discos,pubs & Restaurants, Vienna
Bermuda Triangle (Bermuda Dreieck) is small area of narrow streets in the city centre between Ruprechtsplatz and Rabensteig, near Schwedenplatz. It hosts many pubs and clubs and it is nice place to go out at night and during the weekend it gets crowded so it is hard to find a place to sit. Kind of music depends on place and some of the places ocassionali offer life music. I can't recommend any specific place. Usually I went to Krah Krah (it has about 50 brands of beer, 0.5 l Erdinger is 3.3 EUR), but other places are also good.
Dress Code: Casual.
I think this cafe may be part of a chain, but I'm not certain. The branch that I visited is located on the corner of Columbusplatz and Favoritenstrasse, opposite the Columbus Centre shopping mall and a 25 minute walk south of Ringstrasse.
The cafe is laid back and lively, but not in a boisterous way. There is background music and the clientele are largely, but by no means exclusively, under 30s. Groups of friends chat loudly at one table, while at another table there will be someone sipping a coffee and reading a book - a friendly and mixed clientele.
The interior is modern with bright lighting, wooden tables and white cushioned chairs and the bar staff are bright and friendly.
The extensive drinks menu includes a wide selection of coffees and other hot beverages as well as soft drinks, beers, wines, spirits and a selection of cocktails.
I had a large draught Ottakringer beer (cost: 3.10 Euros) and sipped it while perusing my guidebook and listening to the background music (which is at just the right volume to be audible but to make conversation possible).
A nice place to enjoy a beer in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere!
Dress Code: None as far as I could tell.
located by Museumquartier in the center ,"Centimeter" is a great pub ,that reminds me of most of the pubs I'm used to from the Alps . They even play those apres-ski hits that I know. Food is good aswell - if you want to have a beer it's the place to go.
Looking at the website ,I discovered that this is a chain of pubs through Vienna and I bet every other is as good as the one I visited. Recommended!!!
The Centimeter pubs are a great place to visit, a deliscious place to eat, see muy restaurant tips.
But also a great place to sit and enjoy the beers they are serve (at least) 8 beers from tap,
so that is also a bit of a challenge to taste them all in one evening.
And they also have several beers on bottle.
There was a great atmosphere, and a great place to meet locals.
Dress Code: No dress code
Bermuda Brau is located in the Bermuda Triangle, and is a great place to meet people. It is very crowded with the after-work crowd, and then stays pretty crowded throughout the evening. It has been a good starting point when heading out within the Bermuda Triangle.
Dress Code: Casual
This place, which is also listed on my restaurants list, is also great pub to spend time and meet people late at night as this place really come up alive with lots of people and fun They have excellent own beer here and playing good music as well. I had no problems speaking English to the staff or customers.
The Cafe Willendorf is an excellent place to gather information about Vienna's GLBTQ community, and to enjoy an relaxing evening drink or a tasty meal in pleasant and low-key surroundings. This place is cozy and friendly. The Cafe Willendorf is at the Rosa-Lila Villa, a place historically significant in the struggle for queer rights in Austria, and still an important community center today.
Dress Code: Casual and comfy.
The Merry Monk is my favorite Irish pub in Vienna. er, yeah I said Irish pub. : )
Irish pubs everywhere are wonderful, no matter what country one is in. This place has wonderful staff, friendly bartenders, fairly nice clientele, and cheap drinks. The music is all decided upon by the bartenders, but I never once heard anything that made me want to claw my ears off my head.
I spent one New Year's Eve evening here for a spell...which ended up with very drunken dancing and singing to the Muppets theme song...and the bartender started it all! Fun! But don't misunderstand me...there isn't a dance floor, so no dancing on regular nights. : )
The bar food is tasty...much better than most bar food. I lived up the street from this pub, but I'll be damned (er, drunk?) if I can remember the exact location. It's a very short walk from Schwedenplatz (which is served by several trams, buses and the U-Bahn) and on the edge of the first district. They are open late, and in a great location if one needs to catch a cab after the local transport has stopped running. : )
Dress Code: none!
