Vienna nightlife

Vienna: nightlife and clubs

Nightlife Vienna: behind the postcard images and fairytale atmospheres, the Austrian capital hides its alternative and wild face, made up of parties, music and lots of fun. Small clubs and quality music are the ingredients of the Viennese nightlife. Here is our guide to the best nightclubs in Vienna.

Vienna nightlife

Vienna is world famous for its history and its endless attractions and monuments. The Austrian capital is often associated with classical music (just mention names such as Mozart and Strauss), great opera productions and historical museums, not least for the famous Sacher cake.

Behind its artistic and cultural heritage, Vienna also hides a young and fun soul that manifests itself with a sparkling nightlife. Orderly and exquisite, Vienna's nightlife is concentrated in discos and clubs with live music, as well as in jazz clubs and typical Austrian taverns, where wine and beer flow freely.

Nightlife Vienna by night
Vienna nightlife: Vienna at night

Even if it is not at the level of the great European capitals, such as London and Berlin , Vienna's nightlife is refined and exciting . The Austrian capital has become an unmissable destination for electronic music fans and boasts prestigious clubs that offer DJ sets with the best Austrian and international DJs. Even if the clubs in Vienna are generally small, the musical quality is of a high level : techno beats and dance music of great quality, electronic sounds and parties in unusual locations where you can dance until late at night.

in Vienna open relatively early , around 10pm, and close around 4am, although some clubs stay open until 6am. If you're not tired of partying yet, there are some afterparty clubs that open around eight in the morning. The entrance fee to the clubs varies a lot depending on the night or event.

Nightlife Vienna nightclubs
The discos of Vienna

If, on the other hand, disco nights aren't your thing, you can head to one of Vienna's many live music venues , or go for a good beer in a traditional pub. The pubs, traditional taverns and breweries of Vienna are always well attended and at night they come alive with young and old who gather for a nice drink. Almost all bars in Vienna offer excellent local Austrian beers, along with wines produced from local vineyards. Bratislava only an hour away by train , which also hosts a good offer of nightlife.

Vienna's districts and nightlife

Nightlife in Vienna is concentrated in various districts located in different parts of the city.

One of the main areas of Vienna dedicated to nightlife is known as the Bermuda Triangle ( Bermuda Dreieck ), located in the heart of the historic center, near the Danube Canal. This area, historically dedicated to the textile trade, began to become popular with revelers starting from the 1980s with the opening of the Krah-krah fb_icon_tiny (Rabensteig 8, Wien) , furnished in the style of the old Austrian taverns. Today this area is very lively and frequented until late at night by students and tourists, thanks to the presence of numerous clubs and pubs offering excellent beer, local cuisine and live music.

Nightlife Vienna Bermuda Triangle
Vienna nightlife: Bermuda Triangle

The Danube Canal ( Donaukanal ) turns into a party area during the summer and is a popular meeting place for Vienna's 20s. During the summer months, the canal-side promenades are always bustling with activity and there are numerous beach and water bars, such as the Badeschiff fb_icon_tiny , a bar located on a barge moored along the canal which is also very popular during the winter. .

Vienna DonauKanal nightlife
Nightlife Vienna: the Danube Canal (DonauKanal)

Vienna's coolest nightclubs and clubs are located under the Art Nouveau arcades of the elevated metro in the Gürtel , just outside the historic city center. This is undoubtedly one of the best nightlife areas in Vienna where you can dance and party until late. Characterized by an urban underground atmosphere, here are the best clubs in Vienna , which offer musical genres for all tastes, from electronic music, house, indie, to punk, britpop and groove rhythms. If you happen to be in Vienna towards the end of August, do not miss the Gürtel Night Walk , a large outdoor party organized by local clubs, attended by thousands of young people and music until late in the morning.

