Stundent bars in Graz: 8 places you shouldn’t miss

Written by: Hannes Wagner, Nov 05, 2021

Do you need some time to unwind, taking a break from the stress of studying and everyday student life and to meet up with friends, but you don’t really know where to go? Don’t worry! We have selected the best student bars in Graz for you to relax, chat or simply enjoy.



There is nobody in Graz who does not know the Bausatzlokale. For good reason, as they are something like the veterans of the student bars in Graz. The Sägewerk restaurant, for example, has been around since 1997. It has the rustic flair that is typical to the Bausatzlokale, including subdued lighting as well as nicely worn out tables and seating areas.

Other popular locations in the heart of the university district are the Posaune, Zeppelin, Gramophon, Propeller and the Bierbaron. Due to its beautiful outdoor dining area, the Propeller and the Trombone are particularly recommended in summer, but the Gramophon offers seating in the fresh air as well.

Highlight Area 5

If you are not in the university district at the moment, but still want the Bausatzlokal charm, you are in good hands at the Continuum on Sporgasse. The highlight among all locations, however, is Area 5. It offers an elegant ambiance and a cozy roof terrace from which you have a fantastic view over the city.

Addresses of the best Bausatzlokale locations in Graz


Address: Schlögelgasse 1, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 9:00 am – 2:00 am
Phone: +43 316 820258


Address: Zinzendorfgasse 34, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 11 am – 1 am
Phone: +43 316 327073


Address: Heinrichstraße 15, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Phone: +43 316 328458


Address: Maiffredygasse 12, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 10 am – 2 am
Phone: +43 316 329389


Address: Heinrichstraße 56, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 10 am – 2 am
Phone: +43 316 321510


Address: Zinzendorfgasse 17, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Phone: +43 316 225053


Address: Sporgasse 29, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 10 am – 2 am
Phone: +43 316 815778

Area 5

Address: Jakominiplatz 12, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 10:30 am – 2:00 am
Phone: +43 316 320103

Airea 55

Address: Lazarettgürtel 55, 8020 Graz
Opening hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Phone: +43 316 712239

Café Parkhouse

Address: Stadtpark 2, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Phone: +43 316 827434

A real pearl of entertainment awaits you in the heart of the Graz city park: the Café Parkhouse. The inviting outdoor dining area around the pavilion, which is used as a kitchen, bar and dance floor is already waiting for you.

During the day, you can relax here and enjoy a coffee in the shade of the surrounding trees. However, the Parkhouse really comes to life at sunset. The best way to enjoy the lively evening hustle and bustle is over a cold beer on a summer evening with friends. And beyond that, various DJs and other events often continue into the early hours of the morning.

Café Uhu

Address: Leonhardstraße 83, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 5:00 pm – 3:00 am
Phone: +43 316 323116

The Uhu café impresses with its coziness and extremely student-friendly prices. In this restaurant, which at first glance seems unspectacular, you can enjoy classic Austrian cuisine in a wonderfully cozy atmosphere. In summer, you should definitely try the outdoor dining area – it’s worth it!

Die Scherbe

Address: Stockergasse 2, 8020 Graz
Opening hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 am
Phone: +43 316 760654

The Scherbe is one of the most famous, trendy bars in Graz. It has a lot to offer in the kitchen. At lunchtime there is a menu that changes daily and in the evening you can choose from various dishes and exotic specialties as well. Breakfast, which is prepared in seven different national styles, is a very special treat.

You can enjoy culinary delicacies from different countries around the world, surrounded by a very special ambiance. There are other delicacies in both cultural and musical form. In the Scherbe and the associated Scherbenkeller, events take place every day – from theater performances to concerts, everything is happening!

Brot & Spiele

Address: Mariahilfer Straße 17, 8020 Graz
Opening hours: 10 am – 11 pm
Phone: +43 316 715081

For those looking for games, fun and cuisine, Brot und Spiele is a real paradise. In this huge restaurant, you can expect great dishes such as burgers, steaks, chicken wings and much more as well as games of all kinds.

Whether snooker or billiards, whether chess or darts, there is something for everyone. It is also home to a pub, separated from the café and the dining area, which, with its cozy furnishings and lighting, creates a classic flair. By the way, you can also easily have a beer tasting at Brot & Spiele – over 130 types of beer from all over the world are waiting to be tried by you!

Café Harrach

Address: Harrachgasse 26, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Phone: +43 316 322671

Café Harrach is a cult bar right in the university district of Graz, less than five minutes’ walk from the main university building and only 15 minutes by bike from the STUWO StudentCity.

There is hardly a better address to unwind and leave everyday student life behind. Thanks to the numerous snacks and the excellent coffee, your motivation for studying will rise again here. Furthermore, the Café Harrach Sounds are a special highlight. Various DJs create a weekend atmosphere at these events.

Campus Café

Address: Eckertstraße 30, 8020 Graz
Opening hours: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Phone: +43 681 84092809

It’s exam time. One lecture and deadline chases another. Which student does not know the dreading time at the end of the semester? However, don’t worry! With the opening of the Campus Café, a place for relaxation has finally been created in Eggenberg.

About five minutes away from the different buildings of the FH Joanneum, you can treat yourself to something delicious from the kitchen here in between lectures or study sessions.

Even after a stressful day at university, the café is ideally suited to celebrate your successes and relax. Late risers who once again had to leave the house without eating should definitely take a look at the delicious breakfast menu.


Address: Klosterwiesgasse 2, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 11:30 am – 11 pm
Phone: +43 316 810540

If you love burgers, you came to the right place: Freigeist. Delicious high-quality fast food adorns the plates here. A cozy ambiance ensures pure relaxation. However, this is made possible by the DJs, who regularly provide musical accompaniment for your visit. For fans of tasty mixed drinks, the Freigeist offers not only classic beer and spritzers, but also has a comprehensive cocktail menu.


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