Just don't show up nude...or maybe even that is allowed!
Due to my sickness during my time in Vienna I wasn't fortunate enough to discover nightlife that much. I've been told that the most popular place to go to would be Bermuda Dreieck "Bermuda Triangle where you can finf loads of pubs and clubs. I was there one evening and only saw highschool kids getting drunk, which is not where I would want to spend my night at. I might be mistaken though, so if you want chek it by yourself.
Guinness is more expensive than in Dublin, but their beer would cost you around 3 euro. I think a glass of wine is around 2 euro, although coffee and tea are too expensive for what ithey really are (almoust 3 euro, and even 4 euro in one place just for tea- how can a cup of hot watter and a bag of tea cost 4 euro- I have no idea).
Following a trend established by some other European cities such as Berlin, some people have been trying to create a beach atmosphere in one of the city's dullest spots, the Danube Canal.
This has worked surprisingly well - the "Strandbar Herrmann" has become a trendy spot both in summer (when it operates as a chic, but relaxed beach bar) and in winter (when it's something like a glorified Glühweinstand). While nobody will be tempted to actually jump into the rather dirty canal, there's a pretty good imitation of a beach with deckchairs and free wireless Internet for patrons. In the evenings, the place gets a bit more of a "club" atmosphere.
Prices are above average.
Dress Code: Informal dress is OK
Well I gave into temptation (more than once) and went into this Australian pub with some friends - and it was really fun!
Basically it is like most other Aussie pubs you will find around the world - lots of wood, lots of Aussie signs (especially the 'watch out for the Kangaroo' ones), Fosters of course (and VB, Crown etc) and last but not least 'Australian' food most Aussies haven't eaten... like Crocodile steaks and Kangaroo burgers. But they also have very nice normal food as well, including vegemite toast. (yay) Check out their website below for a full menu, including drinks.
But! It is a really fun and friendly place, the bar staff are very (well they were when I was there) nice, plus I met lots of Austrians there, so you don't need to worry about not meeting locals. It seems to also be a good place to meet Aussie expats.
It is nice and cosy inside, with a great downstairs cellar area (I think they call it the opal mine ...) and in winter they even sell gluwein.
They even have trivia nights once a week, with the questions in English and German.
Basically this is a cute and fun place to go, especially if you are Aussie and a bit homesick!
Every day from 10 am to 1 am, Friday and Saturday to 2 am
Dress Code: No dress code as far as I could see
The problem with arriving in a new city and youre only stopping for one night, its hard to hit the best nightspots when you dont know where youre going.
In 2002, We went to what was meant to be the best area but thought it was pretty crap. Found an Ozzy bar, which was dead so we just headed back to Wombats hostel and got hammered!
In 2012, we found a tiny little cozy cool bar with a friendly ish owner who seemed to know all of the locals coming in - it was called Pfiff and Co, just a 5min walk from Stepehnsplatz. We had a bottle of wine for 19.50 euros.
Inside the citypark (as well as inside the Hofburg park) there are dancing café's that have a special ambiance and are very pleasant for nighttime activities. Here's also where many Vienna couples meet and talk, dance and spend some good time together.
Dress Code: Casual and hip
Right on the Dabube and just behind the famous Urania Kino lies Hermann beach bar. The area is large, everybody s chilling in "liegenstuhl" beach chairs, the music varies, the floor is sandy. There are a number of bars, also cocktails available and also a number of food stands. During the football WC 2006, there was a huge screen (that is also used from time to time for music and other attractive shows). Dress code - wear what you want!
Open every day from 11pm until 5am
When you go in you must pass Conny, the most famous doorkeeper of Vienna. Downstairs you will find the normal disco-room and the club-room. The U4 has a long history in discolife in Vienna, many now famous groups played there (Prince, Sade, ...). Many concerts and special events happend there. Good music, nice people and good DJs.