Nightlife Vienna Gürtel
Nightlife Vienna: the Gürtel district

Vienna's nightlife is also particularly lively around its markets. Vienna's most famous market, the Naschmarkt , is one of the liveliest night areas in the Austrian capital. This area is full of cafes, trendy restaurants and bars frequented by many young Viennese, such as the Naschmarkt Deli (Naschmarkt Stand 421–436, Linke Wienzeile, Wien) : among excellent DJ sets, music and cocktails, it is the ideal bar for those looking for a party night without the hustle and bustle of a nightclub. Also not to be missed is the Prater , an immense amusement park very popular in the evening and full of cafes, restaurants, buffets and food kiosks.

Nightlife Vienna Naschmarkt
Vienna nightlife: Naschmarkt

For a more relaxing evening, head to the Museumsquarter : during the day it represents one of the most culturally important areas of the Austrian capital, while at night it turns into a meeting place thanks to the presence of numerous quiet restaurants and cafes.

Nightlife Vienna Museumsquartier
Nightlife Vienna: the Museum Quarter (Museumsquartier)

Events in Vienna

Summer is the best time to visit the Austrian capital, as the city hosts numerous cultural and musical events. The Donauinselfest is a large open air festival, with music concerts ranging from rock to folk and which takes place every year towards the end of June, while in autumn the city hosts the Waves Vienna , an alternative and rock music festival.

Jazz music lovers should not miss the famous International Jazz Festival ( JazzFest Wien ) which takes place in the early summer and attracts thousands of fans, as well as hosting a good range of live jazz venues.

Nightlife Vienna JazzFest Wien
Vienna nightlife: JazzFest Wien

For a classic evening in Vienna, book tickets for the Wiener Staatsoper , the most famous Viennese theater. The theater boasts a dense program of events such as opera performances, classical ballets and theatrical productions, and it is here that the famous New Year's concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra , one of the most famous and prestigious in the world.

Nightlife Vienna Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna nightlife: Wiener Staatsoper

Some museums in Vienna stay open until 10pm and offer the opportunity to dine inside. For example, starting at 7.00 pm it is possible to dine on the top floor of the Natural History Museum , delighting yourself with a seafood dinner and admiring the splendid view. The Schönbrunn Palace organizes evenings with concert and dinner based on typical dishes to combine with the tourist visit of the palace. Original events that allow you to see the sights of Vienna and at the same time taste the local gastronomic specialties.

The magic of Christmas comes on instead at the town hall square (Rathausplatz), where the classic traditional Vienna Christmas market , as well as hosting a large ice rink for skating and numerous food stalls offering typical local dishes.

Nightlife Vienna Christmas market
Nightlife Vienna: Vienna's Christmas market

If, on the other hand, you want to treat yourself to a break of relaxation and well-being, you can head to the Vienna Spas , the largest spas in Austria, located in Oberlaa just outside Vienna. There are both indoor and outdoor pools, spa areas, saunas and wellness paths, as well as the presence of numerous bars and restaurants within the spa complex that allow you to spend a complete evening. To reach the Vienna thermal baths, take the U1 underground line to the Oberlaa stop.

Clubs and discos in Vienna

Praterdome fb_icon_tiny
(Riesenradplatz 7, Wien) Open Thursday to Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00.
An unmissable destination for Vienna's nightlife is the Praterdome, the largest nightclub in all of Austria . With its two floors, four dance floors and over 10 bars, this huge club offers an unforgettable party atmosphere. The vast musical selection ranges from House to electronic, techno and trance music, to move on to R'n'B, soul and 70s, 80s, 90s and Latin American rhythms. The best time of the evening is midnight, when the two dance floors come together with an incredible laser light show and movable walls, transforming the club into one huge dance floor.

Nightlife Vienna Praterdome
Vienna nightlife: Praterdome

Babengerger Passage fb_icon_tiny
(Burgring 3, Wien) Open Thursday to Saturday from 11pm to 6am.
Located in what used to be a pedestrian underpass, Babenberger Passage is famous for its striking and eclectic interior design and futuristic setting. It is located in the heart of the city, right next to one of the most famous boulevards of the Austrian capital, and has become one of the landmarks of Vienna's nightlife . The club has three main bars, a state-of-the-art lighting system and a fantastic sound system. The music that is played varies from day to day and is a great mix between Disco, RnB, House and of course some fine electro melodies. In addition, Passage has had the honor of hosting some of the greatest world stars such as Timbaland, Craig David, Axwell and Martin Solveig. Girls here tend to dress in heels, and many guys wear suits or at least an evening shirt, so dress smart to get past the stiff selection at the entrance.

