FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 - Visit to HARDCORE CYCLING VENUE
I know this bar for 10-15 years. To be honest although it changes in a slow pace it always does so towards something unlike anything else in town. There was even a Kornél Mundruczó movie shooting here in 2016... title: Jupiter's Moon (2017)
This very lively, but sincerely old fashioned pub in the heart of Budapest has it's own unique story!
After dozens of decades this undoubtedly rough establishment recently found a chance to be reborn in the XXI. century.
Not wanting to live up to the sterile standards of the time it became a hideout for cycle freaks, delivery gangs, riksha madmen and other hooligans. Since most of the old regulars simply died out the youngsters just took over!
Bikes being repaird among drinking folks! Cheap as fuck alcohol! Wine served in a traditional fashion (stored in containers within the counter)! Wild dogs barking in the basement! Heads hitting the tables as tired worker class cyclists give in to gravity (and to a few drinks more as needed)!!! Bukowski would lick all his fingers! An his 10 toes!
For more visit: https://kocsma.blog.hu/2013/06/04/villany-siklosi_borozo
Takes from (mentioned above) Kornél Mundruczó movie Jupiter's Moon:
Meeting on Mikszáth Kálmán tér in the evening hours... to ride to the hidden bar through town afterwards.
Starting coordinates: Mikszath Kalman ter, Budapest 1088, Hungary
We will be gathering in this little café: LUMEN, Mikszáth Kálmán tér 2.
The square is known for the writer it's named after as well as the Semmelweis University Central Library, Mikszáth Gyógyszertár (Pharmacy), some nice facades, once was beautiful courtyards and a wide variety of establishments (old and new, many renamed since the early 1990s, some are still considered fairly underground). Examples:
Zappa bistro, Mikszáth Kálmán tér 2.
Trafik Klub, Mikszáth Kálmán tér 2.
or Nothin' But The Blues - étterem és söröző, which turned posh since the tourist boom.
Budapest 1088, Krúdy Gyula u. 6.
Don't confuse the reopened LUMEN with the new (bigger) installment:
Lumen Café, Horánszky u. 5. _nearby
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Balkányi László - WLB
Bikeinfantry - I see you were in Jupiter's Moon!
Working on it a bit and receiving cameo
As said here: https://www.waffenradforums.net/index.php?p=/discussion/353/bicycles-in-front-of-workshops-in-hungary-boltok-es-biciglik-magyarorszag#latest
Our prize destination is a place named after a southern wine region of Hungary with Siklós - a prominent castle village part of the name - in the center. In the illustrations below we can see the wine tasting trail of the region.
The bar in the past:
The bar nowadays:
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So we have a date. We're gonna meet on 26th this month!
START @ Lumen
Address: Budapest 1088, Mikszáth Kálmán tér 2.
AND NOT in (the nearby and interconnected) Lumen Café!!!
Address: Budapest 1085, Horánszky u. 5.
See you in a few days guys!
Meeting tomorrow 20:30 in LUMEN on Mikszáth tér
PICTURES OF THE EVENT
Meeting - late autumn, 3 / 5 hardcore members being present
Snapshot on the move of open air 1960-1980s Hungarian Police Car exhibition
Riding towards the pub finding a late night card game club
An entire division of bikes parked outside the broken down authentic Budapest bar
Locking steeds and diving into the night # covered by dirty glass
Bike delivery people, struggling intellectuals and a few alcoholics here and there
Talking about alchohol: these two types of Hungarian beers you rarely get by now
Folks inhabiting the establishment
Home made "Palinka" (basically the Hungarian equivalent of Schnapps) # horse kick into the face
Bumping into József V., graphic designer from the 1970s - he is riding a bike from the outskirts downtown with one leg (the other is a protheses)
One of many student girls to join our conversation
Improvisation in the Men's Room
No comment needed
Local graffiti referring most probably to a 1969 movie called "Tanú": The Witness
1969 ‧ Drama/Comedy ‧ 1h 45m
Tech guys... fun
Industrial alpinists dropping their heavy load of roaps to engage some booze
Closing time, last rounds
Bicycles of WAFFENRADFORUMS.NET outside the bar ready to roll
After-party in Klub Vittula...
... underground faces... wild dancing...
... dann hatten wir Spass! (then we had fun)