Known as the City of Music or the City of Dreams, Vienna is one of the best European destinations, hands down—and bar hopping in Vienna is at the top of the list.
Millions of tourists choose to visit the home city of Sigmund Freud for its incredible architecture. St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Hofburg Imperial Palace, and Museum Quarter are famous not only for their architectural style, but because it makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Thanks to a unified public transport network, getting around Vienna is pretty easy. Like in many European cities, hotels in Vienna are all over the city and public transportation will take you everywhere you want to go.
Traveling to modern Vienna involves more than just visiting museums, cathedrals, and palaces. It involves a wide range of cultural experiences and, of course, experiencing the nightlife.
“Diversity” is the word that best describes Viennese nightlife—from opera to music festivals to bar hopping, Vienna has everything.
Bar Hopping in Vienna’s City Center
A lively bar scene has evolved in the City of Dreams over the last five years. It centers around the Bermudadreieck, or as it’s also known, the Bermuda Triangle. Aptly named, the Bermuda Triangle is where people get so drunk they’ve forgotten where they are! The bars and pubs in this area are filled with tourists from all over the world, but they’re generally avoided by locals. Nonetheless, this area comes highly recommended as the best area to go bar hopping in Vienna.
Bar Hopping in Spittelberg
Located in the 7th district, near the Museums Quartier, Spittelberg is a great alternative to Bermudadreieck. This nice neighborhood is not only a great attraction for people that want to go bar hopping, but also for those who love good food. From rustic beer bistros to contemporary bars, Spittelberg is a great option for people looking to have a drink without breaking the bank.
Bar Hopping in Vienna’s Trendiest Neighborhood
Want to go for a drink in the city’s trendiest neighborhood? Being one of the most vibrant and affordable neighborhoods, Freihaus is extremely popular not only among locals, but also among tourists in search of the more local Vienna experience. This neighborhood is filled with cafes, bars, pubs, and modern dining establishments.
The 3 Best Bars in the City
If hopping around isn’t your cup of tea (or mug of beer), try one of the best bars in the city.
- Loos Bar, for example, is the best bar for cocktails. Even if the menu is a little bit pricey, this cozy bar gets crowded during the weekend, so make sure you book a table!
- Dogs Run Free is another bar that has taken a different approach to the traditional Viennese bars. Located just a few steps away from Naschmarkt, this is the best place to go if you’re tired of classic cocktails and want to try something different.
- If you’re on a tighter budget and can’t afford to spend your hard-earned dollars on alcohol, The Travel Shack is a must-visit. Order 15 shots for less than 10 euros. You’ll even meet other (broke) international travelers.