Nightlife Vienna Babengerger Passage
Vienna nightlife: Babengerger Passage
Nightlife Vienna Babengerger Passage girls
Beautiful girls at the Babengerger Passage nightclub in Vienna

Flex fb_icon_tiny
(Augartenbrücke 1, Wien) Open Monday to Wednesday from 19.00 to 2.00, Thursday from 17.00 to 6.00, Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 6.00, Sunday from 17.00 to 2.00.
The Flex is an icon of Viennese nightlife . Open since 1990 and located in a disused underground tunnel along the Danube, the Flex is one of the most famous clubs in Europe and offers one of the best sounds in the city . At one time this club was mainly oriented on rock music, while today it ranges more on techno, dub and drum'n'bass rhythms. There are concerts of all musical genres with internationally renowned artists and young talents. The sound system is famous for its quality and its decibels.

Vienna Flex nightlife
Vienna nightlife: Flex

Pratersauna fb_icon_tiny
(Waldsteingartenstraße 135, Wien) Open Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 6am.
Located in a former sauna from the 60s, the Pratersauna is one of the most popular clubs in Vienna where you can dance to good electronic music in a suggestive location, with a swimming pool that is also open at night, a beach and several dance floors. The music offered is mainly minimal techno and electronic, with live DJs. During the summer, the party spills out into the outdoor garden. An ideal setting for unleashed parties until the morning. The club's bathrooms are also not lacking in originality and are made by local artists. Not to be missed.

Nightlife Vienna Pratersauna
Vienna nightlife: Pratersauna

Grelle Forelle fb_icon_tiny
(Spittelauer Lände 12, Wien) Open Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 6am.
Located on the banks of the Donau Kanal, the Grelle Forelle is one of the best places to listen to electronic music in Vienna and showcases new artists every weekend. The club offers music ranging from House to Techno, up to Minimal and Dubstep, and is a destination for lovers of high quality electronic music. Inside there are two large dance floors that offer plenty of room for dancing. In addition, the entrance is allowed only to those over 21 years old and is to photograph or make videos inside the club. Always very busy on weekends.

Nightlife Vienna Grelle Forelle
Vienna nightlife: Grelle Forelle

Club Schwarzenberg fb_icon_tiny
(Schwarzenbergpl. 7, Wien) Open Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday from 11pm to 6am.
Located in an old cinema, Club Schwarzenberg is a large nightclub in Vienna that focuses on strong visual impact: with a superb design and an excellent lighting and sound system, the club ensures exaggerated party nights. The proposed music ranges from R'n'B, hip-hop and house genres and attracts an audience aged 20 and over.

Vienna Club Schwarzenberg nightlife
Vienna nightlife: Club Schwarzenberg

Volksgarten fb_icon_tiny
(Volksgarten, Wien) Open Thursdays from 21.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 6.00.
Located in the middle of a splendid garden, the Volksgarten is one of the most popular clubs in the Viennese nightlife and also one of the most exclusive and elegant clubs with techno and house music. The spacious nightclub has space for two separate clubs and a large garden where you can cool off on hot nights and admire the futuristic light installations. The Volksgarten is frequented by a more mature crowd and elegant attire is required: be prepared for long lines and selection at the entrance.

Vienna Volksgarten nightlife
Vienna nightlife: Volksgarten
Nightlife Vienna Volksgarten girls
Austrian girls at the Volksgarten in Vienna

A-Danceclub fb_icon_tiny
(Handelskai 94-96, Wien) Open Thursdays from 19.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00.
Located in Millenium City on the banks of the Danube and easily accessible by train or metro, this is the right club for partygoers. There are 2 dance floors: the Danceclub for old and new dance hits, and the Talstation which simulates an Apres-Ski vibe. Every Wednesday there is the After-Job-Party with entrance and buffet and an aperitif from 18:00 to 22:00. Thursday is ladies 'night, and Saturday is singles' night: all singles over 25 receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco.

