Drinking & Nightlife

Austria isn’t an all-night raver: outside of the cities, the scene is low-key, but there’s always a local bar or a cafe where you can hang out, often with alfresco seating. Major cities such as Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck and Salzburg up the nightlife ante, with everything from sky-high cocktail bars to basement techno clubs and live-music joints. Après-ski spills into party-fuelled nights in the big ski resorts in winter.