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The 10 Best Bars In Graz, Austria

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The second largest city in Austria, Graz boasts an Old town that counts as one of the most well-preserved city centers in Central Europe. If you’re looking for a place to have a drink at the end of your day, you will find plenty of bars to enjoy the best of Austrian nightlife in this university town full of young people and international visitors. Here’s a list of the ten best bars in the city.


La Enoteca

This small Italian wine bar has an informal and relaxed atmosphere. La enoteca is the name that people use in Italy to refer to those bars where you can sample a variety of wines whilst simultaneously learning about their origins and how they were made. Choose from an extensive wine list which features a variety of wines of different styles. La Enoteca offers a courtyard which is the ideal setting to enjoy a glass of wine with a dish of mixed antipasti on summer nights. They also serve some pasta dishes and other lighter options.


Address and telephone number: Sackstraße 14, 8010 Graz, Austria +43 316 815444

Flan O’Brien 

The largest, liveliest and most fun Irish pub in town, Flan O’Brien offers live music every night. It has a courtyard and lots of deliciously affordable food. Their menu includes burgers, Irish stew and fish and chips. Every month they offer a special brew which has been selected by the staff. The also offer more than 50 different types of whiskeys.


Address and telephone number: Paradeisgasse 1, 8010 Graz, Austria +43 316 829620


A modern three-story cafe-bar with a gorgeous terrace that attracts many people every night, especially during the Summer time, the M1 also boasts an impressive spiral staircase. With an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere, the M1 is a place where good design meets comfort. They offer more than 200 cocktails and brunch at the weekend.


Address and telephone number: Färberpl. 1, 8010 Graz, Austria +43 316 8112330


A large and busy bar in the middle of Graz, the Bierbaron is popular among young students in town. The food menu includes build-your-own burgers and pizzas but the place is best known for its great beer selection, offering more than 20 different kinds. Drinks are served at affordable prices, and this is the ideal place to go to in Graz if you’re traveling with a large group of friends.


Address and telephone number: Heinrichstraße 56, 8010 Graz, Austria +43 316 3215100

Gosser Brau Graz 

A typical Austrian brew pub, the Gosser is a great place for beer lovers. The century-old establishment serves its own beer. They also offer a variety of Austrian dishes: pop in for a drink or a laid-back dinner. The staff is efficient and happy to help with any questions or requirements. The food is inexpensive and can be enjoyed in their outside garden alongside one of their unique beers.


Address and telephone number: Neutorgasse 48, 8010 Graz, Austria +43 316 829909

Propeller Graz

One of the best open space bars in town, with a gorgeous garden and a relaxed atmosphere, the Propeller is a must-try. The bar is located in the student area of town and serves delicious food. The Propeller also has a huge selection of wines and beers to choose from.


Address and telephone number: Zinzendorfgasse 17, 8010 Graz, Austria +43 316 225053

Cafe Mitte

Cafe Mitte serves delicious Thai food every day. The bar has a hip atmosphere and its setting resembles a grottot. The environment is cozy and the staff is welcoming and well organized. The place can get crowded during the week, so it is recommended to arrive early. The cocktails here are delicious.


Address: Freiheitspl. 2, 8010 Graz, Austria 

Dreizehn Genussbar 

A central bar with great service and excellent food, the Dreizehn Genussbar is perfect for lunch and dinner or a chilled night out. The bar has a modern and cozy environment and the building itself is stunning. The Dreizehn Genussbar serves wines, beers to cocktails as well as some amazing ‘food cocktails’, which are the perfect combo if you happen to be both thirsty and hungry. They also serve ‘aperitifs’ around 7pm. 


Address and telephone number: Franziskanerpl. 13, 8010 Graz, Austria +43 316 838567

The Office Pub

A typical English pub in the heart of Graz, the Office is well known by locals and students. Perfect for watching a sports game and enjoying some beers, the bar also serves home-made food. Each week they organize the Graz Pub Quiz and they also host pool tournaments and live music events.


Address: Trauttmansdorffgasse 3, 8010 Graz, Austria


Pharmacy Bar 

The Pharmacy Bar serves great cocktails in a warm atmosphere. Their original cocktails are made from delicious recipes and can be enjoyed in the garden lounge during the summer months. The bar is characterized by a pharmacy theme: just like medicine, the cocktails come with instructions on how to consume them.


Address and telephone number: Leonhardstraße 35,8010 Graz,Austria +43 316 225074