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Vienna’s vibrant nightlife is a big draw for this Austrian city. To help you find the best places to visit (and stay) for a great cocktail, check out Contributor Gina Baksa’s list of the top Vienna hotel bars for memorable food and drink experiences
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While Vienna is best known for its coffee shops and cakes, there’s a wild nightlife scene to explore, too, in this funkiest of cities. From traditional Austrian taverns to chic wine bars or dimly lit basement dives, there’s a bar in Vienna to suit every taste. Wine and beer are de rigeur here, and visitors will find every brand imaginable, including many international options.
Vienna also boasts some excellent hotel bars, too. These classy cocktail joints make an excellent starting point for a night of revelry on the town… or, heck, even a quiet night cap before fun and games in your own room.
Here are some of our favourite Vienna hotel bars and (plus a few great Vienna rooftop bars) for you to sample as you enjoy your stay in this beautiful city.
The Very Best Vienna Hotel Bars
Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere – A Concept by Hyatt
This sophisticated Vienna hotel offers guests 303 light-filled guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary interiors adorned with modern art and imaginative design touches.
With a convenient central location overlooking the famous Baroque Belvedere, Andaz Vienna has its own dedicated Health and Wellness Centre with a luxurious spa. You may well need to detox here after a night or two at Aurora, one of Vienna’s best rooftop bars located on the 16th floor of the Andaz. Enjoy stunning views over the Belvedere, Stephansdom, and even the Arsenal, and savour the Nordic-themed cocktail menu. Mingle with Vienna’s cool crowd before savouring modern Austrian classics at the hotel’s lobby restaurant Eugen21.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere
Flemings Selection Hotel Wien-City
Its central Josefstadt location makes Flemings Selection Hotel Wien-City an ideal choice for a city break or longer stays. In addition, Vienna Hotel bars of the calibre of Flemings also offer guests a vast – and fine – selection of wines. Choose from local varieties as well as New World selection, alongside superb local beers.
Rooms here are classically elegant: imagine darker woods with earthy temporal colour accents in the furnishings. After a day’s hectic sightseeing and culture, relax before supper in the hotel’s sauna-steam bath and fitness area.
You can walk to the city centre on foot from here, while major sites such as the Hofburg and Parliament are within easy reach.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Flemings Selection Hotel Wien-City
If you’re looking for a well-appointed Vienna hotel with a convenient central location, the Hotel Boltzmann on Boltzmanngasse is the perfect choice. Enjoy drinks outside on the Bamboo terrace, or take a seat at the interior bar. Guests who make a reservation online via the hotel’s home page are also eligible for a complimentary long drink.
Ideally situated close to the Hofburg, university, and the Vienna stock exchange, transport links are excellent, and the hotel is located in a peaceful residential area just 15-minute walk from all the action in the city centre, adjacent to the local tram stop. Each well-appointed room has air conditioning and a safe, while the double room superiors boast a relaxing bathtub – perfect after a busy day’s sightseeing.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hotel Boltzmann
Hotel Bellevue Wien
Many hotels in Vienna Austria have retained their Austro-Hungarian historical architecture, combined with thoroughly modern amenities. The 167-room-and-suite Hotel Bellevue is a case in point.
Built in 1873, following the style of the impressive Ringstrasse hotels, the hotel is ideally located for sightseeing, only a short distance from the Museum of Art and Natural History and the State Opera. On foot, the delightful open spaces of the Baroque Augarten are nearby, as is the Liechtenstein Park.
Enjoy Viennese coffee, delicious deserts, and a generous selection of wines, beers and spirits in the bar with its old-style furnishings that hark of a more genteel era. Breakfasts are hearty and the air-conditioned rooms are spacious and comfortable.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hotel Bellevue Wien
Hotel Das Opernring
Located in the heart of Vienna, almost opposite the State Opera House, Hotel Das Opernring is an ideal base to explore the Austrian capital. Most major sightseeing is within walking distance with public transport directly outside the building. Enjoy great views from its 47 rooms and junior suites – with balcony – many of which look out over the Ringstrasse.
The amusingly monikered restaurant bar here is called Said The Butcher To The Cow. Iagine a fine selection of Viennese wines and beer, alongside trad and modern food. The hotel even boasts its own nightclub, the Platzhirsch. Head down to the basement for fun and frolics, where guests enjoy free entrance.
Privately owned, the hotel’s Art Deco style remains evident in the staircases and front of house, and especially in the grand third-floor breakfast room.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hotel Das Opernring
Hotel Imlauer Wien
The family-owned Hotel Imlauer serves up a welcoming mix of old-world charm with modern amenities in its 117 rooms and suites. We love the junior suite with terrace – yes it has a Nespresso machine – and very effective air conditioning, as well as the spacious duplex suite.
Enjoy a sundowner on your own terrace here or pop down to the hotel’s friendly Nepomuk Bar in the glass-roofed inner courtyard and relax after sightseeing – or work – with a long drink before dinner. More relaxation is on offer at the in-house sauna and fitness area.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Hotel Imlauer Wien
Lindner Hotel am Belvedere
The fabulous Lindner Hotel am Belvedere is, at its name suggests, located at the heart of the action with the famous Belvedere palace, botanical gardens, and all the pleasures of downtown Vienna within seconds of the front door.
Choose from 219 rooms and suites – we especially love the Wellness Suite which boasts its own sauna and whirlpool tub – most with superb views over the Belvedere itself.
The hotel’s own Bar Canaletto pays homage to Viennese pastries and coffee, not to mention a splendid wine list with local and European varieties, snazzy cocktails, and a selection of craft and local beers. Book a table at the Heuriger Am Belvedere tavern with its selection of Austrian cuisine and superb service.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Lindner Hotel am Belvedere
Hotel Brauhof Wien
Hotel Brauhof Wien is one of the most celebrated hotels in Vienna due to the fact it has its very own brewery in the basement. Head down for a tasting of this spectacular local brew and enjoy people watching from the street-side terrace or the beer garden. The Brauhof’s industrial-chic restaurant serves delicious Austrian food – we recommend the onion soup – and has a laid-back vibe.
Rooms are modern and stylish, with luxurious furnishings, cool lighting, and trendy prints on the walls, alongside many original architectural features. Breakfast is included in the price and guests can make use of 24-hour check-in and luggage storage. The closest metro stop is just outside and will whisk you to the centre in around 10 minutes.
Rates & Reservations: For further details, visit www.brauhof-wien.at
25hours Hotel Wien beim Museums Quartier
Paying homage to the city’s reputation as an avant garde centre for arts and entertainment, the circus-themed 25Hours Hotel Wien beim MuseumsQuartier is, as its name suggests, superbly located for access to Vienna’s historic sights, shopping, and the funky 7th district. It’s also a short walk from the Museumsquartier.
Rooms are quirky, vivid, and offbeat, but the 25hours Dachboden Bar is what pulls the punters. A bastion of Vienna’s vibrant nightlife, this Wien rooftop bar is the place to see and be seen. Enjoy a spritzer or cool beer here – the cocktail list is also impressive – and kick back to live DJ sets as you watch the sun set over Vienna from the balcony.
Rates & Reservations: For further details, visit 25Hours Hotel Wien Museums Quartier
Contributor Gina Baksa has enjoyed many a Weizbeer and spritzer in Vienna and is also a big fan of the city’s incredible pastries and cakes!
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