Bars in Vienna

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Nightlife in Vienna ranges from high-end to underground. If upscale cocktails are your thing, look for a bar in one of the Ringstrasse’s famous hotel... Read More

Nightlife in Vienna ranges from high-end to underground. If upscale cocktails are your thing, look for a bar in one of the Ringstrasse’s famous hotels. For a true sense of the juxtaposition within the city, visit the two Red Bars (Die Rote Bars). One is atop of the Volkstheater—a cabaret built in the 19th century. The other is in the Hotel Sacher and attracts visitors of all stripes.

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  • Badeschiff Wien

    Dancers let loose at this pulsing club floating on the Donau canal. Prepare for a late night here—the party goes on through the wee hours. Read More

  • Brut

    Brut is many things, including outré cabaret (check your prudishness at the door). The club is considered one of the preeminent homes for avant garde... Read More

  • Das Loft Bar & Lounge

    High above the city, on the top floor of the Jean Nouvel–designed Sofitel, this bar boasts an incredible ceiling mural by Pippiloti Rust. After dark, in... Read More

  • Die Rote Bar

    This Rote Bar is one of Vienna's best-kept secrets. The bar itself—decorated completely in red—sits on top of the Volkstheater. Performances here are... Read More

  • Fluc

    One of Vienna's underground electronic music scene's favorite venues, Fluc is just outside the gates of the Prater. Expect a rotating cast of excellent... Read More

  • Halbestadt

    Under the Otto Wagner–designed arches of the Gürtel, this bar eschews the pounding beats of its neighbors for convivial conversation, sleek design, and... Read More

  • Kleines Cafe

    Franziskanerplatz may be the most picturesque square in a city that does not lack for photo ops. This tiny, traditional café set in the heart of the... Read More

  • Loos Bar

    Also known as the "American bar," Loos Bar is decorated in 1950s style with green-leather banquets and a parquet ceiling. The bar is an intimate, iconic... Read More

  • Motto am Fluss

    Motto am Fluss is a restaurant with many identities (from breakfast spot to bar), depending on the time of day. But its best attribute is its location,... Read More

  • Porgy and Bess

    Vienna, best known for classical music, actually has a vibrant jazz scene as well. This First District club is a favorite of jazz fans. Read More

  • Radio, the Label Bar

    This is the place to go for those who like to shop while they drink. Radio, the Label Bar, is a self-described "Berlin-style" bar that sells not only... Read More

  • Rhiz

    With a look that combines New York's East Village circa 1983 and 19th-century design, this is one of Vienna's best spots for electronic music, tall... Read More

  • Top Kino Bar

    This bar at the entrance of an 1960s-era art-house theater is a destination in and of itself: you'll find vintage sofas, philosophy students, and plenty... Read More

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