The best open air bars
Rooftop bars are the hippest locations in summer. What could be better than to enjoy the view of Vienna over a good cocktail. Perfect for a sundowner is the Atmosphere Rooftop Bar on the roof of the Ritz-Carlton Vienna on Vienna's Ringstrasse. The Italian dolce vita is being celebrated here this year. Italian cuisine classics are served with refreshing signature drinks like the Negroni Frizzante under the motto "La Grande Bellezza". It's a summer evening straight out of a fairytale.
Another very different view of the city can be had from the Aurora Rooftop Bar at the Hotel Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere. There is a sensational view of the Belvedere from the cocktail bar on the 16th floor. Nordic design, Nordic bar food and unusual drinks surprise visitors here.
The Lamée Rooftop bar also exudes a pure summer mood. Guests here enjoy excellent cocktails, spritzer variations, and home-made lemonades with a fabulous view of St. Stephen's Cathedral. The colorful furniture also exudes a good mood.
Vienna's most musical rooftop bar can be found on the roof of the Jaz in the City hotel in Mariafhilf, the 6th district. The entire hotel is dedicated to laid-back musical sounds – including the rooftop bar mariatrink, which has a 360-degree view of Vienna.
On the roof of Hotel Motto on Mariahilfer Strasse is the restaurant Chez Bernard, which also has a smart rooftop bar. Like the restaurant itself, the roof terrace is also a green oasis. With a cocktail in hand, you can enjoy the view all the way to Vienna's vineyards.
Back at street level is the HeldenBar. Surrounded by palms and orange trees, you can drink the cocktails here in front of the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna), directly on Heldenplatz. A wide range of themed evenings provide variety throughout the summer.
The summer outlet of the Kleinod cocktail bars can be found in the Stadtpark. Wonderful cocktails and pizza create a Mediterranean flair at the Kleinod Stadtgarten.Trees give shade against the summer heat, a relaxing and yet trendy green oasis in the middle of the city.