Nightlife Vienna A-Danceclub
Vienna nightlife: A-Danceclub

Albertina Passage fb_icon_tiny
(Opernring / Operngasse, Wien) Open every day from 19.00 to 4.00.
The Albertina Passage is a restaurant and club that offers haute cuisine, live jazz music and evenings with DJ sets, all immersed in a trendy and futuristic environment, with walls that light up with ever-changing colors. Every weekend there are live jazz performances, while around midnight the resident DJ takes over and revelers can finally dance.

Nightlife Vienna Albertina Passage
Vienna nightlife: Albertina Passage

Fluc + Fluc Wanne fb_icon_tiny
(Praterstern 5, Wien) Located near the Praterstern train station, the Fluc is another pillar of Viennese nightlife . It is dirty and seedy and you will find a lot of very strange people, but also a lot of electronic music that will make you dance all night long. Before 11pm, when the dance floor is still empty, you can sit in the upstairs bar and have a few drinks to start the evening, or relax on the terrace on warm summer evenings. The venue's music ranges from experimental electronic to techno to garage and indie rock, with lots of international artists. It's a great place for people who aren't looking for something too luxurious, but are still looking for a long night full of great quality electronic music. This venue is bustling, loud, crazy, and perfect for an unassuming night of partying.

Nightlife Vienna Fluc + Fluc Wanne
Vienna nightlife: Fluc + Fluc Wanne

Wuk fb_icon_tiny
(Währinger Str. 59, Wien) Located inside an old locomotive factory, the Wuk is a large cultural center that hosts a vast program of events, including theater, dance, exhibitions, evenings with live music, performances of famous DJs and many parties with rock, hip-hop, reggae, house and electronic music.

Nightlife Vienna Wuk
Vienna nightlife: Wuk

Platzhirsch fb_icon_tiny
(Opernring 11, Wien) Open Thursday to Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00.
With a central location right next to the Opera House, Platzhirsch is a club frequented by a young and elegant crowd that offers r'n'b, techno and disco music every weekend. This fun club in Vienna is mostly frequented by students.

Nightlife Vienna Platzhirsch
Vienna nightlife: Platzhirsch

B72 fb_icon_tiny
(Hernalser Gürtel 72-73, Wien) Open Wednesdays from 20.00 to 2.00, Thursdays from 20.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 6.00.
Located under the arches of the old city railway, the B72 is one of the most popular nightclubs in the Gürtel. Arranged on two levels, this club offers live music concerts and evenings with electronic music and r'n'b to party until dawn immersed in a sophisticated environment.

Nightlife Vienna B72
Vienna nightlife: B72

Red Room fb_icon_tiny
(Stubenring 20, Wien) Open Monday to Wednesday 6.00pm to 2.00am, Thursday to Sunday 6.00pm to 4.00am.
Located in the basement of the Comida restaurant, the Red Room is an elegant cocktail bar and club, furnished with mirrors, red velvet everywhere and a bar that prepares excellent cocktails. The proposed music ranges from soul to R'n'B.

Nightlife Vienna Red Room
Vienna nightlife: Red Room

U4 fb_icon_tiny
(Schönbrunner Str. 222-228, Wien) Open Tuesday to Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00.
An internationally renowned club that has had as guests numerous artists of the caliber of Prince, Nirvana, Johnny Depp and many others. Every night there is a different musical genre between r'n'b, hip hop, rock and house, and you can dance until the morning on the two floors of the club.

Nightlife Vienna U4
Vienna nightlife: U4

Roxy Club fb_icon_tiny
(Faulmanngasse 2, Wien) This club in Vienna is suitable for lovers of funky and hip hop music, although it also offers house and disco music. Always very well attended, especially thanks to its lively and party atmosphere.

