Alsergrund & the University District drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Coffee in Alsergrund & the University District

POC Cafe

Friendly Robert Gruber is one of Vienna's coffee legends and his infectious passion ripples through this beautifully rambling, lab-like space. POC stands for 'People on Caffeine'; while filter, espresso-style or a s…
Club in Alsergrund & the University District

Flex

Down by a graffiti-strewn stretch of the Danube, Flex might attract a very young and mainstream crowd today but still manages a semblance of its one-time edginess. The sound system is rumoured to be one of Europe's …
Wine Bar in Alsergrund & the University District

Weinstube Josefstadt

Weinstube Josefstadt is one of Vienna's loveliest Stadtheurigen (city wine taverns). A leafy green oasis spliced between towering residential blocks, its tables of friendly, well-liquored locals are squeezed in betw…
Cafe in Alsergrund & the University District

Café Landtmann

Freud, Mahler and Marlene Dietrich all had a soft spot for this coffee house, which opened in 1873. Today it attracts politicians and theatre-goers with its elegant interior and close proximity to the Burgtheater, R…
Bar in Alsergrund & the University District

Tunnel

This laid-back, endearingly boho cafe attracts students and all comers. By day it's a relaxed spot to grab an ancient wooden table and flick through a communal book or magazine with coffee or opt for lunchtime beers…
Cafe in Alsergrund & the University District

Café CI

Something's always happening at this cafe founded to support new immigrants 30 years ago, be it a reading, an exhibition or language or dance classes. In summer, its terrace throngs with Ottakringer locals sipping o…
Cocktail Bar in Alsergrund & the University District

Botanical Gardens

A subterranean mirror of Cafe Stein's sunny spaces above, Botanical Gardens makes for a cosy, magical retreat once Vienna's weather turns chilly. A dark nautical theme ticks all the cocktail-revival-scene boxes, but…
Wine Bar in Alsergrund & the University District

Achtundzwanzig

Austrian wine fans with a rock-and-roll sensibility will feel like they've found heaven at this black-daubed vinothek (wine bar) that vibes casual but takes its wines super seriously. Wines by the glass are all sour…
Coffee in Alsergrund & the University District

KaffeeModul

Can't take another milky melange? Head here for espressos, flat whites and cold brew. Billed as 'Vienna's smallest coffee shop', happy conversation bats from one side to the other of the tiny, bench-lined space, and…
Cocktail Bar in Alsergrund & the University District

Sign Lounge

It’s not just the no smoking policy that makes this kooky bar a lungful of fresh air. Cocktail maestro Kan Zuo mixes an eclectic selection of spirits (home-brewed gin, Chartreuse, high-end rums) with some eye-poppin…