Drinking and nightlife in Tyrol & Vorarlberg

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Tyrol

    Mooserwirt

    One word: craaaazy. Come teatime Mooserwirt heaves with skiers guzzling beer (the place sells around 5000L a day), dancing to Eurotrash and sweating in their salopettes. The first challenge is to locate your skis, the second to use them to get back to St Anton in one piece.

  • Nightlife in Tyrol

    Stollen 1930

    If you're seriously into gin, Stollen 1930 is unmissable. The atmosphere is incredible as it's set in a cave that was hacked out of the fortress mountain more than 600 years ago. Without losing a jot of original character, it has been done up in the style of a glam speakeasy, with cage chandeliers, velvet armchairs and soft backlighting. The extensive gin menu whisks you from every kind of gin and tonic imaginable to 1930s Prohibition-era cocktails such as Mr Smile (gin, bourbon, lime, almond syrup and ginger beer).

  • Nightlife in Vorarlberg

    Beach Bar Bregenz

    Cool cocktails, palm trees, chilled DJ beats – it’s the Costa del Bodensee every summer at this lakefront beach bar. Work your relaxed look in a Strandkörbe (wicker-basket chair). It also stages occasional events, such as silent open-air cinema sessions.

  • Nightlife in Tyrol

    Fritz Wein Cafe

    Adding a dash of urban slickness to Kufstein's after-dark scene, this wood-floored wine bar, lit by globe lights, has a terrific assortment of Austrian wines, which pair nicely with the day specials, tapas and cheese tasting plates on offer.

  • Nightlife in Innsbruck

    Tribaun

    This cracking bar taps into craft-beer culture, with a wide variety of brews – from stouts and porters to IPA, sour, amber, honey and red ales. The easygoing vibe and fun-loving crew add to its appeal. Live music sometimes features.

  • Nightlife in Tyrol

    KitznBar

    Nouveau-rustic KitznBar has become one of Kitzbühel's most happening haunts, with a retro-cool bar, coffee house, and a roof terrace perfect for kicking back and peak gazing. Antipasti and sushi pair nicely with drinks.

  • Nightlife in Tyrol

    Krazy Kanguruh

    Owned by St Anton ski legend and two-time slalom world champion Mario Matt, this slopeside hotspot is loud, fun and jam-packed after 5pm. One too many tequilas will indeed send you bouncing (on skis) back to the valley.

  • Nightlife in Innsbruck

    Moustache

    Playing Spot-the-Moustache (Einstein, Charlie Chaplin and co) is the preferred pastime at this retro bolthole, with table football and a terrace overlooking pretty Domplatz. The bartenders knock up a mean pisco sour.

  • Nightlife in Tyrol

    Sennhütte

    A sunny terrace, feisty schnapps, locals jiggling on the tables, live bands – what more après-ski could one ask for? In summer there's a wonderful herb garden, treehouse and cow-themed walking trail for kids.

  • Nightlife in Vorarlberg

    Fischersteg Sunset Bar

    The clue's in the name: there's no finer spot for a sundowner than this cute pavilion jutting out onto the lake. Come for a pastel sunset across the Bodensee or to see the lights twinkle after dark.

  • Nightlife in The Zillertal

    White Lounge

    Kick your skis off and chill over cocktails at this 2000m ice bar, with a big sunny terrace for catching rays. Things heat up with DJs and night sledding at Tuesday’s igloo party (begins 8pm).

  • Nightlife in The Zillertal

    Ice Bar

    A loud, lary, anything-goes après-ski haunt brimming with boot-stomping revellers, Europop beats and, occasionally, go-go polar bears (we kid you not!). Arena nightclub is under the same roof.

  • Nightlife in Tyrol

    Heustadl

    Just north of Sennhütte, this rollicking shack is always fit to bursting with beery throngs at its postski parties. There’s live music from 3pm to 6pm daily.

  • Nightlife in Innsbruck

    Stage 12

    The backlit, gold-kissed bar at Stage 12 has a terrace for summer imbibing, a vintage popcorn machine and mixologists who really know their stuff. House specials include a basil prosecco spritz and a cocktail made with bourbon, salted caramel, port wine and bitters. There are some great gins available, too.

  • Nightlife in Vorarlberg

    Cuba

    Glammed up with chandeliers and a sweeping staircase, this gallery-style bar attracts trendy types with Latin and soul tunes and a top line-up of DJs. Signature cocktails include Cubata (Havana Club, coke and lime) and Lilly (Lillet, rose tonic and dried rose petals).

  • Nightlife in The Zillertal

    Butcher Bar

    Taking its name from the family butchery that's part of Gasthof Perauer, this vaulted, incredibly cosy, nouveau-rustic bar is a fine choice for a home-brewed beer, gin or cocktail with antipasti.

  • Nightlife in Innsbruck

    Theresienbräu

    Copper vats gleam and rock plays at this lively microbrewery, which opens onto a garden seating 120 beer guzzlers and pretzel munchers. The ceiling is studded with 10,000 dried roses. There's live music every Friday night at 8pm.

  • Nightlife in Tyrol

    Taps

    Taps is a pumping après-ski place with the cheapest beer on the mountain and DJs keeping the party in full swing. There’s a huge sun terrace for chilling and often free homemade schnapps (mind-blowing stuff) doing the rounds.

  • Nightlife in Innsbruck

    In Vinum

    This snug Altstadt wine bar is a relaxed choice to sample Austria's finest wines, which start at €2.80 a glass; see the website for details of the regular tastings. If you get peckish, you can snack on local cheese and ham.

  • Nightlife in Innsbruck

    Hofgarten

    DJ sessions and a tree-shaded beer garden are crowd-pullers at this trendy cafe-cum-bar set in the greenery of Hofgarten. Sip cocktails beneath the stars or gaze up at the star-studded ceiling in the pavilion.