Vienna Roxy Club nightlife
Vienna nightlife: Roxy Club

The Loft fb_icon_tiny
(Lerchenfelder Gürtel 37, Wien) Open Wednesdays from 19.00 to 2.00, Thursdays from 19.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 4.00.
Located in the Gürtel district, The Loft is one of the youngest clubs in Vienna . It is simple, not too elegant but stylish, offers a versatile program and attracts a very diverse crowd. The bar at the front is open all night with free admission and you can enjoy a nice drink before heading into the club. The two main floors (one upstairs, one in the basement), each with their own bars, host different types of music and, depending on the event, have variable entrance prices. On weekends you will find mostly electronic music, while every other night this place offers a rather wide range of music ranging from House, Hip Hop or Dancehall, rock music events and student parties. Its proximity to all of the Gürtel's bars, clubs and hangouts makes it a very convenient place to spend your party night in Vienna.

Nightlife Vienna The Loft
Vienna nightlife: The Loft

Sass Music Club fb_icon_tiny
(Karlsplatz 1, Wien) Open Thursdays from 23.00 to 6.00, Saturdays from 23.00 to 11.00.
Located right next to Karlsplatz in the center, Sass is an elegant club in Vienna with techno and house music. It is a very popular meeting point for its legendary afterhour, where it is possible to continue dancing until 11.00 on Sunday morning.

Nightlife Vienna Sass Music Club
Vienna nightlife: Sass Music Club

Tanzcafe Jenseits fb_icon_tiny
(Nelkengasse 3, Wien) Open Tuesday to Saturday from 20.00 to 4.00.
Vienna nightclub with an alternative charm. Here the DJs play a mix of funk, soul and pop music beats.

Nightlife Vienna Tanzcafe Jenseits
Vienna nightlife: Tanzcafe Jenseits

Rhiz fb_icon_tiny
(U-Bahnbogen 37, Wien) Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 20.00 to 1.00, Thursday from 20.00 to 2.00, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 6.00.
Vienna's historic nightclub with electronic music, located under the railway arches in the Gürtel area. The club regularly organizes electronic and experimental rock music events with internationally renowned artists.

Nightlife Vienna Rhiz
Vienna nightlife: Rhiz

Bettel-Alm fb_icon_tiny
(Johannesgasse 12, Wien) Open Tuesday to Thursday from 22.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00.
Typical traditional Austrian style bar and restaurant offering large portions of Austrian food, apres-ski type atmosphere and German pop music.

Nightlife Vienna Bettel-Alm
Vienna nightlife: Bettel-Alm

Camera Club fb_icon_tiny
(Neubaugasse 2, Wien) Open Monday to Wednesday from 19.00 to 2.00, Thursday from 19.00 to 6.00, Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 6.00, Sunday from 23.00 to 2.00.
Born in the 1970s, the Camera Club is the oldest club in Vienna . The disco organizes numerous events that are always very popular, with House, Electro, Techno, Drum & Bass, Funk, Hip Hop and Dubstep music.

Nightlife Vienna Camera Club
Vienna nightlife: Camera Club

Elektro Gönner fb_icon_tiny
(Mariahilfer Str. 101, Wien) Open Monday to Wednesday from 19.00 to 2.00, Thursday to Saturday from 19.00 to 4.00.
Discreetly tucked away along the back alley of Mariahilfastrasse, this inconspicuous bar is filled with hidden corners and vibrant street art on the walls. Elektro Gönner is housed in an old electrical equipment shop. It was founded by architects and is not only a nightclub, but also a space for exhibitions, art installations and videos. It works well for both midweek evenings and long weekend evenings with electronic music and great drinks. The division between a bar area, a conversation room, a dance floor and a front courtyard makes it very convenient to change positions, depending on the mood. The focus is on electronic music, House, Hip Hop, but also offers a good dose of experimental and avant-garde classical and jazz music, mostly on Sundays. In the warmer months a summer garden also opens. The place is very popular with architects, musicians and artists.

Nightlife Vienna Elektro Gönner
Vienna nightlife: Elektro Gönner

Arena Wien fb_icon_tiny
(Baumgasse 80, Wien) This club located in a former slaughterhouse is a reference point for social and cultural activities in Vienna. Festivals, film screenings and punk and rock music concerts with international artists are organized here.

