The Hofburg & Around drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Wine Bar in The Hofburg & Around

Meinl’s Weinbar

In the basement of food emporium Julius Meinl am Graben, this wine cellar stocks a vast selection of Austrian wines along with a smattering of international labels. Over 30 wines are available by the glass. Between …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in The Hofburg & Around

Blue Mustard

Backlit wood hand carvings of Stephansdom's Gothic windows and a wall-to-wall neon-lit map of Vienna make this one of the city's coolest bars. Sensational craft cocktails vary seasonally, and might include the Donau…
Top Choice Coffee in The Hofburg & Around

Café Leopold Hawelka

Opened in 1939 by Leopold and Josefine Hawelka, whose son Günter and grandsons Amir and Michael still bake the house-speciality Buchteln (jam-filled, sugar-dusted yeast rolls) to the family's secret recipe, this low…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in The Hofburg & Around

Loos American Bar

Loos is the spot in the Innere Stadt for a classic cocktail such as its signature dry martini, expertly whipped up by talented mixologists. Designed by Austrian architect Adolf Loos in 1908, this tiny 27-sq-metre bo…
Top Choice Club in The Hofburg & Around

Volksgarten ClubDiskothek

Spilling onto the Volksgarten's lawns, these early-19th-century premises are split into three areas: the Wintergarten lounge bar with vintage 1950s furnishings and palms; Cortic Säulenhalle (column hall), hosting li…
Bar in The Hofburg & Around

Palmenhaus

Housed in a beautifully restored Jungendstil palm house with high arched ceilings, glass walls and steel beams, looking through into the adjacent Schmetterlinghaus (butterfly house), the Palmenhouse opens onto a glo…
Coffee in The Hofburg & Around

Café Sacher

With a battalion of waiters and an air of nobility, this grand cafe is celebrated for its Sacher Torte, a wonderfully rich iced-chocolate cake with apricot jam once favoured by Emperor Franz Josef. For the full-blow…
Cafe in The Hofburg & Around

Demel

Within sight of the Hofburg, this elegant and regal cafe has a gorgeous rococo period salon. Demel’s specialities include the Annatorte (a calorie-bomb of cream and nougat) and the Fächertorte (with apples, walnuts,…
Wine Bar in The Hofburg & Around

Esterházykeller

Tucked in a quiet courtyard just off Kohlmarkt, this Heurigen (wine tavern) has an enormous rustic cellar – complete with medieval weaponry and farming tools – where excellent wine is served direct from the Esterház…
Wine Bar in The Hofburg & Around

Villon

This 500-year-old wine cellar is sunk 16m deep into the ground, so forget all about your mobile phone working. Spanning four levels, the interior is smart and modern, with light-coloured woods in the main room where…