Lower Austria & Burgenland drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Winery in Rust

Gut Drauf at Gut Oggau

It's worth planning ahead to visit this wonderful cellar door, a few kilometres north of Rust, in the hamlet of Oggau. Young winemakers Eduard Tscheppe and Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck create highly individual, biody…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Eisenstadt

Selektion Vinothek Burgenland

Occupying one of the erstwhile, columned gatehouses of Schloss Esterházy, with a summer terrace that has a fabulous outlook across to its buttercup yellow loveliness, this wine emporium is a very pleasurable way to …
Bar in Krems an der Donau


An assorted crowd of students, local office workers and mellow jazz types pack in tightly at this lively and off-beat pub. It does a couple of local sausage snacks and sandwiches to go with its expertly assembled se…
Cafe in St Pölten

Cinema Paradiso

Super-central trendoid spot for mulling over a paper or something heart-pumping. True to its name, it's also an art-house cinema.
Cafe in Krems an der Donau

Stadtcafe Ulrich

Krems’ busiest cafe is this elegantly high-ceilinged, open-all-hours Viennese job next to the Steinertor (the medieval gateway into the old town). The coffee and strudel here makes a great breakfast and there's a sm…
Wine Bar in Krems an der Donau


A Danube-facing, columned wine bar that stocks a comprehensive lineup of local wines by the glass. The kitchen turns out good drinking food, say carpaccio in summer or a house burger in winter.
Wine Bar in Podersdorf am See

Weinklub 21

This excellent Vinothek represents 15 wine producers in the town and region; it holds regular tastings and wine-themed events.
Wine Bar in Feuersbrunn


This big, brash design wine bar and shop at the castle stocks over 130 wines from the Kamptal. Offers free tasting sessions.