Rooftop Bars in Vienna

Enjoy warm summer evenings in rooftop bars and restaurants with a view of Vienna

Austria’s capital, Vienna, has one of the prettiest skylines in the world. The best place to enjoy the view of Vienna is at one of the many rooftop bars and restaurants in the city. We have selected a few of the best rooftop bars for you. Here you can perfectly combine the panoramic views with delicious food and refreshing drinks on summer evenings.


Humor and a view united in one bar – the Dachboden

Not far from the Museum Quarter, you could almost believe that you are flying when you go up in the spectacular external elevator. When you reach the top, the Dachboden, literally the attic, exudes a relaxing, feel-good atmosphere, almost like in your own living room. The bar has dedicated itself totally to the circus theme. Everywhere you will discover some quaint detail from the circus world, such as the bicycle, which hangs from the ceiling.

However, the highlight has to be the large rooftop terrace. Especially in the evening, this becomes a hotspot for after-work drinks. While you are sipping your cocktails, you can admire the city and its sights – from parks and the parliament to the vineyards in Korneuburg.

The Dachboden in 25hours Hotel
Address: Lerchenfelder Straße 1-3, 1070 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 5pm – 1am
Saturday – Sunday: 3pm – 1am


Amazing view from the famous Wiener Justizcafé


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Food prepared by the legandary chef, Ivo Brnjic. Magnificent views of the parliament, the Burgtheater (the Imperial Court Theatre) and the Volksgarten (the People’s Garden). And a really large terrace with a unique flair. You are guaranteed all of this at the Justizcafé in Vienna.

The café sits atop Vienna’s Palace of Justice, which is just as beautiful and well known. But the café does not only serve as a lunch canteen for judges and lawyers because the Justizcafé can also be visited by other guests – a fact known by only a few Viennese. From Monday to Friday you can order breakfast, weekly set menus or dishes à la carte. The choice ranges from simple delicacies to Viennese haute cuisine. In addition, the Justizcafé can also be booked for private occasions, such as weddings or business events.

When you enter the Palace of Justice, you will have to pass the obligatory security check, which involves a bag search. This is necessary in the interests of general safety.

Address: Schmerlingplatz 10, 1016 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 4pm


A celestial experience – Sky Bar


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Kärntnerstraße in Vienna is well known to many, as is the famous Steffl department store. And it is in this department store that you will find the Sky Bar on the top floor. After taking the glass panorama lift to the top, the whole of Vienna lies at the feet of its guests. You can admire almost every well-known attraction from here, for example, the city’s first district, the Karlskirche and the Big Wheel in the Viennese Prater.

The Sky Bar is a typical American bar. The choice of drinks here is just as important as the expansive rooftop terrace. And even if the weather is bad, you can still enjoy the view through the fully glazed façade.

Sky Bar
Address: Kärntner Straße 19, 1010 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 1am
Saturday: 9:30am – 1am


Great views, brunch and summer cinema in Café Oben


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The rooftop of Vienna’s Main Library is reminiscent of a cozy pavement café. In Oben, you can not only relax while enjoying brunch but the lunch and evening menus are also delicious. From homemade ketchup to herbs homegrown on the rooftop terrace – the Oben perfectly rounds off any day in Vienna.

In the evenings, there is a lively atmosphere in the bar. The lights in and around Vienna add to this urban city flair.

Our tip: In summer, the “Kino am Dach” (“Cinema on the roof”) is held here. Enjoy the view of Vienna in the highest open-air cinema of the city.

OBEN Kitchen and Bar
Address: Urban Loritzplatz 2A, 1070 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 11pm
Saturday: 9am – 11pm
Sunday (Brunch): 10am – 3pm


Another side to Mariahilfer Straße


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Mariahilfer Straße is one of the most famous shopping miles in Vienna. How would you like to view it from above? If you want to escape the hustle and bustle while at the same time being spoiled with culinary delicacies, the Brandauer in the Gerngross department store is the place to be. From the stylish rooftop you will have a wonderful view of, for example, the Mariahilf Church or the House of the Sea.

What is more, in this rooftop location, you can choose between Asian food from Akakiko or typical Austrian dishes. Due to its huge popularity, a reservation is, however, vital.

Brandauer Gerngross
Address: Kaufhaus Gerngross, Mariahilfer Straße 42-48, 1070 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 11pm

Akakiko Gerngross
Adress: Kaufhaus Gerngross, Mariahilfer Straße 42-48, 1070 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Sunday: 10:30am – 10:30pm


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