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Reaching New Heights: Vienna’s Beautiful Rooftop Bars

Summer is just around the corner, and what could be better than enjoying the balmy evenings with a cool drink and a spectacular view over Vienna? The city’s rooftop bars not only offer refreshing cocktails and delicious food, but also an unforgettable experience high above the rooftops of the capital. Whether you prefer an elegant ambience or a relaxed lounge – in Vienna you will find the perfect location to enjoy summer evenings to the full.

Summer, sun, refreshing drinks, delicious food and an exuberant atmosphere – all with a breathtaking view over the capital. Go for it!

Rooftop … what?

In case you don’t know what a rooftop bar is: A rooftop bar is – indeed – a bar that is located on the roof of a building. This type of bar often offers a spectacular view of the surrounding cityscape and creates a special ambience that is enhanced by the height and the open sky.

Rooftop bars are popular meeting places, especially in large cities, as they offer guests the opportunity to enjoy drinks and light meals in a unique and often luxurious setting.

The development of the rooftop scene in Vienna

The rooftop scene in Vienna has developed considerably in recent years. Of course, you can also sit in the gondola of the Ferris Wheel in the Prater and enjoy the view, but: Numerous first-class options have emerged, offering more than just impressive views over the city.

Whether luxurious cocktail bars, cozy lounges or stylish restaurants – everyone will find something to suit their taste here. No matter what you choose, you will always experience Vienna at its best – high above the rooftops of the city.

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Where do you go when you want to aim high?

Atmosphere

The Atmosphere Rooftop Bar on the eighth floor of “The Ritz Carlton, Vienna” offers a magnificent view over Vienna and its sights such as St. Charles Church and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy innovative cocktail creations here as the sun goes down.

This year’s concept, inspired by Greece, combines the timeless grace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, with modern luxury and a Mediterranean atmosphere. Colorful oleander bushes and bougainvillea create an authentic vacation feeling, while the sparkling rosé “Aphrodise”, made from the Greek grape variety Xinomavro, seduces the senses.

Cayo Coco im The Hoxton, Vienna

Cuba is calling! On the top floor of the new hotel “The Hoxton Vienna”, you will be transported directly to the golden age of Cuba. A red and black terrazzo floor leads you to the main area of the “Cayo Coco”, where you can relax in cozy seating areas or enjoy the caribbean flair on the open roof terrace between the pool deck and the grill. The snacks, such as crispy coconut shrimps and watermelon salad with feta, are a real treat.

Neue Hoheit

Take the elevator to the 6th and 7th floors of Tuchlauben number 4 to reach a beautiful roof garden in the middle of the city centre. The “Neue Hoheit” offers excellent brasserie dishes and classic drinks with an innovative twist.

Limón

Located on the eighth floor of the Ringstrasse Hotel, the Limón offers a special experience from Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm. A mediterranean ambience awaits you, rounded off by the breathtaking view from the terrace. The menu takes you on a culinary journey to the south, from Bouillabaisse Marseillaise to homemade Raviolo alla Carbonara and Pollo a la Mallorquina.

Chez Bernard

Whether casual as in the “Zoku Vienna” or elegant as in the “Hotel Motto” with its restaurant “Chez Bernard” – roof terraces are booming. In the “Hotel Motto” the “Chez Bernard” has positioned the restaurant and bar in the new roof dome as a brasserie. The roof terrace on the eighth floor is open daily from 3 p.m. when the weather is fine.

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Aurora Bar im Andaz Vienna am Belvedere

The Aurora Bar is located on the 16th floor of the Andaz Vienna am Belvedere, which opened in May 2019. The luxury hotel offers a unique view over Vienna and Belvedere Palace (picture). Inspired by the northern lights of Scandinavia, the bar offers Nordic design and a menu with Scandinavian-inspired dishes and snacks. DJ sounds provide the right background music.

Rooftop Garden at the Ruby Marie Hotel & Bar

The Rooftop Garden at the Ruby Marie on Mariahilfer Straße near Westbahnhof is an urban terrace at the heart of the city. Colorful furniture, sun loungers, comfortable Fatboy beanbags and plants create a relaxed, uncomplicated atmosphere. The culinary program ranges from snacks such as piadine and focaccia to cocktails and a house beer brewed in cooperation with Brauwerk Wien.

Dachboden im 25 Hours Hotel

Ten years ago, the first Rooftop Afterwork took place on the roof of the 25 Hours Hotel. Today it is considered a living room above the rooftops of Vienna. The terrace offers a great view over the park and parliament as well as an extensive cocktail menu. There is also a large selection of gin, some of which is self-infused, and small snacks. DJ lines, music stories and brunch round off the offer.

Lamée Rooftop

At the Lamée design hotel, you can enjoy a varied culinary mix on the stylish terrace with a direct view of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. From breakfast and snacks to various spritz variations and cocktails. There’s something for everyone here.

Wiener Prater Riesenrad

Neni am Wiener Prater

Guests can enjoy Israeli cuisine with international influences on the outdoor terrace with an exclusive view of the Vienna Prater. Another branch of the successful “Neni” restaurant was opened on the top floor of the trendy “Superbude” hotel concept: At eye level with the famous ferris wheel.

Zoku Vienna

Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks are offered at “Zoku Vienna”. The public rooms and reception are located on the top floor, while the private floors with the lofts are below. This innovative hotel concept maximizes natural daylight, offers an impressive skylight and green roof terraces with breathtaking views of Vienna. However, reservations for the terrace are not possible.

Organics Sky Garden

From an inconspicuous entrance in Wipplingerstraße, the path leads up to the roof terrace of HYPO NÖ Landesbank, which has been transformed into an oasis of relaxation in the middle of Vienna’s city center. Covering around 400 square meters, the terrace offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Vienna’s city centre. Behind the spacious bar, there is a fantastic view of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

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Whether you prefer the Mediterranean atmosphere of Limón, the Cuban vibe of Cayo Coco or the Scandinavian elegance of Aurora Bar – Vienna has the right rooftop bar for every taste. The variety of locations and the impressive city panorama make every visit a special experience.

So, treat yourself to some time out, grab your friends and enjoy the balmy summer evenings with a breathtaking view over Vienna. Because high above the rooftops of the city, summer feels even more beautiful.

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