© Kleinod Prunkstück/Niko Mautner Markhof

Vienna's bars are also open

Despite the early closing time, nobody has to go without that much-loved cocktail anymore. During the coronavirus lockdown, we had to get by on a delivery service from Vienna's bars and YouTube tutorials. But a cocktail is only really a cocktail when it is professionally mixed and drunk in a bar.

The bars aren't having an easy time of it at the moment. The social distancing rules and the ban on pouring drinks at the counter are affecting the bar scene the most. Because the present closing time of 11.00 pm is when the bars would normally really get going. And yet Vienna's bars have bitten the bullet and are open. Some of them earlier in the day than usual, inviting guests in for coffee or an aperitif in the afternoon. They're choosing to offer sundowners, light spritzer drinks and serve small snacks. For example, the boutique bar Tür 7 opens its doors at 5.00 pm every Thursday for aperitifs, the Roberto American Bar on Bauernmarkt serves truffle salami and Comté cheese as an aperitif between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm on the days when it's open, and the R&Bar serves tapas with the cocktails.

Let the dolls dance

Some bars have also come up with something extra special. At the Kleinod Prunkstück, for example, mannequins have taken a seat at some of the tables so as to maintain the minimum distance between the guests. Other bars, like the Parfümerie and The Sign Lounge, are continuing to deliver their cocktails to their guests' homes, while other places let you take your last drink home with you due to the early closing time and enjoy the nightcap in the cozy surroundings of your own home.

Other recommendations for Vienna's bar scene:

Please note the changed closing time of 11.00 pm for all bars.
Reservations are recommended.

Tür 7 | Bar

Buchfeldgasse 7, 1080 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 21:00 - 23:00
    • Tu, 21:00 - 23:00
    • We, 21:00 - 23:00
    • Th, 17:00 - 23:00
    • Fr, 21:00 - 23:00
    • Reservation required!
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Roberto American Bar

Bauernmarkt 11-13, 1010 Wien
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Kleinod Prunkstück

Bäckerstraße 4, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 17:00 - 23:00
    • We, 17:00 - 23:00
    • Th, 17:00 - 23:00
    • Fr, 17:00 - 23:00
    • Sa, 17:00 - 23:00
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Die Parfümerie

Neustiftgasse 84, 1070 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Th, 18:00 - 23:00
    • Fr, 18:00 - 23:00
    • Sa, 18:00 - 23:00
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