The 10 Best Bars In Graz, Austria

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6 August 2018

The second largest city in Austria, Graz boasts a surprisingly lively nightlife. If you’re looking for a place to have a drink at the end of the day, you will find plenty of bars to choose from, including chic and modern cocktail joints and traditional Austrian wine taverns. Read on to discover our pick of the best.

Flann O'Brien

Pub, British, Irish, $$$
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The largest, liveliest and most fun Irish pub in town, Flann O’Brien offers live music almost every night of the week. In the outdoor section, there is a sizeable courtyard for summer lounging. Their menu includes various pub food favourites, such as burgers, Irish stews and British favourite, fish and chips. Whiskey drinkers can enjoy browsing over 50 different types of whiskeys on offer.

The Office Pub

Bar, British, $$$
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A traditional English pub in the heart of Graz, The Office Pub is well-known by the student community of Graz. Perfect for watching a sports game while enjoying a few beers, it has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A pub quiz takes place weekly and they also host pool tournaments and live music events.


Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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A large and busy bar in the middle of Graz, Bierbaron is popular among Graz’s student population. The food menu includes build-your-own burgers and pizzas, however, Bierbaron is perhaps best-known for its fantastic and wide-ranging beer selection, offering more than 20 different varieties. Drinks are inexpensive, making this the perfect bar to head to if you’re visiting Graz on a shoestring.

Vintage Café Bar

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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As its name suggests, this bar has a retro vibe with old-fashioned furniture and a traditional menu. They pride themselves on sourcing ingredients from the surrounding regions, with their award-winning fruit juices coming from Styria and their wines coming from nearby regions. Catering for all, there is a cocktail menu and various craft beers available, as well as many non-alcoholic options.

Bar Ernst Fuchs

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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Low-lit and classy, this bar has been recommended as the best place to have a cocktail in Graz. Located inside the Palais-Hotel, Bar Ernst Fuchs describes itself as a meeting point for artists and got its name from the Austrian painter, architect and visionary Professor Ernst Fuchs. With its special atmosphere and renowned bartenders, the bar has been a fixture among Graz’s hotel guests for over 30 years.

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