Student bars in Vienna: 9 places to celebrate, drink & eat!

Written by: Christina Pichler, July 10, 2020

Student life in Vienna can be pretty tough. That’s why it is even more important to balance out the stress in your free time. After extensive research, we have found the best student bars in Vienna, where you can take a break from everyday university life and switch off for an evening or two!

1. Let’s be Frank

Address: Haidmannsgasse 8, 1150 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am
Phone: +43 681 203 48 282

Formerly known under the name of “Das Mozart’s”, Let’s be Frank spoils starved students who find themselves in its cozy interior with excellent food. From traditional Austrian cuisine to American classics, the restaurant focuses on the flexitarian diet. However, no student pub is complete without a comprehensive beer selection. Let’s be Frank does not disappoint in this category either.

Regardless of whether you are looking for a place to relax after an afternoon of strolling along Mariahilfer Straße or you want to have a great meal before the upcoming party night: Let’s be Frank is definitely the right thing for you!

2. Das Käuzchen

Address: Am Diamantengrund, Gardegasse 8, 1070 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 4 pm to midnight
Phone: +43 1 52 47882

The Käutzchen can be summed up in one word: rustic. In this small, winding restaurant, you can look forward to delicacies of all kinds. For over 30 years the Käuzchen is a true traditional eatery and for good reason. The traditional Viennese cuisine here impresses with seasonal dishes and timeless classics. If you want to have a spontaneous beer tasting, you will also find a comprehensive selection of fine beers at the Käutzchen.

Entertainment is also provided. Every Tuesday you can put your knowledge to the test and take part in the weekly pub quiz. Many other events take place, too. In order not to deprive their guests of the Viennese summers, a pub garden is set up every year as well. The Käutzchen is therefore also perfect for mild summer evenings with friends.

3. Café Telegraph

Address: Garnisongasse 7, 1090 Vienna
Opening hours: Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Café Telegraph is an elegant eatery that makes the hearts of connoisseurs beat faster. On the edge of the Ring, framed by historical buildings, you can lean back and try out the numerous delicacies in the best possible atmosphere. The Café Telegraph is perfect for a great start of the day with its excellent breakfast and brunch offers.

Our tip for avocado lovers: Try the avocado burger! You will be positively surprised. It is also great as a café for studying, not least because of the free WiFi.

In spring and summer, we recommend a visit in the evening because you will be able to enjoy the summery atmosphere of Vienna to the full with a Spritzer (or two) in the garden.

4. Café Enzo

Address: Universitätsring 14, 1010 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday 12 am to 10 pm, Tuesday to Wednesday 12 am to 11 pm, Thursday 12 am to 1 am, Friday and Saturday 12 am to 2 am, Sunday 12 am to 10 pm
Phone: +43 1 5323609

Café Enzo is only four minutes away from the main building of the University of Vienna and is therefore the perfect oasis of well-being after a hectic day filled with lectures and exams.

In terms of culinary delights, you can taste various dishes from southern Europe, especially traditional Italian cuisine. Even only for a quick lunch, Café Enzo is always a great address with its delicious menu.

5. Café Einstein

Address: Rathausplatz 4, 1010 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 am; Sunday 9:00 am to midnight
Phone: +43 1 4052626

We would like to recommend Café Einstein to anyone who longs for a classic pub close to the university. The café is only three minutes away from the main building of the University of Vienna and lies directly on the edge of the beautiful Rathauspark. It offers a charming atmosphere that is perfect for sitting together and leaning back.

The best thing about it: Due to the long opening hours, you can give yourself a lot of time to enjoy yourself and treat yourself to a break from everyday university life. Culinary catering is also provided at any time of the day. From breakfast to lunch and dinner to snacks for in between, there is something for everyone and every taste.
Last but not least, regular events ensure a good time with friends, fellow students or new acquaintances.

6. Das Werk

Address: Spittelauer Lände 12, 1090 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Das Werk is a trendy place where art and enjoyment are equally important. Right at the Danube Canal, you can enjoy numerous concerts, public readings and even markets with regional products.

In the summer months, the entire restaurant is moved outside, where the surrounding buildings are decorated with artistic projections. Thus, the Werk is a location with carefree charm, in which you will be spoiled with culinary art and culture!

7. Polkadot

Address: Albertgasse 12, 1080 Vienna
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: 7:00 pm to 2:00 am; Friday and Saturday: 8:00 pm to 4:00 am
Phone: +43 1 4074125

The Polkadot offers a real firework of entertainment and is perfect for long afternoons as well as fun evenings when you need some distance from the university. You will be entertained with:

  • Foosball: hone your skills every Monday for free!
  • Play corner: board games, card games and more are waiting for you!
  • Champions League and other sports events: always live!

However, entertainment is also provided with regular cultural events. Concerts or cabarets bring plenty of variety to your everyday life. A special highlight, however, are the theme nights, where you can let your creativity run free.

In addition, the Polkadot provides you with more than two dozen types of beer, many cocktails, a fine selection of whiskeys and numerous non-alcoholic drinks as well.

8. Beaver Brewing Company

Address: Liechtensteinstraße 69, 1090 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm, Friday to Saturday 12:00 pm to 0:30am, Sunday 12 pm to 10am
Phone: +43 677 61012253

Address: Schönbrunnerstraße 98, 1050 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 4:30 pm to 12:00 am, Friday to Saturday: 4:30 pm to 0:30 am, Sunday 4:30 pm to 11 pm
Phone: +43 677 63746235

If you prefer to have your beer freshly brewed, the Beaver Brewing Company is the right place for you! In the meantime, two locations offer in-house craft beers and experimental creations, which are rounded off with excellent American cuisine. If you are after good entertainment as well as good beer, you have come to the right place, as there are regularly challenging pub quizzes happening for you.

9. Pickwick’s

Address: Marc-Aurel-Straße 10-12, 1010 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am-12:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 11:00am–2:00am, Sunday & Holidays 12:00am-12:00pm
Phone: +43 1 5330182

Pickwick’s is not just a pub, it’s a café-bar that functions as a book and video store at the same time. The atmosphere in Pickwick’s is always cozy and the Schanigarten outdoors is the perfect place for long nights filled with great drinks in the summer. Oh and by the way English is spoken in this international pub.


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