Concert boat, cultural venue and restaurant „A38” is moored at the Buda side of Petőfi Bridge. It opened in 2003 and has become one of the most popular event venues of Budapest since then.
A38, that is Artemovsk 38 used to be a Ukrainian stone carrier and its metamorphosis resulted in an iconic cultural center of the capital. Original signature features were kept while a modern and friendly interior was built. Consulting with catering and event organizing specialists allowed for making it well-working entertainment venue.
The planning, permission and construction processes took 2 years. Although it is a moored boat a hundred tons of concrete assures stability, however, bottles are still clinking when the party is peaking.
Throughout more than ten years of history the boat has witnessed around 5000 events, indoors and outdoors with more than 2 million guests. Sponsors of A38 include the Hungarian Electric Works and the Austrian Cultural Forum.
There is a scenic view from aboard over the Millennial Cultural Center with the Palace of Arts (Müpa) and the National Theatre. The peculiar decorative lighting of these buildings makes this experience even more impressive.
By today, A38 has gained an international reputation. It is host to high quality programs, primarily concerts of various styles, such as pop, rock, alternative, jazz and electronic music, but temporary exhibitions also.
First since its remodeling, the boat left Budapest and was taken to Komárom for maintenance and inspection in 2014 and returned a month later. In 2011, A38 won the Best Bar in the World title by a Lonely Planet vote and in 2012, it earned the Best Club award by voters of music portal Electronic Beats. The boat has inspired followers in Békéscsaba too as event boat “B38” opened there in 2015.
- Opening hours:
- Monday-Sunday: 08.00-22.00, or until end of program
- Phone: +36 1 464 39 46
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours:
- Monday-Saturday: 11.00-23.00
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