Nightlife Vienna Arena Wien
Vienna nightlife: Arena Wien

Jazzclub Porgy & Bess fb_icon_tiny
(Riemergasse 11, Wien) Open every day from 16.00 to 23.00.
Founded in 1993 and capable of hosting up to 350 spectators, the Porgy and Bess is a legendary Vienna jazz club that offers live music evenings with the best Austrian and international jazz musicians.

Nightlife Vienna Jazzclub Porgy & Bess
Vienna nightlife: Jazzclub Porgy & Bess

Chelsea fb_icon_tiny
(U-Bahnbögen 29-30, Wien) Open daily from 18.00 to 4.00.
The first nightclub to open in the Gürtel area, Chelsea is now a very popular club in Vienna . The club offers live concerts of punk music and DJ sets with Britpop music, as well as live broadcasting of the main football matches.

Vienna Chelsea nightlife
Vienna nightlife: Chelsea

Schikaneder fb_icon_tiny
(Margaretenstr. 22-24, Wien) Open Monday to Saturday from 16.00 to 4.00, Sunday from 16.00 to 2.00.
Halfway between a cinema and a bar, the Schikaneder is a multipurpose venue and one of Vienna's alternative meeting points. There are evenings with DJ sets and music ranging from indie-rock to pop, up to house music.

Nightlife Vienna Schikaneder
Vienna nightlife: Schikaneder

Club Titanic fb_icon_tiny
(Theobaldgasse 11, Wien) Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 6.00.
Established in the 1980s, this old school nightclub hosts nostalgic club nights that will keep you dancing until dawn and is always very busy.

Nightlife Vienna Club Titanic
Vienna nightlife: Club Titanic

Club U fb_icon_tiny
(Karlsplatz Künstlerhauspassage Objekt U26, Wien) Wonderfully flamboyant, Club-U draws a mixed crowd. Austrian architect Otto Wagner designed the art nouveau pavilion where the bar is now located, creating a strange combination of classy exterior and crowds of revelers inside. The ground floor has a nostalgic '80s vibe complete with palm trees, neon lights, and sticky floors. The outdoor smoking area is the ideal place to chat over a beer and watch the first light of dawn.

Nightlife Vienna Club U
Vienna nightlife: Club U

Vie i Pee fb_icon_tiny
(Csardastraße 135, Wien) Open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11.00pm to 6.00am.
Located next to the prater, this club offers exclusively hip hop or R'n'B music and is frequented by an international crowd.

Nightlife Vienna Vie i Pee
Vienna nightlife: Vie i Pee

Jazzland fb_icon_tiny
(Franz-Josefs-Kai 29, Wien) Open Monday to Saturday from 19.00 to 24.00.
Inaugurated in 1972, the Jazzland puts on stage the best musicians of the national and international jazz scene. The club also offers a good menu of typical Viennese dishes, as well as a large selection of wines.

Vienna Jazzland nightlife
Vienna nightlife: Jazzland

Viper Room fb_icon_tiny
(Landstraßer Hauptstraße 38, Wien) Two floors below the surface, a world of its own begins within this truly unique club. Time passes quickly as you party, so that you forget the world outside. The club offers evenings with live DJs and concerts of various musical genres: check their homepage for upcoming events as they can range from heavy metal sounds to gay friendly nights. Opening hours also vary depending on the event.

Nightlife Vienna Viper Room
Vienna nightlife: Viper Room

Ra'mien fb_icon_tiny
(Gumpendorfer Str. 9, Wien) Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 to 24.00.
A trendy club with great cocktails and live DJs every day is perhaps not something you would expect in the basement of a Chinese restaurant. But exactly there you can find the Ra'mien . The bar is open from Tuesday to Saturday and there are discounts and special drinks every day. As in any self-respecting Asian club, every Tuesday there is karaoke night.

Nightlife Vienna Ra'mien
Vienna nightlife: Ra'mien

Vienna's bars and pubs

Travel Shack fb_icon_tiny
(Mariahilfer Gürtel 21, Wien) Open daily from 16.00 to 4.00.
Travel Shack is Vienna's most popular backpacker bar . Cheap cocktails and crazy crowded international parties that last until the morning, all immersed in an informal atmosphere with pleasant music and young people who want to have fun. Try the very original shots: there are many and all fun, try to believe!

