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Fancy a drink?

The outdoor season is very slowly coming to an end and the time to enjoy a good cocktail in a bar is beginning again. Vienna's bars also have the seating required to be able to comply with the coronavirus regulations (consumption only while seated) and safe distances. 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.

The bar scene in Vienna is known for its high quality. In the past ten years there has been an incredible boom in new venues – from the classic American Bar to trendy concept bars. The range of cocktails, long drinks and spirits is considerable; each bar has its specialties and signature drinks. The design of the bars is also quite impressive. Not to mention the numerous hotel bars which serve not only their own hotel guests special drinks. A tip for this year's Beethoven Year is the Lvdwig Bar in the boutique-style Hotel Beethoven, right near the Theater an der Wien.

Day bars on trend

The bars aren't having an easy time of it at the moment. The social distancing rules and the forbidden consumption while standing are affecting the bar scene the most. And when closing time now comes at 1.00 am, the bar would just be getting going in normal times. 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 light spritzer drinks and serve small snacks.

For example, the boutique-bar Tür 7 serves aperitifs every Thursday from 5.00 pm, the Roberto American Bar on Bauernmarkt serves an aperitif of truffle salami and Comté cheese between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm, the R&Bar opts for tapas to go with the cocktails, and the Moby Dick serves unusual bar food such as Viennese snails. And day bars are also currently experiencing a boom, such as the recently opened Everybody's Darling, a smart new bar on the extension of the luxury Tuchlauben area in the Goldenes Quartier.

Apropos Tür 7: the living room bar was the only bar in Austria to be included in the list of 50 Best Discovery. The new ranking was published this year by the organization "World's 50 Best Restaurants & Bars".

Other recommendations for Vienna's bar scene:

Please note the closing time of 1.00 am for all bars.
Reservations are recommended.

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

Lvdwig Bar at Hotel Beethoven, Vienna

Papagenogasse 6
1060 Vienna

Tür 7 | Bar

Buchfeldgasse 7
1080 Vienna
  • 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!


Roberto American Bar

Bauernmarkt 11-13
1010 Wien

Moby Dick Bar & Eatery

Neustiftgasse 26
1070 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 18:00 - 02:00
    • Tu, 18:00 - 02:00
    • We, 18:00 - 02:00
    • Th, 18:00 - 02:00
    • Fr, 18:00 - 03:00
    • Sa, 18:00 - 03:00

Everybody's Darling Tagesbar

Tuchlauben 22
1010 Wien