If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Vienna guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Vienna for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like Alcazar Cocktailbar to busy places like Babu that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the 1st District area? No fear - we share all the facts!

Airport - Vie


Located between the beautiful Stadtpark and Wien River, Urania Cafe and Bar is a renovated spot that's a great place to grab eclectic cuisine and great drinks. Dining on the terrace provides spectacular waterside and city views. Inside, tall...  Read More



A beautiful bar with a beautiful view. Relax into one of the comfortable sofas in the evening with a drink and view the illuminated spire of St. Stephen's about 50 meters vis-à -vis. You can lunch and dine here, as well as enjoy cocktails and...  Read More

1st District


Incredibly atmospheric and stylish bar and restaurant, with furnishings, decorations and objets d'art collected from around the world to create an old-English colonial style. Among the regular special events are a "Hemingway Remix" night, "Rat...  Read More

1st District


As well as a good selection of cocktails, the Sky Bar has an impressive list of wines, beers and spirits. If you are going on to dine in the restaurant, you can choose from the "before dinner" cocktails list and there is an "after dinner" list...  Read More

1st District


Enjoy a great night out in one of the major works of Austria's most famous architect, Adolf Loos – this was designed as an American bar by Loos in 1908 following his time as a student in the USA. The building materials include wood, glass,...  Read More

1st District


One of the capital's most famous night spots and a magnet for the rich and famous looking for a good night out and a spot in the next day's society columns. Live music every night from two long-serving bar-singers: Franco Adolfo on Thursdays,...  Read More

Airport - Vie
Barfly's Club


Over 400 cocktails, 400 rums and 1000 whiskeys; snacks to ensure you don't drink on an empty stomach; and a large selection of cigars. Jazz, classics from the Rat-Pack, and cool Latin-American rhythms play in the background to underpin the...  Read More

9th District


Trendy, stylish bar and restaurant, built into the arches of the U6 subway line. Has a cocktail bar with happy hour from 6pm to 10pm, a sushi bar, and an international menu in the restaurant. Sunday brunch features a cold and warm buffet and...  Read More



More than 250 cocktails, from a "Florida Sling" to "Sex on the Beach," plus a good selection of alcohol-free cocktails. Alcazar has a relaxed atmosphere and very stylish design. There are themed events and specially priced cocktails on Saturday...  Read More