do not try and put on gigs that will attract thousands of people, nor do they host parties that everyone is interested in, but it is the only place in town where you can see a jazz trio from Brazil play Ornette Coleman covers on a Tuesday night. Scooping up the digestible elements of what no one else booked, and what simply does not have a space in Budapest, they present interesting but not too nerdy, but definitely off shows, DJs and live acts every day of the week.
Mika Tivadar has become famous because of its Monday sessions, which are unique. Every other bar is also open on Monday, and also has drinks and what not, but few people make Monday night an event; that is kind of the provincial style of Budapest. Mika knows that in a city of 2 million, with more and more tourists blowing the numbers up as well, it is well worth it to house a live act or a DJ for this day as well; after all, someone has got to be down to drink, right? Right! The only place with tons of people out on a Monday, Mika is tons of fun at any other given day as well. Give it a go, if you are in the mood for something a little different.