Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Prater & East of the Danube

Le Loft

Wow, what a view! Take the lift to Le Loft on the Sofitel's 18th floor to reduce Vienna to toy-town scale in an instant. From this slinky, glass-walled lounge, you can pick out landmarks such as the Stephansdom and …
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice Coffee in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Café Sperl

With its gorgeous Jugendstil fittings, grand dimensions, cosy booths and unhurried air, 1880-opened Sperl is one of the finest coffee houses in Vienna. The must-try is Sperl Torte, an almond-and-chocolate-cream drea…
Top Choice Wine Bar in The Hofburg & Around

Meinl’s Weinbar

In the basement of food emporium 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 11.30am…
Top Choice Coffee in The Hofburg & Around

Café Leopold Hawelka

Opened in 1939 by Leopold and Josefine Hawelka, whose son Günter still bakes the house-speciality Buchteln (sweet jam-filled, sugar-dusted yeast rolls) to Josefine's secret recipe today, this low-lit, picture-plaste…
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…
Top Choice Winery in Vienna

Wieninger

A hidden wonderland with a convivial local atmosphere, Wieninger has a magical lantern- and candle-lit garden draped with vines and a cosy, wood-panelled interior. Enjoy its light, fruity wines (mainly whites) along…
Top Choice Cafe in Prater & East of the Danube

Supersense

Housed in an ornate Italianate mansion dating to 1898, this retro-grand cafe brings a breath of cool new air to the Prater area. The cafe at the front, which rolls out locally roasted coffee, great breakfasts and da…
Top Choice Bar in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Kruger's American Bar

Retaining some of its original decor from the 1920s and '30s, this dimly lit, wood-panelled American-style bar is a legend in Vienna, furnished with leather Chesterfield sofas and playing a soundtrack of Frank Sinat…