Nightlife Vienna Travel Shack
Vienna nightlife: Travel Shack

Loco Bar fb_icon_tiny
(Währinger Gürtel 172-174, Wien) Open daily from 19.00 to 4.00.
Very busy little disco bar located in the Gürtel area.

Nightlife Vienna Loco Bar
Vienna nightlife: Loco Bar

Loos American Bar fb_icon_tiny
(Kärntner Durchgang 10, Wien) Open daily from 12.00 to 4.00.
Designed in 1908 by architect Adolf Loos, this American bar has been active and popular for over a century and is always very busy every night. Only 27 square meters in size, Loos is undoubtedly the smallest bar in Vienna. For 110 years, there has been an interesting mix of guests here. The furnishings in wood, glass, brass and onyx create a unique atmosphere and characterize this Viennese place of worship.

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Vienna nightlife: Loos American Bar

First Floor fb_icon_tiny
(Seitenstettengasse 5, Wien) Open every day from 20.00 to 4.00.
Located in the Bermuda Triangle, the First Floor is a unique and refined cocktail bar with a huge aquarium peeking out from behind the counter. Designed in a 1930s style, with cozy chairs and jazzy vibes, this is one of the best cocktail bars in town.

Nightlife Vienna First Floor
Vienna nightlife: First Floor

Onyx Bar fb_icon_tiny
(Stephansplatz 12, Wien) Open daily from 11.00 to 2.00.
With exquisite cocktails, excellent service and the most beautiful view of the city, the Onyx Bar is the most elegant and refined place in Vienna. It is located on the top floor of the Do & Co hotel and enjoys a direct view of Stephansplatz and the St. Stephen's Cathedral. The drinks here are very expensive: a beer costs 10 euros and a mojito 19. The place is often frequented by politicians and celebrities and elegant clothing is required.

Nightlife Vienna Onyx Bar
Vienna nightlife: Onyx Bar

1516 The Brewing Company fb_icon_tiny
(Schwarzenbergstraße 2, Wien) Open daily from 11.00 to 2.00.
Located in the center of Vienna, this brewery offers some of the capital's best beers and excellent local dishes, as well as broadcasting sports events live. Try their artisan Weissbier.

Nightlife Vienna 1516 The Brewing Company
Vienna Nightlife: 1516 The Brewing Company

Blue Mustard fb_icon_tiny
(Dorotheergasse 6-8, Wien) Open Tuesday to Thursday from 17.00 to 2.00, Friday and Saturday from 17.00 to 4.00.
If you are a fan of modern interior design and good cocktails this is the bar for you. The design is a blend of gothic arches with vintage light bulbs and is really perfect for a nice Instagram post. The cocktails cost around 12 euros but are worth the price (many original and well prepared cocktails). It is a perfect place to start the evening as it is located near the historical center of Vienna.

Nightlife Vienna Blue Mustard
Vienna nightlife: Blue Mustard

Puff Bar fb_icon_tiny
(Girardigasse 10, Wien) Open Tuesday to Saturday from 7.00pm to 3.00am.
When you enter this place you will notice a few things: the leather seats, the metal stools, the glass floor, everything has a quite specific touch. An allusion to the times when this place was used by men to meet women who carried out the oldest profession in the world. Today, however, the place is a bar with a special charm, a very fine selection of cocktails and an elegantly designed interior. Perfect for socializing with the locals or relaxing after a day of sightseeing. Each cocktail on the menu comes with its own story and is primarily a self-invented recipe.

Nightlife Vienna Puff Bar
Vienna nightlife: Puff Bar

Mayer am Pfarrplatz fb_icon_tiny
(Pfarrpl. 2, Wien) Open Monday to Saturday from 16.00 to 24.00, Sunday from 12.00 to 24.00.
Family-run traditional Viennese bar and restaurant where you can taste some of the best wines of the Austrian capital. Not to be missed.

