The story so far

It hasn’t always been this way. Our love for steampunk evolved in the last few years and after a whole lot of brainstorming, planning and sleepless nights all of our ideas manifested in building and designing this magnificent bar, Wattson. The previous place was simply called Rizsa but now we won’t tell you why.

It opened its gates in 2007 and after 10 years of operation we came to an agreement that we’re in need of a change. When inventing the new style we were thinking about a bunch of opportunities while the main focus remained for the place to stand out from the mass of drink-a-beer-with-a-shot-then-leave pubs which already flood the inner city, especially Király street.

The steampunk style is easily recognized, conspicuous and intriguing. Fans of this subgenre find their way in to Wattson almost automatically and everyone else interested in some eclectic, anachronistic sci-fi or just a drink might peek in and spend some time with us. Whichever you are, we are waiting for you.

Steampunk Pub

The theme is extraordinary and eccentric as Steampunk itself. Sitting around our tables feels like an imaginary trip on a locomotive accompanied by lords wearing top hats. Lamps hanging on copper tubes surrounded by clockwork themed wallpapers take you to an anachronistic, yet eclectic travel in time.

The industrial turmoil is not over! Pumps, horns and pressure meters decorate the walls along with a whole bunch of gears and springs while all our beverages offered at the bar are lined up straight in a rigid metal compartment. The amount of spare parts all around and some sips of our best drinks make you actually believe the whole place is working.

Steampunk style

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that includes technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre.

The origins of what we know today as “Steampunk” began, along with Science Fiction as a whole, in the early years of the Scientific Romances, Victorian penny dreadfuls, and Jules Vernes Voyages Extraordinaires.

Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century British Victorian era or American Wild West, in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.

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Wattson bar

Budapest, Király u 61, 1077

Open: M-Sat 16:00 - 02:00

+36 30/829-1343 info@wattsonbar.com
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