Vienna nightlife Mayer am Pfarrplatz
Vienna nightlife: Mayer am Pfarrplatz

Agent Oscar fb_icon_tiny
(Zollergasse 5, Wien) Open Monday to Thursday from 6.30pm to 1.00am, Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 2.00am.
A selection of over 250 different international cocktails and spirits and an American flair make Agent Oscar one of the hippest cocktail bars in Vienna. The name of the bar was inspired by the film character Agent Oscar Wallace in “The Untouchables”. Excellent cocktails.

Nightlife Vienna Agent Oscar
Vienna nightlife: Agent Oscar

Roo Bar fb_icon_tiny
(Hegelgasse 8, Wien) Open Sunday to Wednesday 17.00 to 2.00, Thursday to Saturday 17.00 to 4.00.
Located in the heart of Vienna near Stadtpark, Roo Bar offers Australian beers and wines, as well as delicious homemade burgers, pies and fries, as well as showing major sporting events. Friday nights are reserved for live music, but there are also cabaret and karaoke nights.

Nightlife Vienna Roo Bar
Vienna nightlife: Roo Bar

Sansibar fb_icon_tiny
(Donauinsel, Wien) Open daily from 10.00 to 4.00.
On the Donau Insel right on the water is this hookah, beach club and cocktail bar offering good cocktails at reasonable prices. This place is mostly frequented by Arabs and Turks under 25.

Vienna Sansibar nightlife
Vienna nightlife: Sansibar

Jetzt fb_icon_tiny
(Parhamerpl. 16, Wien) Open Monday to Thursday from 18.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 18.00 to 4.00, Sunday from 18.00 to 2.00.
Probably what makes this bar so special is its atmosphere. Very nice, relaxed and reasonably priced, the Jetzt is a popular meeting place for college students. It is the perfect place to have a good beer, listen to a great mix of music and enjoy an alternative atmosphere in Vienna.

Nightlife Vienna Jetzt
Vienna nightlife: Jetzt

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(Schönbrunner Str. 61, Wien) Open Monday to Friday from 16.00 to 1.00, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 to 1.00.
An old craft shop transformed into a bar. The outdoor garden is furnished with vintage sofas and green plants, and the drinks are not bad. There are always lots of events and, often, even free food!

Nightlife Vienna WerkzeugH
Vienna nightlife: WerkzeugH

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(Schleifmühlgasse 16, Wien) Open Monday to Friday from 7.30 to 22.00, Saturdays from 9.00 to 22.00, Sunday from 9.00 to 20.00.
Located near the Naschmarkt, the Vollpension is a bar decorated in a vintage style, where you can find some relaxation and enjoy a good coffee accompanied by a delicious slice of cake.

Nightlife Vienna Vollpension
Vienna nightlife: Vollpension

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(Lothringerstraße 22, Wien) Open daily from 2.00 pm to midnight.
A tropical breath in the middle of Vienna. This beach bar style place is the perfect place to escape the city life, feel the sand between your toes and feel like you are on vacation. Not only is the area covered in sand, but there are also cabanas, lounge chairs, and umbrellas. It is like a market with small stands where you find all kinds of drinks and snacks. In summer and spring there are several events and even a beach volleyball court.

Nightlife Vienna Sand in the City
Vienna nightlife: Sand in the City

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(Herrmannpark, Obere Weißgerberstraße, Wien) Another beach bar in Vienna where you can relax, drink a good cocktail and participate in a few evenings with live DJs. The atmosphere is great.

Nightlife Vienna Strandbar Herrmann
Vienna nightlife: Strandbar Herrmann

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(Reindorfgasse 10, Wien) Open Monday to Wednesday from 15.00 to 1.00, from Thursday to Saturday from 15.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 15.00 to 23.00.
Authentic Viennese pub with selected Austrian wines, draft beers and many craft beers from around the world. Many Viennese come here after work to have a glass of beer or wine and meet their friends. In the restaurant there are also many books to read for free.

Vienna Reinwein nightlife
Vienna nightlife: Reinwein

Map of clubs, pubs and bars in Vienna